Monday, July 14, 2014

Book Carnival - Levi's 7th Birthday Party

First up is the outfit I made for Levi.   I changed the wording on the "ticket" on the front of the shirt from circus to carnival, put a 7 on the back and a tent on the shorts.  I love the colors in this one, even though the white shirt stayed white for all of 5min.   

The set up...


There were vegan meat balls, they got eaten quick!

Ice and water in the cooler

The room:

Cake table

Tattoo parlor

Reading area:

Ice cream decorating station:   I assigned 2 boys to set this up, I expected to get 1 topping in each bucket, (reused from last year's party), but they mixed them in each.   Some ended up with mandarin oranges AND jelly beans in the same cup (gross).   The kids didn't seem to mind.    All of the toppings were brought all the way from Trader Joe's in Nevada!   (dye/junk free)


Library bag decorating station:

Bookmark decorating station (stickers, crayons, glitter glue, ribbon)

Outside set up:

Bubble Blower

Banner and games

Turtle toss  (made from cardboard box, shot glasses from the dollar store and ping pong balls)

Putt Putt:

Relay races (kids put books on their head to race)

Frog toss (cornhole game)

Spray away:  This was the most popular game.  Its simply "flame" decorated ping pong balls set up on empty spools, and a spray bottle to squirt them off.  

Fishing game:   The fish were made by the boys, and they tested it many times. 

Balancing station:

Penguin ring toss:

Pick a Duck (pick a duck, roll the dice, and see if they match)

 The party!  

Decorating library bags:


Bookmark decorating:

Ring toss and horse shoes: 

Pick a duck


Tree climbing:

And fishing:

Ice cream decorating

...and eating! 

And cake!   I decided to get the cake stand last second, and I'm glad I did, it was very cute.   The toppers are little print outs of his favorite books taped to toothpicks.   Cake is a gluten free, vegan vanilla cake with lemon glaze. 

After the main party, several people stayed to swim:

Love my little Levi!   He had a great "last day of being 6"

It was a great party, and I'm grateful to the friends who helped with the set up and clean up, it is so much work, but so worth it to see all the fun the kids have! 

Last goodnight to my 6yr old. 

1 comment:

  1. This birthday party theme was really looking awesome and party ideas you have shared here was also terrific for organizing any event. Last month I have booked Los Angeles event venues for my wife’s birthday party and I will definitely take help from your party ideas.