Retro Circus Birthday Party

Well, this was FUN- putting together a circus themed party for my son's second birthday. This event planning experience brought me back to time when the "Circus was in Town". I  grew up is a small town in Eastern Europe, and I still remember the excitement of hearing the circus trucks honking their horns and letting us know that the greatest show on Earth is coming to our little town. Cotton candy and candy apples were the best treat for me and my friends! 
As a kid, this was a very special time for me, so I wanted to create a dessert table that is fun and playful and captures the nostalgic look and feel of that era.
I bought a really cute printable birthday package from Dimple Prints via Etsy that I used throughout the party. For the invitation, I filled ziploc bags with coloured gumballs and placed the invitation details on the wrapping. Amanda from Bluebird Cakes designed this incredible circus cake and the elephant cookies to match the printables.  The details on the cake and the cookies were unbelievable. I also served: popcorn, candy apples, oreo pops, candy and white chocolate covered strawberries. I found the inflatable Bozo (The World's most famous clown from 1960s) and the matching money banks in Winners. They matched my colours so well. We played different carnival games and I think everyone had a great time, especially me! 

Here are some photos from the party.

Retro Circus Dessert Table
The birthday boy and the amazing cake
Sugar cookies by Bluebird Cakes

Party favors and chair's decorations
Photo time!

The invitation and the printable package
Proud sister of the birthday boy. I love the top hat:)

Love is in the Air: My Valentine's Day Muse

The most romantic holiday is coming up , so I wanted to share some fabulous Valentine's day ideas for those who love beautiful, sweet and romantic things. If you are planning a  special dinner for your sweetheart, you can never go wrong with desserts and sweets. I came across this gorgeous dessert table by LMG Events on the Pizzazzerie blog. It is so elegant and glamorous. " I am Baker" posted a tutorial on how to make this super cute cake with a red velvet heart inside. It is actually quite easy. If you love baking and want to try it, check out the tutorial here.
I have never thought of freezing mini roses into ice cubes. I think this will add a romantic twist to the traditional champagne. If you are interested in decorating your home for Valentine's day, check out this super creative idea of using cupcake liners to design a wreath for your front door. And that super cute little valentine in the end is my muse - my sweet daughter Julia. 
Happy Planning! And don't forget that the most important aspect of all things for Valentine's Day is not price but thoughtfulness and creativity.
Glamorous dessert table via Pizzazzerie blog
Valentines Day wedding via Pizzazzerie blog
Valentines Day wedding via Pizzazzerie blog

Valentines Day Cake via I am Baker
Table centerpiece via Martha Stewart
Rose cubes via Jonathan Fong
Cupcake Liner Wreath via Tatertots and Jello
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Valentines breakfast via House to Home
Dessert table via Amy Atlas