You’re on your way to enjoying a fantastic Carnival.
Create a Carnival
Carnivals are a great American tradition that have been around for decades. From the
colors to the lights, games, rides, entertainers, and prizes, nothing is more exciting than a
carnival. Creating a carnival is simple and a blast for you and your guests to enjoy. A carnival
is perfect for any occasion. Whether it's a neighborhood party, birthday, holiday, or family party,
a corporate event, a school or parish event, or whatever special occasion you have in mind, Gig
Salad can help you design a carnival that will get any aged person excited, participating, and
having a great time!
Pick a Time and Place
Pick a date far enough in advance to make sure you are able to rent and book all your
supplies, entertainment, and staff that you need. Depending on the size of your carnival, you
need to ensure that you leave yourself enough time to plan an amazing carnival. Determine how
many guests will be attending and how many games, rides, and other entertainment you want
at your carnival and pick a place that is proportionately sized. Make sure the weather suits a
carnival for the date and place you have chosen.
Set the Mood
First, in order to turn your venue into a carnival, you need to set the scene and mood. To
start, put up one or more large tents in your space. Next, make sure you have multiple colorful signs that label
different booths and attractions. Also, lights and decorations are a great way to set the scene.
Balloons, streamers, and lights are visuals that get guests excited and anxious to attend your
carnival. Finally, classic carnival and carousel music is a great way to get people caught up in
the carnival atmosphere.
Let the Games Begin
The entertainment options are endless. Whatever scale you want your carnival to be, there
are many entertainment ideas that will fit your budget. Games are a classic carnival attraction. Ring tosses, bean bag
tosses, dunk tanks, cake walks, fishing ponds, goldfish tosses, and mini golf are only a few of
the fun carnival game ideas you can choose from. Along with games, you can set the mood at
your carnival with other types of entertainment too. Hiring a fortune teller, having pony rides, a petting zoo, face
painter, balloon animals, or a juggler are different types of alternative
entertainment that can captivate your guests. Also, carnival rides are always an exciting option for carnivals. Most
companies who supply these rides will transport, set up, operate, and break down the rides. All
you need to do is make sure you have a layout that fits all of the rides you want to
accommodate. Finally, inflatables would be a great addition to your carnival. You can have inflatable
rock climbing walls, slides, obstacle courses, or other fun inflatables be a guest favorite.
Games, performers, animals, and inflatables can all be rented from various companies.
Get lots of Goodies
Now it’s time to gather a list of supplies you need for your carnival to be complete. First,
classic carnival food including; hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and lemonade are
a must. To add authenticity you can rent the food machines instead of buying the food from the
store. Along with food, you also need tickets and carnival prizes for the games. Most carnival
prizes are cheap and fun like rings, bouncy balls, stuffed animals, and key-chains, but you can
get as upscale of prizes as you like.
Hiring the Help
After you have picked a time and place, set the mood, supplied your entertainment, and
gathered your supplies, you are ready for your carnival to get rolling! There are different
ways to fulfill these four steps. You can hire an entertainment company or event planner to take over one or more steps
of your carnival planning process. Entertainment companies can be used to rent supplies,
provide entertainers, cater, on-
site staff, set-up and take-down process, and any and every other part of your carnival that you
need them for. It is up to you how much hired help you want and how much you want to rent.
No matter how you choose to facilitate your carnival you are sure to create a unique and fun
filled day that leaves all your guests with smiles on their faces!