If a parent would ask me what party theme would fit any gender or age of a child, it would be a Circus or Carnival themed party. It is so versatile that even adults feel nostalgic at a circus-themed party. Check out this fun list of Circus party ideas for your event.
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Circus Party Ideas
Learn how to plan a Circus Party with ideas for decorations, food, and games that will fit perfectly with the Circus birthday theme.
To start our list, here's our Free Circus Party Invitation and Printables set that you can download and use for your party needs. Our printable set includes party banners, party invitation, cupcake wrapper & topper, chocolate wrapper, bottle labels, and thank you cards.
If you fancy a grand entrance at your kid's party, a Balloon Popcorn Arch would be a perfect decoration. You can watch this video tutorial on how to create a balloon popcorn arch. It will definitely save you money!
What I love about Circus-themed party is that the set-up is super easy to achieve. Get inspiration from this table set up I found on Pinterest. All you need is a red table cloth, a red & white table runner, and match it with white or blue plates!
If you prefer to have a simpler cake but still go with the Circus theme, you can opt to use a cake topper instead. Here's a Circus Cake Topper I found on Etsy that is super cute and will be a fun addition to your plain cake.
Circus and clowns are always associated together. A fun way to make your guests enjoy the party is to fill in some clown nose on a container and let your guests grab one during the party. You can purchase set of clown nose on Amazon.
Another way to add some details to your Circus party is to make some Circus signs your guests can follow. It would also be helpful especially if your party venue is big and you have different party areas for kids to try.
Moving on to party activities, Circus-themed party has a lot to offer! Since Circus, in general, is a place where kids and adults have fun with games and shows, there are a bunch of games you can recreate at your party. One of these is the ring toss game.
One way to make your Circus party a fun one for the kids, each game they play will give them the chance to earn some tickets. At the end of the party, they will be able to buy little prizes with their tickets. To make the prize board, decorate a piece of foam core or cardboard and add some hooks, string, or clothespins. Then put the prizes in bags and hung them onto the board.