Make your way to the front of the line and take a twirl with these adorable carousel party ideas. This party theme is the perfect combination of sweet, sparkly, and nostalgic.
Carousel party ideas can easily be adapted to work for baby showers or birthday parties – meaning this darling party theme is more versatile than you might think.
And with so many fun beautiful decor options, tasty carousel party food, and unique carousel party favors to choose from, your guests won’t be able to stop talking about how much they loved your party.
Carousel Party Color Palettes
I was recently out with my kids for the afternoon, and couldn’t help but notice this gorgeous carousel at the heart of the children’s museum we were visiting. So I quickly snapped a few photos as inspiration for this nostalgic party theme.
Bold Pink Color Palette
This sweet color palette is inspired by the combination of pinks and blues in this carousel horse’s bridle and saddle pad.
I love that there are a combination of bold and soft colors that come together to create a color palette that is hints at traditional femininity, but still feels up to date.
Key colors in this palette include:
- Classic Pink: F5C3CA
- Flickr Pink: EC307C
- Peach Crayola: F6CBA1 (Gold)
- Sky Blue: 61C6E4
Multicolored Pastel Color Palette
I just couldn’t help myself when I saw this boho deer on the carousel. That saddle pad is just gorgeous with so many colorful flowers and accents. It was the perfect inspiration for a multicolored color palette.
I chose to focus on the pastel tones here, but you could just as easily brighten things up by using the bolder side of each tone.
Key colors in this palette include:
- Lavender Floral: AF7FD7
- Gold Crayola: FFCC7D
- Electric Blue: 8BF4EA
- Carnation Pink: FEA9C9
- Persian Pink: EF7EC0
Now that we have some color palettes figured out, it’s time to move on to the rest of the party planning!
Party printables are useful for a vintage carousel party because they help you decorate set the right tone for your guests. Plus, they're a fun keepsake to take home with them after the party. Here are some carousel themed printables you can use:
Carousel party decorations
Believe it or not, there's plenty of carousel themed decor inspiration out there. So I found some of my favorite ideas to share with you today.
Games for a Carousel Party
I won't lie, looking for carousel themed party games to keep your guests entertained can be a challenge. But have no fear, I've got your back with these creative solutions.
Carousel Party Food
When it comes to food for a carousel themed party, the sky's the limit! But in case you need some inspiration, here are some ideas to get you started.
Carousel Party Favors
The nice thing about party favors is that the favors themselves don't have to be themed specifically for the party. Grab some circus animal crackers, pink cake pops, or even make and decorate your own cut out sugar cookies. All you need to do is pull it all together with the right packaging. And these ideas are almost as sweet as anything you could put inside them:
Inspiring Carousel Parties
Now that we've looked at all the different elements of carousel parties, let's see some real parties that pull it all together.
Whether it’s a baby shower or birthday bash, these carousel party ideas ideas should help get your creative juices flowing. So grab the nearest glittery pen (or your computer mouse) and start planning today.
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