Big Top Circus Carnival Party!

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Kara
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come one, come all

enjoy the fun
kaden and gavin’s
birthday circus has come!!!

the circus party i’ve been planning for months for my two june babies came and went with a BANG!

Take a seat, grab a snack…this post is LONG, so scroll down and sit back!

{most photo’s are courtesy of my photographer, Lyndsey @ it was SO hard to pick out my favorites. that’s why this post is so long!}

Open the curtains and……
i made/painted the ticket booth…it used to be a plain wooden puppet stage!

we served hot dogs, chips, lemonade, and sugar sugar sugar!

the bunting flags i made were purchased on parties by hardie notice the cups…they’re cute circus animal noses as well as matching ‘welcome to the circus’ cups…

the clown cupcakesi made…

i found the cute clown heads and clown shoes online. they made the cupcakes so adorable!…


here’s my snow cone cupcakes and popcorn cupcakes!
as i said in a previous post, i wanted to serve snow cones at the party but didn’t want the work and mess. so after brainstorming one night, i came up with these! fun, huh?!
i made the popcorn cupcake sleeves out of cardboard popcorn boxes…and then attached a popcorn label to the front. the ‘popcorn’ is marshmallows {i cut an x into each marshmallow with kitchen sheers} sprayed lightly with yellow food coloring spray…

and here’s the cake i made {more detailed pics below}. since this party was suppose to be last week {we got rained out BIG TIME and had to cancel/postpone it a week} the bottom part of the cake was kinda hammered. i re-made the top part though.
i made the fun happy birthday banner in photoshop{the paper was a mix of adorable circus paper}…

you can also see the napkins/napkin rings
i made out of tickets {got the idea from hwtm}…
and the cake’s a tub that i painted to look like a circus elephant step! i got the idea from one of my followers, briattany {perfect harmony}. thanks brittany!…
i ordered the water bottle labels through, pumpkin petunia.
SO cute!…
and, one of my favorite parts of the whole party….the photo booth {i made it out of painted cardboard, polka dot fabric, and small chairs}!…
the clown bibs i had out for the little ones…

they won goldfish soap at the goldfish toss {i made the soap out of glycerine, scented oil, and plastic goldfish, and small plastic bags!}. i tied little tags on {also made in photoshop} with cute circus ribbon.

zoltar the fortune teller

time to sing happy birthday! here’s the boys blowing out their candles…



158 thoughts on “Big Top Circus Carnival Party!

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  1. Jillian

    I know this is a way old post, but I have a quick question for you. I'm planning a circus party for my triplets who are turning 6 and I was wondering…did you have someone manning each game booth, or did you just have the games out for the kids to play at the leisure? I'm trying to get all this crazy stuff figured out! Thanks!

  2. kara's party ideas

    Hi Jillian,

    Yes, I asked my adult family members to man each activity station :]. Thanks!!


  3. PerryinAustralia

    oh this is amazing! Where did you get the clowns and shoes for the cup cakes from – they are too cool!!!

  4. Anonymous

    I just can not imagine with incredibly blog greatly that saved me! God bless you “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

  5. Carol

    WOW!!!! I love it, I might syeal some of your ideas for my 7 year old daughter party….Again , very nice and creative

  6. Anonymous

    was wondering if you would be interested in selling any of your old carnival decor if interested please contact me via email [email protected]


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