***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
Today begins my blogiversary celebration, where every day this week, you get the chance to enter to win...wait for it....a few of my favorite things. Woo-hoo, let the partay begin! You can enter as many giveaways as you like, but you can only win one. All the giveaways will end next Tuesday, July 31.
Today, we'll get the party started first with a styled shoot! When I was approached by Tashina of SnickerPlum
to review some of their party goodies, how could I resist? Started by two sisters, Kristy and Amanda, (you know I'm all about mom power), their shop is full of cuteness. How could I decide? The circus theme caught my eye and I decided a styled shoot was in order, since I've never done a circus party before.
Quick as a wink, everything was out to me, and I got to work and now I present to you, my Run Away With The Circus treat table! I wanted it to be colorful but toned down with gold and burlap so it wasn't too over the (big) top.This would be so much fun for a first birthday theme or a baby shower.
As always, I'm all about sharing how to be party fab on a budget and here are the details to help you recreate the look yourself.
My stash of tissue poufs is never ending...(hint, hint for tomorrow's giveaway) and the red white paper fans I found at Dollar Tree. Check out those cake stands; wrapping vessels in coordinating paper has been one of my favorite party tricks. It's a great way to add color to your table and tie everything together.
When I stumbled across this toy animal topper DIY and treat jar idea from Milkglass and Honey
, I knew what must be done. I've been hoarding glass jars for awhile...not sure why originally, but now they had a purpose. I did mine in gold with a quick spray of adhesive and a dash of ultra-fine glitter. Start collecting spaghetti, maraschino cherry and peanut butter jars, and you will be on your way. Plus, can you think of a more fab and ridiculously affordable decor idea?
Snickerplum sent me their gold mason jar daisy lids
which work perfectly with paper straws. Oh yes, mason jars are so hot right now...hmm...do I feel a future post coming on?
Check out Snickerplum's cupcake toppers
...they are a high quality cardstock so no greasy wrappers. They can be personalized with your child's name and age.
I also used their toppers for our caramel apples...well, actually, they aren't caramel. Since my oldest can't eat caramel because of his spacer, I created fake caramel by using Wilton's peanut butter candy melts. Genius! This is a great alternative if you are serving them to small children, no choking hazards here.
Your 3-ring circus needs a few rings, of course! Have I mentioned how much I love my ring display box? It was a score from JoAnn's Crafts in their jewelery department. You can create a similar look with Ring Pops like I did for my 70's Disco Bash
Did I mention my recent spray paint addiction? I found large animals at Dollar Tree, primed them and sprayed them gold too. Working on a safari or other animal themed party? Paint them in your party colors.
I love to dress up drink bottles with coordinating paper, but this time, I found the perfect labels from Oriental Trading
If you have mad cookies skills, you need big top cookies. Since I don't have mad cookie skills, I once again called on Amy Russert
(remember she did the lemon and strawberry cookies?
) to create awesome cookies. I absolutely love the pearl accents and yes, they taste as good as they look.
Sidebar, if you need more circus inspiration, check out my Today's Mama post
; there were a few ideas there I just couldn't fit into this shoot! And if you liked Snickerplum's circus goodies today, check out the full collection
in their shop.
Alright, it's giveaway time! Did you love the Mason jar daisy lids? Of course you did, they are a must have in your party arsenal. Since they are one of my favorite things, for today's giveaway, Kristy is graciously offering one of my lucky readers
12 Snickerplum gold daisy Mason jar lids
and I will add the matching jars
I may even be persuaded to throw in a few paper straws! Just enter below in Rafflecopter and make sure to read the terms and conditions.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Cupcake wrappers and toppers, daisy mason jar lids - Snickerplum
Drink bottle labels and candy rings - Oriental Trading
Plastic animals and red/white paper fans - Dollar Tree
Star wrapping paper and mason jars - Target
Disclaimer - I was provided the products from Snickerplum for review and no compensation was given, real or implied. This review is my own personal opinion.