OOH OOH AAH AAH! A circus themed birthday party that kids and adults could enjoy.
The mischievous birthday boy is a huge Curious George fan, but we wanted to do something that would keep kids & adults entertained. Mixing in a circus theme seemed like a great way to make it fun for the whole family.
We were lucky that Curious George book colors just happened to be stereotypical for a circus! We took a page from the series and mixed patterns within the color scheme, and it was a feast for the eyes.
Upon arival he the Much Family Fairgrounds, the kids received personalized bags with tickets to play the games- most of which were DIY. They redeemed prize tickets at the prize board- essentially picking their own favors. While the children had the opportunity to decorate clown hats, adults got a kick out of the clown noses (strategically placed on the bar). Attendees were told to "Go Bananas" with props at the "photo booth." Pictures were finished with a vintage effect and mailed to guests with thank you notes. No circus is complete without a clown (natch) and the birthday boy squealed with delight when Curious George arrived: "MOMMY! There's a monkey in my house!!!" Curious Grey got to see his "G" in lights on the concession table. Mini burgers and bbq sliders were adorned with washi tape flags. Cupcake toppers were cut in the shape of a monkey's head. The circus cake took center stage on the dessert table. The stand was a popcorn tin repainted to look like the platform on the cover of the "Curoius George Goes To The Circus" book. It was such a tasty showstopper!
Party design & florals/cupcake toppers/signs/banners/cake pops: Sweet Pea Parties (www.sweetpeapartiesla.com)
Entertainment: Happy Days Entertainment (www.happydaysentertainment.com)
Cake: Platine Sweets & Savories (www.platinecookies.com)
My favorite DIY details were naturally the ones that were the most challenging to make.... but really were "WOW" factors. The marquee letter "G" buffet centerpiece was made from foam core and cafe lights.The Curious George cake pops were a huge hit-- and almost too cute to eat! Almost.