My girls' were turning 2 and 5 and we decided to throw a circus/carnival party. A friend has a business selling vintage pieces so we added in some of her elements for a vintage feel birthday party!
What People Ate
We decided on a gourmet hot dog bar with all the fixings and a couple of "featured" hot dogs like a Chicago Dog and all the ingredients for that type of hot dog listed in a frame. We had cotton candy, popcorn, fruit and chips.
What People Drank
The kiddos had water and lemonade it was HOT!! For the adults there was lemonade, iced tea and Cotton Candy martinis!!!
For dessert we had to have a fun cake. I make cakes as a side job and think we achieved the fun part ;) We also had a dessert bar with circus tent cookies, strong man dumbells (marshmallows on a stripey straw), Ringmaster mustaches (both chocolate mustaches and gummy mustaches), clown noses (red cherry candy balls), circus peanuts and more!
For favors I made a party mix of kettle corn and M&M's and put them in some clear boxes I ordered online.
Activities / Games
To follow the vintage theme we stuck with some good old carnival games. Ring toss, knock over the can, fishing for ducks, a photo booth and a face painter/balloon artist.
I don't want to know ;) Although I did a lot of the decorations and desserts myself the party still adds up!!!