My daughter Catelin just turned 4 and we celebrated with an Olivia /carnival themed party. The place we were having the party had several themes to choose from and my daughter chose their carnival package. We decided to add Olivia the Pig into the mix since she likes the show and book series.
You know those times when you have something in mind then you see someone else with a similar idea and the light bulb already shining in your head shines even brighter? Well, this was one of those times. I was already planning the party then I saw this post from Kara's Party Ideas on a wonderful Olivia carnival party by Emma's World. I liked everything they did for that party. Then I saw a post on Hostess with the Mostess of a red and aqua Ni Hao Kai Lan party and fell in love with the color scheme. I was totally inspired by both parties and combined the ideas to make a red and aqua Olivia the Pig carnival party. Whew! Try saying that with a mouthful of cake.
We kicked things off with a red and aqua invitation
The adorable circus tent cake was made of two layers of white Oreo crumb cake, two layers of chocolate Oreo crumb cake, Oreo cream cheese filling and covered with marshmallow fondant by the amazing Cupkits Edible Creations.
The treat table included cotton candy flavored lollipops, white chocolate crunch lollipops, Oreo pops, licorice, yogurt covered pretzels, sour cherry slices and dipped apples.
I have been waiting for an occasion to make these "popcorn" cupcakes and I think they turned out well considering this was my first try.
At another table, we had a fruit tart that we decorated with a red mini bunting banner. It's a free download over at TomKat Studio and matched our theme perfectly.
For something with a little less sugar, we gave out animal crackers in small snack bags with a bag topper thanking the guests for coming.
Photos by Lollipops and Paper & Cupkits Edible Creations