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Circus Birthday Party


We celebrated my sons 4th birthday with a colorful circus bash! We served fun carnival type food (hot dogs, freshly popped popcorn, mini hamburgers, cotton candy, marshmallow pops, popcorn cupcakes, and even had a candy bar), had loads of carnival games and even had a magic show!

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by a vintage circus get well card that I found at a local shop.

Decorating Style

This party had a vintage feel to it with a modern twist. There were lots of bright colors, balloons, tissue pom poms and cut out vintage clowns, seals etc that I found in a book and had blown up.

Project Details

I decorated the table with some construction paper and had crayons there also so the kids could doodle on the table. Many of them left birthday wishes for Christian. I also decorated the table with vintage peanut bags that you can purchase here. I lined the table with vintage party hats and noise makers and my grandpa made a ferris wheel out of some tinker toys! I placed pom poms hanging from the center of the tents which added a real "magical" feeling to each tent. 

The kids had to give us 2 tickets for each game they played. At each game they won a prize and could put them in their colorful loot bag I made for them.

My grandpa put together a magic show and then we played a round of musical chairs. Each child won a real gold fish which was an absolute suprise and hit with all the kids!

The invitations looked like a vintage circus ticket which I found here ( you can ask the designer to take of his watermark and he will send it to you for free!!!) along with a mini bag of popcorn!


This is a fun theme for either a girl or boy! There really isnt a wrong way to do a circus themed party!

I have a blog that deals with parties, diy projects, amazing children products, fashion and decor! If you would like to see more check out my blog called Little Miss Heirlooms here . I also have a shop that has loads of really cute and fun vintage products to use while decorating your little ones room! You can find my shop here


Tuesday 11th of May 2010

Oh a picture booth! What a great idea. This party spells F-U-N!


Wednesday 5th of May 2010

Oh my, I'm sure everyone had a blast! A circus themed party is one party that both boys and girls would enjoy. I just think it's too costly, though.