Morgan turned 5 this year and since 5 has been the Holy Grail of age numbers her entire life, we decided to go all-out. The theme we chose was Morgan's Carnival State Fair. I had a shop on Etsy make invitations, welcome sign, banner, etc. for it. Unfortunately things were so busy the day of that I was not able to get pictures of everything all ready for the party but it was quite the party!
The kids received 5 tickets upon arrival and could earn 5 by taking a photo. Then they could choose if they wanted to go play games and earn more tickets or spend their tickets on cupcakes, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, lemonade, toys, or the bounce house. It worked out well over all, if I did it again I would hire some teenagers to be in charge of the booths. It seemed like we ran out of adults.
Invitations: We invited over 30 kids!
When the kids arrived we tried to get pictures of them in the "photo booth" but after the first few it got crazy busy and some were left out.
|Emery and Shyanne|
|Emery, Tanner, Morgan, Meg|
|Emery, Morgan, Cora|
Some kids just played on the play place.
Thank goodness for my parents and their know-how with saws. They bought me a Miter saw and made the ring toss just how I told them to.
We had the fish pond in the hot tub. It was actually full of ducks that had the number of tickets they won on the bottom. The kids fished them out with a butterfly net.
I also got a jig saw so I made this cute balloon bean bag toss. The smaller the hole, the more tickets the kids could win.
I had a super cool store full of dollar-store goodies where the kids could spend their tickets. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture.
When it was all over, Tom and I got our chance to play.
But we are old.