Circus party themed inspiration and ideas

Circus Party Theme

Come one, come all, to the greatest party on earth.

About the Theme

Stuffed animal prizes the size of a 5-year-old, delicious smells floating around every corner and extraordinary feats being performed in front of your very eyes are all part of circus party magic. And don’t be fooled into thinking this is only fit for a kids’ gathering—a circus party is just as much fun for adults.

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Venue Settings


Give guests some room to roam in between games and entertainment by hosting your event outdoors.


Carnival Game Rental

Carnival games are a no-brainer with this theme, but the time it takes to get creative with finding materials, and setting up and breaking down before and after the party will take more time than you think. Leave this portion of the evening to the professionals.

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Circus Act

Pull your event together with a professional circus act. Most performers have a range of talents, like juggling, unicycling, balloon twisting or magic tricks.

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Food Tent

Create a couple different stations in one area for a food court of sorts. Have one snack option (popcorn, french fries or pretzels), one main (corn dogs, pizza or chicken fingers) and one dessert (funnel cake, caramel apples or snow cones).

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Craft Beer

Pick a few local craft brews to serve. This may be a theme reminiscent of childhood fun, but you have an adult palette now.

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Creative Detail

Oversized Balloons

Give guests a fun photo op (you know, in case that wasn’t already accomplished) with giant balloons. Decorate with them sporadically, or strategically place them around the perimeter of the space.

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