How to Throw an
Epic Carnival Party!
How WE can Help Make Your Event
Fun and Successful
Boardwalk Bites is here to help you have a very fun and successful event. With advance notice and proper planning, we can serve hundreds of guests in a small window of time with our fun carnival style concession stand. We will provide the BEST #carnivalfoodieexperience with foot long corn dogs, chicken tender baskets, ribbon fries, bacon wrapped sausage on a stick,mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, and, of course, hot fresh funnel cakes. You can top those yummy cakes with powdered sugar and a variety of flavors! Refreshing, thirst quenching drinks include fresh squeezed homemade lemonade, strawberry lemonade, southern style sweet iced tea, a variety of sodas, and
Get your guests excited and let them know this is an event NOT to miss!! Send a paper - or electronic - invitation to your guests. Check
out our invitation download here.
Take your invitation to the next level and make a quick personalized, 30-second hype video from the head organizers of your event! Contact your IT department and get them involved! Upload the video to YouTube for an easy URL to send to your employees, clients, tenants, or whomever you are inviting! Maybe your tech savvy department can embed the video into an email or event attach it to your Facebook Event!
Where to Hold
You will need a large enough space where all of your carny guests can mingle, socialize, eat, play games, etc. We have seen corporations host their event in a large conference hall but most do it outside in a large parking lot, weather permitting.
Table and Chair Rental
First things first - let's make sure all of your guests have somewhere to sit their carny tooshes! if you don't have tables and chairs lying around collecting dust in that back storage room - you're going to need to contact a rental company! We have worked alongside Big D Party Rentals numerous times and they are exceptional! They are located right here in the DFW metro and you can contact them at 214.239.3054.
Shade Structures / Tents
If you are hosting outdoors, you may want to consider tents and other structures to shade from the outside elements. You can use existing structures you may already have such as a pavilion, an outdoor covered space, a porte cochere, or a courtyard.
Not only does this make your carny guests happy to stay out of the harsh Texas sun or the soaking wet rains, it is
also security for your event - rain or shine - here we come!!
Signage and Swag
Front Yard Swag offers carnival themed yard signs for rent in addition to any other kind of signage you may want. Liz can spell out announcements leading up to your epic carny event or even have "day of event" signage filling the front lawn as your guests pull into the parking lot! Contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boardwalk Bites is bringing carnival eats onboard, so now we need to talk about entertainment! Transport your guests back to their childhood with fun oversized yard games. Games such as cornhole, oversized Jenga, oversized Connect 4, shuffleboard, and more! Don’t have those in your stockroom?
Contact Game On! at 214-744-5200 or visit their website at www.gameondallas.com. Each time we see these guys in action, we are always WOW’ed by their supply.
• Giant Yard Games • Vintage Arcade Games
• Pinball Machines • Carnival Games
• Bar Games • Budget Friendly Carnival Games
• Light Up Games • Deluxe Carnival Games
• Racing Games • Casino Games
• Trade Show Games • Western Games
• Outdoor Games • Themed Games
• Sports Games • Simulator Games and so much more!!!
Team Building Games
Team building activities and games are not only educational, but also enjoyable.They help the team learn about each other — how each person thinks, works, solves problems, and has fun.
The objective here is good communication, teamwork, effective listening, and building trust. It also results in a lot of great stories
or the water cooler chat in the workplace!
Potato Sack Race - Traditional, good ol' fun - does this need 'splainin?
Egg & Spoon Race - Each team must carry their egg on their spoon from the starting line to a turnaround point and back again. Then, the egg is passed off to a teammate who takes their turn. If the egg is dropped, the player must stop and retrieve it. The first team to complete the relay wins.
Clown Race - Who can dress up as a clown the fastest - run the race - make it back in time for the next team member to dress the part, and repeat until all teammates have run the relay! Bonus, Find some big ol' clown shoes to make the run more challenging!
Balloon Race - Split the group into teams and have them stand in a single file line. Give the leader of each line a balloon. They must pass it through their legs to the player behind them. That player passes the balloon overhead to the next player. Repeat this pattern until the balloon gets all the way to the end of the line. The last player runs back to the front of the line and pops the balloon to win the game!
Water Relay - Give each team a plastic cup and put a bucket full of water at the starting line. Put one empty bucket for each team at the finish line. Players take turns filling up their cup from their full bucket and dumping it into their empty bucket. The game is over when the starting-line bucket is empty. The team with the most water
in their finish-line bucket wins. Variations: Use a large sponge to soak up water instead of a cup. Or, on a hot day, poke holes in the bottom of the cup and have your carny guests carry it over their heads to the finish line for a relay turned water game - be sure to let them know to come prepared for some wet fun!
The Mine Field - Find an open space such as an empty parking lot or a park. Place the objects (cones, balls, bottles, etc.) sporadically across the open space. Have everyone pair up, and make one person on from each pair put on the blindfold. The other person must lead their teammate from one side of the open space to the other without stepping on the objects — using only the verbal instructions. The blindfolded person cannot speak at all. To make it more difficult, create specific routes the blindfolded team members must walk.
Human Knot - Have everyone stand in a circle facing each other, shoulder to shoulder. Instruct everyone to put their right hand out and grab a random hand of someone across from them. Then, tell them to put their left hand out and grab another random hand from a different person across the circle. Within a set time limit, the group needs to untangle the knot of arms without releasing their hands. If the group is too large, make multiple smaller circles and have the separate groups compete.
Eggcellent Team Builder - Split everyone off into groups of three to five people and give each group an uncooked egg. Put all the office supplies in a pile. They have 15 minutes to use the supplies to build a contraption around the egg that will keep the egg from breaking when dropped. Some suggestions for supplies are: tape, pencils, straws, plastic utensils, packing material, newspapers, rubber bands. Once time is up, drop each egg contraption from the second or third floor of your building and see which eggs survive the Eggpocalypse.
Organizational Jenga -
Using wooden blocks or an actual Jenga game, mark blocks according to the hierarchies present in your company. For example, you might have some blocks denoted as the IT department, and others as HR. You might have particular shaped blocks marked as “manager” and block shapes as “support staff.” The labeled blocks should reflect the composition of your office (e.g. if 10% of your staff is IT, so should 10% of the blocks). Divide your team into groups, giving them an equal number and kind of blocks. From here, either specify the type of structure each team must build, or provide guidelines and allow them to build any structure they want. When the time limit has been reached, each team, taking turns, must begin to remove a block at a time without destroying their structure.
Do not inform them ahead of time that you will be asking them to do this. If time allows, you may ask them to repeat the exercise. See if they find a way to build a structure that can withstand removal of blocks.This exercise is meant to show how each department and the various managers and staff positions are necessary to complete the task, and that without everyone in place, things fall apart.The second round reveals what “blocks” the team sees as unnecessary as they conceive of a way
Outdoor Games: Game On!
Table, chairs, tents, etc: Big D Party Rentals www.bigdpartyrentals.com 214-239-3054
Outdoor Signage: Liz Yaksick - Front Yard Swag www.frontyardswag.com
Game Truck: www.ntxgaming.com
214-448-2900 - console games only
Game Truck: www.gametruckparty.com
1-866-253-3191 - console games and
Bounce Houses: Jennifer Teel - Fun Master Rentals - 972-853-1715
Carnival Cake Lady: Randi Tucker - Sweet Chic & Unique Cakes -