A Big Top Birthday Party Extravaganza

Circus Themed Birthday Party

“‘Look at this,’ she says, holding up a porcelain figure of a girl in a tutu, standing atop a horse. The card reads:  Darling girl, if all else fails, join the circus!” -Judy Blume, Summer Sisters

My dear friend Lindsay just threw the most fabulous BIG TOP party for her beautiful little girl’s 2nd birthday.

As a lot of great parties probably should…this one started with a dress!

Baby Threads by Liz Outfit

The dress is from BABY THREADS by LIZ.

Inspired by the dress (Baby Threads by Liz), I created her party’s custom invitation. (Similar designs can be found on my HOSTandSERVE Etsy Shop).

It was an honor to be asked.

I still believe that REAL mail is the best mail; there is just something special about the ritual of going to the mailbox and finding a personal invitation.

Invitations are a preview of the party.

Circus Themed Birthday Party Invitation

The circus details on the invitation came to life on the day of the party. Lindsay and her husband rented a fabulous red and white striped “Big Top” tent, continued the stripe on the table skirts, and completed the look with styled vignettes featuring charming details.

 

Some of my favorite touches:

~Classic Bunting
~Custom Cookies [made to match the style]
~Popcorn Boxes as Flower Vases & Fresh Flowers
~A Mix of  Complementary Patterns from the same color family
~Varying Heights on the Dessert Table
~Boxes of Animal Crackers styled in a Metal Tub
~Circus Peanuts as part of the Centerpieces

Circus Themed Birthday Party Cookies Circus Themed Birthday Party Dessert Table drink table Circus Themed Birthday Party - Animal Crackers cake

Centerpieces should be interesting and proportional to your table. Grouping elements of differing heights is a great way to achieve this goal.

Centerpieces should be interesting and proportional to your table. Grouping elements of differing heights is a great way to achieve this goal.

It was the ideal party for such a darling little girl. Lindsay created a magical day… fit for a princess and perfect for a tutu-wearing, adventurous, girly-girl.

Lindsay’s ideas were so creative and fetching, but what is even more evident is that you can tell everything was done with such love.  It is yet another reminder of the remarkable power and selfless love mothers possess.

On this Mother’s Day weekend, I bow my head to all of my girlfriends who are mamas. I am so in awe.

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Thank you, Lindsay, for allowing me to feature these magical moments you created with such love. 

 

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