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Circus Party theme

Roll up! Roll up! A fantastically FUN theme for either a boy or girl of any age is a circus theme! There is so much you can do with this theme with games and stations to create a carnival atmosphere. I hope these finds may inspire you when planning for a Circus party. You can find more items via the vendors on the children’s party directory here! Also visit my Pinterest board for this theme here. 


Printables & Invitations

Your printables and invitations help set theme your event so I’ve included a range of different colour schemes and looks whether you want a traditional red/white/blue look, a girly pink circus party or a vintage or modern carnival party! Remember when it comes to printables – colours can often be changed and customised by the designer for a fee, simply ask them!



Circus is in town printables – 2 Love Birds


Girly vintage carnival printables – Giggles and Grace Designs



Circus printables – Memories are Sweet


Circus Spectacular – I Will Invitations


Circus printable collection – Upon a Time Designs




Circus Printables – Style Me Gorgeous




Girly vintage carnival printed stationery – PS Made with Love


Circus printable package – The Little Soiree


Vintage Circus clown printable – Penny Lane Studio


Circus customised invitation – Edgehouse Design


Printed vintage circus invitation – Love JK





Hanging decorations can create the carnival mood and colour scheme for your circus party:


Red paper fan – Saffy & May



Yellow honeycomb ball – Love the Occasion




Carnival striped lanterns – Little Red Chick



Red, white and blue paper fans – Just Party Supplies


Circus parties and balloons definitely go hand in hand! One of these balloons would look fantastic next to the dessert table, photo area or entrance!:

Studio Mucci Giant balloon and tassel tail – Ruby Rabbit



For a bright carnival feel:


Circus pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess


Rainbow tassel garland – Bickiboo


Love this unique decoration which could hang in your child’s room after the party:

Carnival paper chandelier – Hanging Pretty


Pinwheels are another great item to incorporate as it fits in with the circus theme and can be used on your dessert table:

Customised paper pinwheels – Dunne with Style





Keep your circus party theme going throughout your tableware for your kids table:


Red and white striped tablerunner – The Party Parlour



Circus party pack – Ruby Rabbit



Circus party pack – Little Red Chick (also available in blue)


Little Circus partyware – Trains and Tutus


Circus party plates – Just Party Supplies




Carnival dessert plate – Sweet Tea Party Supplies




Carnival spots plate – My Party Boutique


Carnival stripe party plate – Sweet Celebrations


Sambellina Candy stripe plates – The Party Parlour





Carnival partyware – Fantasy Kids Parties



Red star straws – Just Party Supplies


Robert Gordon carnival milkshake cups – Party & Co


These gorgeous ceramic bottles would look great as a prop – perhaps holding some pinwheels inside?:

Robert Gordon ceramic carnival bottles – Peppermint Sunday




Sweet Treats

Fun items to use for your desserts for a circus party:


Meri Meri Ferris wheel cupcake holder – Party & Co


Grand circus big top cupcake holder – The Little Big Company


Clown cupcake toppers – Piece of Cake Parties and celebrations



Vintage circus cupcake toppers – Heads and Tales



Circus tent cookie cutter – Party & Co



Popcorn boxes – Sweet Tea Party Supplies


Red and white popcorn boxes – The Party Parlour



Red star baking cups – Sweet Celebrations



Paper Eskimo Carnival baking cups – Little Red Chick


What’s a circus party without fairy floss?:

Fairy floss – Candy bar sydney


There’s a range of cake and dessert suppliers in the Life’s Little Celebration’s party directory if you wish to outsource a circus party cake, cake pops, macarons or cookies! Browse here by state to find someone near you!

Circus cake pops – Minnie’s Sweet Creations (Sydney)


Circus party items and props:

A collection of circus party items to inspire you and help theme the party with a carnival atmosphere!:


Carnival ticket stickers – Fantasy Kids Parties


Carnival signs – Fantasy Kids Parties


Carnival photo prop – Let’s Celebrate Parties


Pin the nose on the clown game – Fantasy Kids Parties


Vintage circus elephant ball game – My Tin Toys




Love this special hat for the birthday boy or girl!:


Circus spots customised party hat – Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures


These hats are perfect for the little guests at the party:

Meri Meri Toot toot sweet party hats – Ruby Rabbit


A photo booth is lots of fun and really suits a carnival party!:

Circus photobooth printable props – Sweet Scarlet Designs



Clown noses – Occasion by Design


Love these confetti pops which can be customised for your theme, and would suit the fun carnival feel!:

Customised confetti party pops – Paper & Style Co


A lovely prop that the birthday boy/girl can play with after the party:

Circus paper theatre – Pukaca, Down That Little Lane


These mini circus decals could be used as a backdrop for a small party table or drinks table:

Mini circus wall decal – Love Mae





Some fantastic circus themed props available for hire. Browse the full hire category on the directory here. 


Carnival props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Carnival props to hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Carousel horse for hire – Party Prop Hire (Brisbane)


Vintage circus package for hire – The Candy Tree (Perth)


Ferris wheel cupcake stand for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)



Favours & Packaging



Circus cookie mix bottles – Sweet Health


Circus clown soaps – Soap Buddies


Lion chalk – Chalk Chook


Juggling balls – Perfect Kids Party Shop


Wooden clown whistle – The Party Parlour



Circus character stamps – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations


Circus tattoos – Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations





Handmade circus favour box – Bespoke Party Products



Carnival spot gift bag – Sweet Tea Party Supplies


Carnival stripe treat bag – Little Red Chick


Paper Eskimo candy cane party bags – Sweet Celebrations



Carnival favour bags – Sugarlicious Parties



Sambellina scalloped favour box – The Party Parlour



Party bags and tags – Matchie Matchee


Real Parties

One of my favourites – a vintage peach and mint circus party by Dunne with Style!

Amazing circus setup with a red/white/blue colour scheme by Sugar Coated Candy & Dessert Buffets

So much inspiration for a circus party and various activities, stations and props you could include in this magnificent party from Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Love the clever activity ideas (like the ‘clown dressing up station’) in this party on the Babyology site

Gorgeous girly pink circus party on the Hostess with the Mostess blog

Bright and fun carnival party by Pure Bliss Creations on the Hostess with the Mostess blog featuring a few vendors from the Directory!


posted on 10th Jul 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,