Monday, May 5, 2008

Birthday party under the “Big Top”!

There was a time when "kid's birthday party"' meant a cake, some balloons and maybe
pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. When I was a little girl my birthday party was a modest
affair in the basement. Not anymore. My sister and I have been planning my nephew's
party for weeks, we've chosen a circus theme - - - and we’ve been relentlessly incorporating
this theme in every element of the party, including invitations, music, games, craft
projects, snacks, cake, entertainment, favors and of course the table setting.

The circus has always been a part of my family’s tradition. I can remember the high-
wire artists performing their death-defying acts, the sugary, billowing cotton candy,
the popcorn, the ponies and the clowns. Some traditions just seem to slip away in the
churn of modern life but the joys of the circus is something that we wanted to pass
down to the next generation.

With easy-to-make treats, old-fashioned games, and party decorations to delight kids
of all ages, we let the sights and sounds of an old-time circus inspire us.

Birthday parties are often big events in children's lives but the bottom line is for children's
parties to be special and fun, whether they're simple home affairs or themed extravaganzas.

Source of inspiration/images: Country Living magazine


Anonymous said...

I loved the bright colors and easy containers you have shown . Also the fact that there are no scary clowns. I have a site at and I love what is featured here and will pass it on. I have found people don't really like clowns,they freak them out.
good job

the party bee said...

I adore the photo of the cake and the bright colors of this party. I also blogged about a circus party on my site- you can check it out at
I enjoy your posts so much and have you listed on my blogroll. Keep up the great work!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Love the vibrant colors! Looks like a fun party!

Preppy Engineer said...

What a fabulous looking party. I wish mine were small enough to throw it!

Courtney said...

Hi Sarah! I've been reading your blog for some time, and finally got to give you a tiny shout-out as part of my party-planning series I'm doing on Tuesdays. Thanks for all the inspirational images every week!

People St.Clair said...

This is how my sister and I plan parties for my niece. I love this theme its fun, whimsical and full of color. said...

The big top on the cake is amazing! It is a very creative touch.

Jackie said...

Love the photos. The whole thing looks like a gorgeous affair. Well done.


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