This party will give you flashbacks of your childhood- but in beautiful pinks and pastels!  I love what Jess, of Party Box Design, put together for her daughter’s 5th birthday party!  Remembering days spent on the New Jersey Boardwalk, Jess channeled all of the fun of those times and turned it into a day to remember for her little girl.  I love the fabulous birthday party ideas that fit perfectly into a Carnival theme~ or County Fair or Amusement Park, or an oceanside Boardwalk! Hop on for a nostalgic ride at this fabulous party!

The most eye-cathching ride of all at any Boardwalk or County Fair has to be the Ferris Wheel!  These darling cookies shown above are just perfect!  They conjure up fun in every bite! Jess used one of the cookies for the cake (a simple white cake that she purchased at the grocery store) and then added salt water taffy around the edges! 

Jess used fondant, taffy toppers for the cupcakes, too!  They are adorable on top of the cupcakes!  

And, what’s a trip to an amusement park without popcorn?  The colorful boxes make this extra-special and fun!

Jess did such a great job of putting together the dessert table- it looks like each treat is a prize to receive!

The drink station was pretty special, too! 

Snow Cones are pretty much a staple at fairs and parks- how fun to get to make your own at the party!

The Birthday Girl seemed to be enjoying herself!  She also treated all of her guests to cute favor boxes filled with treats to thank them for sharing her exciting day with her!

What a fabulous day!  Thank you to Party Box Design for sharing all of the fun details with us!  This theme is just perfect for lots of birthday party ideas~ from a carnival to a boardwalk, these ideas will thrill all of the guests!


Invitations, CONCEPT AND STYLING, decor, beer labels, water bottle labels, wine labels, favor tags, straw flags: Party Box Design
Tassel Garlands on Balloons: The Flair Exchange
Decorated Cookies: Cookies are my Canvas – Edible works of art for all of life’s celebrations
Photography: Amy Morris – Sweet Tea Imagery
Paper Rosettes: Priscilla – Petite Extravaganzas Paperie Studio
Balloons + Pom Garlands: Polka Dot Market
Cotton Candy, Hot Dog, + Sno Cone Machine: Michael Gardner – Low Country Fun Foods
Marshmallows: Alejandra Morin – The Marshmallow Studio
Fondant Decorations: Julie- CakesAndKidsToo
Hand Painted Party Graphics: Lindsey Shevkun Fine Arts

Related Articles


Celebrating your birthday with a Mexican Fiesta is a sure way to have a great time!  My daughter and several of her friends had a ball with all of the bright colors and (hopefully) vivid memories of a beautiful party day full of fun!  Planning all of the party ideas and details was loads of fun- although we don’t claim to have everything authentically perfect- this is our take on a party that combines Mexican birthday party ideas with a young girl’s likes and wishes!  For instance, we know hedgehogs don’t hail from Mexico- but when she fell in love with a festive-looking hedgehog at a local shop, we decided the hedgehog would make a perfectly fun party favor!  So read on and enjoy- and hopefully you will find an idea or two that you can use for a Mexican-themed party or even a Cinco de Mayo celebration, too- and inspiration to incorporate ideas that make your party perfectly-suited for the birthday child! 


There is nothing like the bright colors and happy prints of Lilly Pulitzer to make every day feel like a party!  For my daughter’s 12th birthday party, she wanted to decorate cakes~ Lilly-style!  So, in order to decide how to mesh the two, I kept thinking “if Lilly had a cake shop instead of a juice stand”… I have to admit, this was one fun party to plan!  It is a blast to see where ideas go in the hands of a TWEEN!  Enjoy and remember, “…being happy never goes out of style!”. 




Any chance I get, I love to share what my friends at Anders Ruff Designs are doing!  Maureen and Adria are ALWAYS up to something creative!  And so, I bring you another fabulous party design and graphic design by Anders-Ruff!  They were kind enough to share their thoughts on what makes a wonderful Thanksgiving table.  Their eye for using natural elements and incorporating their fantastic paper designs makes the celebration warm and cozy!



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Other Posts in