If you are looking for circus party ideas, consider adding a fresh spin with a fantastic circus animal parade party. From whimsical circus animal parade as the table centerpiece to carnival inspired party decor and sweet treats, you party is bound to be amazing!
Having a circus party box containing everything I needed made party planning easy.
Circus Animal Parade Table Centerpiece
Put on The Greatest Show by incorporating a spectacular Animal Parade into your party set up! They make a wonderful centerpiece for your table. They will also keep the little guests occupied. Promise they won’t stop playing with them!
Circus Kids Tablescape
When space is limited, I love to display my sweets right on the kids table instead of setting up a separate dessert station. It works like a charm. Not to mention the kids get so excited to sit and stare at all the fun sweet treats! The super adorable kids stack stools are my favorite find from Amazon!
Circus Inspired Paper Supplies
Setting up the kids table is my favorite. Planning a circus inspired tablescape gives you the opportunity to work with fun different bold colors. Layer festive paper plates and make each guest feel extra especial by putting together these fun place cards using clown’s noses and our free printable cards. Be sure to complete the look with other party essentials, such coordinating napkins, cups, utensils and fun birthday hats that scream party time!
Circus Birthday Cake
A fun cake is a must and I simply love simple cakes that can still make a statement. If you are familiar with my style by now, I am not a big fan of anything over the top for the kids. I always encourage moms who love to celebrate at home to simplify as much as they can.
Drip cakes are still going strong. The addition of colorful sprinkles just goes with the theme perfectly. Top it with a circus animal of your kid’s choice and your cake will be ready for showtime!
There’s no circus party without a few carnival treats. Chocolate covered apples are easy to make and add a bit of a nostalgia to your table. Simply insert a wood stick, dip the apples in melted chocolate and cover in colorful sprinkles!
Popcorn is a must. Select a variety of flavors to get your guests excited! Don’t forget to label your containers with our free printable popcorn labels to make serving a breeze.
DIY Concession Tray
Turn a simple crate into an adorable concession tray. Let the kids use their imagination and play pretend for a few minutes. To make your own is simple. Sand a small wood tray and paint it in your color of choice. Make a strap using thick ribbon and secure it with hot glue.
Festive Carnival Cupcakes
Cupcakes and candies are mandatory for a kids party. Spruce up cupcakes with adorable paper fan toppers (They come in the party box. Yiipee!) They add instant pizazz to any cupcake!
Ferris Wheel Cupcake Holder
Pouring candies in a bowl is not for my creative audience (wink, wink) If you would like to add a nostalgia touch and impress your little guests, display candies in a fun Ferris Wheel.
If you are not willing to invest in a Ferris Wheel, simply display them in paper cups and decorate them with our printable circus inspired toppers!
Circus Candy Jars
Another fun idea is to place candies in mini jars. Using circus themed tattoos from the party box, you can turn simple clear jars into something to match your party theme. How fun is that?
Circus Themed Cookies
Finding a cookie designer to bring a theme to life through a set of cookies is one of the first things I cross off from my party planning list. The kids (and adults) love receiving them. Let the parents decide if their kids can enjoy a cookie during the party or take home as a party favor.
Keep Things Organized with a Festive Circus Wagon
Be a creative and organized hostess by displaying extra party essentials in a circus wagon. How cute does it look?
Circus Party Favors
Receiving a goodie bag was my favorite thing growing up. It’s always nice to send guests home with something sweet as a ‘thank you for celebrating with us’. To make things easier for you, I designed these thank you favor tags as a free download. Just print, cut and attach to your party bags!
Styling & Photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Party Box: KikiBoxes
Cookies: Baked Goodness
Popcorn: Grand Rapids Popcorn Co.