Tuesday, May 25, 2010

JD's Carnival Party: Welcome to the Carnival

After months of planning JD's 1st Birthday Party, I'm happy to say that everything turned out great! I really don't know how we could have pulled this party off without the help of our wonderful friends and family, whom we love and thank from the bottom of our hearts for all their hard work and support. I especially want to thank my hubby who had the brilliant idea of asking our friend Cindy Gauna-Manson who is an amazing photographer, to capture all these wonderful moments and memories. We have hundreds of pictures of JD's party and I wish I could post every single one, but that would take a very long time; so we've narrowed it down to our absolute favorites. I have 3 categories that I will feature in 3 post. Come one, come all, step right up...

Welcome to the Carnival...

Ticket Booth

Prize Tent 

Train Rides

Carousel Jumper

Sweet Shoppe

Carnival Cake

Lulu the Clown
 

and much, much, more...



52 comments:

Ivette said...

Wow Adriana it all looked amazing... So sad we couldn't make it. U guys did a
great job and it looks like the lil man had a ball:)

Naomi said...

Oh my goodness this party is amazing! JD is one lucky little guy, you really did a great job; I can’t wait to see more!

Mari said...

Oh my gosh just looking at all those pictures reminds me of all the work and effort we put in and it just makes me tired

Brittany @ GreyGreyDesigns said...

Great party! I did a circus theme for my son's 1st too!

Anonymous said...

This is one fabulous party. Great job, those gumball machines are just adorable!

Lisa Price
Kirkland, WA

Wendy @ Whimsy & Wise Events said...

Wow! This is awesome!!!! I can tell you worked hard on this one! :)

whimsyandwise.blogspot.com

the mommy said...

Thank you ladies for all the wonderful comments! @ Mari, I’m still recuperating. LOL

coolkids said...

wow!!!!!!!! very impressed.

Monique said...

You did more then an amazing job!! I'm planning a circus themed party also for my 4 year old in OCT. I love everything you did. I wish I could see more pictures. I also live in so cal and would love to know the vendors names you used for the party.

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

you did an eye-popping amazing job!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

the mommy said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments! @ Monique, just let me know which ones your interested in and I can post them or email you. You can find some of them in the Party Stuff label under this post also.

Party Flair said...

Wow this is amazing! I did a carnival party a few years ago for my daughter's 8th birthday, and now my son wants to do the same party for his 8th birthday, but I have to "boy" it up a little. I'm going with red, yellow, & pool blue as the main color scheme, and would love to rent your ticket booth from you! Have you thought about renting it out? I am in so-cal (which is actually not that small of an area!)...but I hope you are close to me! Let me know! Thanks!!! Again, amazing party!
Lisa

the mommy said...

@ Lisa, thank you for the comment! I think we can work something out, I would love for others to enjoy it as much as we did! When is your son's party and where are you located? You can email me at baby_makes_three@hotmail.com

dimpleprints said...

Great party! Curious where you found the pow toys? Not sure wha tthey are maybe boomsticks? Thanks, carli

the mommy said...

Thank you dimpleprints! I purchased the inflatable pow bats at smalltoys.com (they are also on Amazon.com). You get 12 for $5.87.

sfennell said...

Hi..I've stumbled upon your blog through someone elses. I was wondering if you could send me the site and tell me where you got those large lanterns. I haven't been able to find laterns to hang that big. I loved the pictures of the party...looked like fun!

ARob said...

This is the coolest party I have EVER seen!! My son is coming up on his 8mo. birthday and I am already thinking about what I will do for his birthday. I would love to be able to pull this off. It must have cost you a fortune & lots and lots of time. . . I guess that's why I'm thinking about this NOW!! I am 200% going to steal some of your amazing ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

Mitzi G. said...

All I can say is WOW!!

the mommy said...

@sfennell, you can purchase them at www.jadetime.com. If you search Jadetime on my blog I have a post with pictures too!

the mommy said...

@Mitzi G., Thank you so much, BTW I love your blog!

@ARob, Thank you so much, it was really fun to plan and honestly we only spent a small fortune! LOL. I wish you lots of luck in your planning and if you need any help finding anything in particular let me know, I have a great list of vendors (with awesome prices)!

I'm at baby_makes_three@hotmail.com

Kristin said...

Wow, I just saw your party through Design Dazzle and I am in awe!! What a great party you pulled off...you have given me some serious inspiration for my son's third birthday party. We ahve kids of all ages attending and I think thie theme would work well across the board. Thanks so much for sharing this, and I'm following you now. You're blog is great!

the mommy said...

@Kristin, thank you so much for the wonderful comment and good luck party planning I can't wait to see it!

