Amanda’s Vintage Carnival Party

Decorated Mini Milk Bottles

It’s a carnival party! Almost a year ago, we celebrated Amanda’s 6th birthday. We decided to go with a vintage carnival theme as it is bright, fun and suited both the boys and girls that were coming. A carnival party is a great children’s birthday party theme but is equally good for 21st birthday parties and weddings!

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Party Blackboard

We used a red, white, pink and turquoise colour palette which worked perfectly. The red polka dot table runner was fab for this theme and looked great against the Toot Sweet Pink paper plates. Turquoise paper napkins brought in shots of colour and our red spot serving cups were perfect against the table runner. These cups were filled with grapes.

Vintage Carnival Party Inspiration

Mini milk bottles were decorated with chalkboard labels, vintage carnival tickets and pink bakers twine. They were topped with jaffa filled cellophane treat tubes and a pink paper straw. And for the party girl, we added some tassels to her mini milk bottle too! Mini milk bottles are a great party staple; we use these at almost every party!

Mini Milk Bottles

Decorated Mini Milk Bottles

The table was decorated with a white cupcake stand filled with delicious lemon cupcakes baked in our fabulous Paper Eskimo baking cups in cherry red spots and pink spots. Pink food flags were a simple way to decorate these cupcakes.

Carnival Party Cupcakes

Snap dragons in basic glass jars added some prettiness to the table. Flowers make great party decorations.

Carnival Party Decorations

The Toot Sweet Pink Cups were perfect for holding popcorn!

Carnival Party Popcorn Cups

The party decorations were a mix of twisted crepe paper streamers and balloons. This is a really simple and affordable idea for birthday decorations which looks impressive! Left over crepe paper was used to create a tassel garland which hung in front of the buffet.

Carnival Birthday Party Decorations

I made the cake using Annabel Langbein’s Ultimate Chocolate Cake recipe and decorated it with a basic vanilla buttercream. I used a Wilton 1M tip to create the rosettes; it was my first time doing this piping and was so easy to do. I made a simple cake bunting to decorate the cake along with 6 pink and white candles. Natural pink and red food glitter was used to add some sparkle!

Carnival Party Cake with Cake Bunting

Our turquoise party bags looked gorgeous decorated with white paper doilies, carnival name tags, vintage carnival tickets and mini wooden pegs. They were filled with an assortment of treats including our vinyl moustache stickers which the kids loved wearing.

Carnival Party Loot Bags



Party Styling: Kylie Foster, Miss Mouse

Party Supplies: Miss Mouse

Photography: Keri-Anne Dilworth, Dilworth Photography

2 thoughts on “Amanda’s Vintage Carnival Party

  1. Melissa says:

    Just discovered your wonderful website and blog. What size cake tin did you use for the birthday cake, and did you have to double the cake quantity?

    So glad I have found Miss Mouse!

    Best wishes,

    • missmouse says:

      Hi Melissa!

      Thanks for your lovely comments 🙂 Regarding the cake, I am pretty sure that I used one of our hire tins. It will be this one which is just over 22cm. I made the layers and then put it all together with buttercream in between each layer. I think I made 2 batches of the cake. The first did two of the tins in the set (there are 3 tins in that set) and then the second went into another 2 tins. I remember only using 3 layers for the cake though and the spare went into the freezer… hope that makes sense 🙂 Feel free to ask any further questions if you need to.

      Kind regards

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