11 Oct

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

This contemporary “Carnival Caper” birthday party looks like so much fun – it makes me want to jump right into the pictures!

Commissioned and organized by Bianca of Peekaboo Magazine (an Australian publication) and designed by Sharnel of Australia-based Sharnel Dollar Designs, the fabulous sweets table is filled with lots of bright colors and an aura of whimsy that’s conjured up through fun touches like vintage wind-up toys, creative “risers” created from rolls of circus tickets, and wooden spoons and labels that read “Eat Me!” and “Drink Me“.

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

Read on for more fun pics and all the details, as told by Sharnel

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

We wanted to recreate the vibrant color and fun feeling that is evoked when at a carnival or circus!

SWEETS TABLE
The sweets table consisted of ice cream cups with chocolate topping, cupcakes and bags of popcorn. For take home treats the children were giving a big top favor box (from Favor Makers) that they could fill up with giant freckles and smarties, gummi bears, fantales, choo choo bars and redskins.

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

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.

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

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

Activities
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!

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Carnival Caper Birthday

Photo Credit: The beautiful images were captured by Naomi V Photography

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Thanks again to Bianca and Sharnel for sharing this fun party inspiration with us! You can check out more creative ideas from Bianca’s publication: Peekaboo Magazine and from Sharnel’s blog: My Life – My Loves.

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21Comments

1
Amy @ Blowout Party! SAYS:

Sharnel is sooo talented, her parties are incredible! Love this one!

Reply October 11, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Katie SAYS:

OMG I’m in love with this dessert table! The presentation of every single elements from the cake to the ice cream is amazing!!!

Reply October 11, 2010 at 6:58 am

3
Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

wow so colorful and beautiful!

Reply October 11, 2010 at 7:01 am

4
Sarah SAYS:

Wow! This is amazing. The risers made from ticket rolls are so inventive.

Reply October 11, 2010 at 7:03 am

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HerBOLD Events SAYS:

Wow, what a beautiful party. I’m not usually a circus fan, but this was done so thoughtfuly and elegantly! Love it!

Reply October 11, 2010 at 7:31 am

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Louisa - FLIPAWOO Designs SAYS:

I love the colors and everything about this! I’ve always been drawn to big, round balloons as well.

Reply October 11, 2010 at 7:40 am

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Tammy@Events By Tammy SAYS:

Great job! Everything is so colorful and fun. I love the sweet table the most. Well done.

Reply October 11, 2010 at 9:25 am

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Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) SAYS:

Love, love, love this party! Love all of the details and the splashes of color all over the party – excellent job Sharnel!

Reply October 11, 2010 at 11:30 am

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Gwynn@GwynnWassonDesigns SAYS:

WOW! So simple yet so captivating. Stunning and oh so much fun!!

Reply October 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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Custom Wedding Labels SAYS:

Love the stickers on the jars and popcorn bags! Get the Look here! Custom labels Great customizable stickers that are great to stick anywhere!

Reply October 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm

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Notes from Holly St. SAYS:

how cute…i love this idea!

Reply October 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

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Sharnel SAYS:

Thank you everyone for your comment about this party. I had alot of fun pulling it together.
Sharnel

Reply October 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm

13
dora taylor SAYS:

LOVE THE CLOWNS…
THEY ARE AMAZING!

Reply October 12, 2010 at 11:47 am

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Kathryn@ Pink Frosting SAYS:

Gorgeous! The big bulbous balloons are gorgeous. I’m so glad they’re back with a vengeance!

Reply October 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm

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julie SAYS:

Gosh, this is a stunning party!

Reply October 24, 2010 at 10:37 am

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