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70 Original Ideas with Photos to Inspire

Carnival is one of the main festive periods of the year and is marked by joy, fun and willingness to jump and dance. Known for its street parties, Carnival also allows for smaller celebrations in closed spaces and works both as a theme for gathering friends who prefer to party at home or for parties for adults and children who have a birthday near this period. Enjoy the theme and ask the guests to appear in costume, so the party is a must. Today we’ll talk about the carnival decoration:

You can be inspired by the plume and glitter atmosphere of the current Carnival parades, in the traditional popular culture with the frevo, maracatu and dolls, in the masks and even in the molds of the old street Carnival with its stripes and polka dots.

Before you start planning the carnival decoration, pay attention to some important details:

  • Colors for Carnival decoration: All colors are invited to this party! And it is not necessary that they are all on the same palette for you to use them at your party. From stronger colors to pastels, metallic, sparkling or matte. In a revelry of colors or in cleaner compositions.
  • Rooms: with Carnival not sadness. Whether outdoor or indoor, in the garden, in the building's lounge or in your living room, what matters is getting everyone to have fun. To help with the climate, bet on a decoration that fills every corner of your space and also provides moments of integration such as games or special activities.
  • Creativity in decor: Use varied materials such as bottles, ribbons, bladders, streamer, confetti, balloons and recycled materials to ensure that all your items are full of fun and color.
  • Foliage menu: This is a party that usually brings a lot of sun and heat, so you can bet on drinks and sweets, tables made up of chocolate confetti, jelly beans, appetizers and light and tasty snacks. You can even put edible glitter on the food and make the most of refreshing drinks.

60 original Carnival decoration ideas to brighten your party

Grab a handful of confetti and come with us in this revelry in 60 images of carnival decoration for tables, parties and more:

Carnival table decoration

Picture 1 – A lot of brightness and a lot of color at the carnival birthday party.

A lot of brightness and color in the carnival party
The papers and fabrics with shine and metallic or mirrored effect are the face of the carnival and make up a super cheerful decoration for the environment.

Image 2 – Shapes and fun contrasting with the environment.

Fun and colorful contrast for the table
It doesn't matter if you have a small space with a cleaner style, in a carnival theme, bring colors to your home and many guests for fun to be guaranteed!

Picture 3 – Corner of sweets with colorful garlands.

Candy corner with multicolored garlands
The flags are present mainly in the decorations of São João, but as the carnival invites everyone to celebrate together, make an integration in the remaining decorations from previous parties that you have at home!

Picture 4 – Carnival table florida.

Carnival table florida
For a more restrained mood, think about candy-style colors and even decorating with natural elements, like flowers.

Image 5 – Inspired by the look of the old street Carnival.

Decoration inspired by the old street carnival
Throw confetti and glitter everywhere, grab your mask and get in on the fun!

Picture 6 – Minimalist revelry.

Decoration for a minimalist revelry
If your goal is to have a more intimate party, think about a more restrained decor and invest in food and drinks. But a streamer around here or there completes the ambience.

Picture 7 – Flowers and patterns at the Carnival baby party.

Baby Carnival Party Decoration
For your little one who was born in a lively party atmosphere, carnival can be a great theme for a party. Because you don't focus on a character but on joy and colors, you can't go wrong!

Image 8 – Very green at the carnival with vertical garden.

Bet on green for the carnival decoration with a tropical garden
Take advantage of the colors that nature can offer you and use elements of it that you already have at home and do not want to move. After all, the green leaves still give an extra freshness.

Picture 09 – The frevo and the popular Carnival.

Frevo and popular carnival
Carnival is a national festival, but each region has a different tradition when it comes to celebrating. Dances are good examples.

Food to recharge your energy

Picture 10 – Biscuits with a super lively and colorful decoration.

Cookies for a lively decoration
Colorful cookies
If the environment is already completely happy for the guests to have fun, also think about a decoration for the food.

Image 11 – Colored bottles.

