“Life is a Crazy Circus” Birthday Celebration in Napa Valley

circus party

While our next post wasn’t a wedding (it was a 30th/40th combined birthday party for a husband + wife and 50 of their closest friends!), it can certainly act as incredible inspiration for an extraordinary wedding or event! Photographed by the talented Steve Cowell and designed by one of our faves, Jesi Haack, the main feature of this soirée was the Vau De Vire Society, a professional group of circus performers based out of San Fran. There was a contortionist, stilt walkers, human statues and a ton more. Not to mention beautiful details + delicious-looking fare + treats! Sounds like such an amazingly fun night, doesn’t it?! I know that circus + carnival themed weddings are always a popular choice amongst couples who are looking to do something a bit different, so be sure to take note of all the fab details incorporated into this super fun bash!

circus mask

black and white circus invitation


The circus theme was not just picked at random. In fact, the couple is pregnant with their fourth child, which will soon give them 4 kids under the age of 4 years, hence they’ve been caught saying “Life is a Crazy Circus”. Such a cute idea to incorporate into your celebration! :)

circus party

gold fringe letters

circus party

circus party

drinks

drinks


Love all of the creative, handmade signage Jesi Haack created for the party!

circus acts

circus acts

carnival games

carnival games

carnival games

carnival games

carnival games

step right up

circus party

party circus masks


And this marquee-style seating chart is one of my absolute favorite details from the day. Wouldn’t this be great for a wedding, too?!

circus light seating chart

tassel fringe

green sequin tablecloth

circus party menu


The tables were dressed with awesome emerald green sequin table drapes from La Tavola topped with pretty florals by Casey of Krista Jon!

circus party florals

dinner sign

circus party

circus party

soup

circus party

circus party desserts

circus act


Big thanks to The Love Riot for planning a day that was amazing down to the most minute detail + to the rest of the talented creatives below for inspiring us with their incredible work today!

photography: Steve Cowell // design: Jesi Haack Design // planning + design: The Love Riot // venue: The Napa Valley Reserve Napa Valley, California // florals: Casey of Krista Jon // stationery: Pitbulls + Posies // circus acts + carnival games: Vau De Vire Society // rentals: Classic Party Rentals // linens: La Tavola // catering: 5 course dinner provided through Meadowood // band: Ever Music through Wine Country Entertainment

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