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Master Nicholas’ Circus Party


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:

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was an invitation I found online on and a local park called Kiddie Acres where we took pictures of Nicholas before his party

Decorating Style

Classic, Fun, with bright colors! You can see more pictures from the party here

Project Details

Invitations here

Tshirt here

Circus Signs here

Birthday Banner here

Wooden picture blocks here

Circus Pictures here

Circus Candy here and here and more here!

Circus Toys here and here

Circus plates and napkins here and 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!

Favorite Items

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 to be the most help!


Sunday 16th of May 2010

I used Iron Kids white bread. The cookie cutters I had had a sharp side. I pressed down really hard and shook them a bit to separate on their own from the metal sides. I had a couple bad one sin the beginning then I got the hang out if! I had to use 2 loaves just to make 20 animals! You waste a lot of bread.

Little Apple Design LA

Friday 14th of May 2010

What an awesome job! I have a really random did you cut those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? I bought a cookie cutter to make some for my son's party and they all fell apart. Yours look great. Did I just buy bad bread?


Thursday 13th of May 2010

Amazing! So incredibly cute. I love it!


Thursday 13th of May 2010

Wow...what a great party!


Thursday 13th of May 2010

What a fun party it was, everyone loved the circus theme. Nicky was so excited with the facepainting and the ballon animals. What a perfect day with his pals... Grandma Booba and Papa loved spending time with him and sharing the day. xoxox