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7/17/14

birthday circus sideshow


max and bee had a big circus sideshow to celebrate their birthdays this year! i was originally planning on two separate parties, but max wanted to celebrate together and who can argue with that? we had it at the roundhouse in the park...which is built just like a circus tent. we scattered the place with bouncy balls and hula hoops. there were lots of popcorn and cotton candy and calliope music, peanut shells and corn dogs and kids running around in funny hats and clown noses. bee ate a million and a half cupcakes and both kids conquered their fear of clowns when matt's mama hired mr. funny bones to come and do magic tricks and make balloon animals. most non-threatening/non-"keep you up at night" clown ever!

we photo-boothed and danced and made one big spectacle for these two crazies, it was a true circus...

helpful links + shopping sources- roundhouse information here // vintage circus mural image found here. i painted it on 2 4x8 sheets of lightweight insulation bought at home depot. // balloon wall inspired by you are my fave! // invitations are homemade, stamps available at the USPS // clown toppers and napkins found at shop sweet lulu // hula hoops from the dollar store (my favorite place to shop for party stuff!) // party hats are homemade with pom poms hot-glued on // stilts diy found here // peanut bags here // bozo the clown inflatable, candle sparklers found on amazon, here and here // marquee numbers made my max's stepmother sara, edison-bulb string lights found at hobby lobby// circus calliope music playlist here //

21 comments:

  1. Wow this is amazing! I feel a bit like a failure and apparently really need to step up my bday game! It's lovely though, and beautifully captured as always!

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  2. Wow looks like a great time :)

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  3. How cute and crafty. Those smiles. And especially the picture with Max holding Bee and her hand on his face. Love it!

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  4. What a dreamy party, love! Happy birthday to both your babes! <3

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  5. I wish I had parties like this at their age! What a hoot!

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  6. such a beautiful party!! and these two look awesome! :))

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  7. Such a stunning party, the pictures are magical!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  8. How wonderful! The details of this fantastic party are incredible. You must have had a bunch of very happy children on your hands, two cuties in particular.

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  9. It looks amazing! I'm a little bit jealous :)

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  10. This is so so gorgeous, what a bright and happy party. All of the special little details, and what perfect photos!

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  11. Oh wow this looks amazing!

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  12. Such an incredibly beautiful party for two darling kids. Good job, mama!

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  13. GAH!!! you seriously throw the best/cutest parties ever. i seriously need to take some pointers when my little one gets a little older. i love this! (and normally i'm terrified of clowns)
    xo,
    andrea

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  14. Wow, this truly looks amazing...!
    Ronnie xo

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  15. These photos are fabulous and really make me wish as though I had made more effort with regards to presentation over all my previous birthdays!

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  16. This definitely wins cutest birthday party ever! They look so sweet together, your two kiddos.
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  17. this is one of the cutest birthday parties i've ever seen! love everything about it!
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  18. Love this

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