party time …

It really was perfect…a big smile crosses my face every time I think of Ava Kate’s birthday party.  She loved every minute of being in the spotlight.   I am so happy with the way the party came together… and I couldn’t have done it without the help of lots of crafty mommas.   As is obvious in the photo below…the face painting booth was a big hit!

Everyone went home with some pink cotton candy flavored popcorn…

She smiled all day long…

So many thank yous to send out…

  • Karen of Karen Wright Photography … all of the amazing photos.
  • Kim from TomKat Studio … party invitations, cupcake toppers, labels, lots of inspiration
  • Amy Atlas … inspiration, inspiration, inspiration
  • Sweet Paul Magazine…cake inspiration (thanks to my sweet facebook fan, Kristen, for sharing this gem!)
  • Amy from True Love Found … the most perfect birthday crown ever.
  • Kelli … the cake pop master:)
  • Kids Cakes … the fondant polka dots used on Ava’s Cake
  • Becky from Simply Sweet Shoppe … Ava’s precious pink knotted tutu
  • Lyn from Chalkydoodles … my favorite oilcloth tablecloths
  • My face painting girls … Madeleine, Lily & May!!!
  • My booth helpers … Aidan & Jacob!!!

Ava’s shirt … the Vintage Birthday Girl design … is already in my shop!

I will be sharing some of decorating details over the next couple weeks … the cake, the mini bunting and more!

15 Comments to “party time …”

  1. 1. Amy Says:

    Lots of love to you, Ava Kate, and her FABULOUS party!

    It turned out perfect.


  2. 2. Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things Says:

    So adorable! I love the color combination and all of the details are perfect.

  3. 3. Kim - The TomKat Studio Says:

    Everything is adorable, Kristina! I love how you used the fancy labels on the water bottles and the popcorn! You did an amazing job and I hope Ava Kate had a fabulous time!

  4. 4. Emily Piper Says:

    DARLING! Im so excited for you! What a beautiful party!! Well done,friend!

  5. 5. Kelli Says:

    It was gorgeous and so much fun!

  6. 6. kyla Says:

    hello!! i love this party!!! Will you share were you found the popcorn!! i love this idea!! Adorable

  7. 7. Kristina Says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for the compliments…the popcorn was one of my absolute favorite things and it is super tasty. I bought it from a local gourmet popcorn store (Popcorn Papa located in Dallas, TX). I was lucky in that their pink popcorn was already flavored “cotton candy” and completely matched Ava’s party theme:)

    Thanks for stopping by!


  8. 8. Kristina Says:

    I did have some pretty amazing help:)

  9. 9. Peach Blossom Says:

    I love the circus theme of the party but I think what makes it so special is the choice of colours, I would never have thought of using them. Would you mind if I used some of these photos on my blog ?

  10. 10. star Says:

    Everything is beyond gorgeous! I love how pink and yellow look together! Would you mind sharing your cotton candy popcorn recipe?

    PS- I am your 100th follower!

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  12. 12. Kristina Says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words:) I didn’t make the cotton candy flavored popcorn. I purchased the pink cotton candy flavored popcorn from a local gourmet popcorn shop … Popcorn Papa. They are located in Dallas, Texas. I know they ship….and their popcorn rocks!!!


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