I ordered Sidney's birthday outfit from Stitcheroos. Adrienne at Stitcheroos is great! We've bought birthday outfits from her twice now.
I ordered the invitations and thank you cards on Etsy. I couldn't figure out how to blur out my address so I didn't post the actual invitations, but the links above will take you to the Etsy site where I bought them. You can also find stickers and banners and other party accessories on Etsy.
I made Sidney's birthday hat by taping wrapping paper around a plain birthday hat and gluing pom pom balls on the hat. I also cut a number "1" out of red and yellow card stock and taped it on the hat.
I made a trapeze monkey using a wrapping paper roll, wrapping paper and ribbon. I used safety pins to secure the monkey's legs around the wrapping paper roll. I hammered small nails through the ribbon to secure it to the door frame.
Here's the dessert table:
I bought the cake from McArthur's Bakery. I loved how they decorated it! I found the popcorn boxes at Hobby Lobby - they have a ton of circus party decorations. I made the cupcake bites. And I bought a bunch of boxes of animal crackers to set out.
Now for the carnival games! We cleared out our sun room and set our games up.
We had 5 different games:
Ping Pong Ball Toss: I taped Solo cups onto a thick piece of foam board. If you got a ping pong ball in the cup, you'd get 5 tickets.
Ring Toss: I tapped wrapping paper on one liter bottles of soda. I bought the rings at Hobby Lobby. I'd guess you could also get them at a hardware store. If you got a ring around a bottle, you'd get 10 tickets.
Bean Bag Toss: I cut the Bean Bag Toss mat out of poster board. I bought the bean bags at American Carnival Mart. Wherever your bean bag lands on the mat determines the number of tickets you get.
Duck Pond: I had the tub already so all I needed to buy was the rubber ducks. I wrote a number on the bottom of each duck corresponding to the number of tickets you'd get.
Pin the Nose on the Clown: I bought the clown face and noses at American Carnival Mart. I cut out the clown face and taped it onto a piece of decorated poster board. If you pinned the nose on the clown, you'd get 5 tickets.
I made the signs for each game using poster board, card stock, ribbon and tulle. I hung them from the windows using suction cup hooks. The games were so much fun - even the adults were competitive!
We also had a prize table:
I covered old boxes with wrapping paper and labeled the boxes with the prizes ticket value.
The Photo Booth was super fun!
I bought the fabric backdrop from Jo-Ann's and I got the clown accessories from American Carnival Mart. We took pictures of all our guests dressed up - very cute collage!
We love you Sidney! We can't wait to celebrate birthday #2!