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Vintage Carnival Coney Island Inspired Party (36 photos)


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I jumped at the opportunity to design a Vintage Carnival theme. Some of my favorite memories as a kid were days spent at the carnival, wandering in wide-eyed amusement at all of the spectacles; a belly full of funnel cakes and popcorn, and my sticky cotton candy fingers handing over a ticket in hopes of winning that JUMBO teddy bear…."Step Right Up, and try your luck"

Carnival games are one of the most favored part of the experience, therefore I really wanted to make that a prominent element of my dessert table. I came up with fun dessert interpretations of some of the most popular game attractions including:

Find the lucky duck push pops (mini vanilla cupcakes topped with a ducky topper) Ballon dart cupcakes (vanilla cupcakes with vintage balloon cluster topper)
Win a fish Jello bowls (blue raspberry jello with a swedish fish inside; bowls from Michael's craft store)
and Ring Toss Lemonade (lemonade bottles with cute multi colored rings around their neck, displayed in a vintage crate)

Little carnies got to "take a prize" of vintage game capsules filled with candy, and labeled with a favor tag stating "You're a Winner! Thank you for coming!"

Also, included on the table were treats representing some nostalgic ride attractions including:
Tilt A Whirly Pops (Whirly Pops)
Funhouse Macarons (buttercream macarons decorated with multicolor sprinkles)
& the Ball Pit (jumbo gumballs)

And who could forget the classics! Good ole' fashioned popcorn in vintage popcorn boxes, cotton candy, salt water taffy, and candy dots!

The super sweet Mika Beverly of PartyCreative on Etsy, made me the most amazing tissue paper and mylar garland.  I was so impressed with it, as soon as I took it out of the box I knew that the garland and the birthday banner were the only two things I needed to make my backdrop POP, and boy did it work!

The vintage details and vivid colors of the printable party goods added the perfect touch of nostalgia that brings you back to the fun and excitement of Vintage Coney Island! Of "days gone by"  filled with thrilling roller coaster rides, delicious carnival treats, sun drenched boardwalks, and carefree summer days!

Vendor Credits:
Styling, Party Printables and Photography:
Cutie Putti Paperie

Funhouse Macarons:

Alana Marie

The Splendid Sweet Shoppe

Tissue Paper and Mylar Garland:
Mika Beverly - Party Creative

Jumbo Gumballs, Rock Candy, Whirly Pops, Sixlets:
Oh Nuts

Cupcake liners, pink spoons, popcorn boxes, vending machine capsules, paper straws:
Shop Sweet Lulu

Vintage Balloon Toppers:

Duck toppers, push-pop containers:
NY Cake Supply

Glitter Paper, mini fish bowls:
Michael's Crafts

Cutie Putti Paperie
Manhattan, New York
Party Albums:
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