Monday, September 3, 2012

Circus Party

My son's circus birthday party was so much fun to plan.  Thanks to my endless searching online and at the dollar store, making things ourselves, and borrowing what we could from friends, we only spent about $100!
I wish I had been able to get some pictures before the kids started to arrive but it was a crazy day.  Luckily I do have a bunch of pics from during the party! Enjoy!

I absolutely loved making the invitations and signs! There are so many cute circusy fonts you can download for free! I got most of my fonts here, just search "circus" or "carnival".

 "Welcome to the Circus!"                                     I got the idea for these signs from some things I saw on Pinterest.                                                The banner is just made out of some old poster board that had been used on one side. 

The goodie bags are dollar store bags (10 for a buck) with labels that I made glued on the front.                                  
                                                                                      Each party guest got a bag, a clown nose (I don't know how, but I don't have a singe picture of any kids wearing the clown noses!), a horn and unlimited tickets (also from dollar store) to use to play games.

The kids won a piece of candy at each carnival game so the bags were used to hold all their loot!

This was our "big top".  I bought a red and white striped table cloth roll from Oriental Trading that had so many uses for this party!

The balance beam along with the other fun stuff under the tent I was able to borrow from someone who runs a gymnastics class.

The cake! This may be one of my favorite thing from the party. I found these adorable free printables to top off the cake.  Notice how the ball on the seal's nose is really a lolly pop? I just can't get enough of this!

Corn dogs for lunch worked out well and we absolutely had to have cotton candy!


          I got some temporary circus tatoos from Oriental Trading that were a hit!
And of course we couldn't have a circus without peanuts!

 My husband downloaded a couple circus/carnival like albums that really helped create a fun circus atmosphere! The music was definitely my favorite part of the party!

I can't wait until his next birthday party! There are so many fun themes to choose from!



  1. Love this theme and all of the details you put into it! So fun!

    1. It really was such a fun theme! There were so many possibilities! Thank you Lisa!

  2. what a fab idea for a party!! my son turns 1 next week so we're doing something a little more low key but I can't wait to do stuff like this when he's older! x

  3. Amazing! I'm going to have to do this for our own Everett someday. =)

    1. Thanks! I love that we both have an Everett!