Step Right Up: games and prizes:
"Jungle Toss." Such a perfect game for a circus/carnival party!
"Carnival Toss." These looked pink in the stock photo so I was surprised that they were red...but they are still so cute and saved me from yet another party DIY!
I probably should have put the signs closer to the games but I was a little afraid of little fingers tearing them down.
Prizes & Bubbles.
It just looks. SO. fun.
Genevieve and Nadia.
At the end of the party I wondered if the kids had even enjoyed the little games (remember here where I mentioned my in-laws fun back yard?). I was happy Jordan took a few photos showing the kids playing! Speaking of Jordan, her adorable angel is the one on the top left.
When I see little ones like Nadia's friend, Emily, I wonder why blue eyes are such a big deal. I love her beautiful baby browns. So awesome of Jordan to captured these little ones checking out the prizes.
The birthday girl enjoying the games.
I'm not sure if she earned a prize ;)
Step Right Up: Face Painting.
My sweet mother-in-law offered to do something special for the party. I thought about a bounce house but they stress me out. I figured with a handful of "big kids" and mostly little ones, it would be chaos and more work for the parents to referee. I then seriously searched for a real life carnival ride! I am that crazy. Turns out if you live in California it's not so hard to find but here in New Hampshire? Forget it. I ended up going with face painting/glitter tattoos. I found Tracey through gigmaster. She was great with the kids and did a great job. She was also flexible with me regarding time. If I was doing it all over again, I'd appoint a different point person for the "talent." I felt bad for making her wait around for answers as I busily kept the party moving. Just something to think about for you (and me) for the future!
Some of the younger ones were a bit timid but they ended up getting their faces painted and Tracey did a great job with them!
I love these photos of Grace admiring Tracey's handiwork and her adorable little sister, Avery watching.
Genevieve and her cousin Luke. So cute!
Megan's beauty: Grace. Remember her?
Those of you who know me personally know how anxious Genevieve gets with anything new. I was bummed she wouldn't get her face painted but when she saw her cousin, Gianna do it she caved. Peer pressure sometimes pays off.
Step Right Up: Miscellaneous FUN:
Not having bathing suits didn't stop these three from enjoying the pool.
Genevieve keeping herself busy.
the Ayers duo playing with their prizes.
Baby Adalyn clowns around.
SOURCES (in order of appearance):
Carnival Toss game: Land of Nod.
Jungle Toss game: Land of Nod.
Red "prizes" and "bubble station" buckets: Dollar Tree. (LOVE that store--especially for DIY and parties)!
Prizes: Dollar Tree, Building 19, Michael's, & Target.
Genevieve's and Nadia's outfits: see this post.
Face Painting: Tracey's Boutique.