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How to Create Your Own Backyard Carnival

Everyone loves a good carnival, and with the great weather outside, it’s the perfect time to host your own! Hosting a backyard carnival with family or a few friends is much easier than it seems, and it would even be great for a future birthday party!

It doesn’t have to be complicated; it just has to be FUN! Here are a few tips to create your own backyard carnival.

Carnival Games & Activities

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There are so many different carnival games and activities. Most are fairly easy to put together yourself! Just don’t forget about the prizes. 😉 Here are a few ideas:

  1. Bean bag toss

  2. Cornhole

  3. Water balloon toss

  4. Hula Hoops

  5. Potato sack race

  6. Photobooth

  7. Face painting

  8. Cookie or cupcake decorating

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Carnival Food

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What’s a carnival without the delicious carnival food? Some ideas for food at your backyard carnival:

  1. Hotdogs or corndogs – Don’t forget to set out all the different toppings!

  2. Popcorn – You can even take it up a notch here and make a popcorn bar as well.

  3. Pretzels – An easy, but delicious food option.

  4. Funnel cakes – A carnival staple.

  5. Cotton candy – A sweet treat to end the day.

Carnival Decorations

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Decorations can be as easy as you want them to be. All you need are some bright colored table cloths and balloons. If you want to get more complicated, you can make some signs or even build your own ticket booth. Add a tent outside and you’re good to go!