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An Engagement Under the Big Top!

Courtney Pandolfi


A wedding proposal is a thrilling time in a couple’s journey, so the engagement party should give the same energy and excitement from that special moment! After the question was popped, Nicole and Tim were determined to make their engagement party celebration just as special!

When asked about the theme choice, bride-to-be Nicole explained that the carnival fit the couple’s lifestyles and personalities. “We’re both spunky, fun people who strive to be unique.” The engagement extravaganza was the epitome of the couple! They turned their backyard into a big top and created a fun filled vintage carnival theme that their guests loved!


Entering the backyard guests walked through red and white curtains, reminiscent of a circus tent. Colorful hanging lanterns jar candles, balloons and picture frames also decorated the area. To really add to the atmosphere, Nicole and Tim created a hand painted circus scene that quests could stand in to have their photo taken!



The carnival theme was evident all the way down to the dessert table, which included swirl lollipops, a Ferris wheel cupcake display and cake pops popping out of clown shoes.


No circus party is complete without entertainment- that’s where we come in! Nicole hired GigMasters psychic Elena Burnett to entertain guests with tarot card and palm readings.  The guests loved Elena and were “thoroughly impressed” with her readings.

With the unique theme and awesome entertainment, the event was a hit. “The turnout was amazing and the party in its entirety was a success,” shared Nicole. “Our friends and family are still talking about how awesome it was!” Thanks to Elena for helping to make the event so special, and congrats to the couple on their engagement!


What do you think about this big top theme? What other engagement party ideas would you consider?