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Colorful Circus 2nd Birthday Party

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A colorful circus theme birthday party was an easy boy birthday party choice for Charlie, of Poppies Parties, because her little guy loves laughter, fun and music…and his family calls him Leo the Lion. Dashes of color and zip were all over this party in the homemade bunting, cake, cupcakes, face painting and fun party games. Charlie used our very own Spaceships and Laser Beams circus collection as her inspiration for party decorations and transformed the venue with balloons, pop-up tents, and vintage music boxes.

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As soon as the party guests arrived, they were invited to choose a red nose and costume pieces from a dress-up box—what a fun welcome to the celebration! There were party hats for all, too.  A handmade lion cutout was a favorite photo op spot.

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Charlie had lots of old fashion game fun to keep the kids engaged in the circus atmosphere: Hoopla; Knock ‘Em Down; Lucky Dip; and Pin the Weight on the Strongman. Illustrating how innovative thinking can create new ideas, Charlie used our circle medallions to top cans for the Knock ‘Em Down and Hoopla games. She also designed a clever hang board for our strongman game.

Pop-up tents and plush circus animals were available for kids who wanted to hide away in their own pretend big tops and more circus entertainment was provided by KidzfunJon Taylor Photography captured it all.

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The flying trapeze artist swinging across the water bottles and a wide collection of stripes and patterns on the buntings, table, and game stations offered almost as much energy as the wiggly little guests! The pairing of the colorful confetti topped cupcakes and striped birthday cake, by Instinctivemum, added a delightful dose of “wow”!

Leo and all of the young party guests had a wonderful afternoon of the laughter, fun and music he so enjoys for a delightfully energetic second birthday party.

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Getting ready for a circus boy’s birthday party? Check out these supplies sourced by the Spaceships and Laser Beams team:


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Layne Quintanilla

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.