Vintage Circus Strongman 2nd Birthday Party

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by Kara
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Vintage Circus Strongman Party Details:

This is what Jessica said about planning the party- “To celebrate Matty’s second birthday we hosted a Vintage Strongman themed birthday party! Matthew himself inspired the theme; he is both freakishly strong for a two year old, and aged beyond his years.

My paper products designs, DIY projects and tablescape were heavily influenced by vintage carnival sideshow posters and actual photographs from the 1930’s and 1940’s. I wanted to play up the dark side of the carnival, but still have it be appropriate for a two year old, so I incorporated some bright, traditional carnival patterns, and “children’s toy” accessories. I used the iconic strong man moustache, and weights as additional design elements to enhance the theme.

The menu was influenced by traditional carnival food: popcorn, cakes, cotton-candy, and salty snacks! There were a few guests who reported a noticeable “sugar high” (oops!). The treat bags held loot inspired by the carnival, the strong man, and his moustache.

Many of the design elements were generously donated to me, and I was very thankful to receive such lovely gifts. Many women in my life helped out with crafting, cooking, and set-up/take-down, I am lucky to be surrounded by so much help and creativity. This was the first party that I got to utilize my brand new Silhouette Cameo for, and all I can say is wow! This lovely machine and I (I’ve named her Joan), have a lot more projects in our future. I can’t believe how easy it made everything. We had a fantastic afternoon with our friends and family; the birthday boy was spoiled with so much love (and many treats!)”.

Menu:
Cotton candy barbell cake pops
Marble, tri-flavour cake
Vanilla cupcakes
Assorted macarons
Red velvet cookies
Bite size desserts
Mini strudels
Mini angel food cakes
Rice Krispy treats
Vanilla push up pops
Moustache sugar cookies
Salt water taffy
Kettle cooked ripple chips
Summer fruit

Cherry and grape soda
Apple juice
Water
Lemonade

DIY Crafts:
Paper flag bunting
Snow cone bunting
Peanut and popcorn swags
Moustache and star bunting
Silver plated animals
Vintage cupcake pan cake stand
Paper poppies
Moustache crayons
Peanut jars
Crystal cake stands

Loot bags:
Circus theme pencils and stamps
Moustache shaped crayon, soap, and mini candies
Salt water taffy
Old fashioned peppermint stick
Popcorn
Bubbles

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