It all started with a request from my then soon-to-be six-year-old for a carnival birthday party. Countless pins on Pinterest, multiple trips to Home Depot, lack of self-control with online shopping, and way too much time on my hands turned into one heck of a party. So great, in fact, that my daughter wants to have another carnival party again next year. Spoiler Alert: She's getting one. 

Parents and kids loved the carnival party so much, I started getting rental requests. I'm not quitting my day job as a creative director (yet) but life as a carni is really fun. And like my daughter, I'm ready to do it again.