My kids love Halloween, but honestly sometimes some of the spookier decorations get the better of them. We’ve had to skip houses on our trick-or-treating route because they were just too scary! So this year instead of the classic spooky Halloween, I wanted to create a non-scary party that all of the little guests could enjoy. I came up with a list of things that all kids seem to love, including animals, balloons and sweets, and when I put them all together, the idea for a friendly little circus-themed Halloween party came to life!
My little circus features pumpkins painted like a clown, an elephant and a lion, but you can create any performer you can think of with a pumpkin, paint and paper—it could be anything from the ringmaster to a trained bear. Kids will love to paint the pumpkins to create their own little circus characters!
Tissue paper fringe is such a fun embellishment to add to your painted pumpkins—I used it to create the lion’s mane.
Turn your pumpkin on its side and use the stem as a nose, snout, trunk or beak for your animal! Cardstock can be cut and glued to your pumpkin to create ears, like I did for the elephant.
For a party that’s all treats and no tricks, create a treat cart filled with Circus Peanuts and other festive sweets.
A balloon arch makes the perfect backdrop to a circus-themed party table. DIY party hats add a fun touch of whimsy for little party guest and pumpkins alike.
Hand-painted jack-o-lanterns make for fun and silly Halloween decor kids will love.
Create easy pumpkin straws with paper straws, balloons and tissue paper. As a bonus, they look adorable when paired with bottles of IZZE Sparkling Clementine. Plus, this sparkling juice contains no added sugar or preservatives for a healthier alternative to soda.
I hope you have fun creating your own family-friendly Halloween party for your little ones this year. Happy Halloween!
The printable labels, hats and signs were all made by Itsy Belle Studio.