Spectacular Circus Theme Birthday Party

There’s something magical about going to the circus. Maybe it’s the spectacular acrobats, elephants or the funny clowns piling out of a tiny car. Whatever the case, any child will agree that a circus theme birthday party is going to be a fun way to celebrate their birthday. 

From bright colors in the party décor to the sweet treats and fun games to be played, this circus theme party is perfect for any kid under the age of 12.

We scoured the Web to find the most inspiring ideas around that are full of color and circus fun. Check out these creative and kid-approved ideas and get inspired to plan your own circus theme birthday party for your child.


  • Set Up a Dress Up Like a Clown Station

    Clowns will certainly be a common theme throughout your circus theme birthday party. Set up a dress up station like this adorable one featured on Babyology and have the little guests turn themselves into clowns for the circus theme party! This station has hats, masks and other accessories to make a clown fashion statement.

  • Big Top Inspired Party Ware

    A big top is the tent circuses used to take place in. To give your birthday party a vintage look and feel, incorporate the big top’s striped tent design in the party ware like featured here on Mon Tressor.

  • Pin the Nose on the Clown Party Game

    Be sure to add this fun game idea to your party. Jennifer Birkhead Design blogged about her daughter’s party that had a Pin the Nose on the Clown game. The kids will get a kick out of playing this game will blind-folded.

  • Bake a Colorful Rainbow Cake

    Bake this ice cream rainbow cake that will match the birthday décor perfectly. Layering various flavors of Jell-O and colorful fruits like blueberries, strawberries and mandarin oranges, you’ll have all the colors of the rainbow in this sweet treat.

  • Clowns That Pop!

    Kids love cake pops maybe even more than cupcakes these days. Their round shape lends well for a circus theme birthday party since you can turn them into clown cake pops like these. Make these as treats to serve at the party or hand them out as fun party favors.

  • More Circus Treats

    This party featured on Hello Lucky created a pretty spread of circus theme treats. Check out their plate of pretty circus animal cookies and a cake that’s inspired by a big top!

  • Use Circus Staples in Your Decor

    There's so many great ideas from this party including using rolls of tickets throughout party decor. Create centerpieces like these using stacked rolls of tickets.

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