Can you believe that we are in July already?! I can’t. This year has gone by so quickly. So quickly, in fact, that our twins are 1! Last week, we had the twins first birthday party and it turned out really well, if I do say so myself:)
They are growing up so quickly, and bring such joy into our crazy family. Both of them are walking now and I cannot believe how fast they are just becoming little kids. No more babies in our house!
I wanted to share some of the decor and food ideas that I used to throw a circus theme party for our twins.
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All photos done by Samantha Marie Photography 🙂
Twins First Birthday: It’s A Circus Around Here!
I really wanted to throw a circus/carnival themed party for them, because I always say that it really is a circus around our house with all four of our kids! On their actually birthday, we even took them all to the real circus too, which was a lot of fun. Amazon was my lifesaver for this party!
I wanted to stick with a lot of the typical food you see at the circus or the carnival to fit in with the theme.
It was a lot of fun picking out the goodies for this party! We had:
- Regular peanuts
- Hot dogs and sausages- I picked up some real Hot Dog Trays off of Amazon that worked out really well.
- A veggie tray shaped like a clown face
- Watermelon with grape “clown hair”
- Cotton candy : Great deal on Amazon! Charms Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy 1 Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)
- Cracker Jacks: Again, awesome when you buy in bulk like I did! Cracker Jack Original with Prize – 24 Bags 1 1/4 oz. Ea.
- Circus Peanuts, aka: the best candy ever!
We also had a popcorn machine that we used, which I think really added a fun element to the food table and to the experience. I will say, it is a lot harder to use than the instructions tell you;) Find similar one here–> Nostalgia KPM508 Vintage Collection 2.5-Ounce Kettle Popcorn Popper
Then… there was the cake. One of my amazing best friends, who makes all of our cakes, made this cake and the smash cake for the twins.
Oh my goodness, how amazing is this? The inside was even a rainbow swirl cake!
Seriously, it was the best. Not to mention, the two smash cakes that she made to go a long with it.
Check her out on Cakes Take Shape.
My favorite part of the decor was the backdrop that we got for photos. It was super inexpensive for the size (about 8ft x 8ft), and it really worked well for all of the photos of the twins, the smash cakes, and just added a lot to our outdoor space!
We rented a huge water slide for all of the kids in the backyard. It was HOT so this was a great way to keep them occupied. There was also a little baby pool set up for the little ones.
Overall, I think the twins first birthday was a big success! The kids had fun, and it was something that we will all remember for a long time to come.
*Cheers to 1st birthdays, and the end of the baby years*