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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SEND IN THE CLOWNS!


It seems that there is always a circus at our house, but never more so than when we recently celebrated two of our granddaughters' birthdays with one party. Their circus-themed party is my contribution to this week's Tablescape Thursday sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.








Party guests received a ticket when they played a game. They used their tickets to go inside the tent to pick out their party favors. We didn't think about how difficult it is for a 6 year old to make up their mind until the line to the tent got long, and we realized how long one of the party guests had been in there trying to make up her mind! Of course, they each had enough tickets to "buy" one of each thing in the tent!



The birthday girls' Dad took photos of the guests as they poked their heads through the circus themed picture cloth. The pictures were printed and put inside a magnetic circus tent frame for each guest to take home.



A good time was had by all, but I'm still finding popcorn on the floor!


Go visit Between Naps on the Porch to get links to lovely, adult tablescapes. Thank you for visiting my circus! laurie

59 comments:

Cherrie said...

That was a awesome party, I bet she loved it!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Laurie you are the cutest clown I ever seen! What a wonderful Party! It a child's dream!
I tried to email you, it came back, when you get a minute email me. ladykatherineteaparlor@gmail.com

Deanna said...

Wow!
What an outstanding party!
Glad you've shared,
d

Denise said...

OMGosh what a fun idea! I would love a party like that now!

XXDenise

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

What a fun party!!! Everything is so cute. I love the photo cloth. And you made a very good clown.

Foley said...

What a fantastic party - the kids will be talking about that for a long time! What imagination!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

My dear Laurie,
This is just like over the top amazing!! A circus theme extravaganza! I want to be your grandchild! PLEASE!!! You are a darling clown too and girl this must have been some party! You must be exhausted! Hugs and get some rest! Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

What a fantastic party! I'll bet they never forget this. Such cute ideas - love the photo cloth, what an adorable keepsake for everyone. The table and all of the decorations are just perfect, and what a cute clown you make! I'm sure that the girls think they have the best grandma in the world - and they do! Hugs, Kathy

Stacey said...

Laurie, you are the best! That looks like one amazing party. :)

She Was Old Fashioned said...

HI Laurie, thanks for leaving your name here! I love your party! I want to come, I missed it though darn it. Looks great! thanks for sharing!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh fun! Can I have my next Birthday party at YOUR house! This looks like a blast!

Julie said...

Hi Laurie, Looks like a wonderful party...Love it all
xoxo
Julie

Kathleen said...

Oh what fun! An yes, I know how long they take to make up their minds! LOL
You are a great, Nana..a wonderful memory for your gkids!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laurie, you have to be the most fun grandmother of all time. I love all the wonderful decorations. You really did go all out. It looks like everyone was having a ball. Hugs, Marty

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a great time you must have had. Lovely decorations and fun with family, it's the Best!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

susan said...

Wow-This is SOME party! Did you do all this work?? You make an adorable clown. I just saw that there is an update on Morgan--gotta go see if he is guilty :) Take care!

Mimi said...

Awesome birthday table!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Laurie, Will you be a surrogate grandma to my kids??? My 6 year old was sitting on my lap as I read your blog. He was amazed!

xinex said...

What a fun birthday party, Laurie! Belated happy birthday to the 2 grandchilden. You are such a cute clown...Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! What a great party!! Great memories for your Grands! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.
Glenda

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What an amazing party and what an amazing grandmother! The party is so cute and colorful! I can't imagine any child not falling in love with everything at this party. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

The Bloom Girls said...

Very cute! Great minds think alike! I also posted a birthday party! You really had some great ideas! I am sure the kids all had a blast!

Sarah said...

Laurie, what an absolutely darling party for a 6 year old. Love all the decorations and the games. As a first grade teacher, one of the rules: never give more than two choices. LOL
Love the clown outfit. You're all ready for Halloween this year. Thanks for sharing this darling party.

Carol said...

You are one cool grandma/clown! You created an awesome memory for you granddaughters!

Sharing with Sherri said...

My goodness Laurie not only are you super woman but you're super grandma too!!...or should I say super clown?! Btw you look adorable!
Really, I don't know how you do it all? and so well too! What lucky grandkids! How fun!

Big hugs,
Sherri:)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow what a fun and colorful party, wish I were attending...love the tv

tardevil said...

How fun was that? I want to live in Laurie's world where everything is always fun! I bet those kids will never forget that day. What a memory you made for them! LOL!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Laurie I absolutely love this. You are the cutest clown!

That song started running through my head as soon as I saw the title of your post!

I have my sound turned off...are you playing Send in the Clowns?:-)

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh my gosh Laurie, your post and photos had me grinning all the way through!

What a delightful party ~ I'm sure everyone had a great time, especially your grand-girls, it's a party they will never forget.

What a fun grandma you are! Nice job!!

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, what wonderfulness! I'm sure this party was the biggest hit ever! You are one awesome grandmother.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

squawmama said...

Good Morning Laurie... This was truly a GREAT Tablescape... LOVED it! And it looked like so much fun for one and all. Have a wonderful day my friend.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Cathy said...

