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!
This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase anything via my affiliate links, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
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. From The Greatest Showman to Dumbo, circus themes are around to stay!
Dumbo is 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.
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.
Free Printable Big Top Printables from We Heart Parties
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!
DIY Clown Bean Bag Toss from Vixen Made
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!
Circus Candy Favors from A to Z Celebrations
Clown Nose Goody Bags from Vixen Made
Cotton Candy Circus Favors from Just Baked Sweet
Other Circus Party Supplies
- Circus Play Tent
- Red Clown Noses
- Barnum’s Animal Cracker Boxes
- Red & White Striped Tablecloth
- Circus Photo Booth Background