Today, I am taking a little step back from Weddings, and the focus falls on the kids with a colourful Circus Party Theme with a moodboard, styling tips, and ideas for party fun.
Children have much more creative minds than us adults, and a few subtle hints from this childrens party theme will send them into a world of greasepaint and the trapeze.
To whisk your guests into a Big Top/Carnival experience, firstly you need some invitations, and this is where you can get creative.
Get some card and shape it like a ticket. Suggested wording is “You are invited to…..Big Top Birthday” and “Admit 1″, alternatively a professionally created ticket style invitation like this is widely available.
You could also fashion invitations in the shape of the Big Top.
For decoration and to create the vision, firstly you will need some red and white drapes, which you would suspend from the ceiling in a Big Top style pattern.
Alternatively if the party is not at home this could be repurposed in a hall or you could hire a large bell tent structure.
Bunting could be hung around the walls and the entrance to the event space.
Adorn the tables with red, blue or yellow tablecloths and place a balloon cluster of these colours in the centre of each table.
Place many stuffed animals around the room to create a circus animal feel.
To make a ticket booth for the entrance, paint a large box in bright colours.
For entertainment for the party, consider hiring a clown and/or a magic show or someone who is talented in face painting would be a great addition too.
For party games, each child could be given a red nose to play at being Clowns, or hey could have a roaring Lion contest or they could also play Pass the Ringmasters Hat or Musical Clowns.
For craft ideas, they could draw or paint paper plates as circus animals or clowns, when finished, a lolly stick to the back would be applied, and you would have a ready made mask.
You could also print off circus scenes for the children to colour in.
For food for the party, cotton candy, pretzels, toffee apples, big lolly’s, ice cream, hot dogs and pocorn are popular choices.
As for a cake, a clown cake or cupcakes arranged in the shape of a balloon cluster would go down really well, as well as a spectacular Big Top Cake.
I have chosen some cool products that would accentuate this Big Top experience….
Circus Placecard or Photo Holders - Giddy Kipper – NOTHS – Perfect and dual purpose being both a place saver and then a take home gift.
Big Top Circus Favour Boxes – Hope and Willow – NOTHS
Fun and Colourful circus party hats – Postbox party – NOTHS
Clown Noses - Post Box Party – NOTHS
I hope these ideas give you something to think about and some ideas for your own Circus Party theme for your very own wee clowns, trapeze artists and stiltwalkers.