Circus Birthday Party


The Circus Party is suitable for both boys and girls and can be adapted to suit a variety of age groups. Bright colours can change any situation into a fabulous circus arena, however a big top marquee will top off the celebrations. Entertainers such as clowns and magicians are also a wonderful way to keep the guests entertained. There are also venues and entertainers available that can turn budding acrobats into seasoned circus performers.

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The Cake

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  • A colourful circus tent
  • A ringmasters drum
  • Circus animals in an arena
  • A clown
  • Cute cupcakes in bright wrappers with fun decorations

The Food

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  • Bright and fun food is always a hit at a circus
  • Coloured popcorn in striped buckets
  • Circus tent cupcakes
  • Fizzy fruit punch and pink lemonade in class bottles with striped straws
  • Fairy floss and toffee apples
  • Jelly cups or jelly cube lemonade
  •  Honeycomb popcorn clusters
  • Chocolate biscuits with icing centres and sprinkles
  • Fruit and berry kebabs
  • Dagwood dogs and mini hot dogs
  • Mini pies and sausage rolls with mustard and tomato sauce stripes
  • Ribbon sandwiches
  • Mini hamburgers
  • Strawberry and vanilla ice-cream sundaes

The Games

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  • Good old-fashioned games can be the highlight of this party
  • Musical circus chairs with exciting marching band music
  • Bobbing for apples
  • Hula-hoop acrobatics
  •  Charades, where children imitate a circus character, or animal for the group to guess
  • A professional face painter is a lot of fun, or children can decorate each other’s faces with non-toxic face painting crayons
  •  Decorate your own clown hat is a great activity for all
  • Pin the trunk on the elephant, or put the nose on the clown
  • Don’t forget limbo dancing and gymnast statues

The Extras

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  • The invitations can be made to look like an admission ticket, a clowns face, or they can be attached to a bag of circus popcorn
  • A circus tent can be achieved by using streamers suspended from the centre of the room
  • Decorate a marquee, or tent with streamers for added colour
  •  A centrepiece for the table can be made by grouping stuffed animals and attaching helium balloons to them
  • Or large stripy popcorn containers with balloons attached worked well too
  • Balloon animals are fun to use and make at the party
  • A photo booth with a stripy background and character dress ups