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Hello Lucky! Parties & Pretties

Oh my. So I’ve seen a few Circus birthday parties in my time. (You might remember this gorgeous circus party from Sandy of The Winding Road.) I have to say it’s the one theme that never really grows old for me….I’m still totally charmed by them! I was so excited to discover this deeeeelightful party from the ladies of Hello! Lucky. Little Jude was turning 1, and boy did his mama turn it out!

The cookies! The cake! It’s all perfect….down to the red stripy napkins! (found via Shop Sweet Lulu) These cupcakes are also so sweet. I love the homemade look to them and the rad little flags.

These super charming birthday hats were made out of pom poms, ruffly paper trim, stickers and poster board. LOOVE! You could also just get ready-made hats and add some poms and stickers to embellish them.

Here’s the adorable little Jude with dueling pianos!

Hee! I love the “ring of fire” hula hoop! Classic! And an upside down, flower pot becomes a great little circus stand with a little red and white paint.

How cute, huh? [can we discuss the amazing outfits on the grown ups?? high fives!] You can see even more of this terrific party on the Hello! Lucky blog.

While we’re on the topic of Hello! Lucky, I had to share some of their goods. A few years ago I was at a holiday warehouse sale and found their shop—where I was able to scoop up stacks of amazing letterpress cards for a song. I’ve been a fan ever since!

Hello! Lucky was founded by two very talented sisters, Eunice and Sabrina Moyle. Eunice Moyle is the creative director: a talented illustrator who began designing birth announcements and party invitations for friends and printing them on her antique Vandercook press. On a whim, she sent her card designs to Kate’s Paperie in New York City, and they immediately placed an order. Hello!Lucky was in business!

All their designs are super charming but I thought it would be fun to take a look at some sassy birthday announcements! Take a look and you’ll see what I mean:

They also do gorgeous custom letterpress announcements. Take a gander at these:

I’m a big fan of these sassy ladies! Be sure to swing by Hello! Lucky and see all of their beautiful work.

Oh, and don’t forget to enter our Winter Water Factory Giveaway! You could win the most adorable little dressie!

Party Perfection: Circus Party from Winding Road

With Wolfie’s birthday this week, our minds can’t help but turn to parties.

We here at the Modern Kiddo Lounge love a good party.

We delight in attending a smashingly good party. We love the thought of sipping a mimosa while wearing cute shoes and turning events in our lives into charming bits of cocktail fodder. But behind every great party is a hard working person that brainstormed up a whole slew of awesome and those people need to be celebrated.  Please know, party planners and crafty moms out there–your work is appreciated!  We love your cleverness and craftiness and just sheer sassiness for pulling off amazing parties for friends and families.  Two words sum it up perfectly:  You. Rock.

Today, we’d like to share with you one of the most delicious parties we’ve seen in the blog world in awhile.  Sandy from The Winding Road held a joint circus birthday party for her five year old daughter, Laura and one year old son, Jacob.  Out of her very clever mind popped some serious awesomeness.  Sandy did a wonderful reinterpretation of a popular child’s party theme–the circus–with nary a clown in site.  Lady, I’m head over heels for this party!

Particularly when it comes to costumes.  Costumes just add a level of wonderfulness that can turn any event into something your children will remember forever. Some of my favorite memories revolve around costumes and clothes (actually I think the costume/uniform was the driving force behind me joining Brownies, Lacrosse, and Band. Hmmm….clothing obsessed even back then…)

Clearly Sandy knows the importance of a good costume.  And came up with some great ones. Sandy gives us a glimpse into her costume craftiness—with some surprisingly affordable solutions:

“I found the girls’ jackets and the baby’s tuxedo on ebay for $9.99 each! I added the gold fringe and red flower. I made their skirts myself (the harlequin fabric is by Michael Miller). Lauren’s top is really just a basic white tank top with pre-ruffled trim (from JoAnn’s Fabrics) stitched on top of it. Her top hat is from Michael’s (the doll’s section) and the feather is from there also. Her boots came from Janie and Jack. Anna’s shirt and socks along with Jacob’s shirt came from Target. I had the best time pulling bits and pieces together!”

And decor is just as key.  I love how Sandy focused on this great Circus sign as a pivotal design element.  Here’s how she made the “Circus” sign:

“It’s basically a piece of wood from Home Depot, painted, with paper mache letters added. I bought the letters at JoAnns. We placed the letters on the wood and traced them. We then removed the letters and drilled holes into the wood. We placed the letters back on and added Christmas lights from the back. The holes in the wood and in the backside of the letters were larger than those in the front as the lights needed to go all the way through the wood and into the letter but only the tip of the light showed through the letter. We used hot glue to adhere the letters to the wood and duct tape to hold the lights in place!”

Take a look at this “photo boot” Sandy set up. A simple backdrop and props are all you need. We love a good mustache. And polka dots. Boy, how we love polkadots. Oooh!

And we love smiles too.

Clearly Sandy knows how to throw a party! Thank you so much Sandy for sharing your photos with us.  For more of about Sandy and her wildly creative party, please head over here!