Colorful little bottles
Enjoy confetti or other colorful pieces that are available and stick them in little bottles to serve your party drinks.

Image 12 – Sweet popcorn with sprinkles.

Sweet popcorn with sprinkles
With industrialized dyes and decorative elements, no food is dull or colorless!

Image 13 – Cupcake in revelry.

Party cupcake
Cupcake for party

Picture 14 – Fresh and natural snack to enjoy the carnival climate.

Fresh and natural snack for the carnival climate
As the carnival is celebrated in the summer, the hot weather can slow the party down after a while. But regain your energy with fresh snacks!

Picture 15 – Bright donut with edible glitter.

Shiny donut with glitter
In confectionery stores we find all kinds of toppings for sweets, and even metallic and shiny edible dyes are currently available.

Image 16 – Bonbons and cakepops from the masquerade.

Bonbons and cakepops
Cakepops for the carnival
Sweets for carnival decoration
If cake is left over when making the assembly and the final decoration, the ideal is to transform pieces into cakepops and create another sweet option for the guests.

Image 17 – Even the cups enter this party.

Even the cups enter this party
Let your imagination run wild to decorate not only the environment and food, but packaging and disposables. All the details count!

Image 18 – Snacks that delight.

Snacks that delight

Image 19 – Confetti on the outside, sprinkles on the inside.

Confetti on the outside, sprinkles on the inside
Carnival ice cream jar
Foods also need a special setting in the party space. And, on that theme, don't be afraid to overdo it. Combine the decor with the details of the sweets and drinks.

Image 20 – Brigadeirinho in the pot.

Brigadeirinho in the pot
The glass jars are great for forming individual portions and, in addition, they are cute with a special decoration.

Picture 21 – Sweet sandwiches.


As the atmosphere is full of excitement, think of small portions that can be devoured quickly. With your eyes too!

Image 22 – Props on the bottle.

Props in the little bottle
Even stopping to drink water, juice or coconut water is fun!

Picture 23 – Carnival of brigadeiros!

Brigadeiros Carnival

Carnival brigadeiros
Plaquinhas and toppers make all the difference if you prefer to keep the traditional finishing of chocolates and brigadeiros.

Lots of joy and fun in the environment

Image 24 – Corner of laughter outdoors.


If you have an outdoor space like a garden or park, use its mega colorful decoration to show how much the party integrates with these spaces.

Image 25 – Enjoy the intense colors of flowers and natural elements.

Image 26 – Let the guests personalize their own masks.


To give a gas to the celebrations and integrate everyone into the party, how about a mask making workshop?

Image 27 – Confetti for all sides!



Individual portions of confetti for everyone to throw around!

Image 28 – Feathers and glitter in intense colors.


Don't forget the fundamental materials of carnival decorations. Use lots of glitter, feathers, sequins, confetti …

Picture 29 – Carnival baby birthday party with soft colors.

Picture 30 – Adult Carnival party.


Set up an integrated decoration with your home, prepare refreshing drinks for friends and enjoy a lively and homemade carnival.

Picture 31 – Intimate meal with lots of color and fun


Still in an intimate atmosphere with friends, a meal with lots of fresh food and cold drinks makes everyone happier.

Image 32 – Masks, chains and garlands with a lot of color.

Image 33 – Table of sweets and refreshments.


Think of the packaging with the colors inside the defined palette.

Picture 34 – Gift your guests with masks.


If a costume party is not your idea, help to dress up your guests for the party with masks!

Image 35 – Decoration for straws.


Even straws need decoration.

Image 36 – Entry plate.


A great way to use a special illustration and signal guests the theme and where the party is!

Image 37 – Preparations for the ball.



Image 38 – Your portion of confetti.

Image 39 – A tropical party with the right elements.


Use natural and typical items and products from the tropical climate to decorate your party.

Image 40 – Handmade decoration.


To create a special decoration, think about giving an extra and personalized touch to the neutral elements.

Image 41 – Decorative panel.


A shower of confetti without dirtying the floor!

