The circus! It’s pretty much childhood embodied. So it only seemed natural to take that theme and transform it into the birthday party to trump all birthday parties. Designed for her very own daughter by Sooti Event + Design, there isn’t a thing I would change about this bright and festive affair. And if you’re looking for more circus themed inspiration, you better believe White Spark has got you covered (it’s all right here in the gallery).

From Sooti… Being an event stylist myself, I always throw my kids a super cool party. My style is anything but traditional and I love to experiment with my own family. Last year we had a scandinavian quirky style fox party. This year, I wanted to create a modern circus party with lots of bright colours and a bit of vintage quirkiness sprinkled throughout. This reflects my daughters personality to a T so it was a lot of fun.

We needed a large space so we held it at a local community hall. This was great as it had a lot of room for all the kids to run around.

Table Settings: I lined up the kid-sized tables in a row with super cute clear ghost chairs hired from Little Chair. I kept it simple with white table linen, black and white spot plates, mixed stripey straws, clown noses, spray painted animals and party hats (of course!).

Dessert Table: The dessert table was simple in style with a cool backdrop. The cake was kept simple, with the topper handmade by Studio Cake to match one the animal stacking dolls. The lion cookies and cupcakes were a huge hit amongst the kids. Like any good circus, we also had popcorn. Decorations were kept minimal with spray painted animals and a few animal stacking dolls. Tissue honey balls were placed on the floor which really added to the look.

Decorations: We had both giant decorative balloons and tissue honeycomb balls strewn around the hall. We topped it off with a little white cart filled with fairy floss, and the kids favour bags topped up with little treats. All of the items were DIY and made myself, including the party hats. It was definitely a labour of love.

Photobooth: We had a photobooth for the kids to enjoy and they loved it. We had fun and silly items like a tiger mask, silly hats and bow ties, as well as giant sunglasses and feather scarfs for the kids. It was a real hit.

Entertainment: The kids enjoyed one of the most amazing face painters, Lilly’s Face Painting in Melbourne. She was amazing, great with kids and painted almost all of them with the funkiest designs. We also had a roaming clown come along and entertain the kids. All in all a big hit!

Event Stylist: Sooti Event Styling + Design | Photography: White Spark Photography | Cake, Cookies & Cupcakes: Studio Cake | Invite & Stationery: Ham & Pea | Face Painter: Lily’s Face Painting