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"If I Ran the Circus" Birthday Party

Dr. Seuss always makes for great inspiration, and If I Ran the Circus provided the perfect design idea for Dylan's birthday party. Dylan's mom Mina found a birthday party pack that included the invitation, cupcake toppers, bunting, thank you tags, extra paper, and a welcome sign from The Candy Tree, all for an affordable price, that matched the theme perfectly. And what would a circus party be without a tent? They creatively created their own tenting with plastic picnic table covers and wooden beams. Photographer and On to Baby member Krista Mason was there to capture all the cute details.

Mina along with a friend created the centerpieces using mason jars and silver potting cans for the containers, and filled them with white gerbera daisies and greenery from the flower mart. Of course no party would be complete without a delectable dessert table, and this party definitely delivered with amazing treats from Sweet & Saucy Shop along with popcorn, cotton candy, and additional candy. Guests also got to enjoy Hawaiian food from Cherrystones Grill and Grotto in Gardena.

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vendors & sources

Desserts, Birthday Cake, and Birthday Cake Stand Rental:
Catering: CherryStones Grill & Grotto in Gardena
Balloon Twister: David Nguyen
Medium and Small Tins: Ikea
Balloons: LA Balloons in Glendale
Picnic Tables: Mckinsey's Nursery
Event Design: Mina, Dylan's mom
Buffet Table and Sign-in Table Linen and Skirts: Party City
Mason Jars with Perforated Daisy Design: Peak Candle
Mason Jars: Target