Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Duchess!

I did A LOT of research for Bry’s 4th bday party. Pinterest, of course, had about 16,546,514,651,654 ideas available for carnival parties. We chose do it at nearby park. Some of my pictures suck b/c I was so busy setting up, taking care of kids, etc, that I didn’t have time for picture taking.  AND my signs definitely suck!  I had plans to make cute signs, but other things took up to much of my time and I was left writing them out.  And then they had to be taped on super, duper tight b/c it was so stinkin windy!

I was able to do this party pretty inexpensively, which made me super happy! Here is a recap of the setup & of her day…

We bought raffle tickets at the dollar store for them to use to play games. We bought some cheap prizes – you can get packs of them at the dollar store & also at walmart. The first station they visited was full of stuff to decorate white paper bags which would hold their prizes. Crayons, markers, stickers, glitter, & construction paper. "Take a bag & decorate it with stickers, crayons, glitter & glue. Inside you will find your raffle tickets for Bryleigh's birthday Carnival! Have fun!!"



The first game we had, was a football toss. I took a hula hoop & tied it up to twine in between 2 trees. The boys & Cadence LOVED this game.


Guess the #...I took a cheap jar from the dollar store, filled it with candy & a b/day #4 candle, had a little bucket for them to put post it w/their guess. The winner took the candy!




Ring Toss….toss the bracelets over the water bottles



Tattoos…washable tattoos – all of the kids loved this one. I had a bottle of water with a washrag to apply them.

Lucky Pitch…I taped a bunch of Styrofoam cups to poster board, but also spray painted a couple different colors. If they went into the different colors, they won more prizes...not the best pictures, unfortunately..

Race Track….empty paper boxes were used for the cars, string, cds, crayons, stickers, bowls, construction paper decorated the cars. After the cars were finished – the kids wore them to race!
"Decorate your Racecar - Use stickers, crayons, construction paper, glue, cd's & paper plates to make your racecar original.  Then get ready to start your engines!"



The weather was great and the kids had a blast - that's really all it's about, right?!


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