Category Archives: Circus Party

The Circus is coming to town! If you saw two clowns on TV today, you might be looking for our Circus Party. It feels like a three ring circus around here, but I promise we’ll post pictures soon. For now you can download the printables by clicking on the name: invitations, cupcake toppers, cake toppers.

We had a fun-filled and jam packed week, two weeks ago. It started out with the Altitude Design Summit. We set up some tables for the Tabletop Photography classes for Nicole Hill Gerulat and Blue Lily Photo (Wendy and Tyler Whitacre). Sara came up with this genius Circus Party theme and coordinating printables. We set up several scenes for the students to shoot–just like we do for our parties. The teachers were able to teach them different lighting techniques using these scenes. Here are the photos, taken by Nicole. And if you scroll down you can get the printables to use for your own Circus Party.

The cake is lined with chocolate Sixlets candies. The elephant sits atop a doubled cupcake liner (cut a small slit in the top of the liners and stick the tab in). The seal (on the cake and cupcakes) has a sucker taped to the back for the ball on its nose. The trapeze girl has red tulle glued to her skirt and is suspended on string (with her feet folded over and glued on) in between two straws. To hold the straws in place use long sucker sticks or skewers, stuck deep into the cake. The invitation was cut with a tiny scalloped scissor and punched in the corners to look like a real ticket.

Click on an image below to download the printable.

cake and cupcakes: Simply Sweet Cakes
red striped bags and blue straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
blue striped and blue polka dot cupcake liners: Bake it Pretty
red harlequin cupcake liners: Hey Yo Yo
blue cake stand: Home Goods
red cake stand: Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s
popcorn bags: Cost Plus
elephant boxes: Home Goods
rolls of tickets: local party supply stores
swirl lollipops: Hammond’s Candies via Zurchers
strong man: Cost Plus
stamps: eBay

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. Graphics by Sara Westbrook.

Having a Circus Party but you’re not a professional face painter? Try our easy trick for flawless results. Use a rubber stamp and some non-toxic ink to stamp a picture onto the face or arm of party guests. Then it’s just like paint-by-numbers–paint in the picture using face paints. So easy and you’ll look like a face painting star!

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