When I was growing up, we had a carnival that came to town every year. The smell of cotton candy, the crisp sweetness of the funnel cakes, the screams and laughter with friends. Every fall it was the event of the season! When I saw this Coney Island Vintage Carnival themed party from Danielle of Cutie Putti Paperie, all of those memories came flooding back. The candy bar is filled with clever nods to all of our favorite carnival games. Just look at this amazing party!
Here are the details as told by Danielle: “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), Ballo0n 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 Party Creative 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!
STYLING, PARTY PRINTABLES, & PHOTOGRAPHY: CUTIE PUTTI PAPERIE | TISSUE PAPER & MYLAR GARLAND: 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: PISTACHIO PAPERIE | DUCK TOPPERS, PUSH-POP CONTAINERS: NY CAKE SUPPLY | GLITTER PAPER, MINI FISH BOWLS: MICHAEL’S CRAFTS