Sunday, March 15, 2009

{My Parties} Greyson's Circus Themed 1st Birthday Party

We have a 1 year old! The circus party went off without a hitch and we are all pretty much exhausted!
For a day that began with absolutely no nap, it went wonderfully!
He was such a big boy and we all had a great time! On to the pics!

Here is our front door ticket booth!

The birthday boy in the shirt I made him for the occasion!

Our real live circus tent!
A lot of work--but totally and utterly worth it!

The tablescape.

The adorable cake!

The smash cake!

Our sideshow .

Mr. Big's high chair

Grey's swag.

Opening presents with a rubber duck in our mouth!
Totally awesome new crystalized sunglasses from Aunt Siso!

A classic.

What the crap is this?


Here Mommy, have some!

Hot ladies!

The food:

Corn dogs and circus peanuts!


Cotton Candy!

The favors!

One tired boy!

Daddy being a weirdo!


  1. Such an awesome party. I love the circus tent! I might have to steal that idea. Thanks for sharing, I love these Friday Shares.

  2. The tent, the cake, the food, the favors...WOW!!!!! You did an awesome job!

  3. WOW! What an amazing party! I love everything you did, especially the cake and cotton candy. But really, everything was great- I'd never be able to envision something like that. Your son is too cute!

  4. What a cute party! Everything was perfect...I am impressed! ;-)

    Have a blessed week!

  5. Wow, you are SO creative! I love what you've done with this circus theme. And you've got a cute little guy there, too! :)

  6. You did a WONDERFUL job on this party!!!! It is the best one I've seen by far!!!

  7. I love the favors. So simple yet so cute!

  8. I love the party! It looks like so much fun. Y'all did a great job decorating.

  9. LOVE it! I'm really thinking about going with the circus theme for my son's first birthday. Did you make the circus tent and if so how? You have a beautiful family!

  10. Beautiful. I like the circus theme/

    Thanks for sharing,

    Have a great weekend.

  11. Love your circus theme. How did you do the canopy? material or plastic tablecloths, pinned up?

  12. Hi. I saw your party on the creative hostess, how lovely! Just wanted to let you know I am running a contest where you can win $100 gift card to Anthroplogie- I think your party would be a great addition-


  13. This is soo creative. Where did you find all of the lanterns in primary colors?

  14. Great party!!! Love the 'sideshow'...especially the bearded lady! Too funny! AWESOME circus tent!

  15. Just found your blog when looking for circus/fair ideas for our VBS. Did you make the tent? How? It's awesome looking!

    1. I actually did make the tent with rolls of plastic tablecloths. You can find those at any party store or craft store. I hung them from my chandelier and then put a piece of rope or string around the top part of my walls. Then you just tuck the length behind the string!


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