These circus theme party ideas will have you saying that was the greatest party ever! With everything from popcorn cupcakes to circus bingo, this collection of circus birthday ideas is perfect for any age, any color scheme, and anyone who just wants to have an exciting time!
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Why a Circus Party?
If you’ve been living under a rock, you may not have seen The Greatest Showman when it came out last year or when it was released to DVD and Blu-Ray this year. If you haven’t seen it, you’re totally missing out. It’s the best circus movie and probably the best movie musical I’ve ever seen. And it’s inspired circus party craze everywhere.
And that circus party craze isn’t going anywhere. This year it’s The Greatest Showman but next year and even more exciting is the live action version of Disney’s classic Dumbo. Dumbo the sweet elephant who lost his mom then went through the ringer as the elephant who flies.
Dumbo who inspired still one of the most popular even though it’s kind of lame ride at Walt Disney World. And I recommend you skip it if you only have one day at Disney World. Dumbo, one of the most classic movies of all time. And saddest.
Dumbo is being remade from animation to live action next spring, and if the brand new poster and trailer are an indication of anything, it’s going to be amazing. Yet to decided if it’ll be as good as the Beauty and the Beast remake that inspired these Beauty and the Beast shirts. Verdict is still out, but I’ll let you know once I see it next year!
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
The Best Circus Party Ideas
Okay so between The Greatest Showman and Dumbo, I’m guessing the circus party theme isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Not only that, it’s just plain fun. Color, junk food, and daring entertainment = one amazing party!
These circus party ideas can help you pull off the greatest party ever!
Circus Theme Party Food Ideas
One of the most important parts of any circus is great food! And I’ve rounded up some of the cutest circus party ideas in the form of food you’ve ever seen. You might even say the greatest menu you’ve ever seen! From popcorn to circus animal cheesecake, there’s pretty much something for every age, every appetite, and every color scheme!
Circus Theme Party Decorations
A circus party isn’t a circus party unless it looks like a circus. Think big-top tents, red and white stripes, and of course – lots of color! These are some of the cutest circus decorations (and circus party supplies) I could find! Dumbo’s mom would be proud.
Circus Theme Party Games & Activities
One of the highlights of any circus is the entertainment. Watching someone swing from a trapeze to watching a lion jump through a flaming hoop of doom – it’s the entertainment that makes it a circus. Pick any of these fun activities to make your circus almost as fun as a real one. Almost!
Circus Party Favors
You can’t send people home empty handed! Instead help them remember what a wonderful time they had at your circus party with one of these great circus theme party favors or goody bags!
Cotton Candy Circus Favors from Be The Hostess
Other Circus Party Supplies
- Circus Play Tent
- Red Clown Noses
- Barnum’s Animal Cracker Boxes
- Red & White Striped Tablecloth
- Circus Photo Booth Background