The Apropos Team
A lolly buffet is a must at parties! Here the buffet has been turned into a 'lolly store' to add to the carnival effect.
To add to the theme, a cake bunting was handmade for the cake. Pieces of coloured foam were cut into triangles and sewn onto some thread. Simple and inexpensive touches can go a long way. Cake from The Cheesecake Shop.
These beautiful vintage, red and white striped paper straws, were a nice decorative touch to add to the carnival atmosphere. Straws can be bought here greenhouse.
In order to keep the younger guests entertained, carnival games were set up such as fishing, can toss and pin the tail on the donkey. The games proved popular with the adults as well, as it brought back memories of carnivals they have been to in the past. As a tip, make sure that you cater to all the ages attending your party. By providing these simple and inexpensive games the 'littlies 'were able to join in the fun.
Carnival games were bought at Spotlight.
Setting up a photo booth is a popular choice at parties. It was fun to see everyone joining in, and is a great way to make people feel relaxed at a party as they have an opportunity to get silly. Photo booth props can be bought, however as an inexpensive option they can be handmade instead. Printing templates onto coloured card and laminating them for durability can then be attached to plastic cake pops sticks. Other items such as plastic sunglasses, which can be bought at stores such as Spotlight were used as well.
Thank you to Kyle Peter and Claire Contencin for the event photography