Tuesday 7 August 2012

When it's time to party, we will party hard.

I wanted to do a post on the details of my party, because I - and others - did so many bits of creativeness that I want to talk about! I created the invite myself in an afternoon - the day I came up with the concept. I googled old circus posters, but in the end I used this wedding invite as inspiration, mostly.

The fonts were downloaded - they made everything look so authentic with very little effort. I mostly used these two (which you can click to go to the download sites).

I was proud of the little details. These food labels were incredibly easy to make - I just stripped the text out of my invites and shrank them down. Then I printed them on card and Hayley took on the job of cutting them up and sellotaping to sticks. I got the sticks in Wilkinsons - they're planters, which gardeners use to label plants and herbs. They were about £1 for 50 and were basically lollipop sticks.

I used the same method for my toilet signs, but for the silhouettes I took a couple of photos from costume websites and just overdid the contrast until they went like this. Then I put them onto my invitation background and voila. Hello, awesome.

I got various bits from the internet which I blogged about before like the straws - I also found a great website called Party Delights where I got these awesome cake stands. I wish I had space to keep them up!

I stole an idea from a wedding blog (I can't remember which) and put out jamjars of glowsticks (Poundland strikes again). I went to get one later in the night and they'd totally disappeared - people love glowsticks! I also got some jamjars from Poundland which were, funnily enough, a pound each. I have no decent photos unfortunately, but they were a nice, quirky shape and good for the glowsticks, candy floss sticks and cutlery.

And finally, my dad was incredible. He MADE these incredible carousel horses from scratch, plus my amazing photo board (based on a quick doodle I did). I wish I had a bigger room so I could mount the photo board somewhere but I have no space at all - I hope I'll be able to use it again!

Basically, it was awesome, and there's this little part of me that wants to do it again, but this big part of me that wants to watch telly instead.


  1. This looks like the most amazinggg party ever - lucky you! :)



  2. This looks absolutely amazing!! Especially love the invites and the photo board! Hope you had a fab time :)
    Lianne x

  3. It all looks great, I am obsessed with anything circus themed, especially the freakshow side of things. Did you ever watch Carnivale or the later season of Heroes? Love.


  4. This is actually adorable! (Plus I'm a massive fan of all your post titles, they make me smile).

    Girl Reviews Things xx

  5. Oh my goodness, the whole theme is amazing, and the way you've carried it all out is amazing - I can't believe your dad made the carousel horses and the photo board, they're incredible! xx

  6. Everything look so cute I'd love to have a party like this!
    Daniella x


  7. I love the effort you went to, the devil really is in the details!

    Maria xxx

  8. That looks like so much fun :D



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