The weekend of Cooper’s birthday passed as quickly as it came.
For his actual birthday, we celebrated with dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel. If you haven’t been to a Character Dining Experience at either Disney Resort, you should! It’s amazing, the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and, while a little on the expensive side, it’s well worth it. More of our family party in my next post.
Today is all about the big CARNIVAL PARTY!
Using inspiration from Adriana at and baby makes three as my jumping point, I planned and prepared for nearly four months, and I’m happy to say that the party went off without a hitch!!
Enjoy the pictures! (I will include a list of resources at the end).
STEP RIGHT UP, COME ON IN…
Even the grown-ups enjoyed the coloring.
I placed some bright blue pails around the treat table, filled with candy. (the tags on the lollipops say “Thank you for coming. Hope you had a sweet time!”).
The food was a hit! We cooked the hot dogs beforehand and wrapped them in foil to keep them warm. I also made a pasta salad for the adults (I’ll be sharing that recipe soon – it’s my favorite go-to for potlucks). Caramel apples were sliced apples with caramel dip.
Of course no carnival is complete without fresh popped popcorn! We filled retro popcorn bags with microwaved popcorn for our guests to munch on.
I found these red cups at Target, that came with lids and straws (not the ones pictured). $2.99 for 15! They were perfect for the cute clown straws I had purchased.
For the cupcakes I borrowed this three tiered stand from a friend, who found it at a local flea market.
It was perfect for displaying Mama’s Homemade Cupcakes.
I made the cupcake toppers in Publisher. I printed them on cardstock, cut the two inch squares and attached them to coffee stir sticks with double sided tape.