Festive and cheerful carnival cakes

Image 42 – Two layers with many streamers of American paste.


The American paste is super versatile and, when dry, it is in the format you want. Feel free to use it in a different decoration.

Image 43 – Metallic dye on the cover.

Image 44 – Three different layers and a ballerina ready to dance frevo at the top.


For the top of the cakes, the plastic and acrylic toppers are great options, but the biscuit dolls leave everything personalized and even match the children's theme.

Image 45 – Masquerade topper.


Another way to use a topper that has everything to do with your theme is to use a well-decorated mask for the ball.

Image 46 – Naked cake with confetti.


Thinking of a cake without many decorations, add a touch of color between the layers.

Image 47 – Two minimalist layers with different topper.

Image 48 – Colored American paste and masks on top.

Image 49 – Colorful inside.


A cake may even look white and dull on the outside, but inside your guests will be in for a surprise.

Image 50 – Patterns of traditional costumes.

Picture 51 – Simple and cheap carnival decoration: simple cake with candy color and colorful candles.


Candles also make great decoration paper, especially on a simpler cake.

Party Favors

Image 52 – Colored tags in the bags


To add more color and personality to neutral bags, insert special party stickers or TAGs.

Image 53 – Tubes with candies and bright decoration.


Souvenir sweets are always welcome and even more so in a decorated pot.

Image 54 – Personalized boxes full of colors.

Image 55 – Kit to liven up the party.

Kit to liven up the party
Animate your party with a complete set for each guest!

Image 56 – Necklaces for retro fantasy.

Retro fantasy necklaces
Souvenirs to compose the fantasy of your guests and still take home!

Image 57 – Little bags with confetti.

Bags with confetti
Make sure that the packaging is always on top of your theme.

Image 58 – Backpack of remembrance.

Pack of souvenirs

Image 59 – Decorated glass jars.

Decorated glass jars

Image 60 – Station of memories.

Season of souvenirs

Image 61 – In the carnival decoration use and abuse colorful elements like balloons and ribbons to give more life to the party.

In the carnival decoration use and abuse colorful elements like balloons and ribbons to give more life to the party.

Image 62 – When serving the party sweets, choose to personalize them according to the theme of the party. In the case of carnival, a good option is to put small sticks with masks.

When it comes to serving the party sweets, choose to personalize them according to the theme of the party. In the case of carnival, a good option is to put small sticks with masks.

Image 63 – What can not be missing at the carnival to liven up the crowd? Serpentine, lots of serpentine!

What can't be missing at the carnival to liven up the crowd? Serpentine, lots of serpentine!

Picture 64 – How about serving some treats for the guests of the carnival party? After playing a lot, everyone will need enough glucose to compose themselves.

How about serving some treats for the guests of the carnival party? After playing a lot, everyone will need enough glucose to compose themselves.

Image 65 – Do you want something more creative to exhibit the cutlery at the party? Take metallic vases, identify each one and place the cutlery inside.

Want something more creative to display the cutlery at the party? Take metallic vases, identify each one and place the cutlery inside.

Image 66 – To enter the carnival party animation, prepare the colorful sweets to match the rest of the decoration in the room.

To enter the animation of the carnival party, prepare the colorful sweets to match the rest of the decoration in the room.

Image 67 – Carnival is a democratic party that takes place in various parts of the world and because it is very lively it attracts everyone's attention.

Carnival is a democratic party that takes place in various parts of the world and because it is very lively, it attracts everyone's attention.

Image 68 – Who said that carnival should be all colorful? You can very well have a party with the predominance of white color. It is just a charm.

Who said that carnival should be all colorful? You can very well have a party with the predominance of white color. It is just a charm.

Image 69 – When preparing the brigadeiro, replace the chocolate confetti with the colored confetti.

When preparing the brigadeiro, replace the chocolate confetti with the colored confetti.

Image 70 – To decorate the main table, use colored balloons suspended on the table. More colorful, impossible!

To decorate the main table, use colored balloons suspended on the table. More colorful, impossible!

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