Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Circus Themed Baby Shower

A few weeks ago, my sister in law hosted a second beautiful baby shower for me and my husband, (our first one was hosted a week before by my mom). Although she did all of the planning and work, I helped out with the decorations and theme. I have always had a fascination with carnivals, elephants, and striped tents, it was only natural for me to have a circus themed baby shower. 
I tried to stay away from the traditional red that is used often used in these themed parties. Instead I took elements from the circus and added some whimsical details. Most of our decorations were DIY projects. All the circus animals were spray painted gold. The striped paper straws were a must. 
I tried to stick to a mint and gold palette, although I did incorporate some light blues and yellows. I spent a few days on Pinterest gathering ideas for favors, table decor and layout. My sister in law made all the tissue paper tassels. Check out this link for instructions on how to make your own.
All paper goods were purchased from Meri Meri. I love their brand. These bow tie napkins were everything. For this baby shower we decided to go for more of a old fashioned style lemon cake from Susie Cakes. It was a very simple design, but so good. We also picked up a few cupcakes in assorted flavors and decorated them with these toppers. Every detail counts.
Can't go wrong with confetti filled balloons. I tried many lever punchers, but this one was the best one. I used the 3/4" size.
It was so much fun making these favors. They were a hit at the shower. I will post how to make these and where to get all the supplies in the next post. Stay tuned.

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