Saturday, September 29, 2012

Moonlight Party Under the Big Top

Hello everyone and welcome to my Moonlight Party under the Big Top.
Please sit back and relax, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and Enjoy! 

Please hit play
This is Erin Morgenstern's Night Circus Play list
 The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.
You wander among all the tents of stunning black and white. 
Even the ground has been transformed to a shimmering white.  
You spot this tent and decide it is the one to try.
Something about all the details draws you in, after all who can resist the lure of book print and chandelier crystals.
It's difficult to find the door, then you notice the roof is opening and a ladder is drops down.  You climb the white rungs and enter the tent.

"Hello my friend and welcome to The Bakers Tent," says a woman clad in black and white, her dress resembling frosting.
 The smell of fresh baked goods blankets you.
 You wander around the tent, it seems much bigger now that you are inside. 
 The walls and floor are covered with a rich black velvet.
And all the treats look scrumptious.
 "Here, try this."
The woman hands you a deep black cupcake with velvety white frosting and diamond black sprinkles.
You take a bite and are transported to another world!
"It's my special, the Night Circus Cupcake," she says. "Don't ask me what's in it, that's my secret." Her words answer your unasked question like the fortune teller you have heard about. 
The woman boxes up some of her cupcakes for you without you even asking. 
"A gift," she says "and make sure you stop by my friends tent, the Card Reader, she has a Giveaway for you."
The Night Circus Giveaway a lovely set of Renaissance Tarot Cards, still in the original packaging!
If you would like to enter the giveaway please leave a comment
1. Name
2. way to contact you
3. That you want to be entered in the giveaway. 
It's nearly dawn and the circus is closing.  I hope you have enjoyed your time here and come back soon!
To read my book review on The Night Circus go HERE.


BLiSsAngELs said...

your past is Magical and you captured the night circus perfectly..I can almost taste those cupcakes... thank you for taking part and enjoy your time a the rest of the parties
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Moonlyf said...

Caroline, I love what you did for your "big top!" Very intriguing story... black cupcakes with black diamonds - WOW!!! Thank you!!!

Please stop by my Circus when you get a chance:

missmacymay said...

Wowie, wow, wow, what an incredible trip I have just taken. So very innovative in your approach. Gosh you are a clever girl and the music is perfect.
I love the new look you gave yourself Gllitter Tart. Thank you for being one of a kind in a sea of the same.
Please enter me in your giveaway,

Lynn Stevens said...

Well those cupcakes sure look yummy. great magical post.

Linda Wildenstein said...

I adore what you did to make this a mysterious and wonderful view of The Night Circus....yummy looking cupcakes as well.
I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks so much for the opportunity Oma Linda

bockel24 said...

wonderful ideas - they immediately sent me back into the book´s story! and yes, please count me in for your drawing.

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

I absolutely love your story, and those cupcakes are amazing. I would love if you would enter me in the drawing for a chance to win.

Thank you so much for all that you do and offer.

Have a wonderfuly weekend!

Take care,

Debi said...

How awesome is this circus! I love it! and the circus tent so elegant, and those cupcakes are to die for , Debi x

thank you for the lovely comments on my blog x

Denise said...

Gorgeous night circus,I loved it.You have a very nice blog,I will enjoy following you :)Please go ahead and skip Me and give the drawing to others :)Denise

DogsMom said...

The music adds to the mysteriousness of your black and white circus post, just like in the book.
Thank you for sharing. It was a wonderful yet spooky time.

Please enter my name in the drawing.
My email address is on my blog.

nelda said...

I love your tent sooo much. Is the picture of the black and white lady a free image, or do we need permission to use it? Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Artfully Musing said...

Caroline this is amazing!!! I want one of those cupcakes - you have truly out done yourself. Hugs Laura

Creative Wings Boutique said...

you are one busy lady..luv those cupcakes..thanks for a chance to win

Ms Misantropia said...

