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Tuesday
Jan212014

(DONALD DUCK) COUNTY FAIR PARTY

What an adorable combination for a party theme...and what a party!! Patty Smith, of Sweet Treat Stands, designed and hosted this fabulous COUNTY FAIR PARTY for her son~ and incorporated a VINTAGE DONALD DUCK theme!  I love it and can't wait to share it with you!  There are so many fabulous photos and ideas! Read on for Patty's Party Details in her own words...

The Blue Egg Events did a gorgeous job of designing the custom invitation and accessories. The invitations really had the wow factor. I was super impressed!

I especially wanted the dessert table to resemble a mini county fair. I started out with a really old wooden fence backdrop. Hanging on the backdrop was a beautifully designed county fair birthday sign. The centerpiece was one of my custom cupcake stands that’s simple and rustic looking. It displayed gorgeous fondant themed cupcakes and a super cute Donald Duck themed cake from the very talented Juliette of Fairy Tale Cakes. She designed a variety of fondant cupcake designs. Did you see the piggies? I loved them and the poses! The cake had the cutest lil' fondant Donald Duck hats, bowtie and carnival marquee letter "C" as the topper. To the right of the cupcake stand was the ferris wheel, a miniature popcorn booth and swirly lollipops. To the left of the stand was a vintage looking pickup truck with homemade mini fruit pie pops. There was a wooden barn with farm animal sugar "cookie" cupcake toppers. The “cookie” cupcake toppers were a unique touch to the cupcakes and super cute along with a personalized cookie and popcorn designed cookies as well. The table was rounded out by rice krispy treats on a stick, a variety of popcorn themed cupcakes and chocolate caramel corn cupcakes. There were also really pretty letter “C” cookies and blue prize ribbon cookies with the number “3” on them for the birthday boy. The tablecloth tied in beautifully with its matching colored ruffles. I love ruffles and was determined to make the tablecloth along with a really cute bunting tablecloth that was displayed on one of the food tables.

Another big display that I loved was the custom wooden popcorn/cotton candy booth. It was a great size for the kids. Not only was it a perfect prop but it folds for compact storage! The homemade cotton candy was beautifully displayed at the booth alongside yummy kettle corn popcorn, bottled cream sodas, retro paper straws and gorgeous custom designed county fair tickets, wow! Have you had strawberry lemonade flavored cotton candy? Here's a little trivia: Did you know that one of Donald Duck's favorite drinks is strawberry soda? Yep, we had strawberry soda :)

I really like dressing up to match party themes. The birthday boy wore a custom designed shirt that resembled Donald Duck’s suit. The suspenders on the shirt added to the vintage flair of the party along with the paper boy hat he wore. Our baby boy also wore the cutest shirt with a bowtie and vest to coordinate. I loved the shirts. I wore a 1950’s striped full pleated dress from Vintage Frocks of Fancy. I even wore a vintage style Donald Duck and Daisy charm bracelet. It was lots of fun!

I loved the custom birthday chalkboard poster! It’s a great item to hang on the wall and cherish for years. We love it!

Vintage Donald Duck books, handkerchiefs and wall hangings really added to the vintage theme. These items were quite charming, interesting and definitely keepers. 

Vendors:

Concept and Styling: Sweet Treat Stands
Handcrafted accessories/décor including cupcake stand, banner, ruffled tablecloth, bunting tablecloth, backdrop, prize ribbons, cotton candy/popcorn booth and other décor and props:
Sweet Treat Stands
Check out my other sites too: (Sweet Treat Stands Facebook, Sweet Treat Stands Etsy)
Photography: Wendhy Jeffers Photography
Nut-free Bakery (cake and cupcakes): Fairy Tale Cakes
Custom Cookies (letter “C” and “3” prize ribbons): Sweet Goosie Girl
Custom Cookies (name, popcorn box, kernels, farm animal “cookie” cupcake toppers): Batches
Fresh Cotton Candy: Sweetopia Cotton Candy
Mini Pie Pops (apple with sugar crust and raspberry with powder sugar crust): Sweet Piefection
Custom Birthday Poster/Chalkboard Poster: Moulage Collection
Custom Pageant Sashes: Jenna Schaal
Custom County Fair Raffle Tickets: Risa Rocks It
Retro Paper Straws, Retro Popcorn Bags, Wooden Forks: DK DeleKtables
Burlap Tablecloth and Burlap Sacks: Miss Hettie
Vintage Clothes (striped dresses): Vintage Frocks Of Fancy
Tim Thomas (singer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist, Full band and Classical string quartet available upon request: Phone#208-514-9723 and Email trthomas1@interact.ccsd.net

Party Venue: Legends Ranch

Custom Invitations and Accessories: The Blue Egg Events
Custom Lil’ Boy Shirts: The Baer Essentials
Custom piñata: You Buy It You Break It
Vintage 1950′s/60′s Child’s Donald Duck and Daisy Duck Handkerchief: Bex Vintage
Vintage Child’s Donald Duck Illustrated Handkerchief: Planet Alissa
Old Vintage 1970′s Wall Hanging with Donald and Huey, Dewy, and Lewey: Lisa’s Old Stuff
Vintage 1978 Donald Duck and the One Bear Book and Vintage 1979 Donald Duck and the Super-Sticky Secret Book: Country Expressions
Disney Steampunk Handmade Donald and Daisy Duck Romantic Silhouette Charm Bracelet: Gears Jewelry
Bouncer (hot air balloon themed): Fun House Jumpers
Gold Number Sparkler Celebration Wand: Waiting On Martha Craft

Reader Comments (1)

Wow! I love the classy vintage feel of this party and I'm in love with that ferris wheel cupcake holder!!! Awesome party ideas. Thanks for sharing.
-Stephanie {Spaceships and Laser Beams}

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