Parties

Circus Party

For Little E’s first birthday party, I decided to go with a circus theme.

I made streamers and a banner out of cardstock and red ribbon, and I found templates of circus animals, so I cut them out and pasted them to my streamers (which I hung outside, as well).

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The cake was very simple–I got the idea from Parents.com. The decorations on it were Skittles, along with Starburst that I had warmed in the microwave, rolled out with a rolling pin, and cut into the shapes I wanted. I also used a Red Vine to spell out a word. The extra Starburst and Skittles made a colorful addition to the candy table.

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These are cupcakes baked in ice cream cones, another idea from Parents Magazine, and they were a hit with the kids!

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Outside, we had some fun circus games, like tossing a ball into cups of water, throwing a bean bag through target holes, and taking pictures at this photo booth made from an giant cardboard box, red wrapping paper, and red polka dot cloth. I had a variety of fun hats and noses for the kids to try.

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 Their party favors were wooden star magnets with Little E’s picture (I made one of these for Mr. C’s 1st birthday, too), made from parts I found at Hobby Lobby, and other prizes were given in these cute popcorn boxes, also from Hobby Lobby.Eva's 1st Birthday 004

Even though it got a little cold at the end, we all had a great time at Little E’s circus party!

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