Under the Big Top Circus Food Ideas and Party Decorations
Let’s Clown Around with some Circus Party Ideas. Styling a Circus Party has never been so easy. All you need are some fantastic circus ideas! Looking to throw a Circus Party? Be sure to check out this adorable Carnival Party.
I love the circus! When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a trapeze flyer. I thought they were sooooo cool. Flying through the air without a net. Basically…amazing. Now as an adult, when I see the crazy daring performers, I always wonder at what point do they decide that they are good to go without the net?
I mean, what happens if they aren’t really ready? Oops? Also…how do you discover that you are good at something like that? Hmmm….I think today I will try flying. Perhaps I’m just a scaredy cat. Circus themes for parties are also basically amazing!
Circus Themed Party Ideas
There are a million cool ideas that can transform your party into a trip to the circus. Plus, bonus…the games are always a big hit!! I’ve compiled some of my favorite circus party ideas. Check it out…
Vintage Circus Paper Fans from Blush Balloon Party
Aren’t these just gorgeous? Paper fans are so easy to use and make a fantastic backdrop for any dessert table or photo booth!
Circus Cake Topper from Cardstock Creations Co.
Here is a super cute cake topper that would be perfect paired with ay homemade or store bought cake. So bright and fun!
Carnival Balloons from Amazon
Ok..so honestly, what kid wouldn’t love these adorable balloons? They are fun and festive.
Circus Letters from Awesome Paper Creation
Jazz up your party with some adorable circus themed letters. This is perfect for highlighting the birthday kiddo’s age!
Circus Noses by Simple Little Details
Looking for an inexpensive way to automatically get everyone into the party mood? Grab some red foam noses and get clowning around!!
Lion Cage Wagon from Style Me Pretty
So this tutorial is for an awesome Halloween costume. It is also the perfect first or seceond birthday photo op and outfit for your little ones to wear to their party. I want to make this right. now.
Circus Food Ideas
No party is complete without some delicious themed desserts and treats. These fun circus themed desserts are sure to be a hit for any under the big top party! Check them out…
Animal Cracker Popcorn from Two Sisters Crafting
You know foods that taste as amazing as they look??? THIS. I love the frosted animal crackers, so this is like a party food dream come true!! Plus, it’s easy to make!!
Dumbbell Marshmallow Pops by Jazzie’s Crafty Creations.
These are adorable! They also appear super easy to make. Such a cute idea.
Twinkie Hot Dog on a Stick by Oh Sugar Events.
The only thing better than a Circus hand dipped corndog…twinkies made to look like corndogs! How clever. Love it!
Clown Cupcakes by Landolakes.
These adorable clown cupcakes are super cute. I love the use of different candies to made the clown faces. Super clever.
Circus Cake Topper from Party Favors Miami
Here are some fun little fondant animals that would be perfect atop any circus themed cake or even cupcakes. Adorable and edible!
Circus Cookies by Shop Cookie Couture.
I love these adorable cookies. My favorite is the cotton candy! So fun!!
Fondant Animals by Edible Designs by Letty.
What party spread would be complete without some AMAZING fondant toppers? These 3D circus animals take the cake!!! I love the monkey!!
Circus Popcorn Cupcakes from Mess for Less
These are easy and fun to make….and they are super duper cute!!! This would definitely be a hit for a circus party!! Wrap your cupcakes to look like popcorn!!
Clown Nose Marshmallows from Karo’s Fun Land
Want an easy food option? Dip some large marshmallows into red chocolate and serve up some clown noses!!! Awesomesauce!!
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
Here is some adorable tableware you can grab as well from Sweet Lulu:
Here are some helpful links for throwing a Circus themed Party:
If you love these party ideas, please pin this image to your birthday Pinterest board:
Wanna throw a Big Top Party? The Printable Circus Collections are available for purchase in my shop:
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How cute are those fondant toppers !!!! love them :)
Omg! I love everything on this website. What is the red coloring on the Twinkie hot dogs made of?
How adorable are these ideas!!! My two favorites have to be the cookies, they are designed beautifully and those popcorn cupcakes….they are insanely adorable! What a great theme for a party!
Hi Holly! This is a very informative article. Great ideas inside. I wish I had found this during my preparation for my daughter’s 7th birthday… :)
okay this is seriously the cutest! I’m pinning this to share because it’s too good not to!
Woww, what a fun idea! I love the popcorn cupcakes! Definitely going to save this for later. ;)
I’m ready to go to the circus with those party favors! Thanks for sharing another fun set of decorations
You know, I’ve never actually been to the circus, but these are great ideas for a party. I love the simplicity in some of these. My boys have a red-nose from being Rudolph in a Christmas performance and still wear it around the house sometimes.
These are all so cool and adorable! My favorite one was definatly the beautiful pink popcorn! It looks so gooood…
Thank you for sharing :)
I love love the wagon. But the fondant animals are amazing! I am definitely sharing with my cousin, she loves making fondant creatures.
I love your creativity through and through. How stunning is this lovely circus theme and I am all geared up for it now.
Oh my gosh! How FUN is this! Thanks for all your work in compiling this, all of these elements would make a super fun party. My favorite: the Lion Cage Wagon!
Such a fun circus theme…Loved the colors and the way you have designed it. Im sure the kids are going to love it too.
I love the clown nose marshmallows. All your party ideas are amazing.
I love the clown nose marshmallows, very nice. All your party ideas are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
The decoration is so colorful! I’m absolutely impressed by the popcorn cupcakes. I love them!
This is such a great idea for a party! I know my kids would have absolutely LOVED this when they were little!!!
These are such adorable inspiration for a fun circus theme party! The cookies are so cute! and the wagon makes a nice photo opp for adults too!
I love themed parties! I actually organized a party for my children’s elementary school with a circus theme and it was a hit!
These ideas are perfect. My youngest son just celebrated his fish-themed party last month.. Wish I’ve seen this idea earlier!
I love these diy ideas. This is such a great idea for party. Love it specially the colors.
The food at this party is my favorite part. Circus food is the absolute best! Especially a hotdog/corndog.
Really cool and cute ideas for a circus-themed birthday party! I will have to show this to my daughter. My grandson will be celebrating his 3rd birthday in December. I know it is still far off, but it would be nice to get ideas this early. BTW, I love those clown face cupcakes!
Incredible! I love themed parties which have so much detail in, you can see the time and effort that’s been put into it.
Love that this is another great party theme for kids. Although, hubby and I agree that we will have to decide on a different design for the cupcakes since we aren’t fans of clowns.
All of those look like an awful lot of fun. I know if we do the carnival this year at the library for the summer it would be fun to do some of these kinds of snacks. The kids would love it and the teens would have a fun time making it.
Circus themes for parties are so much fun. I really like all your brilliant ideas. The lion cage wagon is my favorite.