You might not have watched The Greatest Showman when it first came out last year or when it was released on DVD and Blu-Ray this year if you’ve been living under a rock. You’re missing out if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s the best circus film I’ve ever watched, as well as the best musical film I’ve ever seen. And it’s sparked a worldwide circus party trend.
With these circus carnival birthday party ideas, you’ll be saying, “Wow, that was the best party ever!” This collection of circus birthday ideas includes anything from popcorn cupcakes to circus bingo, and is suitable for people of all ages, color schemes, and who simply want to have a good time!
When it comes to establishing the stage and decorating the area, the circus theme allows you to go large. You can rent a tent or a carousel to create a county fair ambiance if you’re throwing a carnival-themed party in your garden.
You can hire a local animal agency to provide horse and donkey rides, and in some locations, you can even rent camels and other exotic animals for an extravagant event.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to throw a great circus-themed party. You can make decorations at home and use your imagination to make attendees feel as if they’re at a real fair. Look online for circus-themed printables to make your own decorations.
If you don’t want to pay to rent a tent, you can create your own by draping white fabric or a white sheet over a pole or a huge post. To bring the big top within, you can make a streamer canopy. Make a circus party backdrop instead for a quick alternative.
A ticket booth is required at every circus. Attendees should be greeted at the front and given tickets to the big fair.
A birthday banner with the child’s name or age can be hung over the ticket booth if the event is a carnival birthday party. Send your guests on their way to fun activities or delicious dishes once you’ve greeted them.
Magic and color are the names of the game when it comes to carnival party supplies and circus decor.
The red and white stripes found on most circus tents can be carried over to your tableware or tablecloths. Carnival decor is known for its bright colors, so add brightly colored balloons, streamers, and confetti to set the mood.
Animal balloons and magic show items, such as wands, magician hats, and decks of cards, can also be scattered around the area.
Now that you know what it takes to throw a carnival-themed party, you can start planning who you want to invite. You can select and send the right invitations in minutes once you have your guest list.
These invitation designs are a simple and elegant way to invite people to your event. There’s no need to go to the post office or buy stamps.
If you’re wondering on how to download this template collection and what you should do next, please read and follow these following guides:
- Choose your template design
- Move your mouse pointer and Left-Click the template
- Wait for a while, a new page will be appeared
- Right-click the template and choose “save image as” to save it
- Locate where the file will be saved in your device and Enter
If the download process has finished, Open the file with either Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Then insert your text or party information. Print the final draft on cardstock or any printing paper.
Birthday Party Cakes
Make a cake with white frosting and bake it. Colored icing tubes can be used to make red, yellow, and blue balloons. Toy animals should be placed around the perimeter.
Cupcakes should be baked and topped with white icing. Use a red gum drop for the nose, M&Ms for the eyes, a bit of red licorice for the mouth, and cotton candy for the hair to make each one look like a clown’s face.
Make clown heads with vivid orange or raspberry sherbet scoops topped with sugar cone “hats” encircled by icing “ruffles.” Make noses out of spherical red chocolates, eyes out of M&Ms, and mouths out of red licorice threads. Make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve them.
Parties are the best when you’re a kid. What’s not to love about spending a big portion of the day laughing and running around celebrating life with your friends? Planning and organizing your child’s birthday party can feel like a huge duty as a parent.
Two adults hold either end of a broomstick (or similar) loosely, at stomach height. The children take turns going under the stick without touching it, bending their knees and leaning back as necessary. The stick is lowered after all of the children have filed under it. Anyone who falls, touches the ground with their hands or touches the stick is out.
For a fun twist, Limbo is especially awesome on rollerskates. A great party game for kids at a roller disco!
Before party day you’ll need to purchase or make a piñata to match your party theme and fill it with treats.
Hang the piñata so that it is hanging at about head height. Have party goers stand in a line a few metres away. Traditionally, players are blindfolded and gently spun around three times before trying to hit the piñata with a wooden stick but nowadays players simply take turns hitting the piñata (without a blindfold) until it breaks open.
For a sack race you will need a hessian/burlap sack or a large pillowcase for each player (you can also play in relay teams to minimise the number of sacks you need). To race, guests must stand with their feet inside the sack and on ‘go’ race to the finish line (or to their teammate if you’re playing relay style). The first player to cross the finish line or first team to have all members jump is the winner.
Treasure hunts (or scavenger hunts) can be super simple to set up, or as involved and detailed as you wish. To keep it super simple, hide wrapped sweets/lollies around the play space for guests to hunt, each guest keeps what they find.
For a treasure hunt that’s a little more involved, hide a series of tokens around the play space for guests to find – the child who finds the most wins a prize. The tokens can be anything – small coloured gemstones, printed tokens like the ones we used here for a goblin hunt, painted rocks, etc.
You’re well on your way to throwing the ultimate circus-themed birthday party with these pointers. Try using one of our planning tools, such as a to-do list or a budgeting guide, now that you’ve got some ideas. I wish you a wonderful day!