Get ready to plan a classic children’s circus-themed birthday party that will celebrate your little one and create memories under the big top! This theme, and all the fun activities it brings make it a perfect choice for a birthday celebration.
Under the Big Top Decorations
First, decorate for the circus theme with classic red and white stripes. Additionally, hang colorful balloons and banners, giving the party area a cheerful atmosphere reminiscent of the traditional big top.
Circus Party Entertainment
Keep the little ones entertained with a variety of circus-themed activities and games. Set up a craft station where kids can create clown hats, animal masks, or juggling balls to take home as party favors. Consider hiring a professional clown or magician to perform tricks and entertain the guests.
Food and Refreshments for a Circus Theme
No circus is complete without tasty treats! Serve classic carnival fare such as popcorn, cotton candy, and hot dogs. Create a colorful candy buffet with a variety of sweets and treats, and don’t forget to have plenty of refreshments on hand. Colorful juice boxes coordinating with party colors can be wrapped with a red and white ribbon.
Circus Cake and Desserts
Make a statement with a show-stopping circus-themed birthday cake! Decorate a colorful circus themed cake with vintage style circus toppers. The cake is sure to be the centerpiece of the dessert table. Serve up additional sweets such as cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops to satisfy every sweet tooth.
Wrap up the festivities with a classic circus tent pinata filled with treats and surprises. Fill the pinata with stickers, candy, and circus theme toys.
Circus Party Favors
Prepare gable box party favors with circus-themed tags or stickers. Fill them with goodies like mini toys, stickers, and small bags of popcorn. Include clown noses, animal masks, juggling balls, or mini plush circus animals as a token of appreciation for joining in on the fun.
I’ve linked some fun and classic circus party items below. Happy party planning!