A classic childhood experience is enjoying the merry go round and this Carousel party captures the fun and magic of this as well as the beauty of a gorgeous carousel! Pastel colours, carousel horses and florals can all make for a beautiful setting! This theme could stand on its own or you could incorporate aspects of the carousel theme into a Carnival/Fair or Circus theme as well (have a look at one of my very early blog posts on a Circus theme). It is truly a sweet and unique theme for a little girl!
A few gorgeous invitations (which are often part of a matching set with other items) and as you can see a variety of colour combinations work well for this theme:
Carousels often combine beautiful colours, florals and lights. Recreate this with some of these decorative options:
A pretty bunting would look perfect for this party theme:
Wall decals can really help create an effect and setting for your theme. Here are some beautiful ones for this theme which also is such a gorgeous theme for a girls bedroom as well, so you could definitely reuse them!
This lovely carousel horse is available in a range of colours!
For your table, combine pretty colours and patterns for your Carousel setting. Stripes work well for a carousel/fair theme or you could work florals into your table decor as well:
Classic soda bottles are perfect for the feeling of being at the fair!
Combine your drinking bottles with a striking colour paper straw! These striped paper straws could also be made into a creative decoration as they are similar to the poles on a carousel. You could attach a carousel horse cut out to them for a cute touch such as the one I’ve shown below!
Isn’t this gorgeous? Perfect for straws, cake pop sticks or just to use as a decoration!
A few items for your carousel theme sweets:
You can’t have a fair without fairy floss and this soft persian fairy floss is so pretty:
For something different, serve the fairy floss (or other sweets) in these colourful icecream cups. The colourful stripes are perfect for this pretty carousel at the fair theme:
If you are going for a classic carnival look then these pink and white striped options will look great:
I was in awe when I saw this find….a ferris wheel cupcake holder! Could anything be more delightful? It is just gorgeous and it can be shipped to Australia. *Swoon*!
This is a simpler version for your candy:
Special themed ideas
What is wonderful about a Carousel theme party is that any special item you purchase will look wonderful in your daughters room afterwards. Remember for a theme, you may just need one or two stand out items which really bring the theme to life. You can then carry on the theme in smaller details. Work within your budget and go for items you can reuse or display again in your child’s room.
Hiring is another great option for stand out features to match your theme and this amazing Carousel horse is a gorgeous example of that! It can be hired out and would be a great photo spot too during the party!
A lovely carousel will not only make a beautiful centrepiece at the party table but also a precious gift for your little girl as well:
This beautiful music box would make another stunning gift or centrepiece:
I know rocking horses are different to Carousel horses but these two items are so pretty and could definitely work into this theme as well!
Pick a sweet print to display behind your cake table or around another main item in your party area to carry on the Carousel theme:
Place a gorgeous welcome sign to welcome everyone to the party:
These carousel horse items could be used to create some of your own decorations or embellishments to attach to party favours:
Love the colour of these sweet pink carnival tickets which could be attached to party favours or given to the children to use for party games or perhaps you could come up with a creative way to use them as a hanging decoration?
Sweet little horses you could use to hold labels for your food table:
Cute tin toy for your little girl and as a decoration especially for a vintage style party:
This gorgeous pony is beautiful isn’t it? It would make a lovely gift, keepsake and decoration item for this theme:
Have your little one dressed for the theme in these items!
Oopsidaisi makes just gorgeous items! Keep an eye out on their page for new releases of items featuring their carousel design:
I just had to mention Vintage Sew and So who makes stunning creations such as this canopy used by Boutique Affairs on this dessert table. You could contact them if you were after a carousel looking canopy for over your dessert table:
Another option is the use of a playtent such as this one to decorate the area around your dessert table or another space in your party area. Your little one will love it for many months and years after the party!
Take Home Gifts
These lovely Carousel theme gifts will be surely treasured by the little party guests!
Sweet windmills and ribbon wands carry on the fun of the fair:
For your sweet favours how gorgeous are these carousel favour bags?
These would also work in well with the party decor with a cute tag attached:
Finish off your packaging with some striped ribbon, pretty lace tape or this fun carousel tape!
I really could not find many specific Carousel theme parties online which shows what a unique theme this is. However you must have a look at this amazing party by Sharnel Dollar Designs which is based around Mary Poppins and has lots of gorgeous Carousel features!
As you can see, this is a sweet theme and there is so much you can do with it! It really creates that magical childhood feeling and because of this makes for a memorable birthday theme to celebrate your little one!