Circus Baby Shower

 circus baby shower
Courtney Neal of Courtney Katherine Photography created a fabulous Circus Baby Shower, as she awaits the arrival of her Baby Boy Chandler. Lots of DIY craft projects went in to this event, but all there hard work really paid off the baby shower was a huge hit. Some of my favorites are all the fun circus cupcakes and the amazing table settings.
Here’s what Courtney Neal had to say:

there are days, where i feel like i have been pregnant for what seems like forever…..then on most days, i am at awe in how extremely fast the last 7+ months have flown by!  on saturday jan 26, 2013, i was blessed and “showered” by the most amazing women in my life!  most importantly, my mom, sister, mother in law, and sister in law.  without the 4 of them, none of this “circus” would have been put together!  and a shout out to friends who helped before hand putting everything together goes to amanda, kaylan and julie!  thanks ladies!

a circus themed baby shower seemed like a fun theme to play with; so with the help of pinterest of course….whitney and i came up with a vision for the shower. DIY project after DIY project for whitney and my mom to do, after the hours of planning and prepping for this here day, i was absolutely amazed at how perfect everything came out!  i have the best family EVER!  thank you!

so the circus came to town, and along with a slight snow storm came too; but the room quickly filled up with amazing family and friends, who joined me in celebration as my little mister, “Chandler” will be here before we know it.  i felt so blessed to have so much love shown to us and can’t thank everyone enough for all that was given or done!

so without further adieu, come one, come all, to the greatest baby shower of them all!

 

my dear friend, amanda, did all of the cupcakes for the shower!  she is simply amazing! looks good, but tastes even better!  and our tiny circus tent cake was done by cake shotts.  my sister, whitney, made all of the banners for the shower.  there were mostly large ones on all of the food tables, gift tables, and circus tent…..but i can’t help but love this teeny one she made adorned with my little mister’s name, chandler!:)and a huge shout out to the graphic designer i worked with at metro-designs, she did the invites, cupcake toppers, thank you tags, and the actual thank you’s as well.

 
 
here are the details:
-parents: courtney and brian
-1st baby due march 20: chandler james
-shower was sat., jan 26, 2013
-eagles banquet room in punxsyutawney, pa
-60 people attended
-given by my mom, my sister, my MIL and my SIL
-rented chair covers and linens
-the circus tent is an “easy up tent” (10×10), that was a major DIY project, we put it together using 6 large white linens, and strips of red fabric
-the cake was made by http://www.cakeshotts.com/
-cupcake liners bought from http://www.homegoods.com/ 
-cupcake toppers designed by http://www.etsy.com/shop/MetroEvents, i printed them and cut them with a 2”scalloped cutter.
-cupcakes were made by a friend.
-cupcake carousel bought from http://www.peebles.com/
-prizes for the games (4 popcorn containers including a gift card (shown) with a bag of peanuts and box of animal crackers)
-crates for cake and drinks all from local antique stores
-drinks were lemonade (my summer craving), punch and water in the glass pourers, also had vintage glass bottles of pop w/ paper straws
-pop corn machine with bagged popcorn welcomed the guests as they arrived
-one of the games were “guess how many peanuts” in the large mason jar (there was 410)
-table decor: 
-table runners and flag banners: fabric bought from: http://www.joann.com/ and sewn by my mom and sister
-cotton candy favors bought from: http://www.gianteagle.com/
-rolls of tickets that were used to wrap the napkins and add decor to the table bought from: http://www.walmart.com/
-the snack cups bought from http://www.homegoods.com/ on the table that had shelled peanuts and sweedish fish in, both from http://www.walmart.com/
 
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