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Looking for great ideas on how to transform your backyard, local park, or school playground into a carnival? Look no further, we have everything you need to create an easy, inexpensive backyard carnival. You can put together the invitations, decorations, games, prizes, and tableware all from the same place. It’s easy; just follow the steps illustrated below to create a memorable Carnival Party for all.

How to Decorate for a Carnival Party

Once you decide the perfect location for your Carnival Party, you will need to send out the invitations. When choosing your decorations you’ll want to make sure to look for things in bright colors that will add to the fun of this already fabulously fun theme. You’ll want to have plenty of games with little prizes to award to the winners.

And one of the best parts of a carnival is the food! Plates, cups, and plastic utensils are a must when supplying a bunch of people with carnival friendly foods. You can use fun printed designs with a carnival theme or a rainbow of bold solid colored tableware. The best part about decorating for a Carnival Party is that no matter what you do or who you invite, everyone will enjoy the decorations and activities you have planned. Need a little help? Check out the carnival party ideas we've already put together for you.

Backyard Carnival Decorating

Carnival Party IdeasPlan an easy backyard carnival with an assortment of stations where fun games can be played and good food can be eaten. We have a variety of colorful decorations to give you ideas that can be used to decorate plain tables that you may already have. There’s no need to construct booths from scratch.

Simply take a folding table, drape with a colorful plastic table cover, and attach some metallic fringed table skirting to hide the table legs. Then tie a bunch of colorful latex balloons to metallic balloon weights and place on either end of the table. You can set up simple, pre-packaged games behind each stand, like: a Duck Fishing Game, a Clown Ring Toss Game, a Bowling Game, or even a sign up for a Potato Sack race. If you want ideas for creative, homemade games; stack empty soda cans, take a bunch of colorful bean bags, and see who can knock over the most.

Don’t stop decorating with just the game booths; an Outdoor Carnival Decorating Kit comes with almost everything you’ll need to decorate any surrounding trees or create sections for special events. We even carry the multi-color pennant banners, so you can be sure to have enough to decorate your entire carnival. Don’t forget use your carnival decorations to spice up your food stands, too. Set out some colorful Carnival Plates, Cups, and Napkins beside your selection of carnival munchies to encourage your guests to dig in. And who wouldn't want to take home a special photo memory of this fabulous day! Set up an assortment of our inexpensive carnival photo props and take a picture of each guest standing behind the prop of their choice. Its fun and a great way to end your party with a unique party favor.

Decorating a Carnival Fundraiser

Homemade carnivals are always a good idea as a fundraiser for a school, church, or community. It’s fun to come up with different games and it’s easy to find all of your carnival decorations in one place with our site. Depending on the time of year, some groups like the idea of a theme for their carnival. If you’re planning a winter carnival in local community center, you can go with the colors blue and white. Decorate the walls and ceilings with a variety of snowflakes and outdoor winter backdrops. Are you planning a fall carnival to kick off the new school year? Depending, on the weather, you might be able to have a more traditional outdoor carnival and decorate with pennant banners in your school colors. Too cold for an outdoor fall carnival? Take it inside and go all out with an autumn decor. Decorate walls and ceilings of your school gymnasium with tissue garland in earthy fall colors, like red, brown, orange, and golden yellow. Getting into the spring of things? Plan a spring carnival to welcome in the warm weather and get rid of that cabin fever. You can plan your carnival decoration ideas around spring flowers and butterflies. Or, as a more traditional choice, go with a summer carnival theme and use traditional carnival decorations like a Carnival Personalized Banner Kit that comes with everything you’ll need to create 4 distinctive banners to place all around your party. You can continue your carnival décor with an assortment of tissue decorations, preferably rainbow ones. Get excited about planning a carnival and let us help you decorate for your carnival party. If you want to see even more ideas for this type of event, click here. Find all the carnival party decorations you need in one easy place. No matter when or what theme you’re planning, we’ve got you covered.