Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Come One, Come All to Annaston's Birthday Party!

The best carnival birthday party ever...
Signs throughout the back yard said "Popcorn, Get Your Popcorn" and "Hot Dogs, Get Your Hot Dogs" or "Step Right Up" for each of the games.

We purchased vintage popcorn bags from Hey Yo Yo's Etsy Shop and filled them each with regular microwave popcorn & a handful of M&Ms

In addition to the pop corn and M&Ms, the kids snacked on Hot Dogs served from a carnival style hot dog stand and Cotton Candy made on site with a rented cotton candy machine.

My husband (the birthday girl's uncle) enjoyed the cotton candy too!

The colorful pennants throughout the party were cut from paper bought at Hobby Lobby and strung on cheap balloon ribbons.

I saw this recipe for Rainbow Cake on the Hostess with the Mostess blog months earlier and thought it was perfect for this birthday party! The birthday girl, her little sister, and their mama and kiki (grandma) made this cake and cupcakes themselves the day before the big party. It turned out perfectly!
The beautiful cake was displayed on white square cake pedestals from and the table was covered in graphic, orange and white circus fabric from Owl Bot Again's Etsy Shop.

The cupcakes were topped with custom mini pinwheels from Crossroads Cottage on Etsy. The kids all took these home as favors. With over 200 papers to choose from, they can create the perfect pinwheels for any party!

The birthday girl! Are we sure she's only 5?! She's already acting like a teenager.

See more photos on our website.

More Party Details:
1. The kids were given cotton tote bags with their names on them when they arrived. They spent a few minutes decorating the bags with feathers, circus animal stickers, pom poms, sequins, and much much more.
2. While their bags dried, they played on the jungle gym and see saw.
3. There were 3 different carnival games to play: the fish bowl game (toss a ping pong bowl in a fish bowl), ring toss, and a bean bag toss. After each turn they won little prizes like punching bags, bubbles, and friendship bracelets which they put in their bags.
4. Swimming - we had a hard time getting them out of the pool to sing happy birthday!


J.Bailey Occasions said...

Jessica this is an adorable party! Great job...I am sure the kiddos loved it!

Jessica {Finishing Touch} said...

Thanks Jenessa! It was a great party!