Vintage Circus Party

Christy Worcester from Always Me With You was gracious to share her adorable

Vintage Circus Party she styled for her son Owen’s First Birthday Party.

This classic, sweet, nostalgic circus party is just adorable!

Look out for the custom painted circus animal face cutouts, gumball jars, classic cake,

sweet muslin goody bags, deck of cards banner, mouth watering beverage bar, pom pom and

fabric banner décor and so much more…!Screen shot 2012-06-25 at 9_40_57 AM

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Screen shot 2012-06-24 at 6_41_44 PMScreen shot 2012-06-24 at 7_01_34 PMScreen shot 2012-06-25 at 2_04_58 PMScreen shot 2012-06-28 at 9_56_34 PMScreen shot 2012-06-28 at 9_59_04 PMScreen shot 2012-06-29 at 9_58_41 PMScreen shot 2012-06-29 at 11_03_18 PMScreen shot 2012-07-05 at 1_14_15 PMScreen shot 2012-07-05 at 11_00_20 PMScreen shot 2012-07-05 at 11_03_53 PMScreen shot 2012-07-05 at 11_13_46 AMScreen shot 2012-07-05 at 11_18_19 AMScreen shot 2012-07-07 at 10_49_22 PMOwen’s party favors for his friends turned out so sweet.

A cotton baggie with a vintage circus playing card print, a few circus animal coloring sheets, colorful crayons and a lollipop.

The kids were thrilled as they pulled all the treasures out of the baggie.

It gives them a bag to keep things in, a coloring activity to do, a fun way to learn about colors, animals and letters and a sweet treat to enjoy.

Here is what Christy did with the DIY instructions…

~Favor bags with image~
-Buy cotton drawstring bags. She used these 4×6 muslin bags.
-Buy soft transfer paper for light color fabric. You can usually find this at your local craft store.
-Buy your desired image for the outside of the bag (she used a vintage deck of crazy 8 playing cards)
-Scan the cards in your computer and follow the directions on the transfer paper instructions (scan in, reverse image on computer, cut out, place on cotton bag, iron on, let cool, peel off, easy)

~Coloring Sheets~
-Find 6 themed coloring pictures or drawer your own.
-Add the name of each animal in an easy to read font
-Print out on card stock and cut to fit in bag

~Circus crayons~
-Buy mini candy molds. She got these cute circus animals.
-Buy crayons in desired colors
-Peel the label off the crayons
-Chop crayons into small pieces
-Place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan
-Put two crayons of the same color (or get creative and mix them up) into each cupcake liner
-Preheat oven at 350 degrees and bake crayons for a few minutes or until the crayon has almost completely melted
-Quickly poor hot crayon liquid into the candy mold (I only melted 6 cupcake liners of crayons at a time because they start hardening up fast)
-Let cool and your cute crayons will pop right out

~Thank you tags~
-Buy plain craft tags. They should have these at your local craft store.
-Buy two stamps: a cute thank you stamp and another stamp that goes with your theme. She got this stamp of a giraffe with a birthday hat. (she also used the giraffe stamp on the envelope of the  invitation and on the thank you notes)
-Buy two colors of ink
-Stamp thank you on one side of tag and other image on the reverse side