Carnival Birthday Party {CNY Photographer, Kim Hill}

So our youngest celebrated his 7th birthday with family and friends today.  It was several months of planning and preparations to do a home party with a carnival theme, and we couldn't have asked for better weather.  It was sunny and in the 80's – just perfect.

We had set up various stations including a milk bottle game, ping pong ball in the cup game, ring toss game, hole in one game, football throw game, potato sack race, dunk tank and face painting.  My aunt is super creative and did all the face painting which turned out so cute!  We rented the dunk tank from a local place and it was the biggest hit of the whole party.  My BIL was such a good sport and volunteered to be the dunkee…but it wasn't long before even the kids wanted to get dunked!  🙂


We bought all the prizes from Oriental Trading Company.  That place is awesome – all kinds of goodies at a great price.  My kind of shop.  :)  Prizes included a decorate your own binoculars (which actually worked quite well), velvet bookmarks, sunglasses, animal coin bag/key chains, foam photo frame kits, tattoos, army bracelets, and bubbles. 

We kept the food simple with lemonade, bottled water, and chocolate/vanilla cupcakes which I decorated with little flags that I made on the computer, then cut out and glued to toothpicks.  Before everyone left, we filled "popcorn" bags with lots of candy – large gum balls, giant pixie sticks, jaw breakers, lollipops, cotton candy twists, and we would've had gummy bears but they didn't survive the heat.  Actually, the whole jar was full at the start of the party and by an hour into it, they had shrunk down to the point where it looked like the jar was only half full.  LOL

Everyone seemed to have a great time and I think we may need to rent the dunk tank again…it was just so much fun!  🙂



About Kim Hill

I’m passionate about my work and helping women feel comfortable in front of my lens. I want women to feel confident and sexy regardless of age or size. All women are beautiful and I'm here to help them see the beauty in themselves and the boudoir photographic experience is one step in that direction. I am dedicated to bringing a high-quality experience to the boudoir portrait session. My goal is to offer a fun yet relaxing environment where a woman can let down her guard, allowing that inner sparkle to shine. I’ve been a photographer for more than 25 years now. I started as a young child with my parents' 110 film camera, moved on to study photography in college, interned with a wedding photographer for a couple of years and then struck out on my own. I've been doing general portraits since 1998 and boudoir work since 2009. In addition to boudoir, I also offer high school senior portraits, fashion inspired sessions, and business executive head shots.
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18 Responses to Carnival Birthday Party {CNY Photographer, Kim Hill}

  1. Deanna says:

    What a fun party! Carnival theme must be the thing this year – my kids have gone to 2 parties with carnival themes recently! I guess because they are so much fun!

  2. Happy Birthday! mine turned seven a few weeks ago too. Love the party idea Kim!!!

  3. Carrie says:

    Love the photos Kim! It was an awesome idea 🙂

  4. That is awesome Kim! I can tell so much thought was put into all those details. It looks like so much fun!

  5. Laura says:

    Looks like a ton of fun, so many things to do and sweets to eat! You deserve an awesome-Mom award for putting a party like that together – so cool!!

  6. Angie says:

    Very fun! Love the detail shots.

  7. christa says:

    how fun! what a sweet party idea 🙂

  8. Stacey S says:

    You are having way more fun than me this summer Kim! (But I’ll be back in NYC the last week of July – WITH my camera LOL). Fab images – I just love seeing the everyday wonderful life as it unfolds!

  9. Jenny says:

    What a great party! (And I spy giant-sized Pixie stix — yum!)

  10. elyse says:

    WOW! I want to be you when I grow up! How do you do all of these things in your life? Maybe I should have said I want to be your kid 🙂

  11. Beth P says:

    What a fun birthday! Lovely photos that capture it all!

  12. tamsen says:

    wow! how fun!!! sounds like a blast 🙂

  13. Sharon says:

    He’s one lucky kid! I cannot let my children ever see this blog post because they will know how deprived they are. I envy your party planning skills. Good job!

  14. Cathy Empey says:

    What a super fun party, and lovely it has been captured by you! He is one lucky 7 year old!! Happy birthday to him!

  15. Petra says:

    Happy Birthday kiddo! Seven is such an awesome age. Mom you did a great job pulling off an awesome b-day party, makes me wonder what you’ve got to pull off next year!?!?

  16. Natasha says:

    What a fun party! What kid doesn’t love sack races and face painting!?

  17. Kelly Q says:

    Wow! What a fun party, and what a lucky boy to have a mom that will do all that for him!!

  18. stacy says:

    You are such an awesome mom! Looks like great fun was had by all

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