Apart from using the usual stuff for your party decoration, think about your party theme for more carnival decoration ideas. Get creative and come up with a list of words related to the party theme. Use objects and symbols from the list and incorporate them into your party decoration.
For example, a Scottish theme may suggest a family crest, bagpipes, and kilts. A movie theme may suggest a movie poster, director's chair, and movie props. If your party is near a holiday, you can use symbols related to the holiday, e.g. a Christmas theme will suggest Santa, bells, angels, mistletoe, etc. while a Valentine theme will suggest cupid, heart-shape and chocolate.
Colors are a basic carnival party decoration must-have. Adding colors create a huge impact and make the place look festive. Select a color scheme that is related to the party theme.Two or three colors work well. Here are some themes and their related color schemes:
Hollywood - black, gold, silver
Luau - yellow, green
Mardi Gras - green, purple, gold
Cinderella - blue, white, silver
Casino - red, green, black, white
Egyptian - gold, white, blue
Jungle - green, brown, black
Oriental - gold, red, black
Party ware is one of essential carnival decoration ideas. They help to reinforce party. There are lots of party ware that are related to your theme, especially if it centers on a cartoon or storybook character. Party ware includes tablecloths, paper plates, napkins, cups, forks, spoons, etc. These are easily available at party supply shops and discount chains. You don't have to get all the party ware in the same design; some items can be in a matching solid color. For example, if you are having a Barney party, you can get Barney tablecloth, paper plates and napkins, while the cups and utensils can be in a matching purple color. That will keep the cost down and prevent your guests from getting a Barney overdose.
Below are some carnival decoration ideas.
Transform your room by draping streamers in your theme colors from the ceiling's center or ceiling lights to the sides of the room. Streamers can also be used to accent tabletops. They look terrific hanging from doorframes, cascading vertically down walls or hanging horizontally across ceilings. Two different colored streamers can be placed back-to-back, and twisted for a unique look.
A colorful banner is a good investment. They come in a variety of bright colors and can be personalized with the name of the birthday person or a short message. Banners keep well and can be used year after year. You can hang it in the party area to act as a focal point or you can hang it outside your house to announce the location of the party where it can be easily spotted by some one who is driving to your carnival party.
It just does not feel like a party without having any confetti. Confetti comes in many colors and shapes. Choose one with a shape and color that matches your party theme. Sprinkle some at the doorway, party area, and even put them in the balloons, which can be popped later for a great shower effect.
So, all is in your own hands. If you lack creative streak, don't be ashamed to tap into the Internet to use other people's carnival decoration ideas.There are many carnival activities that can be adapted to almost any party theme. Consider customizing races, relays, bean bag toss, sand digs, duck-duck-goose, bingo, treasure huts, pin the tail on the donkey, Simon says, bowling and other common games to match the theme of the party. For example, popular birthday party games like duck-duck-goose becomes cow-cow-horse for a Wild West theme. Simon says becomes Cinderella says for a princess party. Pin the tail on the T-Rex instead of a donkey for a dinosaur party.
Choose party games that allow everyone to feel like a winner. Avoid games like musical chairs that will leave a child 'out' and feel like a loser. If you do play such games, a good idea is to get the child who is 'out' to help play judge or act as a cheerleader. This keeps them involved in the game and prevents them from getting bored.
Whether it's Kids, Families, & Neighbors or your colleagues! Treat them to some good, old fashioned fun! Make your personal carnival fit into universal carnival's motto "Don't worry!! Be happy!!"