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Come one, come all to the Birthday Circus. Step right up for a Circus Birthday Party! If you dream of lions and clowns and swinging from the trapeze…you need this party! Be sure to check out all our Circus Party Ideas!!
When you think circus? what comes to mind? Popcorn? Lions? Tents full of smiling kids? Yeah…me too. What’s better than wrapping all that yummy goodness up with a big birthday bow?
Have I mentioned that Circuses are freaking awesome? ‘Cuz, well…they are. You know what else is freaking awesome? This Circus party styled by Karolina from Karo’s Fun Land. She styled this amazing party for her nephews’ 5th birthday.
I adore the colors and the way she really brought the circus to life! If you aren’t familiar with her work, you should definitely check it out. She is extremely talented and always has a great vision for how to make a party really come to life.
For this party, she wanted an animal parade…aren’t they cute?
So many bright colors and patterns. I can practically smell the popcorn from here (ok technically I can smell popcorn, but that’s because I am eating some while I write this post….but you get it:) )
How to Throw a Circus Birthday Party
Throwing a circus party does not have to be a headache! It might seem like, with so many different elements going on, it might an overwhelming theme. Actually, the opposite is true. With so many possibilities…you can truly let your imagination run wild.
Circus Birthday Food
When planning your menu, you can have a fun mixture of classic circus foods mixed with some fun and creative ideas.
Classic options include foods like popcorn, peanuts (bonus points if they are still in the shell), cotton candy and hotdogs. Basically think of thing you would BUY if you went to the circus.
Related: Circus Party Desserts and Decor Ideas
Creative party food options include things like cake pops with circus colored sprinkles, clown nose marshmallows, and animal shaped cookies.
This party has a great circus tent feel. I love the red stripes on the back drop. Adorable!! Even the condiments got dressed up for the occasion! Can’t beat that:)
A simple idea for decorating for a big top themed party is to focus on the classic red and white stripes. This is the simplest and most iconic approach. Along with the fun circus stripes, you can also center decor around cute animals (like these fun circus plates).
Highlighting different animals is an easy way to really showcase the circus feel of the party. This particular design has lots of animals in party hats. It’s like party animal meets carnival in a fun way!
What circus party would be complete without some yummy peanuts? And of course, they adorable cookies….LOVE. THEM.
The clown noses are one of my favorite details. Cute and super yummy. To make these, dip large marshmallows in red chocolate and allow to cool. Easy peasy!
Here are some suggestions for party tableware and decorations to compliment this theme:
- Carnival Lollipop Holder
- Carnival Beverage Napkins
- Carnival Dessert Plates
- Carnival Themed Helium Balloons
- Circus Paper Fans
- Red and White Striped Table Skirt
Layering tissue fans is a great way to add some dimension to the backdrop of your party table!
Don’t you love these giant lollipops? Layered on the colored sixlets…they are perfect!
Isn’t the cake adorable? I love the details!
And of course a giant jar of animal crackers….ummm yeah:)
Happy Birthday Ghabriel and Winster!
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I love the fact that you’ve paid so mych attention to every single detail! The food always looks more yummy in cute containers and you really gave 100% here! The colors are so happy!
I love all of the bright colors in this party theme! It’s so fun and whimsical.
ADORABLE! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!
What an adorable party theme! Love all the decorations and fun food! You did fantastic!
Fun party! Looks really cute.
I love the circus. I took my kids to the circus last year because it was the last year. This would be a fun party. The clown nose marshmallows are cute. Animal crackers are an easy snack to provide and peanuts and popcorn are our favorite snacks!
What an amazing birthday party! Definitely more than pin worthy! Your photos capture the moment and excitement of the party. I always imagine birthdays like this, but my decor never turns out quite this good! Wow!
This party theme is so bright and refreshing! I love it. My family and I actually went to an old-fashioned circus last year and it was one of the most fun things we’ve done! And we live close to Disney! ;)
What a great party idea. I love the cake pops and the added plastic elephant!
Omg this is too perfect!! I am doing one of these next month and I totally needed ideas!!!
What a clever, creative kids’ party idea, Mama – you GO! I LOVE this theme and all the hard work you’ve put into making every last detail perfect for your kiddo’s special day! :)
What a creative theme! I love that not one detail was left untouched by the circus theme! So fun!
This is such a fun idea for a party! I love that you have everything together so you make it so easy for parents to do it themselves. I bet you have so many kids RSVP to your parties. You do an amazing job of making them so fun!
Oh this is great party ideas. I will gonna check this out soon, my niece is turning 1. I am sure she will love this.
Circus themes are always alot of fun. I love the variety of snacks!
This is such a cute party theme! So unique!
Oh my goodness what an awesome party idea! I love the idea of doing a party themed on the circus and your layout is just amazing!