WOW!!! You are amazing!!! What a wonderful party!!! You are the cutest clown I have ever seen;)!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Queen B. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
I got the Pumpkin Head Scarecrow at TJMAXX for 7.99 ! His head lights up at night....TOO CUTE :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Laurie, You are AMAZING! I love that photo of you and the saying "Is there anything than a Grandmother won't do for her grandchildren? You look so lovely as a clown too, I love those straws, the tables the decorations and tablescapes. All I can say is WOW, and can I please have some cotton candy.

Karen

Happy Birthday Brayden

salmagundi said...

They must think you are the greatest grandmother in the world!! What fun for everyone. Sally

ellen b. said...

Oh boy. This is quite the party. You really went over the top with this one. Love how colorful it is! Looks like your guests had fun too!! You really know how to have fun!

mustard seeds said...

What fun it looks like you all had. Great ideas there. I like going all out for my grandson's parties too

Sheila

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is so cute. The kids must have loved it. Actually the adults probably did too!

Sue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Laurie, I'm up for adopting PLEASE adopt me!! How fun you make everything for your grand kids...when they grow up they will always remember this special Birthday you did for them...Yours the best...and hey if you adopt me I'm all house broke and I do windows what do you say??? Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tootsie said...

this is simply awesome!!! I love it! what a wonderful party!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
Just stopping back by to say how much I love this and to wish you a wonderful week-end~ After this awesome party I think you deserve a rest! Hugs,Cindy

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Laurie I so wish I had a grand mother like you!! Wouldn't life have been a circus if I had! What a fun filled party!! What will you do next year to outdo this great time!!?

I missed a few of your posts- we have been so busy this week with family and guests in then we also started Sunday services in Aguilar, a small town we have been ministering in for the past year (ministering in a sneaky way- chat and coffee and bread distribution- now they want services!).

So fun that you could visit with Sarah!! What a sweetie to bring a picnic and desserts!

The rebus idea sounds fun - I love reading and trying to figure yours out. don't know if I would have alot of time to come up with ones (not very creative in the rebus dept I don't think!) but keep them coming. THey stretch my brain and hopefully will keep Alzheimers at bay for a few more years!

So enjoy you and your wonderful blog!

blessings
mary

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Laurie...what a fabulous party! Fun, fun, fun! :-) LOL...love your clown costume! :-)I hear rainbow hair is going to be BIG next year! (He, hee.)

niartist said...

Laurie, this is just too cute! I can't believe that I missed this on Thursday! You definitely did a great job planning this, wanna plan my next bday party?!

sherri@lavender fields said...

Beautiful Pics. Looks like way too much fun!

Connie said...

Hi Laurie,
Your pink nose is so becoming! Makes you look so healthy - like you just got off the ski slopes !

Everyone looks like they are having fun.

puddin07 said...

Laurie, you look so cute, and the party looks like so much fun! You need to be an event planner, you are so talented, and creative! Love Ya! Connie

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Love the idea Laurie and the actual party too! The vibrant colors, the happy kids, and very very happy birthday celebrants I'm sure. And the tent with tickets! Genius I say :-)

Li

Sue said...

Oh how fun!!! This will be a party that will be remembered by everyone. And your mosaics are as fantastic as ever!
hugs, Sue

SmilingSally said...

It must be Heaven to have you for a grandmother!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Laurie - come on over to my blog and see what you've won! I'll need your address and color choice so I can send it merrily on it's way!

Dixie said...

Laurie... looks like you and I were both in the "birthday" theme this week... but no, I did not have a clown suit!

I finally got my pink post up, so come back by and see the Panda's pink birthday.

hugs. Dixie

The Elegant Thrifter said...

I can tell that everyone enjoyed themselves. Your theme is so well executed and the bright colors so appealing! You know, it's funny when you throw a party and then months later you find an odd reminder, such as a cocktail napkin or in your case popcorn, of all the fun you had!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Stan

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow! The theme looks awesome and like so much fun! Your attention to detail is amazing - I bet she had the best day! You should definitely share your ideas and photos with The Creative Party Place blog if you haven't already!

Roeshel

Tomarie said...

Oh my gosh Laurie! You are the BESTEST GRANDMA EVER!! Your love shows in every detail and all of the thoughtfulness towards your guests! I'm sure not only your grandbabies had a blast...but every child went home feeling special that day!! Your house and decorating AND party planning just shows what a fun and giving person you are!!!!!
Love ya! L~

ann said...

Laurie,this has got to be the cutest thing I have ever seen.You are such a doll and such a great grandmother.
That tent pic is a great idea.i bet you all did have a blast.I would've even enjoyed this muself.I' 60 going on 9.haha...Anniepoo

Cindy J. said...

Well this seals it! You are the most wonderful person/Grandma of all time! You look so cute, and I can't imagine anything more creative and fun! I sure wish we lived close to each other..but I am afraid you might really get sick of me hanging out at your house all of the time. Love, Cindy

Cote de Texas said...

Laurie - omg! this is so incredible! what a party! and you are such an adorable clown. you are the best ever - you have such a zest for life - it's infectious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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blessings