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Vintage Circus Birthday Party

This is a gallery of the images from my son's second birthday party, a vintage circus and carnival theme.  The paper for this party was designed by the talented Kori Clark.  She originally posted it on her blog, Paper and Pigtails.  The images were taken by Holland Williams before Holland Williams Photography was born. For more details on the party, check here.


When I saw these photos sent to me by Allison, who has the blog Hoot, of the {Real Party} she held for her son Riley, I almost fell over! Nevermind the fact that I just ADORE the circus and carnival themed parties we see, and especially ones with a vintage spin…..this party is so full of amazing details and creative thinking that I couldn’t wait to share! I loved working with her on her party designs and was so honored she shared the photos with me once the party was over!

Allison came up with ALL KINDS of amazing details!! Some of my favorites – the monkeys from “Barrel full of Monkeys” that were hanging around the party adding a fun and vintage vibe {check them out with the cotton candy}, the cotton candy in cupcake liners on a cupcake stand, the lollipops coming out of POPCORN {seriously, that just screams carnival}, and the homemade mustache lollipops! Since Allison obviously knows detail, how cute is her place card idea – the place card holders are clown noses sitting in mini cupcake wrappers!

How sweet is the birthday boy enjoying playing in the Green Bus that came during the party…and what is a party without a photo booth…and of course, what is a photobooth if you can’t get the grandparents in on the fun! I love these shots of the family enjoying a VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY!

Thank you, Allison for sharing!

Vendors -

Photography – Holland Williams Photography

Party Printables – Paper & Pigtails

Fondant cupcake toppers – KidsCakes {she made them to match the Paper & Pigtails printable signs}

Bigtop Magnets – prettyoriginals

Vintage circus Old Maid cards used for bunting- 30one {GREAT SHOP FIND!! LOVE THESE CARDS}

Other vintage and circus wares came from:  HoneybrownvintagebetsyandcorecycledwaresKarmagain, andKidsatHeartDesigns – all on Etsy