Friday, May 31, 2013

Vintage Circus Party

My 13-year-old has discovered Pinterest. 
For her birthday party this year she came up with the theme "Vintage Circus," 
after she had pinned several ideas on her board.
 So I went to work to figure out exactly what Vintage Circus meant in terms of decor and party food! 
I found great party supplies in the $1.00 bins at Michaels, like the plates and napkins you see here.
In addition to the items you see in the picture above, we served 
warm pretzels, chicken wings, lemonade and watermelon.
I created this invitation in my Silhouette software. 
 My chalkboard art designed just for the party. 
You can read my post here on how to create your  own chalkboard art!
 Aren't these the cutest little cupcakes ever! I found the liners at Michaels. 
The popcorn top is actually marshmallows with the tops cut 
and then sprayed with Wilton's yellow food spray.
 I found the tickets at the dollar store 
and the red and white chevron straws I ordered from Pick Your Plum.
 Cotton Candy from the dollar store.
Circus peanuts, real peanuts and animal crackers (which I later stuck in the goodie bags).
More animal crackers in a jar (I love these things and find them very addicting!) 
The striped table cloth is actually a large piece of fabric I had cut at Wal-Mart.
As you can see I had no trouble with this Vintage Circus theme (surprise surprise!)
 I found these little Circus Tents in the Silhouette store.
They were so easy to put together and I had fun changing up the patterns too.
I made the banner with burlap, clothes pins and scrapbook paper.
I feel like we can use this banner for other parties as well 
(it is not so super specific to the Vintage Circus).
Sid and her friends had great fun at the party and even more fun in our homemade photo booth!


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    1. Thanks! We both had fun. Me planning it and Sid entertaining her friends!

  2. What a cute party! I love all the little details. I have a linky party starting tomorrow at 6pm, would love for you to link up.

  3. Such a cute theme! Great job with all the little details.

    1. Thank you! I really enjoying doing fun parties for my kids!

  4. This is so awesome! You are super talented, I love all of the details. So sweet!

    1. Thank you. You are very sweet! I really have fun tracking down all the supplies I need and finding ways to incorporate food and fun crafty things into my theme!

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  6. I'm always looking for theme ideas and tagged your super ideas as a possible for next year(August)! We have a group of retired church members who meet monthly @ noon. August, we have a picnic. Last year, I did a Tropical thread with good response and this year I'm "shooting" for a Western themed one!

    1. This would be a great idea for your group at church! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I just found you featured at The Shabby Nest! I love your party! Very charming! Anytime you feel like partying at Party In Polka Dots you are more than welcome!


  8. What a fantastic party. I love that you made it so budget friendly too! We are doing a circus themed day camp in a few weeks and I'm definetely incorporating some of these ideas. Thank you! Traci,

  9. Great theme and details to put it all together! I especially love the paper crafts (surprise!), the tents and banner are fab! The "popcorn" cupcakes are awesome! TFS!


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