My Daughter was turning 4 and I wanted to throw her a circus party that was girlie, beautiful and different. So we called it "Autumn's Extravaganza"
So My business partner and I got busy:):)
I just saw the movie Water for Elephants-- and so I was very inspired to find an elephant(clip art) the had the feeling of vintage--not cutesy. Which I then created the invites and asked my amazing business partner Kim to paint the elephant on an oversized canvas as the focus point for the dessert table.
Balance-- for me-- I really want the finished project to have balance. And I like it to be pretty-- but somewhat simple.
I took some photos of my daughter and used them for the invite and then had a couple enlarged and hung them in spray painted frames. We wanted the painting of the elephant and the 2 pictures to be the main focus of the party. We wanted everything to be a little taller then normal--so Kim made 2 tall cakes and we had very tall candles on one of them and made an elephant and giraffe to top off the other cake. The pixy sticks were extra tall and we had cupcakes, animal crackers, cotton candy, corn dogs, circus pasta, and of course peanuts. The kids all recieved fun feather mask, huge sunglasses, batoons that lite up, batoons that had twirl ribbon, hoola hups, and jumprobes (most items were purchase at the dollar store). They played musical chairs and had a parade.
Invites, favor tags, cupcake & cake toppers, pixy stick tops, banner, place cards, signage, and thank you cards can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/monkeymoomoo
Party information found here http://monkeymoomooparties.blogspot.com/
and here http://monkeymoomooparties.com/
You can find the adorable mini cupcake stands here http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePaperedNest?ref=pr_shop_more
My favorite item was the beautiful white circus tent that we had the party in --it just set the whole mood for the party. And of course the pictures of my little girl:)
If you are throwing a party for children-- try to make it kid friendly:)