Thursday, April 29, 2010

Carnival Party Planning

I have started working on party stuff today, just getting some small things done that can be done this far in advance.

Here is the center pieces I made for the tables. The pin wheels are from the Dollar Tree, they were 3 in a package. I used my buckets form my scrapbooking table (so free) and I got a couple bags of peanuts from the dollar store also. I poked the pinwheels into Styrofoam circles, I used a 40% off coupon at joanns, I got 2 for 2.70.
Total for each one- $2.85 (the Styrofoam killed me, need to find something cheaper next time) Here are the goodie boxes I made, I got the circus stickers, boxes and suckers from Oriental trading company. The other toys our form Party City and I had a spend $30 get $10 off coupons. So I bought several things at 2.99 each before coupon. I then used my shredder and shredded 5 colors of scrapbooking paper I bought on sale at Joanns (4 for $1). I have notices that most of the stuff I was buying comes out in 12s so we are just lucky we know enough kids to make up the 12.
Each box ran around $2 each. I have 12 boxes.
Lots more still to do- Put red stripes on 2 white table clothes, food shopping and set up the paper Ferris wheel I got from Hobby Lobby. And I haven't even started thinking about a games, eeekkk!


Carrie said...

Looks like it will be alot of fun

Glen said...

I found your blog through blog hopping and I am so impressed with your son's Carnival birthday themed party. I wanna come! *Ü* When my youngest daughter was 5 (she's now 34!), I did a clown themed party and had a clown come to entertain the children. It was such fun. TFS. ~Glen~