Joe's 5th birthday
Used Williams Sonoma animal cracker cookie cutters to decorate cake and cookie pops. Made lanterns from http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog/2010/07/07/diy-turquoise-red-white-party/ popcorn holders from Target $1 bins, fondant from walmart, lantern supplies from walmart ice cream cone treats http://ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com/ice-cream-cone-rice-krispie-treats-and-more-surprises/2010/05/07/ wilton circus tent candy molds found at michaels used the cricut for cutouts, carnival cartridge table accessories from finds at goodwill and garage sales
Love how the cake turned out and dessert table was cute with chocolate dipped pretzel sticks, cherry jello, dipped marshmallows, blue elephant sugar cookie cutouts
Don't feel like everything has to be exactly as you see it, be creative and add your own personal style. It doesn't have to be expensive to look good.