We had Mackenzie's birthday party this past weekend and I chose a circus theme. I got so excited about making banners I might have gone a little overboard! I made 5 total! The Happy Birthday banner is over the play room entry.
|decorations on the table are cracker jacks and animal crackers|
The ball toss was next. I taped some clear plastic cups to wrapped cardboard and had the kids toss ping pong balls into the cups. The age range was 19 months to 4 years and I think it worked for all of them. I think it also worked really well on the lawn chair and was the perfect height for them.
One of the funniest games was the pin the nose on the clown.
What's funny about all of the clown nose locations is that only two of them were put on by kids using the mask. The others were all added by kids actually looking at the board! Mackenzie wanted nothing to do with the mask, so she stuck the nose in the proper place. Then another girl put it right next to Mackenzie's. The two on the clown's head were put on blindfolded, but all other were visible! ;)
A repeat of last years game was another hit. You can't go wrong with rubber ducks in water!
After all of the fun outside, we made it inside for circus food - hot dogs and nachos! Yum! And of course for dessert we had cake and cupcakes. The cupcakes actually ended up being a take home since everyone ate the cake. I made the cupcake toppers with a banner punch from Stampin' Up and the Big Top Birthday stickers.
I didn't believe my friend when she said Mackenzie blew out the candle with her nose, but based on this picture, I think she did! ;)