Let’s make some circus-themed party ideas. It’s never been easier to throw a circus party. All you’ll need are some brilliant circus concepts! Are you planning a circus-themed feast? Take a look at these fun carnival party ideas!
Do you want to throw a circus-themed party? These circus party ideas include entertaining décor and food to offer, as well as suggestions for what to do at your party and free printables to truly make your circus theme party scream! Step up! This is the most amazing show!
There are plenty of creative ways to turn your celebration into a circus experience. Additionally, the games are usually a big hit!! I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite circus party ideas. Have a look!
You can send out fantastic invitations and prepare delicious food, but your party will fall flat unless you have the correct decorations. You need pop! You need pizzazz! With a few smart table additions, your guests will feel as if they’ve stepped into the Big Top.
Begin by placing colorful balloons in nearly every available place. Consider using bright cones, animal drawings and/or banners, and ribbons, ribbons, ribbons! Remember the red and white stripes!
Your front door must be welcoming. Consider what may get you thrilled about a circus-themed party and communicate it in the entrance!
Photo Booth Backdrop
This photo booth backdrop with a circus theme was made for a preschool festival. What a hit this would be at your circus birthday party, where kids can pose with amusing props like strongman’s barbells and a lion tamer’s flaming hoop!
Speaking of bright colors, this table setting screams carnival. Pinwheels in red, blue, and yellow, as well as matching balloons, add interest and height to the table.
Use ideas from this super sweet circus party filled with adorable and playful details to welcome your guests to the big top celebration. Three wonderful fondant cakes topped with circus characters and displayed with cookies spelling the birthday boy’s name were front and center on the dessert table.
And take a look at those incredible ice cream cone cookies, which are made by stacking three colorful cookies on top of a sugar cone.
Place a life-size clown outside the front door of your venue to welcome everyone. This will instantly lift everyone’s spirits and get them excited for the party!
Without a trapeze, your circus party would be incomplete! Simply thread a rope through two empty paper towel tubes. Hang the two ends of the tubes on the wall and fill the rope with dolls and stuffed animals.
Mini Concession Stands
Make mini booths out of cardboard and banners to make your own mini concession stands! Serve carnival foods such as popcorn, hotdogs, cotton candy, and soda to your guests. These concession stands are ideal for decorating your venue.
Circus Clown Birthday Invitations
There are a lot of fantastic invitation ideas out there for a circus-themed party – like one that looks like an admit one ticket or an actual big top that opens up like the one found here on Drevio.
My favorite part of this circus-themed party might be the invitations. I decided to make these appear like cute circus tickets, and I really enjoy how they turned out!
I’d like for you to be able to use these adorable circus party invites for your own celebration. To accomplish this, save the image to your computer and then modify it in a photo editing tool.
Attempt to get ideas on how to make vintage circus ticket invitations for your guests in various ways. To begin, use bright hues like red, orange, and green to make them as vibrant as possible.
On the invitation card, you can place a photograph of the birthday girl or boy. Making the card as eye-catching as possible might help to pique your guests’ interest in your event.
Add a couple quotes or creative punchlines to spice it up. Perhaps something thought-provoking can help them recall the important day!
There are a lot of tags in those downloads; open them in a program like Word or Pages, resize them, and print. They can be used as signs, cupcake toppers, favors, or anything else you can think of. You can get a lot of tags for free here!
Clown Ice Cream
The dessert is the sweetest thing on the table but since it’s a circus themed birthday party, why not add a flavour of circus to it? These cute and sweet dessert of clown ice cream is a perfect idea to add a flavour of circus party theme.
The popcorn cupcakes are not only a part of the celebration but they also act as a flavour in the circus themed birthday party. The circus themed birthday party will be incomplete without popcorn cupcakes.
Sure, you could make a happy face pancake like every other idealistic breakfast eater, or you could go try your hand at this pachydermal pancake of elephantine proportions.
Circus Birthday Cake
How long has it been since you actually stumbled upon a big top? Get a circus-themed cake and it’ll be like the big top is right there in your living room, only without all of the elephant poop to clean up.
Candy apples make an excellent party favor to serve to your guests. You can make them yourself or have everyone make their own!
Giant pretzels are a popular snack at the circus. Make your own or buy frozen and serve them hot with melted cheese!
Make a fun little surprise and party treats for your guests to take home. As party favors, children adore small packages of brightly colored sweets and chocolates.
You may use popcorn bags as party favors if you want to be more inventive. You may stuff sponge clown noses, animal toys, bouncing balls, pixie sticks, and other carnival-style items into these small bags.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your adult guests, and they’ll want to make the most of it. You customize the favors you want to present to your guests and friends.
It’s a great opportunity for you to present them their favorite bottle of wine wrapped in personalized wine bottle labels that reflect the circus theme of your party.
Animal Jars Favors
Instead of a traditional favor bag, why not send the kids home with these adorable animal jars? They are inexpensive to make but look fantastic. You can even make them in a variety of colors to match your circus theme. Pink Pistachio has a tutorial showing how to make them.
A circus party would be incomplete without circus animals! All you have to do is print out large images of your favorite animals. The pictures should then be glued to wooden stakes and placed in the ground. Your guests will feel as if they are at an animal party.
There are numerous ways to decorate tables for a circus-themed party. Balloons, candy floss, and toy clowns can be placed in the center of your tables. You can also use striped cloth to cover your tables and chairs and tassel the fabric with colorful streamers.
Try having your party under a circus tent if you can have it outside! This may appear extravagant, but it will most likely cost the same as a standard outdoor party tent. If you can’t hold your party outside, set up miniature circus tents around it. They can be used as centerpieces or as decoration!
This circus carnival party is excellent for games and activities. So, let the youngsters have as much fun as they want.
Shooting balloons is a fun activity, so get some darts and see who can pop the most balloons. Slam Dunk is another fantastic and possibly well-known game. It’s not difficult to locate a basketball and a target to shoot it into! Make your guests shoot for a chance to win a gift!
Ring and Bottle
Ring and bottle is a fun game in which the player must use rings to prop up bottles. There are numerous games available, like face painting, estimating the total quantity of sweets in a cookie jar, ball toss, reward dive, and taking amusing photos of guests.
Having your guests arrive dressed as circus performers might add to the fun. Each of your guests can reflect all of the colors and unique makeup and ideas! Make sure your cameras are ready!
Prizes and Tickets
It’s a fun idea to set up a prize stall filled with dollar store gifts at your sideshow events, like the one below on Catch My Party. Kids who win games receive tickets, which they can then use to select a prize based on different ticket amounts as a bonus to take home.
This time, your child’s birthday party is a circus show, so be prepared to make it even more fun with the ideas above. There are many more ideas you can acquire to have a great day, but starting with tips is a good place to start.