CIRCUS TEA & UNDER TABLE DEN

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Noah is nearly 2! His birthday is tomorrow so the kids & I spent the afternoon putting together a special circus themed party table with an undertable den for him…
We all helped out, I made the cake a couple of days ago and we used what we already had in the craft box to glue, stick, cut out and paint till we were happy, we even had Noah’s approval.
All that’s left to do now is laden it with scrummy party food, turn the music up, open presents and eat cake!

Here’s how we did it…

We started by putting a piece of material on the table securing it with tape, our material was a fleecy blanket from ikea for a few pound.. I then marked up the bars with a pen ready to cut out.

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We pinned some wallpaper to the wall that would be the canvas for our circus scene.

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Eden set about making the bunting by using sticky tape to attach coloured triangles to a length of wool (because we had no string)

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Everybody helped draw and colour our ringside circus scene.

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The backdrop turned out well..

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I made a circus parade sign for our circus cage..

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We started to lay the table..

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20140510-173954.jpgNoah tested out the under table den..

20140510-174027.jpgSo did Mila

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20140510-174339.jpgWe used water balloons to fill a basket and stick to the walls, we found that once blown up if we rubbed them on our hands it created enough friction to keep them stuck to the wall..

20140510-174505.jpgWe filled a truck with sweeties.

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20140510-174633.jpg everyone did a fab job!!

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UNDER TABLE OCEAN.

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Our plan was to make a yellow submarine under the table but due to having no yellow paint I started by making the ocean viewing window that lets us see out from within our submarine. In addition to our under table submarine we now have an adjoining ocean den too, simply made by wrapping cling film around the table legs and adding paper fishes & fairy lights.
Here’s how we did it…

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I cut out paper fishes..

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I wrapped cling film around the table legs & stuck the fishes to it.

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I placed the table a few foot from the wall so we could make an ocean den beyond our table.

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Our ocean den that joins onto the table..

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The table will be transformed into a yellow submarine with a view to the ocean outside which will double up as an additional den.

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I placed battery operated fairy lights between the layers of cling film.

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Our aquatic undertable scene which will be the view from inside our submarine.

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Then we set about making our submarine using a cardboard box with fold out sides…

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We placed our yellow submarine ready to be boarded submerged within his under table ocean….

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