Monday, November 2, 2009

Come One Come All

In early June, I helped my sister plan a birthday party for two of her kids (Emma who was turning 6 and Anthony who was turning 8). Since their birthdays fall only two weeks apart she decided to host the parties together and throw one large gender-neutral bash. The theme - if you haven't guessed it already - the Circus! Since around 30 kids were to be in attendance it had to be an outdoor party. Thank goodness the weather was nice as we didn't have a Big Top. :)
I designed and printed the above pinwheel carnival invitations. The color scheme for the party - red, blue, yellow, and green primary colors, of course.

The above party banner welcomed guests.

And so did spinning yard pinwheels ...

They twirled perfectly in the wind the entire day ...

A large clothespin pinwheel (and balloons) were attached to the mailbox ...

The dessert, cupcakes with carnival themed pinwheel cupcake toppers.

Assorted sizes of handheld pinwheels were also stuck into tin buckets filled with sand and placed around the party zone.

Additional banners - featuring the Birthday Boy and Birthday girl's names.

And some coordinating party pennants.

Carnival themed games were played outside including bean bag toss and pin the nose on the clown. And what party would be complete without a magician (who happened to be named Roger!)?

Treats were served including assorted popcorn, mini corn dogs, animal crackers, peanuts ...

Each child also received a party hat (with the birthday boy and girl receiving a pinwheel party hat) .... AND

Goody bags (filled with all sorts of loot) were kept closed with pinwheel clothespin attachers.

If you would like to throw your own Carnival or Circus themed party, we've designed the below papers that coordinate perfectly with the theme. And all of the above products are available for purchase in our shop.
Just let us know which papers your prefer, or we can always just use an assortment of all of the below papers. :)

Circus Yellow Stripes

Circus Mini Dots

Circus Small Yellow Dots

Circus Small Green Dots

Circus Small Blue Dots

Circus Red Stripes

Circus Large Red Dots

Circus Large Dots

Circus Green Stripes

Circus Small Dots

Circus Diamonds

Circus Blue Stripes

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