Well the Circus party was a great success. Even though we changed the layout due to a 80%possibility of rain, it still turned out as expected. By the way, it never rained and the children got to play outside the entire party.
Here are the Birthday Children, Caitlin and Bradley. They had such a blast at their party!
We set up a separate room for eating. When the children and the parents entered this room, they were so excited. Fabric draped the ceiling, chair backs with multi colored sashes and balloons were everywhere. They loved the special touch of each child having their own place setting with their names welcoming them. The big balloons, the clown figurines (purchased at the dollar store) and the lollipop and popcorn centerpieces really enhanced the table setting. Additionally, we had Large Yellow Caspari plates and orange runners that both can be found at Polkadotdesign.com. The circus cups were from Oriental trading and the kids loved them.
The entertainers included a clown, stilt walker, who welcomed the party guest as they arrived and our favorite face painter, Amy Tam.
There was every type of food you could imagine. There was turkey and beef sliders, turkey and beef hot dogs, fruit buffet with colored chocolate fountains, sundae buffet to be served with the cake, mini chicken wings, chicken nuggets, wraps for the parents, cotton candy, popcorn and I made personalized water bottles. Of course each food had their own special circus sign.
Clown Around Time
For free play, the kids had plenty to do. There was a ball pit and two jump houses. There was also a dress station for the kids to become clowns complete with clown wigs and clown glasses with noses all found at Windy City Novelties. For the smaller kids, we had balls and clown cars for them the ride on. When it got too hot outside, the kids could come inside and relax by Laying with the Lions. This was a book station that was set up with plush animals.