Tuesday, December 28

{real parties} Circus Themed DOUBLE Birthday Party

I've been wanting to share this party with you for some time now...
The details are crazy-amazing so...


Step Right Up Folks...
get your tickets right here...
to the most "Amazing Circus Birthday Show" on Earth...
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Nancy McPherson contacted me to design a custom circus tent silhouette.
She was planning a DOUBLE birthday party for
her 2 year old son, Nolan and her 5 year old daughter, Caroline.
The tent graphic would be the focus of the party printables she would be creating.
Well...
I never expected to see so many "over-the-BIG TOP" details and was just in awe!!

There couldn't have been a more perfect theme for Nancy to have picked to accommodate both ages and genders!!

Nancy's inspiration?
The Anna Griffin Riley Collection fabric and paper.
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Both the fabric and paper were used throughout the party...
You could find it as the backdrop for the dessert table
right down to the matching birthday outfits for Noah and Caroline...
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And even a cute coordinating outfit for one of their adorable cousins...
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Based off of the fabric swatches Nancy sent me, I created these circus tent silhouettes for her.
She chose to use the one on the right and created coordinating party accessories used throughout the party.
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This fun balloon entrance greeted the guests...
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And how cute is that "TICKET BOOTH"?
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Once the tickets were handed out...
(along with a personalized bag to keep track of them...)
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It was time for the activities to begin.
And let me tell you...
there were PLENTY of fun "Circus-style" age appropriate activities
to keep the kids busy and entertained.

Charicature Drawings
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"Go Fish" ping-pong toss
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"Chocolate" Kissing Booth
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"Oreo Stacking Game"
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"Lucky Boxes"
The kids would pick a number from the jar...
find the matching number on the box...
and open it to reveal the prize!
How fun and "matching" is perfect for this age group!
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And there were "PRIZE BOARDS" like this one
strategically placed throughout the party..
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Aside from the fun activities...
Nancy didn't "clown around" when it came to the food...


Adult Lunches were served up in these fun gable boxes...
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The meal included chicken salad sandwiches,
fruit salad cups and cheese straws.
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And as you might expect...
there were plenty of treats available too!

Cotton Candy
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Sugar Wafer Cookies
(don't they match perfectly)!!
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Water bottles with the Circus Tent Graphic I designed
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Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows
(made by the birthday girl and mommy - so FUN!!)
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Chocolate Circus Tent Lollipops made by Nancy
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Cupcakes?
Oh yes....plenty of adorable cupcakes...

Personalized lemon cupcakes for Noah
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Personalized cupcakes for Caroline
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Circus Seal Cupcake
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Circus Bear Cupcake
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Tower of Cupcakes
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Clown Cupcakes
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What's a circus without popcorn?
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or Salt Water Taffy?
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And then there's the birthday cakes...
The absolutely ADORABLE birthday cakes...

Nolan's personalized birthday cake
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Caroline's custom birthday cake
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Everything was SO vibrant and fun....
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I love the pink stool Nancy used on the table too!!
(The mini banner attached to it reminds me of my PARTY TABS!!!)
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But there are even MORE party details...

Ferris wheel centerpieces
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Birthday Book Signing Table
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And we can't forget the party favors...
Along with the Caricature drawings and prize boards,
party favors included these mini toy fish floating in glycerin soap

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Can you believe the details of this amazing Circus Party?!
Nancy - you REALLY knocked my socks off!!
Wonderful...wonderful job!!
I know there will be many readers inspired by all of the details and creativity in this party!
Thank you so much for coming back and sharing all of the details with me!

I shouldn't have been so surprised with the results of this party...
Nancy recently retired from a 20 year career in event planning & fundraising to stay home with her children!!

Party Supply Sources:
Circus Tent Graphic - Pen N' Paperflowers
Birthday outfits - Ellie Beans
Orange & White Striped Bags - Fort & Field
Custom Cupcake Toppers - Two Sugar Babies
Fondant Circus Cupcake & Cake Toppers - LC Cakes
Metal Place card Holders - Fort & Field

9 comments:

Heather {WhipperBerry} December 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

Sooooooo fun! I love this! Every little detail is amazing. True talent!

Kisses
Heather from WhipperBerry

Amy @ Blowout Party! December 28, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This party is incredible! Not a DETAIL was missed. Amazing.

mom78968400 December 28, 2010 at 1:53 PM  

I wish my 2 were little again-absolutely vibrant and incredible!!

Jeanneoli December 28, 2010 at 10:36 PM  

What an amazing party! I wanted to come and say "hello". I just read your article in Artful Blogging and really enjoyed it.

Anonymous,  December 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

An Amazing Party By An Amazing Mom For The Most Amazing Niece And Nephew. We Love U All !! Uncle Jeff And Kayla :))))

Anonymous,  January 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM  

Oh my goodness! What a awesome party!!! Those details are amazing and a circus theme was a great idea for those ages. Well done.

Anonymous,  January 26, 2012 at 4:16 PM  

Could you please tell me where you bought the ferris wheel centerpieces?
Thank You (:

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