Summer is the perfect time for outdoor festivals and making exciting memories with friends and family. But limited time county fairs and weekend long community events are not always the most convenient options for busy families during the summer. Take the time to plan your own event, on your own time and terms.
With a little bit of planning and a whole lot of creativity, you could host a memorable summer carnival of your very own! Here are some areas to pay special attention to while planning your next backyard carnival –
Activities: Gather supplies for face painting, crafts, ring toss, and any park type of games that will be fun but don’t take up too much space. After all you don’t want to pack your space with so much that it doesn’t leave room for you to enjoy it all.
Space: Clear out an open area in your backyard to set up. Look out for any possible safety hazards as your backyard is not really made for hosting events like these. Planning ahead can help you avoid any unnecessary accidents.
Food: Make it feel like a real carnival by supplying fair themed foods – popcorn in striped boxes, peanuts, cotton candy, hot dogs, and more! Having more than enough food and drink will keep the party going if you don’t have a scheduled end time.
Decorations: Create hand craft banners and labels for food and games to give your carnival a special rustic backyard feel. Remember the more color and activity that you produce visually, the more realistic your event will feel.
What are some of your favorite carnival activities? Don’t feel too limited by these top tips and areas to cover – make this event your own!