What child doesn’t like the circus? It’s the best show on Earth. Millions of children and adults attend every year. So, be sure to make this birthday one they will remember. Have a birthday celebrated under a big top. Not literally. You don’t need to actually go to the circus to have a great time. Here are few ideas to make your child’s birthday circus party truly, amazing.
Invitations- Using a red and yellow color scheme, create invitations. The invitations are pretty simple. Cut out squares from yellow paper, print on them in a circus/carnival like font and red ink. Have the writing on one side say “Welcome to the Circus” and have the info on the back. Then trim the edges with decorative scissors. It would be a great touch if you included a ticket. You can purchase admission or raffle tickets from your local office supply store.
Circus Atmosphere- Creating the atmosphere of the circus is pretty simple. You could start by purchasing red and white striped fabric from your local fabric store. This fabric could be used for a table cloth. Just make sure the edges are cut straight and you are good to go. Have a lot of red balloons gathered and placed around the party room. Kids love balloons. At the end of the party you can let each of them take a balloon. Every circus needs a banner. You can easily construct one by printing large letters, spelling circus in a circus theme print onto yellow cardstock. Once it is printed use pinking shears to cut out each letter. Make sure that you cut them all to the same size. Use a hole-punch to punch two small holes at the top of each letter card. Thread a semi thick red funky ribbon through the holes. WA-LA! Be sure to hang the banner in a place that is sure to make a statement and that everyone will see. To take the theme a little farther have someone dress up as a simple clown. They could wear a vest and a hat and collect everyone admission tickets at the door.
Snacks- Place freshly popped popcorn into red and white striped boxes or you could serve Cracker Jack right from the box. Other great treats would include candy apples, cotton candy and ice cream cones. For a meal serve hot dogs, corn dogs, chips and cheese, or hamburgers. When it comes to the cake just adding red and white stripes would look nice, or cupcakes decorated like clowns.
Activities- The circus theme offers a great variety of activities. Pin the tail on the donkey is perfect. Face painting would be so much fun. Place a cup at the bottom of a bucket. Fill the bucket with water and see if the kids can drop pennies into the cup. The kids could hula hoop or you could make a very low to the ground tight rope walking apprentice.
Goodie bags- Give the kids a box of animal crackers, clown nose, and a lollipop. Don’t forget to let them take a balloon home too.
No matter how you choose to do your circus themed party you can’t go wrong! It is one your child is sure to enjoy.