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Twins’ Big Top Birthday


A big top birthday party for our 1-year old twin boys.

Design Inspiration

When I started to think about celebrating James & Luca's first birthday, a circus party was the first that came to mind. We affectionately call our home "the circus show" - with three boys, 3 and under, there's a lot of messy and crazy going on behind the scenes. A circus party not only seemed like an appropriate theme, but was also the perfect platform to celebrate our boys - bright, fun, loud and full of personality. As a stationery designer, I let the invitation design guide the rest of the party and decor, and am so thrilled with how the whole party turned out. The best part was that James & Luca were loved on by our friends and family, and that we were able to celebrate a big milestone in our boys' lives.

Project Details

All Photos by Morgan Bayard | Invitations, Signage, Stickers & Banners by Bella Carta Boutique

Fondant Cake Toppers | Cotton Candy | Cupcake Stand | Balloons | Red & White Cupcake Wrappers | Guest Book | Snack Trays | Birthday Cupcake Plate | Red & White Topping Cups | Plastic Milk Jars | Confetti |  Popcorn Boxes | Circus Play Tent | "One" Birthday Shirts

Cupcake Wrappers, Confetti, Straws, Milk Bottles, Popcorn Boxes ::


Favorite Items

Probably the cotton candy favors! I found Minnie from Sweet Puff Candy at the perfect time, and she listened to all of my type A requests to make sure that both the cotton candy matched the theme, and that the packaging was ready for my labels when they arrived. They were delicious, and we had plenty of leftovers, so were able to enjoy them for a long time!




I think my best advise is to just throw yourself into the theme. I loved that the decor was outside my comfort zone, but it was so fun to come up with creative ideas that made the party really come to life.

Vote: May Party Finalists - Project Nursery

Monday 1st of June 2015

[…] Twins’ Big Top Birthday by jpalleschi Sabrina, of Project Nursery, says, “The circus theme always brings smiles‚ÄĒwho doesn’t love seeing all the animals, bright colors and entertainment? This party evokes the fun under the big top with all its adorable details, including an actual play tent.” […]