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REAL PARTY: Vintage Circus Baby Shower

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This new Real Party feature is so much fun! It’s a Vintage Circus” baby shower theme that’s chic, sophisticated, and even a little bit GLAM… how’s that for a fresh take on the baby shower concept? =)

vintage circus baby shower party theme

The party was created by Sharon Taylor and features cool details like feather-topped cupcakes, kelly green paper pinwheels, and a vintage toy animal “circus train”.

Read on for lots of inspiring images and all the details, as told by Sharon


vintage circus baby shower party theme

“We found a Vintage Heywood Wakefield Baby Pram at a local thrift store and lacquered it in a high gloss black. The wheels were adorned with rhinestones and placed in front of the cage to look as if it was pulling a circus train.

vintage circus baby shower party theme

I created a faux credenza with black paint and white foam core board. The bebe’s Monogram of an “H” was placed in the center.

The credenza served as a dessert/gift bar, and another identical credenza was created for the punch & champagne bar.

vintage circus baby shower party theme

vintage circus baby shower party theme

Guests sipped fruit filled champagne and enjoyed dippers dipped in chocolate and cheese fondues.

vintage circus baby shower party theme

I used vintage toy animals and dressed them up to ride in a “theatrical circus train” where sugar cookies were attached to the circus train bars…a twist on the standard dessert bar.

vintage circus baby shower party theme

vintage circus baby shower party theme

My team created kelly green pinwheels and custom made cupcake toppers of feathers, pipe cleaners, flags, and monogrammed “H’s”.

vintage circus baby shower party theme

vintage circus baby shower party theme

The Candy Bar was an old narrow book shelf found at a thrift store and painted with a fresh coat of white paint. Thrift store crystal dishes were filled with rock candy, marshmallows, gumdrops, green jelly bellies, and m&ms.

vintage circus baby shower party theme

The Candy Bar shelf also doubled as a gift for the mom to be.

vintage circus baby shower party theme

Photographer: Janae Hardy
Venue: Fedora Social House {Historic Pub specializing in cocktails and fondues}


Thanks so much to Sharon for the wonderful party inspiration!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

24 responses to “REAL PARTY: Vintage Circus Baby Shower”

  1. Mimi says:

    Love it!!

  2. Amy says:

    So cute! Love the ‘Candy Bar’ and the blinged out cupcake picks!

  3. wow, what a fabulous shower!

  4. Andrea says:

    Are there any new, alternative ideas to the candy bar?

  5. Lindsey says:

    I love this! What a great way to bring out the kid in a bunch of “grown ups”!

  6. Suburban Princess says:

    Beautiful! This is timely for me as I am reading Water for Elephants right now!

  7. Shannon Richardson says:

    This is too cute! I love unique baby showers!

  8. Sarah says:

    This is an awesome shower!! Love all the details.

  9. Amy Curran says:

    I love this. What a great idea for a baby shower.

  10. Elisha Akram says:

    I love the details of this shower… This looks wonderful!

  11. [email protected] At Home says:

    This is totally unique and fun!

  12. fabulous color-scheme, and love the animals incorporated throughout! such a fresh party, completely unique, i love that!

  13. Jenn, Thanks so much for the kind words and wonderful feature! This shower was a lot of fun to create. I have to also say I’m so very flattered by all of your readers comments as well! Thanks everybody!! xo S. Taylor

  14. So great . Take care our babies , our angles well. They are new generations for this planet !

  15. Helena says:

    absolutely fabulous, I’m swooning! Love all the green details!

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  17. I love the pictures especially of croc and frog.

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  19. sock hop says:

    Parties are what makes the world go round, and this one takes the cake :)

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  22. Jen says:

    Such a unique idea!! I love it!