Oh wow, just wow. What a beautiful little circus, I LOVE it - and such yummy treats!
Thank you for stopping by and I would love to join your giveaway too :)

Rhea said...

What a wonderful blog post. You really embraced all of the senses! I would love to be entered in your drawing. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading "The Night Circus", and I'm half way through the book. Very enchanting indeed. I can be found at and I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks for putting on a great show.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Great use of black & white.
Please enter me in your drawing, my email address is listed on my blog.

Popped in from the Moonlight Party.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You know how I love this book, and I am listening to the playlist while I tidy-up the kitchen this morning! This is such a pretty post, Caroline....
Wow, that tent is fantastic!!! :D You have made me smile today, my friend.....
Oh, and I want to join your book me next time y'all meet @ the library!

Birgit said...

Why do I crave cupcakes now? What a magical post. :)

Thanks also for the chance to win those lovely tarot cards.

To check out my party post, please click here.

Greetings from Munich,

Anonymous said...

Perfect arrangement of so many elements, from the music to the colors, and even the yummy cupcake design. Genious!! The makeup on the young woman is FANTASTIC!!!
I haven't read The Night Circus, but I've seen it all across blogland.
Thank you for stopping by the shop. On to more party hopping.
Oh, and I just won another party favor, so I'm going to bow out for someone else to have a chance.
Thank you.

artbywendy said...

What a wonderful tent! you've captured the essance of the book so well! For me it was all about the sights and smells reading this book brought out.I've never read a book before where I thought I could smell the background! Wonderful book and wonderful post!

Sandi McLean said...

Gorgeous post! I absolutely "got" the atmosphere and felt enveloped in all you told! Please enter me in the draw!

Tarnished Rose said...

Terrific post! Very, very creative.

Please enter me in your contest.
Marilyn Hughes

Kim said...

Beautiful theme for the Circus! Thanks so much for joining the party.xo

Pandora said...

How fabulous of you to incorporate wonderful food into your creation~ it was something I really enjoyed about the book. Thank you for the chance to win. My name is Carolyn, you can contact me at and I would love to be entered in the giveaway! The music is marvelous too!

Jess said...

beautiful! i would love to be in the drawing!

andrea kathryn said...

Unfortunately I happened upon your Invitation just a couple of days ago, but would have LOVED to do something like this. I ADORE Cirque Noir.. Is there a place where all the participants are listed? Have I missed an obvious thing again? LOL... I used to do a regular blog party where the participants would be listed in a certain order at the bottom of each post (It was once a month I think?) with links so it was easy to go in a big circle and see them all without too much fuss. Just a thought. It made sense to keep a certain order so you didn't accidently end up on the same page four or five times.

LOVE this and the story line... great ideas. It reminds me of a book I read YEARS ago, about a woman who was on a ship and landed on an island where a king showed her his entourage of guards in a dance... it was described beautifully in black and white. I wish I could remember the name of the book to look it up :)

Cant wait to see the rest of the entries. Hope I make it to the next one!

Diana said...

Dear Caroline, you have done it again, I just got the book and am looking forward to reading your inspiration. I love your cupcakes and story. What an imagination you have. I would love to be in the drawing.

Ally White Cat said...

Sometimes I think Caroline you are magic.How luring and captivating,you were given the gift of art and writing. so talented you are, the black beautiful glove was wonderful and i wanted a cupcake so badly!
I would love to be counted in your give away..I cannot figure out how you do all you do.
susan s.

Ally White Cat said...

Sometimes I think Caroline you are magic.How luring and captivating,you were given the gift of art and writing. so talented you are, the black beautiful glove was wonderful and i wanted a cupcake so badly!
I would love to be counted in your give away..I cannot figure out how you do all you do.
susan s.

Monica said...

CAROLINE!!!! I love all of it! The tent looks wonderful and so do the cupcakes! I love having the music play while visiting too! If the drawing is still going on, definitely enter me in!:). Monica