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Carnival Elmo!

Rene K By Rene K  in Birthday


Party Recap

I had so much fun planning my nephew's second birthday party with my sister. We decided a while back that Elmo was the obvious theme to go with since he loves sesame street - but to make it even more interesting, we decided to make it a carnival theme! The color scheme went well with it being 4th of July weekend too!

Colin absolutely loved his Elmo cake. He just stared at the big fondant Elmo cut out on the side of the cake for a long while before blowing out his candles. With the cake, I tried to pull in decorative elements from the dessert table rather than go all cute and sesame street with it...a bit more swanky and sophisticated right?

Colin's dessert bar consisted of his cake which was chocolate cake with Oreo creme filling, vanilla cupcakes, red velvet cake pops, cotton candy (freshly made from the cotton candy machine in the backyard) and some fresh popped popcorn. On the other side of the room, my sister created a hot dog, nacho, and hot pretzel bar to round out the carnival theme! I also had a lot of fun creating Colin's Happy Birthday pennant banner!

The outside setup which include a snow cone and cotton candy machine, fresh squeezed lemonade and fresh brewed iced tea.

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Party Highlights

  • Best Moment

    When Colin was starring so intently at the big Elmo face on his cake that he forgot to blow out his candles.


Party Helpers



  • stylewithnancy

    stylewithnancy wrote:

    Awesome job Rene!!!! I have a party blog and would love to share your party...please email me at [email protected] THANKS!!! Nancy

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    Jessica S wrote:

    Hi, adorable party! Can you possibly tell me where you got your cake stand and the striped jars that you have your cake pops in? Thanks!

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    Bianca W wrote:

    Hi, I love the elmo cake, can you please tell me how you did the Elmo cut outs? Did you use a cookie cutter, if so can you please tell me where you bought it from? thanks