A Circus Baby Shower is a bright and cheerful way to welcome a new baby into the world.
You can make it a casual gathering with lots of fun games, decor, food and drinks.
Add some balloon garland to the mix to really jazz things up. You can easily make one on your own by getting a DIY balloon garland kit. Use colorful balloons such as yellow, blue, red and white. And even animal-shaped like elephants and lions. Hang streamers from the ceiling to mimic a circus tent. All things you can find at the dollar store!
Baby shower cupcakes are always fun because they are easy and so cute! Add some bright colors such as sprinkles, colored frosting or colorful cupcake wrappers to compliment the circus theme.
RECIPE FROM PREPPY KITCHEN
Ingredients For the Cupcakes:
▢1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 213g
▢1 cup granulated sugar 200g
▢1/4 tsp baking soda
▢1 1/2 tsp baking powder
▢1/4 tsp kosher salt
▢3/4 cup unsalted butter 170g, melted
▢3 egg whites room temperature
▢1 tbsp vanilla extract 15mL
▢1/2 cup sour cream 120mL, room temperature
▢1/2 cup whole milk 120mL, warmFor the Vanilla
▢2 lb confectioners sugar 900g, sifted
▢1 lb unsalted butter 450g, room temperature
▢1 tsp vanilla extract
▢1 tbsp heavy cream
▢1 pinch kosher salt
▢1 tsp whole milk
Instructions For the Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cupcake papers in a cupcake pan. Sift the flour, sugar salt, baking soda and powder into a large bowl, and whisk together.
Separate the eggs. You can use the yolks for a custard or a batch French buttercream.In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until combined. (The batter may be clumpy, do not worry!)
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Distribute the batter evenly into cupcake papers, filling each paper with about 2/3 the way up. Bake for about 18 minutes or until centers are springy to the touch. For the Buttercream:In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the room temperature butter. Add in the confectioners sugar in two batches. Add salt, milk, cream and vanilla. Mix until fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag.Pipe a large dollop of buttercream on each cupcake.
The decorations also consisted mainly of different colored tissue paper cut outs in animal shapes such as lions, tigers, elephants, etc.
For party favors/decor, you can get some stuffed animals from Amazon. Cute and not very expensive.
The best thing about a circus baby shower might just be the cotton candy!
You can make mini cotton candy decor by making little cones out of paper and gluing on little cotton balls, spray painted pink and blue. (or use real cotton candy)
Cotton candy is easy and fun to make! You simply thread the puff of cotton candy on a paper straw and use tape or hot glue to attach the tag. - Makes great party favors too!
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