Come One, Come All… to this adorable CARNIVAL CAPERS Circus themed birthday event! Submitted by the extremely talented Sharnel of Sharnel Dollar Designs, this party was organised and commissioned by Bianca Shugg from Peekaboo Magazine who asked Sharnel to style the party side of a fashion shoot. As you can see it’s overflowing with charming vintage elements and creative details that you won’t want to miss.
Sharnel’s eye for detail shows through in all of her events as you can see here with her clever use of “ticket rolls” to create unique table risers on top of the stars & stripes lined sweets table. Vintage toys and Circus games create a fun carnival atmosphere, there was even “Laughing Clowns” to entertain the guests.
Read on for all the party details as told by Sharnel…
“We wanted to recreate the vibrant color and fun feeling that is evoked when at a carnival or circus!
The sweets table consisted of ice cream cups with chocolate topping, cupcakes and bags of popcorn. For take home treats the children were given a big top favor box that they could fill up with giant freckles and smarties, gummi bears, fantales, choo-choo bars and redskins.
To add a touch of whimsy to the table, we placed replica vintage wind-up toys on top of entry ticket “risers”. Our custom backdrop replicates a big top tent and the oversized balloons add visual interest and a strong pop of color.
We set up a mini sideshow alley with a childhood favourite – the laughing clowns. Traditional games like sack races are a great way to get the children involved. It’s an inexpensive game and has them up and moving!
Sweets Table Resources:
• Amazing cake from Jen at A Little Slice of Heaven
• Tin wind up elephant and clown from I Love Parties
• Striped baking cups from Paper Eskimo available at Details, Details
• Custom backdrop by Sharnel Dollar Designs
• Bamboo spoons from Details, Details (custom stamping available too!)
• Circus tent favor boxes from Etsy shop Favor Makers
• Popcorn bags from I Love Parties
• Oversized round balloons from Sharnel Dollar Designs
Photo Credit: The beautiful images were captured by Naomi V Photography