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It all started the moment my sister asked me to be Godmother to my beautiful nephew Leon. I had missed out being godmother to her first son Anthony as she had christened him overseas. I was so excited and couldn't help but overtake the organizing of the whole event.

My inspiration came when I was scrolling through Blissfully Sweet’s website and I stumbled across her amazing circus themed christening cake which she had previously created. I informed my sister that she basically had no choice but to have a circus themed christening.

Numerous hours were spent researching and coming up with ideas and inspiration and this was my final result.

As the function was held at a function centre they provided dessert as part of the menu. As a result, I didn't have to incorporate any desserts for the adults. Just plenty of yummy treats for the children.

The invites were ordered of zazzle.com. However, it was 11th of October and the invites were yet to arrive. As a result my sister came up with this invite based on the bonbonniere ‘Thank you tags’ which were created by Le Petit Party.

The cake was a circus tent with two circus clowns and three circus animals. A flag at the centre of the circus tent displayed a cross to symbolise the christening. The cake was chocolate sponge. The cupcakes were circus animals and clowns in 3D and also butter cream swirl. They were white chocolate and raspberry mud cupcakes. All cakes were made by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet.

The candy jars were obtained from Sweet Style and were filled with mixed candy, marshmallows and gumballs.

The popcorn machine and the cotton candy machine had to be made features on this table. I saw them and fell in love with their vintage style and thought they would go perfectly as a feature on the table. I attached doyleys to the popcorn boxes and the cotton candy bags to give them a vintage feel.

I thought that the circus theme would be incomplete without sodas. Considering that I didn't have to provide the children with drinks, I created a new non-drinkable but eatable 'smartie soda'.

The labels were all obtained from The Candy Tree.

The entrance sign was designed and made by myself.

The bonbonniere were gumball machines. I placed a cross key ring inside each gumball machine to symbolize the christening.

I created the simple place cards for all guests and had all the chair covers match the table centrepiece balloons.

The children enjoyed two hours of entertainment from Carousel Clowns ‘Cheeky and Bubbles’.

As it happened to be my daughters third birthday on the same day we cut a cake for her also and had Mickey and Minnie mouse both join us for the cutting of the cake. Her cake was a little white chocolate and raspberry mud cake with Mickey and Minnie mouse toppers (made by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet).

The entire event was styled and organised by myself.

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cake, Cupcakes, Cotton Candy, Smartie Soda's, Candy and Popcorn

  • Activities / Games

    Clowns did facepainting and played various games with children. Then Mickey and Minnie mouse joined us to cut my daughters third birthday cake.

  • Party Favors

    Gumball Machines with cross keyring

  • Best Moment

    When Mickey and Minnie mouse entered the party. Everybody got up and surrounded them. My daughter wouldn't let go of Minnie's hand.

  • What People Ate

    4 Course Meal

  • Most Touching Moment

    The look on my daughter's face was priceless when she saw Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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3 comments

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    Mary K wrote:

    Hi Natalie, Your circus theme looks fantastic! so many wonderful colours and the vintage look with the popcorn machine/cotton candy machine set the theme perfectly!.You should be very proud of yourself on a job well done :)

  • Natalie Z

    Natalie Z wrote:

    Thanks so much Mary K (Fairy Mary).....

  • Behar Party Designs *

    Behar Party Designs * wrote:

    Just lovely!

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