Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Circus Celebration: A Pictorial Study

Step right up, Ladies and Gentlemen, see the most amazing show on Earth...
Okay, maybe not the MOST amazing show on Earth, but definitely the most
amazing birthday party we've had yet!

Our wonderful Ringmaster was all decked out in his white tuxedo, plus a
few embellishments. Genuine cardboard top hat and sparkle bow tie, because
let's face it... bow ties are cool. ;) This will be the fourth time he's played
"ringmaster," although it was his first circus performance. The other times
he was "ringmaster" in a wedding. (Ringmaster: aka ring bearer--he called
himself the ringmaster when he was three in my sister's wedding and it stuck.)

Birthday Girl #1--Katie.

Kate's favorite game was the dart game. She was really
good at popping the balloons on the bottom row, but
she couldn't quite reach those balloons on the top.

Birthday Girl #2 -- Claire Marie

Claire's favorite game was the bean bag toss. She was pretty good at this
game too.

What's a circus without a clown? We had a very dapper
clown at the party with a pocket full of balloons.

And a concession stand, *FREE* to the public!

Mmmmm! Buttery popcorn!

One of my favorite acquisitions for the concession stand
was this "candy" box. I scored this from the Dollar Tree.
It was one of their display boxes, and I asked if I could
steal one 3 different times before they finally relented.
I've filled this one with cotton candy, circus peanuts,
and popcorn balls.

Colorful banners made the house feel festive. Too bad I didn't have time to
put up any balloons... 

We had face-painting :)

Forks, spoons, and napkins were displayed in popcorn boxes.

We had a colorful cake!

Happy Birthday, Claire and Katie!

One of our awesome acrobats, taking a break.

Acrobat number two :)

And the ringmaster, enjoying his goodie bag.

Everyone gathered to watch the acrobat show, and to see the girls open

My monkeys made out like bandits.

They got hats, shoes, clothes, dolls, and lots of big girl panties!

I hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. AWESOME! I love it.

  2. What a great party!! Great job!!

  3. Looks like you all had a blast! :D Cool family! And, great job!