Throw a Carnival Party (with Cotton Candy Cocktails!)

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Step right up and get your tickets to the cutest carnival of the year! From corn dogs and ring toss to cotton candy martinis, we have everything you need to plan your party under the big top.

Big Top Invitations

A cute party calls for cute invites. Look to DIY In The Forest and her handy-dandy template to make these adorable circus tent invitations -- and in just five steps! 

DIY Pom-Pom Hats

Your ticket under the big top? These darling carnival hats from Tell Love and Party. Forget no frills by dotting the hats with acrylic paint and rimming with pom-poms.

Magic Cotton Candy Martini

Sweet dreams are made of these. The Cookie Rookie shakes up the sweetest martini you'll ever have thanks to cotton candy, grape juice, and vanilla vodka. We'll cheers to that!

Discover the magic of cotton candy in your next cocktail. Fluffy cotton candy melts into liquid when mixed with sparkling soda or champagne.

Cotton Candy + Champagne = Genius

Prefer champagne? Watch and learn for this toast-worthy cocktail.

Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops

We've gone bananas over these chocolate-covered pops from The Healthy Maven and here's why: the coatings. Whether you are sprinkle happy or just a bit nutty, playing up your pops has never been so fun.


Cotton Candy Cream Soda

Pop, fizz, drink. These bubbly drinks from Aww, Sam start with flavored soda and ice cream, and finish with clouds of cotton candy. Now that's a garnish.

Homemade Corn Dogs

Because who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned corn dog? Please the kid in you with one of these nostalgic minis from Just A Taste. Tip: Dip the skewered dogs in a tall glass for easy battering.

Cotton Candy S’mores

Give your favorite campfire treat s’more love with cotton candy, sprinkles, and homemade marshmallows. Aww, Sam makes hers from scratch, but if you’re tight on time, the store-bought marshmallows will do the trick.

Fried Cookie Dough

Just one isn’t possible when it comes to these little pockets of bliss. Follow The Baker Mama and make a basket of your own. Trust us -- it’s as easy as rolling homemade cookie dough into balls, dipping in batter, and frying away!

Ring Toss

There's no toss-up when it comes to this classic carnival game from Style Me Pretty. Recycle used wine bottles by painting them in bright colors. Glow-in-the-dark rings let you play after dusk. 

Balloon Darts

Catch My Party does it again with this adorable game of balloon darts. All you need to make it: a sheet of wood, a staple gun, and lots of colorful balloons.

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