Peanut Big Top Circus
The Greatest Show on Earth
Welcome back to another AMAZING party by my friend at FatCow. Angelina and I got acquainted when I started my blog this past summer and after talking on the phone over and over (I had no idea what I was doing with the blog) she mentioned that one of her passions is throwing birthday parties for her adorable daughter. After telling me some of her amazing ideas I HAD to ask for pics! Her ideas a beautiful and inspired. A big thanks to her for sharing on the blog. Without further aduie, here is her Big Top Circus Party…
Check out this beautiful little cake just for the birthday girl. The guests had cupcakes but Angelina had a little cake made just for her daughter. I love this idea! Make something extra special for the birthday kid that is smaller. It’s cost effective and really helps center the party around the little one it is meant for!
Try for a moment to tear your eyes off that adorable cake and notice the cup cake stand. Ange said, “For her very first bday, I requested my dad make me a cake stand that I can use over and over…each year, that stand gets painted and gets hit with the superglue big time. This year I basically bought a mini sewing kit and glued everything in the kit to that cake stand….and I love the idea that she has a personal cake stand every year for her cupcakes…that tends to be what’s always talked about….’what’s Ange going to do with the cake stand this year?'”
Check out the center pieces. Simple, hand made, inexpensive but they add so much!
Notice the paper balloon Happy Birthday banner in the background. So festive and also a decoration you can easily create on your own. But the take homes are the real feature here. Dollar store popcorn buckets stuffed with tissue paper and various prizes sticking out. Adorable, fun, and matchy!
Yes, that is a real dog with a clown nose on her face. What?! Adding simple touches like the toy riding an elephant is a cute and inexpensive touch. And so creative!
Angelina points out, “What isn’t pictured here, is the ceiling. I took red and white streamer, and made an old fashion, vintage style circus tent….her dad LOVED me for that one….it really gave it that lil something extra.”
It’s obvious that Angelina has amazing pictures from her parties. If you have a friend with camera skills (it seems like we all do) ask them to come be the photographer. It keeps you hands free for doing the stuff you need to do and you also end up with pictures that are much more than snap shots.
Ange says, “I truly love doing these events and now that she is getting older, she’s more and more involved and it’s total bonding time…love it!”
A huge thanks to Angelina for sharing her talents with the blog. Keep an eye out for more parties by her. If you want to see what she has already posted check out her “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” post by clicking here. If you want to see more ideas for a carnival themed party from this blog, click here.