Chiara of Calico And Cupcakes threw her son a carnival themed birthday party this Spring, and I was blown away by the creative cupcakes she made. Don’t they look just like popcorn? Just marshmallows sprinkled with a mixture of yellow food coloring and water to make it look buttered. So clever! Steal away!
While there is no shortage of circus themed parties on the blogosphere, I have to say that this one is one of the cutest! This was my friend Chelsea’s baby shower thrown for her by her mother-in-law and insanely talented artist Cherisse, and sisters-in-laws Leah of Mustard Seed Design & Nicole, a fabulous graphic designer. With credentials like that you know it turned out totally incredible! (Please note, I had nothing to do with it’s incredibleness. I just know awesomeness when I see it!) Let’s comb through the big top for ideas, shall we?
One of my favorite details was how they wrapped the flower vases with admission tickets. What a high-impact, low cost way to set the tone for the party. Just adorable!I also really loved how the place settings looked. Again, totally crushing on how they used those tickets. A napkin ring! Genius!The ladies chose to host the party in a beautiful seaside park… and they got one of the prettiest days ever so it made the day even sweeter. Speaking of sweets… Check out that sweet table below there! I adooooooore the pennants Nicole created. Everything just looked so fresh and fabulous, did it not?I love the color palette they chose. That fabulous blue, bright red and black just sings when combined and I’m pretty sure this shower was belting one out. Pinwheels on each table added to the adorable factor.They set up little circus tents throughout the park and used them to play games like Ring A Duck…
(Since I know you may ask, I think the tents are from Restoration Hardware of all places. Unfortunately, they were found a long time ago by Crafty Jan) …and they also used a tent as a shady spot for cupcakes. Yum and cute!They also had a popcorn bar.…and a place to doodle on onesies as well as prep for the photobooth. Clown noses for all!
What an adorable day for a beautiful lady! Great job gals! What a dream team you make!