Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Clowning Around!

Cody's Birthday was a great success! We had lots of friends and family over for a mighty good circus themed PARTY! We had face painting, pin the tail on the donkey, A make your own sundae bar, and treats galore!

The gourmet cuisine was corn dogs and cheetos and apple juice! Yummy! I even enjoyed some myself!

TrEaT BagS HandED Out WerE popCOrN cOnTaInErS fIlleD tO thE BriM WIth caNdy, PinWheeLS, TemP. TatTOos, ANiMAl CrACkerS, eTC.

It all started with the invitations. Cody himself came up with the circus theme and I ran with it! Invitations were made by emptying out animal cracker boxes and filling them with peanuts, a clown nose, and a "ticket" invitation that reads, "admit one" with the specifics on the back! They were so cute! Expensive to mail, but very cute indeed!

I found a darling vintage circus themed tablecloth at Restoration Hardware and got most of the other decor either from the dollar store or just from around the house. The tables centerpieces were apothacary jars filled with different candies and animal crackers (all those ones we dumped out of the invitation boxes!)

The dollar store had great circus striped multi colored fun plastic round cups with curly straws! The plastic plates were from Target at the dollar spot. Clown wig from our own dress up collection and proudly worn by ME!

It was a lot of fun! The only bummer was that we had to cancel the real ponies from coming due to the snow! The horse trailer couldn't get in our neighborhood. But everyone had a good time and I don't even think they missed riding the horses!

Now it's over, and while most people are just getting started on their New Years partying, I am off to bed with a hot chocolate (sugar-free of course) and 6 magazines that arrived today in the mail after over a week of no postal service (another not so great bonus from the snow storms!)

Goodnight, and Happy 2009!!!


Wendy said...

How creative! I'm sure that is a memory that will last forever. Everything looked wonderful.

barbj said...

Your amazing. What a great Mom you are. It all looked great and I'm sure fun was had by all.

Steph said...

WOW Melaine! I hope COdy really appreciates you! Happy Birthday to him! I can't believe these little kiddos are turning six!

Kelly said...

You are so creative! Your 6 year old should be so proud to have a mom that put so much time and energy into giving him the perfect circus party. I know your guests had to be impressed too! I LOVE the invitation idea! Send some snow over to us in GA. We'll be glad to take some off your hands. Ha! Because we live in the south, it is a rare treat to get some of that "white stuff". Enjoy your new year. Rest up. I'm sure you need it after all the partying at your house.

Kathysue said...

Great post Melaine,I love the circus theme.I actually wanted to use it in my grandbabies play room until I found out the clow pictures scared did a great job covering all the bases and I am in love with the table cloth,don't you just love it when a plan comes together and Happy to CODY!!Kathysue

Sarah said...

VERY cute birthday!
Vintage Lily

Linda said...

Wow Melaine, totally fun.
One to always be remembered by your little man I am sure!
So fun!

Laurie Anne said...

Looks like it was a fun party. Where did you find the stand you used for the cupcakes?? super cute!!

Amber Ferl said...

You wouldn't by chance still have and be willing to sell the tablecloth? I've been trying to track one down for my sons 1st bday? [email protected]

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