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Pink Circus

{ Marguerite's 2nd Birthday Party }

The Pink Circus came to Town for my daughter Marguerite's second birthday! She is full of energy and always trying out bold accrobatics at the playground. In a few words, Marguerite fait le cirque, meaning she is always creating her own circus - et voilà we had our theme!

In addition to her wonderfully fun personality, inspiration also came from her Teddy Bear who wears a sweet party hat. Teddy seemed a little bit sad as if she left a party too soon. I knew this party would be just the thing to put a smile on her face!


A friend of mine who is a watercolorist in France painted Marguerite in her silk tutu, and her Teddy Bear in a Circus scene for us. She also integrated the harlequin patterned fabric that I used for my table's backdrop. We used the painting for the invitations and it was displayed on a wall for the party. The painting also served as a backdrop for taking pictures of Marguerite's little guests!



I love harlequin prints and used Annette Tatum's design to create a circus stage for our "Sweets Table." At the center of the table, I displayed Marguerite's Teddy and the cake - a very simple chocolate ganache, drizzled with more dark ganache on top. To add some pizzazz, I used our big golden sparklers. We also offered cookies decorated with a big initial M in Marquee font, miniature donuts, lemon madeleines, raspberry charlottes and a Ferris Wheel of candies!

For the children's table I used our e-Petite Boutique's pretty supplies and created fun party hats. We used our elegant Loulou Ghost chairs that are available to rent for parties we create for you!

As entertainment we had a silly clown, and held a raffle to win cute prizes. It was a lot of fun for our guests whose age ranged 2 to 6 years.

The Pink Circus left town, but Marguerite is still performing, and Teddy is smiling!
Styling and party concept: Clafoutis

Photography by Violaine Rogasik for Clafoutis

x Anne

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