Sunday, November 11, 2012

First Birthday Carnival Party

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 This weekend I had the pleasure of working with Jamie who just happens to be the owner of my most favorite home decor store in town!  Real Deals in Eugene.  

Well, this past weekend they celebrated their sweet daughter Sophia's very First Birthday!

When I really started talking Parties with Jamie, she had already chosen a carnival themed party, and I was ecstatic since I have already done 2 of them.

But don't be fooled, this carnival party is no ordinary party.... it was extraordinary in every single detail.

I have so many fun pictures to share, so please enjoy them!

I created a fun highchair skirt to coordinate with the theme, and used extra fabric to cover the seat.

Jamie created paper cones to hold popcorn, and placed them into a wooden wine bottle rack.  LOVE this idea!

This amazing Ferris Wheel held delicious Kool-Aid popcorn.  So cute, and made a huge statement on the dessert table.

Delicious mini cupcakes made by another fabulous customer.  There were some great flavor choices to choose from!

And how sweet is this?  I mean come on.... she is just precious or what?  And I love how this was brought into the party decor.

Peanut cakes made by the Birthday Girl's Great Grandma.  A family tradition, and a great addition to the carnival.

Here is the overall look of the food and beverage tent!   It is amazing.  

Jamie and her sister spent hours draping the rolls of plastic table covering to create the "Big Top" effect.  I would say worth every.single.minute! WOW!

I created a custom "Carnival" banner to adorn the front of the tent.  I used printed letters, placing them on metallic corrugated card stock, and did some fun embellishing.  It turned out just how I wanted it to for the party.

We created sticker labels for the cotton candy bags.  We gave it a more "vintage" feel, and called it sugary sweet candy floss.

The tables were wonderful!  Using my sewing machine and red polka dot fabric, I created a runner for each table.  The ends of the runners were adorned with white pom pom fringe.  So sweet!

My amazing graphic designer created all of the custom printable for the party, including these table cards.  You can check out my Facebook page to view the entire collection.

Jamie created these awesome tulle poufs on a basic dowel, and then placed them inside of the cotton candy cones to give it the cotton candy look.  Amazing!

My sweet hubby built this directional sign for the event.  It was super simple, but he went the extra mile to give it a designated name plate and angled ends.  Love him.  After he painted it, I cut out vinyl using my Cricut and finished it off for the party!

This is a view of the outside part of the venue.  Have to have the bounce house, and then the area in the back became a petting zoo, shortly after the party started.

I used the original pennant flags that I created for my very first carnival party.  These have become a party favorite, and will be around for quite a while.

The games were all the same as before, with an addition of balloon darts.

Here is another view from one corner of the shop.

Mason jar's for the adult beverages. And with the fun lids they are always a hit!

Check out this carnival food set-up!   A real hot dog roller!!   So fun.  There was also soft pretzels, popcorn chicken, and a chili bar!


If you are looking to throw a carnival party, Outside the box has made it simple with their Carnival Party essentials.


You can also check out Birthday Express here for other fun Carnival decorations and party needs.

I hope you enjoyed these photos.  This party was so much fun to plan and to set-up.  The family was great to work with, and Jamie was so much fun during the entire process! Thanks Jamie!

Be sure to check out all of my other Birthday Party themes here.
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Sarah said...

Woah!! That all looks sooooo amazing! She is one lucky birthday girl indeed! :) I'm your latest follower - came over from Homemaking on a Dime party. x said...

Awesome party! Friend of Donnita, she mentioned you on FB
I also have a thrifty type of blog ... pippa said...

Awesome party! Friend of Donnita, she mentioned you on FB
I also have a thrifty type of blog ... pippa said...

Awesome party! Friend of Donnita, she mentioned you on FB
I also have a thrifty type of blog ... pippa

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such an amazing party!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

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The CSI Girl said...

Wow, This party is amazing. Every last detail is fabulous. Great job!
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Lissa said...

So amazing! I need you to come to Colorado to help me with my boys' next party. :) Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

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Nobanno said...

they have arranged it nicely as i can see here. i am pretty impressed. Mardi Gras Supplies in New Orleans

Karl Robertson said...

Awesome! The carnival theme is the perfect for birthdays, as most people love fun fairs - especially children - what with inflatables, games and rides all around. I know yours didn’t have any, but that’s understandable since this party was done indoors. That didn’t make it any less fun though! Cheers to nailing it!

Karl Robertson @ QLD Amusements

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