With any Big Top Circus lots of stripes were in order!
If you follow me on Instagram you saw Penelope getting a little pre-party cray-cray!
Here’s a peek at the table…also included was a super delicious Strawberry Lemonade made with freshly picked strawberries…mmm, so good!
We also offered an amazing Pulled Pork thanks to my awesome sister, Annie! Watermelon slices, coleslaw, macaroni, hotdogs served up in these fun insulated foil bags, chips, and cotton candy in treat cones (template found here).
I had another table set up with freshly popped popcorn…Yum! I think the popcorn boxes totally made this area a huge hit, the kiddos LOVED them!
I bought store-bought cupcakes (and a smash cake for the little dude) and put them in fun striped cupcake holders.
We were having lots of little ones come to the party so we had a piñata and a bounce house for entertainment as they are always a blast.
I decided to create some cute candy bags for the kids to put their candy in after the piñata was smashed. I used red striped favor bags and then stamped “Candy ‘Stache” on them…get it….mustache = stash!?!? Har Har!
Oliver just loved hitting the piñata with me! See how proud he looks! And that little round belly of his…gah, so cute!
Noah was the kid that ended up smashing all the candy out of the piñata. I can’t believe I actually got a picture of that!
The kids went wild….
It took him a while but Oliver finally got into the actual “smash” part of the cake smash!
I’m so sad that my baby is now ONE, I mean where oh where did this past year go!! Do y’all remember when he was born (click here to read about it)! That teeny little 6 lb 10 oz baby is now one, ONE!
I also need to say thank you to all our friends and family, especially my momma and my sister and her husband who timed their travels to Chicago just to be a part of Oliver’s party. We are so happy to have such loving people in our lives and to be a part of a his life and to be there for us as we navigate parenthood, cause dang it can be hard! We thank God everyday that He has given us such an amazing and awesome child to care for, he really is the best little boy we could ever ask for!
Thank you so much for stopping by today…I hope this post wasn’t picture overkill! I couldn’t help it, this party was just so much fun to plan and there are so many good memories as I look back at all the pictures!