Vintage-Inspired Coney Island Carnival Party!

Vintage-Inspired Coney Island Carnival Party on Pizzazzerie

Summer is winding down, but the fun isn’t over! We were tickled to see this cute party sent over by Danielle Arcese! She has won us over with this party from the vibrant colors to the darling paper details. The tassel garland garland backdrop is oh so fab and gives everything a metallic touch! “I jumped at the opportunity to design a Vintage Carnival theme, ” shared Danielle.

“Some of my favorite memories as a kid were days spent at the carnival, wandering in wide-eyed amusement at all of the spectacles; a belly full of funnel cakes and popcorn, and my sticky cotton candy fingers handing over a ticket in hopes of winning that JUMBO teddy bear….”Step Right Up, and try your luck” – Danielle

DANIELLE shared: “Carnival games are one of the most favored part of the experience, therefore I really wanted to make that a prominent element of my dessert table. I came up with fun dessert interpretations of some of the most popular game attractions including…”

Vintage Carnival Ring Toss Game Lemonade Bottles

RING TOSS LEMONADE: lemonade bottles with cute multi colored rings around their neck, displayed in a vintage crate

Find the Lucky Duck Push-Up Pops Featured on Pizzazzerie 2

FIND THE LUCKY DUCK PUSH-UP POPS: mini vanilla cupcakes topped with a ducky topper

Vintage Carnival Cupcakes

BALLOON DART CUPCAKES: vanilla cupcakes with vintage balloon cluster topper

Win a Fish Bowl Game at Carnival Party

WIN A FISH JELLO BOWL: blue raspberry jello with a swedish fish inside; bowls from Michael’s craft store!

Vintage Carnival Party Food Cotton Candy

Little carnies got to “take a prize” of vintage game capsules filled with candy, and labeled with a favor tag stating “You’re a Winner! Thank you for coming!”

Also, included on the table were treats representing some nostalgic ride attractions including:

Tilt A Whirly Pops (Whirly Pops), Funhouse Macarons (buttercream macarons decorated with multicolor sprinkles) & the Ball Pit (jumbo gumballs)! And who could forget the classics! Good ole’ fashioned popcorn in vintage popcorn boxes, cotton candy, salt water taffy, and candy dots!

DANIELLE shared, “The super sweet Mika Beverly ofParty Creative on Etsy, made me the most amazing tissue paper and mylar garland.  I was so impressed with it, as soon as I took it out of the box I knew that the garland and the birthday banner were the only two things I needed to make my backdrop POP, and boy did it work!”

Vintage Carnival Tassel Garland Banner

The vintage details and vivid colors of the printable party goods added the perfect touch of nostalgia that brings you back to the fun and excitement of Vintage Coney Island! Of “days gone by”  filled with thrilling roller coaster rides, delicious carnival treats, sun drenched boardwalks, and carefree summer days!

Vintage Carnival Party Invitation


Styling, Party Printables and Photography: Cutie Putti Paperie
Tissue Paper and Mylar Garland: Mika Beverly: Party Creative
Jumbo Gumballs, Rock Candy, Whirly Pops, Sixlets: Oh Nuts
Cupcake liners, pink spoons, popcorn boxes, vending machine capsules, paper straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
Vintage Balloon Toppers: PistachioPaperie
Duck toppers, push-pop containers: NY Cake Supply
Glitter Paper, mini fish bowls: Michael’s Crafts 

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    Love this!!! Such a refreshing take on the carnival party theme!!! And the desserts are just brilliant. Courtney, how about another book with themed desserts for specific themed parties???? Would love to collaborate!

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    Venus Pascal says

    I absolutely love Kara’s site as well as yours! It always leaves me so inspired. I hope someday to be inspired enough to have my own business and blog. I can’t wait to see all her amazing creations and ideas in her new book. It would be nicer to win the book and not have to buy it….lol

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    Salut les gars! J’ai été dans de PC depuis que je suis gamin. Je viens de recevoir un nouvel emploi en tant que technicien de bureau à un cabinet d’expertise comptable. Je sais que je vais avoir beaucoup de questions pour vous les gars, mais je vais commencer par un simple bonjour!

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