Just the mention of a carnival event can build up anticipation as you start counting the days leading up to it. It brings up fun memories or at the very least evoke lovely images of people wearing colorful costumes and headdresses made of large colorful feathers, drums beating, music and dance, elaborate floats, crowds cheering, and all things fun and exciting. 

As fun as they can be, carnival events require planning and execution. The last thing you want is to build up excitement only to squash it with a poorly planned event or worse, a flop show. To make your event a smash success, choose a fun carnival theme event idea, a variety of games, and plan, plan, and plan, everything right from the decoration to the food and games! 

Carnival Event Planning Tips

One of the main draws to carnival-style games is the competition involved, and a shot at winning a prize. There’s little more satisfying than grabbing a prize in the claw machine, or earning a high score with Whack-A-Mole, or going head to head with a friend at a football toss game. 

Isn’t food one of the main draws? Some examples of fun foods to include are of course classic carnival foods like funnel cakes, peanuts, popcorn, pretzels, or even carnival-themed cookies. To liven up the venue and add a classic carnival touch, consider erecting tents to host the food stalls and decorate the venue with colorful pennant streamers, lights, multi-hued feathers, and lanterns.

Whether your event is a carnival theme party, a fall festival, or a spring fling, we have a variety of games to fit your needs. Let us know if you’re in need of prizing or just how to give away prizes. We can work with you and your budget to find the perfect fit. From customizing Zoltar fortunes to printing your own tokens for our claw machine, we have options to fit your engagement activity. Below you will find a variety of events that focus on this party idea. Hopefully it will help you in planning or give you carnival event ideas to help direct you in your game selections.