Let’s Party Under The Big Top

So it’s that time of year again. I am so blessed to have my Nicole growing up with such an amazing group of friends. “Birthday Season” as we like to call it in this mommy group (for our oldest children) starts with Nicole’s birthday in March and ends in August with Mr Matias’. These kids are family. They’ve known each other since they were 3 months old. Allanna and Nicole have known each other since they were in our bellies. I always put big effort into all my parties as I REALLY need to get it right for the birthday child and when it’s family, then the pressure is on!

Joanna and Vicente knew they wanted a Mickey Mouse Big Top and were really inspired by the circus vinylmation collection. They choose the colors and we got to work. I designed a gorgeous die cut invitation in the shape of a big top. Together, we went back and forth until they were absolutely happy and we sent those out. Having the bright color scheme chosen, red, yellow, and blue it was easy to come up with coordinating pieces that would translate Joanna and Vicente’s magical vision.

Guests were welcomed to the party with this ticket booth which we personalized to include Allanna’s name, each guest then received a personalized lanyard (VIP pass to wear at the party).



Drink station setup


Adult tables were covered with yellow linens. Playful floral arrangements were created with Rick from Avant Gardens. How perfect is that carousel bounce house?


Overall feel inside the big top. There was plenty of space for guests of all ages to move around and enjoy all the food stations and many entertainment stations that were set up all over the garden.overalllook


The party favor table also doubled as a gift table. The bright yellow linen looked awesome against the greenery of the house. Joanna wrapped each favor in yellow tissue and put them inside pop corn boxes. I created tags for both the party favors and the prizes for the carnival games. How adorable did they look?


The candy station turned out phenomenal. We cut out vinyl and decorated three buckets to serve as risers for the dessert table. Allanna’s daddy being the awesome chef that he is, made 90% of the desserts featured on the table. Not only did everything look spectacular, it also tasted so delicious! The cake was baked by Edda’s Cakes. Such attention to details! We made signs for each station and coordinated the food labels to match the colors. I really love all the paper goods we came up for the party.


My absolute favorite treat were the candied apples. How adorable are those personalized cookie boxes?


here’s an overall look of the candy station. As well as some of the details that were served.

Another closeup of the cake and cookie boxes. Take a look at how we used ticket rolls to give height to some of the sweets. They added great color as well as that carnival feel.



Vicente offered an array of sno cones. So delicious specially in this south florida heat! Of course each flavored jar was labeled with a coordinating sticker.


A cotton candy mojito served as the signature adult drink for the party. Kids got an equally delicious circus punch. You can’t see them all but we had  milk bottles lined up and personalized in each of the three colors of the party. Each milk bottle had a coordinating straw of course.


The entertainment kept both kids and adults laughing. Tony the circus came on stilts and awed us all, he played with fire, juggled and even put himself into a balloon – along with two very brave party goers!





Birthday girl Allanna is one lucky girl! Surrounded by so much love from her family and friends.


Food time was complete perfection with this refined take on carnival foods. In addition to this delicious food, Vicente and Joanna also offered their guests several stations including, popcorn, churros, mini doughnuts and sno cones.


Take note at all the details. From the food placement to the food labels, even the salt shakers were personalized for this party.food2



Here’s a close look at the popcorn station!popcornstationThe children’s tables were decorated with blue linens. Each child received a personalized cup to use during the party and take home after. Again, Rick from Avant gardens did a fabulous job with the floral arrangements.




As you can see children were all smiles!



A photo booth was setup to capture memories from the party. We designed the large mousker booth sign to tie in the colors from the event. Everyone got silly!


Happy 3rd Birthday Allanna. Thank you for allowing me to take part in your celebration!!!

xoxo, Laila


Vendor Credits:

Photography: Studio By Carmen
Catering: Table Catering
Paper Goods: One Inspired Party
Rentals: Linens with Panache
Cake: Edda’s Cake Designs
Photo Booth: The Silly Photo Booth
Florals: Avant Gardens
Plates, Cups, Piñata boxes: Party City
Popcorn Boxes (for party favors): Target
Birthday Girl outfit: Etsy





  1. 1

    Where can I get the printable “Dear Baby” where you guess the weight, date, etc?

  2. 4
    RaYah blackshear says:

    where can i get the ticket booth and stand?

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