Nicholas turned 2 and the "circus" came to town. We had face-painters, balloon artists, games, circus candy, animal shaped PB&J, and of course cake and cookies. Nicky celebrated with all his friends! My amazing friend Tara from Life is Sweet Photo Boutique captured all the images: http://www.lifeissweetphoto.com/blog/2010/05/11/the-ringleader/
My inspiration was an invitation I found online on Etsy.com and a local park called Kiddie Acres where we took pictures of Nicholas before his party
Classic, Fun, with bright colors! You can see more pictures from the party here
Circus Signs here
Birthday Banner here
Wooden picture blocks here
Circus Pictures here
Don't forget clown noses and mustaches! Fabric in a fun circus pattern for the photo booth. My friends came over and we painted the wooden blocks in primary colors to use as picture stands and made homemade tissue pom poms. I bought vintage soda and used animal cookie cutters from Sur La Table to cut the PB&J sandwiches into shapes. I had a candy bar with old fashioned candy and plced pictures all over the tabel of Nicky from his photo shoot. I found wind up circus toys to place around the house for fun!
The cake and cookies from Rise and Shine Bakery in Austin, Texas. I also found plastic popcorn bins for a $1.00 at Michales and placed baby roses inside for centerpieces. My twin sister, Valerie sent Nicky a "roller coaster" for his birthday and it was a hit! It was unexpected, and fun.
Get inspiration from everywhere. I found that browsing blogs and etsy.com to be the most help!