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We threw a circus party for one of our children and it was such a big hit!

Everyone loves the circus. Clowns, acrobats, animals, along with bright colors and fun music.

So step right up folks…

...this is how we did it!

Our Circus Party

Invitations:Make a “circus ticket” with party details listed on the ticket.


  • Red, blue and yellow balloons
  • Red, blue and yellow streamers going from the corners of the room or yard to the center to create a "big top" effect
  • Clown posters
  • Circus posters (Ringling Bros., etc.)
  • Make a CD of Circus Music (John Philip Sousa, etc.) to play during the party

    Arrival Activities: (Play these while you are waiting on guests to arrive)
  • Face Painting to look like a clown
  • Pin the Nose on the Clown
  • Feed the Tiger (bean bag toss into a tiger’s mouth drawn on a poster)
  • Circus coloring sheets
  • Decorate hand puppets or anything having to do with zoo animals

  • Acrobat Tightrope Walk - place a strip of masking tape on the floor and do follow the leader across it

  • Elephant Peanut Hunt – Hide orange candy circus peanuts around your party area. Have each player find three and bring them to you (don’t hide them until you are ready to play the game…and always hide a few extra!)

  • Seal trick – Hold up a hula hoop and have the players jump through

  • Cranium’s Hullabaloo - Not really circus themed, but the kids love to play it! Sort of fits in with the fun too...

  • Make a circus band! Bring out your musical instruments – drums, tambourines, etc., and march for your own circus parade!

  • Pinata!

  • Need more games? Search our kids party game ideas.

  • clown nose
  • giant clown sunglasses
  • Clown hats or ringmaster hats
  • anything having to do with zoo animals
  • A great container for favors or pinata loot is a red and white popcorn bag!
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