The Birthday Circus

Okay, so this is a party that took place a little while ago. But it’s still a good’n. So I’ll share! We had a circus themed party for Elijah’s 1st birthday and it turned out really cute (if I do say so myself). For the first birthday of every child it is a tradition, in my extended family, to go big. Too bad, the child won’t remember… but we’ve got the pictures to remind him! The pool area was colorful, complete with cotton candy maker.

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Outside the tables had circus fare of potato chips and peanuts in the shell. Inside, the table was full of cupcakes with Elijah’s picture. (An idea I got from a magazine.)

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Our clown didn’t come through (text book), so dad pulled through like a champ… and still grilled the hot dogs! (Please pay no attention to the fence that needs mending. Thank you, you’re very kind.)

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Of course we had face painting!

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And photo ops!

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(They get me every time!) We also had a slushy truck…

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And a popcorn machine, to make the house smell legit.

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The kids took home a goody box complete with clown noses, candy and circus tattoos.

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The day was a success! (And we take that very seriously, apparently.)

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8 comments

  1. I am SO HAPPY to have seen this.! Warms my heart to see this activity there – Donna would have LOVED it!!! Elijah is beautiful – all your children are, as are you <3 <3 Aunt Esta

  2. I love all your party pictures — planning themed birthdays is so much fun! 🙂 It’s been a lazy, rainy Saturday here, so I’ve been enjoying catching up on your blog!

      1. Yes, we have desperately needed rain — we’ve had quite a lot of fires in our area recently. The rain has been a huge blessing!

      2. Something to celebrate!😉 but really I was thinking about it after your comment, remembering I read you were in CA… And happy to read you were having a stormy day! Thanks again for spending time with my blog:) I enjoy reading yours!

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