Monday, May 18, 2009

cicus things, circus things...

I'm behind on posting my circus party ideas. I've been preparing for our cupcake tea party that's in A FEW days!! Be sure and check back soon for more on that...
I have a lot of circus/carnival things that I've been collecting over the past 6 months (I know, I'm crazy...but I think a lot of you who look at my site understand how obsessive we can be..hehe!). I'll get pictures of some of the items/ideas I have..but am going to leave some as surprises for the big final birthday event post! Above are pics of some of the banners I have for the booths...I also have a cotton candy one, as well as a few others that aren't pictured. There's some games that I've found too..but again, among those aren't pictured is a circus golf game, ball toss, circus body boppers, and more. Fun stuff. Oh, and you can also see the circus candy I found. I love that the candy boxes even look circus-y :).
Here's my boys' shirts that I made. I cut the circus scenes out of fabric...glued the fabric pieces onto the shirts (spray and stick fabric glue), and then sewed around the edges for a firm bond...So I've been searching all over for last seasons pottery barn 'fair' collection...but it's sold out everywhere :(. Look what I found though...a game that is VERY similar to pottery barn's! I was so excited when I found it! It's all fabric/canvas, very durable, and oh so cute!
And here's my make shift photo booth I just finished. The guests will get their picture taken in it with a clown nose on.
I made it out of 2 science fair display boards that I purchased at hobby lobby, some bright polka dot fabric (hemmed and glued on with craft spray), and paint...And here's a fabric photo op I found! Love it! I have a plastic one that I used last year for a church carnival..but I like this one a lot better I think...
And here's my carousel poles! I cut pvc pipe into 6 ft lengths and wrapped colored ribbon around each one. I'm going to use rebar and stick them into the ground around my back yard. The plan is to hang streamers from pole to pole (hence, 'carousel' poles).
Stay tuned for the cupcake tea party!! I'm counting down the days...which reminds me, I've got to go make some cupcakes!

17 comments:

Shelley@divinepartyconcepts said...

I love all the circus ideas. I am thinking of doing that for my daughter this summer if she will go along with it. Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

Everything looks great! Can't wait to see the Cupcake Event!

lisalyn said...

This is looking so fun. Can't wait to see the party! :)

Julie Gallagher said...

Great minds think alike - I am planning my daughter's 1st in the Circus theme and thrilled that I stumbled over to your blog! I LOVE ALL YOUR IDEAS! And can't wait to see the party!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how fun! The photo booth is way cute! I'll be linking.

littlepinkstudio said...

Hello, I just found you via the daily diy and I'm loving all of your party ideas.
I thought you might like to know that Williams Sonoma has a cookie cutter kit that is circus animals, and my friend Amanda has circus animal themed chocolate molds at her web shop, bakeitpretty.com.
(I think she also has some popcorn bags that are circus themed..)
Cerri

Mermaid Sweets said...

Wow, just found your blog and I am in awe. I love to throw parties too, although you are on a different level, can't wait to learn from you and thanks for sharing.

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Mae said...

i love your circus party! the details are just awesome! Thanks for sharing! i was wondering where you got your labels and the letters written just like in the circus?

kara's party ideas said...

thank you :). i actually made them in photoshop. i do custom work, if you'd like. email me at karaspartyideas@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Ki kara. i love your ideas! where did you get the body bouncers from?

Anonymous said...

Ki kara. i love your ideas! where did you get the body bouncers from?

kara's party ideas said...

thank you :). i purchased them on www.orientaltrading.com.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kara, I love everything that you do! I get so excited to check your website everyday for ideas! I was wondering if you can tell me where you get your toys from for the circus theme. Thanks

kara said...

thank you :). i got a lot of the toys at dollar tree!!

Nicole Brenna said...

Hi Kara your party was great and a huge inspiration...
just came across your blog because I am trying desperately to find the photo op and the bullseye game. Where did you buy it (it is Pottery Barn right?) They dont have them anymore... I have looked everywhere... if you know where to get them
Thanks
Nicole
chicky78@yahoo.com

One of US said...

I am so sad I went to Pottery Barn kids to by the county fair bean bag toss and it has been discontinued.... Of course no one is selling it on ebay either! I just stumbled across your page and saw your bullseye bean bag toss... Do you remember the brand and where you got it? I am doing a carnival and I like the larger size for our booth! Thanks Jenny

 
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