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Circus Party

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My darling twins Aidan and Abigail turned 5 last week. FIVE! I’m not sure where the time has gone but I’d like to hit the pause button please! Anyway, since this is a big birthday, I decided to throw a party to be remembered. I wanted them to have memories of laughter, fun and lots of sweets and as I have such fond memories of the circus, I thought it would be an awesome theme for their party.

I had such fun planning the party decor and believe me, with a circus party there is SO much to choose from. I wanted to keep things relatively simple and decided to do a simple cake and cupcakes (I find kids prefer cupcakes than a big slice of cake) and stuck to old favourites like hamburgers and hotdogs. Throw in some popcorn, candyfloss and toffee (candy) apples and you have every child’s Heaven. I placed some candy in jars and had brown paper packets on the table for all the kids to help themselves and pack their own party packs. Lazy, yes. But this way the kids choose exactly what they want. All in all, this was the best party I’ve ever thrown and the kids had an absolute blast. They’re still talking about it and that’s exactly what I wanted!

Circus party table

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Circus party centerpiece

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Circus party

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Circus party

Circus party

CIrcus Party

Circus party

Circus party

Circus party

Venue: The Little Party Place on Lynnwood (Terisa, the owner, is amazing. So helpful and full of fab ideas. Definitely a great venue if you’ve got small kids.)

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Laura
    Reply

    Where did you buy your fruit kabob sticks?

  • Terisa Pohl
    Reply

    HI Alida! Thank you for using my little party place! We really loved having you and the kids really did have the time of their lives. Thank you for the compliment in your article! Love and kisses. Terisa Pohl, The Little Party Place on Lynnwood

  • Lou
    Reply

    Some people just have the nack! The party looked fabulous, I would never have thought of a circus theme but what an excellent idea. glad fun was had by all.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Lou. It’s such a fun theme and really SO much you can do with it.

  • Anita Steenkamp
    Reply

    I also love this party! Looked like great fun and I love the décor! Looked like it was a great party.

  • femmegypsy
    Reply

    Oh my word I LOVE this party! Reminds me of all the fabulous parties my ma threw my sister and I as kids 🙂 The best memories!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      My mom also used to throw the best parties. 🙂

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