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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sophia's Carnival Birthday Party

Hey guys! Sophia is now fifteen months old and I am barely getting around to sharing her carnival themed first birthday party. Typically, you hear parents are so stressed out during the planning stages and during the actual party and I must say I don't remember being stressed at all during the party. I enjoyed every second of it as my vision for Sophia's first party came to life. Some may say we went over board but can you really for a little princess? Haha. I'm sure you can but it was so worth it to us to have this beautiful memory of our babygirl turning one. If your interested, I will be sharing all the sources at the end of the post.

If you have been following along here long then you know I do monthly updates on Sophia (which I need to get one together for her fifteen month update), and I wanted to display those photos at her party to take everyone down memory lane of how much our sweet girl has grown in just a year.

The design of this cake was the starting point for my vision and I am so glad our cake lady brought it to life so perfectly (check the end of the post for her contact info).

 I mean who can go to the carnival without seeing the petting zoo, am I right? I really believe this was the showstopper to Sophia's party and it made it all the more fun although Sophia was very skeptical of the animals.

And of course you have to have games. This was the longest part of my planning phase of trying to figure out how to bring these games to life to make the party seem as if we were at an actual carnival. We had balloon darts, ring toss, ball toss and a bean bag toss and my father in law did most of the wood work and painting for these pieces.

And what everyone was waiting for, baby's first taste of cake.

Carnival Cake, Smash Cake & Cupcakes | Whipped by Nia Yagin
Cupcake Stand | Etsy
Gold One Cake Topper | Hobby Lobby
Picture Holder | DIY
Petting Zoo | Wild Things Zoofari
Carnival Games | DIY
Carnival Directions | DIY
Gold One Balloon | Hobby Lobby
ONE High Chair Banner | DIY
Ring Leader Carnival Outfit | Etsy
Carnival Invitations | Etsy
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