Most of the decorations were homemade or things I already owned. I made a train out of my children’s blocks and an elephant out of swaddle blankets. I used vintage suitcases to hold the material for the onesie project and printed off vintage signs and pictures that I framed (so easy, so cute!).
I really felt the theme was fortuitous when I searched online for vintage circus decorations and found some vintage-y circus scrapbook paper online and it was half off! Twist my arm, I’ll take some. Why not throw in some more scrapbook paper? I mean it’s half off! So, I bought another more classically circus one that was on thicker cardstock and with bolder colors. Both were immensely useful for various reasons.
The bolder circus paper was used to line the bottom of my dessert cart and its thickness made it perfect for food labels.
I’m now slightly obsessed with vintage circus scrapbook paper (I love it!). As testament to my obsession, I used the paper as the backdrop for signs, to line vintage suitcases for the onesie station, to make pendants for the circus carts, to make elephant-shaped paper for the advice for the new mama station, for mother and baby-specific fortune tellers, and to make a vintage ball and can game.
I found free circus fonts that I used for the signs and labels. The font really helped with the vintage circus vibe.