So, I thought I would post some pictures from Penelope's little Two Year Birthday shin dig we had last week. It was a very simple Circus-themed party that we literally threw together in a few days. Unfortunately, I am never very good at taking pictures of the completed party look before everyone gets there so there aren't a whole lot of pictures of the before...mainly during the party and well, that's just gift opening mayhem and the like, so not really too exciting for y'all.
Anyways, so what I did for some Circus decor was to buy some of those fun red and white plastic popcorn containers from the dollar bins at Target. I filled them with unpopped popcorn kernels so that they wouldn't tip over and then I placed a few "Cotton Candy" sticks in them.
Do you likey? The Cotton Candy sticks are made of crumpled up pink tissue paper that I glued on some larger wooden dowels. Simple and pretty, just the way party decor should be!
We also had lots of colorful streamers around the place in primary colors...orange, blue, red, yellow and green. That helped get the Circus theme going as well. And, then of course we bought lots of balloons cause what's a circus without balloons!?!
For some light appetizer-ish food, we had peanuts in the shell and cotton candy and then we had hotdogs and chips for the meal...which was a lunch by the way :) We put the food in these nifty little red and white paper popcorn containers. I found them at Hobby Lobby for only a few dollars...love that! I also found some matching hotdog paper plates/liners there too...sorry no pictures of them!
I wanted Penelope's cake to be Circus-themed too, so I made her an Elephant cake where the elephants looked like they are walking trunk-to-tail like they do in the circus.
We had the party outside on what was said to be the hottest day of the year. So this picture of the cake isn't the best...it's looking a little melty! I made the elephants using marshmallows and toothpicks, aren't they cute!! The eyes are just dotted on from a black food writing pen.
Here's a close up of the Momma elephant...
and of course a close up of the little Baby elephant...
And, I just had to include another picture of Penelope and all her balloons. She had so much fun running around with them, it was priceless to see her big grin!! It was a great way to burn off all that cotton candy sugar insanity too!
Okay, so that's it! Hope you enjoyed a little peek at Penelope's Circus Party!
Have a great day!