Party of the Month: Carnival Party

Michele Wimborough, of Oakland, California, threw a classic county-fair party for her son Graham's 5th birthday. You can, too!

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Award-Winning Cake

Michele made a prize ribbon and banner for Graham's birthday cake from a vintage tablecloth.

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Pop It

The children threw a kid-friendly dart at balloons to see who could burst the most.

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Side Show

The photo booth was made with a simple burlap background and hay bails for seats. The kids could choose from a variety of masks to wear in their pictures.

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Kid Craft: Cute Paper Animal Heads

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Fair Favors

The kids took home a bag filled with a CD of Graham's favorite music, animal toys, and a marshmallow ice-cream cone.

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Creative Cookies

The kids decorated prize ribbon-shaped cookies with icing and sprinkles.

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Baby Booty

So as not to leave the littlest ones out, Michele made these farm-animal all-in-ones for the babies to take home.

Originally published in the August 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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