Ideas for Planning a Circus Theme Birthday Party for Kids

Ideas for Planning a Circus Theme Birthday Party for Kids

If your child loves the circus, then consider throwing a circus theme party for his or her next birthday. Circus theme birthday parties are certain to thrill and delight kids and adults the same. The party should be lively with lots of activity throughout the party so that kids stay interested and ready to have fun.

Everyone knows that no circus is complete without the big top, and one can easily be created for even an indoor kid’s birthday party. You do not have to spend a ton of money on a big top, just rent a helium tank from your local rental supply store and fill a ton of balloons. Add colorful streamers to the ends and let the balloons fill the ceiling in the room where the party activities will take place.

Circus theme birthday parties must have fun entertainment. The ideas are many for this theme from a magic act, a clown or a cute animal act with the pets of friends and family participating. If you know someone who is good at face painting or creating balloon animals, then recruit them as entertainment. You will need to organize fun games for the kids such as pin the nose on the clown, ring toss or a bean bag toss. Older kids may enjoy a dart throw game or a bowling game.

Food for a circus party should be simple and easy to go along with the theme. Naturally there should be hot dogs or even corn dogs, pop corn and ice cream as well. You shouldn’t go too over board with the food however, since there will be a birthday cake for the guests to dig into. You may consider having cup cakes for this kind of party just to add to the fun. Cake topper ideas are plentiful for circus themes and you should not have a problem either finding some to make your own cake or hire someone to do it for you.

The party decorations should be bright and very colorful. This theme is actually quite simple to decorate for using only the basic primary colors. You can save money by purchasing solid color supplies and then supplementing with a few circus clown or animal decorations. When making the goody bags for the guests, try to find actual pop corn bags that you fill with circus theme toys, candy, little bottles of bubbles and glow sticks or bracelets. There are many party supply stores both locally and online that carry a lot of supplies to go along with your theme.

Most importantly, a circus party should be a lot of fun for everyone. Try not to be anxious about every little detail and just plan ahead properly. Remember to have a ‘plan B’ if you are having an outdoor birthday party just in case of inclement weather.