Thursday, July 26, 2012

Aydin's Carnival Party

My little man turned two in May and to celebrate we held a Carnival party.  I wanted to keep the food, sweets and games simple, fun and bright for the little ones and focused on a very simple dessert table featuring a circus train cake and circus cupcakes. The table would not have been complete with yummy candy, pop corn, hotdogs, icecream and lemonade.

Of course it was of no surprise that I chose the gorgeous Circus train printables designed by Style Me Gorgeous!. These exclusive printables are available from Boutique printables. I highly recommend their website which has a selection of amazing designs from some of the most talented graphic artists around!!

The circus train prinables were perfect for this party.  I love the little personalities of each of the characters on the invitations and I tried to incorporate these on the cake which was inspired by one of this countries talented and amazing cake artists - Mr Handi Mulyana. (Thank you Handy for allowing me to use some of the lovley elements of your original design)

The cake was caramel mud cake, layered with dark chocolate ganache. The figurines were all hand made. I wish I had more time to include a few more animals like a seal and a few more circus animals, but as always time just got away from me.

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream swirl were displayed in the gorgeous ferris wheel cup cake stand and is available for hire here.

The drinks station served yummy cordial lemonade and the children loved helping themselves to the beverage using mini glass bottles purchased at The Little Big Company.

A small photo booth was set up where the children got to dress up for some fun photo opportunities (and the adults had some fun with this too).

Carnival Games were a highlight of the afternoon as the children enjoyed their luck at duck pond fishing and the bean bag throw. I found some authentic tickets, which the children had to collect, and then choose their "prize" based on the number of tickets won

My little man handed out fairyfloss at the end of the day and the kids got to fill their own lolly bag (which is always a such a hit!!)

Vendor credits:

Styling and Sweets - Studio Cake

Invitations and party printables - Boutique Printables (design Style Me gorgeous)

Backdrop - Drinks Station designed and printed by Little Dance Invitations

Lollypop Canopy, soda crates and ferris wheel cupcake stand - can be hired from Boutique Party Hire

Stands and selected candy and candy jars - Sweet Style

Mini Glass bottles, carnival lanterns - Little Big Company

Ruffle table cloth and Lolly Pop Canopy can be purchased at Vintage Sew and So

Photography - Katie Toland Photography

Thank you for stopping by xx

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