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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Come One! Come All! 1st Birthday

Last month was my sweet little baby girl's first birthday, I just can't believe how fast time goes by! 
I wanted to do something fun, but not over the top... now with 3 birthdays every year I figure we may start having to do them a little more 'budget friendly' if you know what I mean :)
I love the idea of this being the first celebration of many for her so I thought the phrase "Come One, Come All" was perfect, and who doesn't love the circus right!?!
Here is the cute little birthday girl in here Ringmaster outfit
Sorry for the fuzzy pics, my camera wouldn't focus!
Now that the camera started working properly, so frustrating, here is more pics...
The party was smaller with just family, so I set up a smaller table for all the little cousins.

At each place setting there was a circus party hat and cute little circus tent favor box with a gumball animal inside. 
I just adored these circus tent boxes, they fit the gumballs perfect!
We had clowns, elephants, lions, monkeys, and tiger gumball buddies from the Peppermint Place.
We also had cute animal circus animal cutouts for the table centerpieces.
I set up a small circus tent dessert bar. We kept the treats light and simple for this party.
Adorable custom circus sign from Wants and Wishes and I made the circus tent from plastic table clothes from a local party store.
For the birthday cake I decided to do keep with the theme and do 3 to resemble the 3 rings at the circus.
The elephant topped off the design holding a number 1 flag
but my favorite was this little guy...
On one side of the cake we had a sweet side of circus treats...
First no circus would be complete without cotton candy!

Animal Cracker Cookies, Marshmallow Peanuts, and sweet Kettle Corn popcorn.
On the other side we had matching treats that were not as sugary...
There was buttered popcorn, salty peanuts, and animal crackers.
We had to incorporate clowns into this circus themed dessert table as well...
Clown Nose Suckers!
also a custom printable from Wants and Wishes
and one more shot of the cake just because I loved it!
All the party hats, cotton candy cones, popcorn boxes, and circus tent favor boxes were from Oriental Trading.
I made the birthday girl's top hat and tutu, the onesie was from Cupcakes Cottage
 My cute little clowns!
She LOVED her smash cake :)
I hope you enjoyed our little circus celebration and can't wait for more to come!