Party Styling & Printables: Crowning Details
Floral Centerpieces: Horton Thompson Floral Design
Princess Castle Backdrop & Blue Pumpkin Centerpieces: Created by Jackie
Cakes & Petit Fors: Moeller's Bakery
Pumpkin & Carriage Standees: Shindigz
Custom Paper Napkins: Etsy (Personal Kitten)
Gold Foil Butterflies: Etsy (Jessica J Creates)
Gold Pumpkin Carriage: Etsy (Glitzy Craft Boutique)
Paper Fan Cinderella Clock: Etsy (IDEA Event Style)
ell, we still have 2 more weeks until back to school if official for our little ones, but I know a number of moms that are sending their kids off this week!! While summers can seem quick with older kiddos, they can feel LONG when all of your kids are under prek age! :)
Nevertheless, we are in full back to school prep mode around our house. We have new shoes, clothes, backpacks, lunchboxes and nap mats ready to go! And, we have prepared small teacher appreciation gifts for our new classrooms on the 1st day of school.
For a simple, yet appreciated, back to school teacher gift, we paired this super fun red apple pen from Oriental Trading with our "An Apple for my Teacher" gift tags offered in green and red.
Simple download the file, print, trim, punch two holes at opposite corners and thread your red apple pen through! In less than 5 minutes, you can have cute back to school gifts ready for your child, or your entire household.
For personalized gift tags, visit our shop.
This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Caroline's Big Top Circus party has to be one of my all time favorites (although we aren't supposed to play favorites!). Every once in a while when styling parties, the end result turns out better than you imagined....and this was certainly true with this sweet birthday party!
The backdrop for her dessert table was handpainted and 3-dimensional, with the plaque standing off the distressed backdrop. To add femininity to this colorful table, we selected a simple, white ruffled table skirt. For a touch of whimsy, we added these amazing elephant standees from Shindigz on either side of the table.
Our desserts for this party were so much fun, starting with this stunning 2-tiered buttercream cake draped with red and yellow ribbon and topped with a handcrafted circus tent and animal topper. Vanilla buttercream cupcakes were topped with gold flaming rings and plastic animals. These were such a huge hit with the party guests, many taking their time to select which cupcake and animal topper they wanted as their 'treat'. Red and white carousel cake ball pops were created by adding gold horse vinyl cutouts to striped straws.
Serving both as party gifts for the birthday girl and fun carnival decor, we included some retro toys and a gumball machine on our main table.
On the opposite side of our party room, we set up our "concessions" stand and favor table full of fresh apples, popcorn served in individual kraft paper cones, cracker jacks, and peanuts. Favors were simple, which is often my favorite choice; boxes of animal crackers with fun vintage circus favor tags tied on with raffia.
Guests enjoyed their snacks and desserts at these beautifully decorated seated tables. Each table was draped in lined burlap linens. One of my favorite details selected for this party were the handcrafted pom pom table runners....they just added so much color and well, just plain fun to the tables.
Our centerpieces alternated between simple mason jars full of natural flowers and these fun elephant toys sitting atop colorful rolls of carnival tickets.
During the event, guests enjoyed the skills of Bugga Bugga Balloons, carrying around amazing balloon art and sporting colorfully painted faces and hands. For photo ops, guests old and young alike, enjoyed standing behind our circus cart and in front of our "Step Right Up" standee backdrop where we had a variety of props to strike a pose. The custom made flame was among the favorite props!!!
Party Styling & Printables: Crowning Details
Party Backdrop, Flame Signage, Cupcake Risers & Carousel Horse Vinyl: Created by Jackie
Cake & Cupcakes: Timtations
Cake Topper: Etsy (Painted Parade)
Cake Ball Pops: Angie's Cake
Carriage Standee, Elephant Standees, Plastic Top Hats & Photo Backdrop: Shindigz
Pom Pom Table Runners: Etsy (Made in Burlap)
Custom Napkins: Etsy (Personal Kitten)
Popcorn Cones, Inflatable Barbell, Elephant Toy Centerpieces, Gumball Machines, Ticket Rolls: Amazon