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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

{real parties} james' circus party

Earlier this month Aimee's son, James, celebrated his 5th birthday in spectacular style!! Aimee added her own amazing touches to our vintage circus party hire package to create this gorgeous party!

Guests were greeted at an adorable homemade ticket booth (created from an old refrigerator box by James dad!) and received tickets for their afternoon at the circus!

The dessert table was filled with lots of delicious treats, and finished with bold red and white stripes, adding to the circus atmosphere! The gorgeous vintage tin elephant windup was a hit with the little ones!

Yummy donuts & wafer sticks

Fun candy-stripe straws & clown-nose cupcakes

No circus is complete without hotdogs & popcorn!

The party table had sweet wooden toys and a circus tent centrepiece.  Fluffy pompoms and 'clown nose' baubles hung from above. 

Aimee created this fun photo booth using a refrigerator box and gift wrap. 

 All the guests had great fun dressing up for their 'photo shoot'!

Games included knock em down, pass the parcel, pop 'em in, spinning plates, circus shootout and lucky ducks. 

When the games were over, everyone got to choose a prize from the prize board!

The gorgeous birthday boy and his beautiful cake, finished with mini bunting (made by Aimee)

...and how amazing is the inside of the cake? James very clever dad, Mark, created it...might need to ask him for a tutorial!

{table & room decor} The Candy Tree
{styling} Aimee
{printables} Tanya Collier
{costumes & games} The Candy Tree
{lolly jars} Sweet Little Birdie
{striped straws} Lark
{admit one tickets} Officeworks
{prizes} Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
{photography} Tanya Collier!

Tanya x


  1. Looks fantastic, cake turned out amazing, well done! Thanks also for the mention xx

  2. fabulous - what a wonderful party and lovely ideas!

  3. wow looks fabulous! lots of fun, love all the details xx

  4. i love your blog!!! now im your fan =D