Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fabulous Fête: Tristan's Circus Themed First Birthday {Snow and all}

 Tristan's 1st birthday I'd say was a great success, even with a few imperfections and totally random snowy weather in NYC for  October. There were some fine details I did leave out: I  forgot to put the circus animal cake toppers on the cake. I shouldn't have used my IPhone as my only source to play the customized carnival playlist I made on Rhapsody {Click here, if you'd like to listen to my mix of circus/birthday/kidz bop party tunes}, due to the storm I had a bunch of apologetic texts and calls. 

 I planned to have a room full of balloons, we should have ordered the balloons much earlier seeing as mother nature had a very different agenda and the roads were crazy to drive on. Nonetheless I think we all had a great time clowning around, and dressing up. I think the same number of people who didn't show would have been the same amount even if the sun had been out. Here are a few pics...

The Birthday Boy testing out the costumes

 I found these invites at Target in the $1 bin a few months back and knew I could spice them up with a few dimensional circus stickers from Martha Stewart and puffy stickers by Sticko

The hubby and I did some clowning around ourselves while my sis and brother helped with making up the treat boxes for this Circus/Halloween party which included: clown noses, animal crackers, lollipops, pencils and mini chewy granola bars.

Caramel Corn, Peanuts and Churros, OH MY! We definitely had enough goodies to satisfy a sweet tooth.

The Hubby made Tristan's giant Chocolate Chip cookie & the cupcakes. I loved the cupcake stands, red & white striped table cover and colorful pennants we got from Oriental trading it really pulled it all together!

Presenting Tristan Riley the Circus Tiger  

 These chocolate covered Oreo Lollipops were done for me by the Etsy shop: La Fuffie's Boutique which sells an assortment of sweet treats and favors for any occasion. I got in contact with Jocelyn and she did a wonderful job on my rush order. Our guests loved these circus animal favors, that would also be great for a jungle/safari themed event. Jocelyn can also create tags, wrappers and invitations for your next event! Check out her page for her new Holiday products.

We had a good friends niece attend the party and do the face painting, which we were told was a nice touch to the party, especially for those who didn't wear a costume. The grown-ups even got in on the fun and had some artwork done too!

                    The party guests really made sure to show up decked out in costumes.

Grandparents having a good time celebrating.

Emily the Tightrope Walker.

By far this was the most creative costume and got the most laughs.

This was Tristan's 2nd cupcake, he had to taste test one earlier . 

I think he approved of his Daddy's baking skills.

The ultimate SUGAR RUSH
 We are really appreciative of everyone coming out to celebrate our Miracle baby Tristan Riley's 1st Birthday. We are so glad {despite my daily battles with Crohns disease and doctors concerns} that we  followed our hearts and now have crazy filled, giggle fest days with our lil coo-coo monkey and look forward to the years to come.

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