Friday, July 2, 2010

the party - part two...

So part 2 of the circus party...... simple games were set up around the house for the kids to play as many times as they so desired. 
The fishing duck game seemed to be the most popular, probably for the fact that it involved water and was messy!
We gave the 'admit 1' tickets out to each parent as they arrived, and also some 'you win a prize' tickets. This gave the kids a feeling they were truly part of the circus. The parents just ripped off each ticket for the kids to hand back over, and then handed them the prize tickets when the task was completed.
Of course there were no real winners or losers - the prizes were all to be given out at the end anyway!
It didn't stop the kids holding onto the winning tickets like they were gold though - very cute.
You can never have enough lollies, the trick was though to have them as part of the prizes so kids weren't running around full of sugar. They were given the option of a cup of popcorn to nibble on, as they walked around playing the games. This added to the carnival spirit. 
Plastic clown toppers were purchased on ebay and really dressed up the cupcakes