FOOD & SNACKS• HOT DOGS & HAMBURGERS – Jeremy will grill & will have warmers to keep it warm. Condiments go in vintage jars, get carnival card board trays for hotdogs & hamburgers, no bean chili to make chili dogs – Coordinating napkins, plates, silverware once we know the final color (boy or girl baby)• POP CORN – Popcorn Machine & popcorn bags (ordered bags, Jeremy can get real popcorn machien from fire dept.—test out to make sure machine doesn’t suck, ordered a back up mini machine.)• PRETZELS – look into pretzel warmer/keeping pretzels warm—yummy when warm, sucky when cold• NACHOS – Fondue pot to warm cheese & tray w/ warmer to keep chips warm. Also, get those cool trays that hold your nachos & your cheese.
Dessert, treats, beverages• CUP CAKES – Chocolate & vanilla w/ confetti. Do special topper (frosted animal crackers-pick out the elephants) & make coordinating carnival style wrappers (the one that Jen likes, but switch the colors & use the baby’s 1 st name letter—have to wait until we know the baby’s sex/name)• CANDY – Tons of candy! Use vintage jars – Boxes of Cracker Jacks & animal crackers• COTTON CANDY – Individually wrapped bags of cotton candy w/ special label on it• ICE CREAM – Carnival ice cream variety pack (cones, bars, sandwiches), Clear out entire freezer & set it up so that ice cream looks like it is ―displayed‖ like in a store.• LEMONADE, WATER, COFFEE – Lemonade w/ real lemons floating in it. Can use Jen’s server. Pretty! Paper straws, striped with pink & white or blue & white. – Use Jen’s idea-bottles (like Frappucino bottles w/ striped paper straws) set in a vintage Pepsi crate (get another crate & a ton of bottles) – Have filtered ice water too in another server just like Jen’s. Will look really pretty side by side. Could get bottles of water & do a special label on them, but they don’t look as pretty. – Coffee- Set up cream & sugar in cute little vintage jars.
ACTIVITIES—FORTUNE TELLER • Video fortune teller • Talking ―Zoltar‖ fortune teller bank (w/ jar of pennies so people can get their fortunes) • Fortune telling fish (favors/prizes)
ACTIVITIES—PHOTO BOTTH• Use natural light (light what comes through the window in the studio. Can turn studio into the photo booth?, back drop w/ white curtains, props, bench Jeremy built.• Use phone app & tripod to do vintage, but good pics.• Diana, Logan, Larson, & girls will work this station. Diana = photographer, girls = secretary (labels, printing photos), boys will run the photos to the guests along w/ a scrapbook page, pen, & instruction sheet.• They have that polaroid photo printer thing—look into that. Research all photo printers for best way to do this.• Don’t need to print doubles of photos—can save all photos & email to Jen after event. Will print guest copy only at party & option to email all photos to people after event.• Need to make sure this is well organized. Use labels to write guests name in order pictures were taken, then can stick name label on back of photo so runners (Larson & Logan) can deliver pics)
Jen really wants these. Set up a table with pens so guests can fillMust have! these out & put them in the book. Set this up in a main area so that as many people as possible fill them out.Will order as soon as I have http://www.guestbookstore.com/baby_shower.htmla rough # of how many Book color = steel sateenpeople are coming.
CANDY GUESSING GAME •glass jars w/ candy (cute labels-chalkboard paint labels) Don’t forget to write down how many of each candy you put in the jars (people guess & closest guesser wins that jar of candy) M&Ms, mini marshmallows, gummy bears, licorice. Everyone who guesses gets a prize—sucker w/ special label on it.
Thank you gifts: Goldfish in a bag (soap) Update: These are EXTREMELY difficult to make & all tries have failed miserably—they look terrible. BUT, searched & found alternate plan, tried it, & they look awesome! Can use clear bubble bath/shower gel instead! Use ―tickets‖ w/ stickers for labels. How to make these: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267962.0 Supplies: http://www.brambleberry.com/Melt-Pour-Soaps-W1C146.aspx http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com
MISC Vintage signs Make shed look like a circus tent Wrap trees/out Balloon arches Ballons w/ lights inside Special Chairs for JD & Jen to open gifts in! Dogs go to Paradise4Paws Have cleaning lady come day before & come 1 extra time before that Schedule bug spraying week before Firepit? Yard games (washers, tic tac toe from magazine) Hammock out (w/ striped cover)
MISC• Washers, tic tac toe, Wii Carnival, dry erase board (baby name suggestions)• Hammock• Fonts- Playbill, Roundhand, copperplate• Ice & popcorn machine from firehouse• Photographer, book dogs at Paradise4Paws, schedule bug spraying & house cleaning, mow lawn (pick up dog poop)• ―Staff‖ tshirts for people running booths?
Websites•http://chicagouncommon.com/photography/gallery/1114/ (Very pretty/cool artsyChicago photos—where I found the Navy pier ferris wheel photo for the save thedates)•http://shop.hobbylobby.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=165462 (Carnival Cupcaketopper)•http://www.etsy.com/listing/72904947/circus-cupcake-wrappers-and-toppers-set?ref=sr_list_38&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=carnival+cupcake+wrappers&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade (Elephant toppers &circus type cupcake wrappers)•http://www.ssww.com/store/browse/grp=PTY/sbgrp=THM/ln=CRN/sbln=SUP/sort=sales/va=1/?cm_mmc=Paid+Search-_-Google-_-decoration-_-carnival_party_accessories&aid=GOG&rkgid=10 (Carnival supplies)•www.Etsy.com/shop/gwynnwassondesigns