Now that I've become familiar with My Memories Suite software for digital scrapbooking, I've started making most of my own decorations for parties. This party was no exception. I did buy the table cloths, balloons, plates, napkins and utensils though! :)First our table was covered with a plastic, striped table cloth. I found a Dumbo hardback book at the Dollar Tree and we had 2 Dumbo stuffed animals that were used as the center piece of the serving table. I made the banner that said Happy Birthday and all the food tents with My Memories Suite. I used the "Circus" font and did a google search for Dumbo character images to use as my clip art on the food tents.
Stuffed animals and a book served as our center piece.
I tried my best to create a Circus Tent feel in my kitchen. I used 8 foot long, red, plastic table cloths. I tied a knot in one end and used push pins to hold it in the ceiling. I then draped the non knotted end to the corners of the room and secured them with push pins. While I loved the look of the "big top" it did bring way too much attention to my horrible kitchen light!
The party favors were a box of Barnum's Animal Crackers. While this is not really a decoration, I did line them all up on my mantle for everyone to grab on their way out. I count it as decorations since there was no more room on the mantle for anything else! :)
Last but not least is Big E's amazing t-shirt! My great Disney friend, Donna Kay, made this for him. It also had his name across the bottom in a Circus font. He loved his "Dummo" shirt!
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