Melissajn Events said...

Your party looks absolutely AMAZING!!! I’m giving my son a carnival themed birthday party in August and you have really made me step up my game plan. It looks like you guys had a really great time and I hope our party turns out half as good as yours did!

Melissajn

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! You totally know how to throw a party!!! I'm so impressed....everything is perfect!! Congrats! Job WELL DONE!!!:)

Jennifer said...

You did a great job!!!! My little man had that same shirt as yours for his bday!!! I don't know if you had washed it yet or not but be careful it bleeds! I love everything about the party!!! I bet you are worn out!

scrap_in_time said...

What a great party! Fabulous job!

the mommy said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments ladies @Jennifer, I've washed it twice and so far so good, isn't it the cutest shirt!

Maddycakes said...

Simply Amazing!!! Your attention to detail is perfect! I love, love, love everything.

Michelle
www.maddycakesmuse.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! Where did you find those adorable little gumball machines?

the mommy said...

The gumball machines are from Rhinomart.com.

Pam said...

I LOVE this so much I am planning this for my grandson's 1st b-day next march. What are the clowns with straws and where did you get those from?
Pam

Kori Henry said...

I LOVE this! Also LOVE the little signs and details! How did you print the ones with scolly edges?

Patita said...

so beautiful...wow...:)

Patita said...

The party is sooooooooooo beautiful!!!

AubreyRose @ My Simple Everyday said...

Loooks amazing!!! I love all the little details! Congrats on a job well done!

Meg said...

I love it! I'm planning my daughter's 1st birthday! I'll have to steal some of your great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Your son's party is just adorable!! Could tell me where you purchased the the tents that you used for the prizes..Super Cute!!

thanks
Liz

Adriana said...

It's a GigaTent Fantasy Palace Play Tent and I got it at Meijer.com! The price goes up and down on this product I paid about $35 for it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Adriana!
Wow you planned out as awesome birthday party for your lil one! I actually ran into your post looking up for ideas for mil girls 1st birthday party circus theme. The colors and all the details are awsome! I am also interested in renting out your cute ticket booth. May I contact you through your email? I think its amazing how much fun its for mommies to plan out or lil ones birthday parties! I can literally drive my husbanf crazy!

Sally said...

I love this party! You did such a great job!! I am also trying to plan a carnival themed party for my son and was wondering where you got the colorful buckets from? The ones that are filled with candy..Also, what size lanterns did you use? I love everything you did, so creative!

Adriana said...

@ Number 39, Thank you, you can contact me through my contact me button! @Sally, Thank you, it was really fun to plan. I bought the buckets from Ikea, they are actually plant pots and I used all different size lanterns, but the largest ones were about 30 inches (Jadetime.com paper lanterns)!

Taisha said...

Hello, I just saw your pictures of your son's first bday! I'm in love! I searched ideas for a carnival/circus theme because I really want to plan my daughters first bday with this particular idea! Where did you find some of these items? did you special order them? I actually have an ikea near me... I have to check there!

Adriana said...

@Taisha, Thank you! All of my purchases, ideas and finds can be found under the label party planning under the post, or you can search the blog for certain wording and it should come up. Please let me know what you are looking for and I'd be happy to help. You can contact me at baby_makes_three@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi this is beatifull where did you find the t-shirt?

Adriana said...

Thank you! I purchased the shirt from Jonah Bonah. Here is the link http://www.etsy.com/shop/jonahbonah

Micah said...

Wow! What a beautiful party! Where did you get the ticket booth and the centerpiece buckets??

Micah said...

Wow! What a beautiful party! Where did you get the ticket booth and the centerpiece buckets??

Adriana said...

Micah,

Thank you! My dad made the ticket booth & the buckets are from Aarons Tin Toy Arcade online!

tere bella said...

Hi,

I saw your son's party & wow..you did an amazing job! I am planning my son's birthday it will be till next year but I always have liked to plan his parties way ahead of time. His theme is going to be Madagascar 3..which is Circus.. I want to do it half circus & half fair..what do you think? my hubby was thinking about getting a clown, magician and doing a pony rental?? Can you help me with centerpieces, game ideas & decorating ideas please..

my e-mail is: terebella89@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Tere Bella

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Wow! I'm thinking about planning a 5th Carnival Birthday Party for my little girl...your party looks amazing! Thanks for all of the inspiration and ideas. We'll see what I come up with in 5 months!

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

Brenda said...

Hi this looks awesome. I am planning my sons first birthday and it's a carnival theme. Was doddering where you got the ticket booth?

B said...

Wondering where you got the ticket booth?

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