February 6, 2012

✥ Reader Feature: Circus Birthday Party ✥

The feature this week is a little bit different- no kitchens or furniture makeovers this time!
Instead, I fell in love with this darling little Circus themed birthday party- brought to us by Lisa from Grey Luster Girl! I know you will love it as much as I do!
Most of my parties take months to plan and prepare for.  I put this little Circus Birthday Party together for my niece in 2 weeks.  I am happy with how it all turned out.
The invitations
The pinwheels really spin. I had a hard time finding a tutorial to make them actually spin. I wanted to use sticks instead of pencils so I needed to find a different alternative than pinning the pinwheel into the eraser. Finally I found a good idea here to put beads on the pin after the paper pinwheel.  I glued a button on the tip of the pin and then I bent the end of the pin.
I used this template for the cone birthday party hats. 
Party favors made with the DIY bakers twine.
I made two 30 foot fabric circus banners to hang above the festivities. 
We also had a photo booth.  Well it was more like a photo spot.
Not bad for two weeks notice, right? Lisa is super duper talented! She really knows how to throw a party!
She has several posts about her daughter's Strawberry shortcake party as well as amazing ideas to customize a parties for any theme. I think she should go pro as a party planner- she totally rocks.

If you want to see more from Lisa, you should definitely check out her Valentine's Day Mantel. The details are just perfect!! Not to mention the mantel itself. They redid the fireplace here, it's freakin gorgeous!