How to have a Carnival Party!

With some easy games and set up.

Step 1:  Order some bags and many chocolate and plastic coins from Oriental Trading Company, or similar place.


Step 2.  Collect an insane number of cans and paint them for the game.
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Step 3: Set up knock the cans game down with coins, bean bags, and stack of cans.

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Step 4:  Set up “basketball” or ball toss game.  You could also just cut holes in a cardboard box and decorate it.  Since we already had this, we used it.

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Step 5: Set up catapult game with bowl of coins and rolled up sock ammunition.  If you don’t have a catapult, Family Fun has instructions for one.
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Step 6: Set up “gimme game” of hopscotch, a guarantee of getting a coin.

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Step 7: Set up, “Find the coin” game.

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Step 8: Color bags.

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Step 9: Play games and have fun.

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9 thoughts on “How to have a Carnival Party!

  1. You probably said in a different post, but my brain has been hazy recently…
    Did you do this just as your family or friends, too? Or was this the boys' birthday party? Yeah…I'm in a fog right now. Likely sinus infection. And at 4:45 baby threw up on me.

  2. Aren't carnival parties fun? I did one for Katie years and years ago and we even did a pin pong ball pitch into goldfish bowls and the kids won the goldfish. The parents weren't too crazy about that one. The teens I had gotten to man the booths got to play all the games after the little kids were done and they said it was the best party they ever went to.

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