Sunday, March 24, 2013

Circus Birthday Party + Giveaway

Today I get to share a fabulous circus birthday party with you that I recently threw for my 2 year old son and 3 year old niece, plus a really great {giveaway}!! The party was a lot of fun to plan and the kids had an absolute blast! My son, Kyler, is still talking about the list of things he loved from his party, "popcorn, candy, popcorn..." I guess those treats are what stood out to him the most, even though we had all sorts of yummies to choose from. Take a look at the main dessert table! 


Cupcakes are a staple in all my dessert tables. They are fun to "dress up" with wraps and toppers and are easier for guests to grab and eat than a regular cake. We also had yummy custom cake pops by April's Cake Pops in the shapes of clowns and big top tents, whirly lollipops, circus peanuts, candy sticks and red hot popcorn. Yum, yum!

I'm all about letting the experts do their thing, but sometimes it's fun to try your hand at something new! My husband did most of the work in creating these adorable balloon and circus tent lollipops in red, yellow and aqua. We lined them up in an old suitcase and they made a great addition to the dessert table, plus they tasted amazing! 

We created a huge circus tent draping the front entrance out of a roll of red and white striped tablecloth (which we sadly did not get a picture of!). Each guest received a bag full of tickets to use at all the games inside. The bags would also serve as a place to collect all their winnings. The kids were greeted with rows of cotton candy and balloons! 

As always, I think a good printable set really brings the look of a party together by tying all the decor together. From coordinating centerpieces to matching cupcake toppers to custom game signs, this DimplePrints circus package was perfect for our party! 

What's a good circus without fresh, hot popcorn?! We made sure there was plenty for all with a full popcorn station, complete with an old fashioned popper on wheels! 

In addition to all the sweets, popcorn and cotton candy, we had a snack and drink table with lemonade, fruit punch, water, hot dogs, pretzels and goldfish for the little ones. I tried to incorporate some pennant banners in all my game and food stations and also some "vintage" feeling item in each display, like an old suitcase, old milk crate and wooden bench. 

Our games consisted of Knock 'Em Over, Bean Bag Toss, Fishing, Face Painting, Coloring Station and a Photo Booth. All of our photo booth props came from Props R Us and were definitely a crowd favorite! Today, Aaron with Props R Us is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win a set of 15 of his felt props for your next event!! Easy entry below...

Photo booth fun!

We had plenty to eat, lots of fun and the birthday kids were in awe. Overall the party was a great success! Thanks for stopping by to take a look! If you liked what you saw, please enter our giveaway and share our blog with your friends!!

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More about Aaron with Props R Us: 
I started working for a photo booth company here in Ohio over a year ago. Since that time the number of events we book has exploded and the demand for photo booths at weddings and other special events is rapidly increasing. I started designing and cutting my own sets of props because I noticed how immensely popular the props were in addition to the photo booths themselves. They also make the photos that much more entertaining....for everyone. Further more my props are cut from very sturdy stiffened felt and securely glued on to wooden stick. I can tell you from experience not to purchase the paper props, they never hold up and make it through the entire event. My props are guaranteed to hold up to whatever you can throw at it and make your photo booth pictures much more entertaining.
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3 comments:

  1. I love this so much! We are doing Circus theme for Harper's second birthday! I'm so excited and love all of your ideas! Where did you order everything from!?!?!?

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  2. All the printables are from DimplePrints...the rest is a hodge podge of local craft stores, Oriental traders and homemade!

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  3. It was an awesome party. You are so creative!

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