Kara's Party Ideas Big Top Circus Carnival Party! | Kara's Party Ideas


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 @ seenboxphotography.com. 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 stand..it’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…


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  1. Julie says:

    Can you please tell me where you found the invitations for Kaden and Gavin’s birthday circus? Thank you!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Can you tell me how you went about painting the buckets as the elephant stands?
    The painting of the triangles looks perfectly spaced and clean lines and I was wondering how to go about doing this. Thanks so much

  4. christie says:

    Where did you get the ferris wheel?

  5. Mari says:

    Love it all! Could you please tell me where you found the napkins from? Also, the cute colorful tent tht all the color balls were under? I noticed a lot of stuff from ikea, love that store. Great job again. Planning my sons 2nd birthday for March.

  6. Tabbi says:

    Wow! Sooo fabulous! I would love to throw a party like that! A little bit on the curious side. If you don’t mind me asking, how much did the whole thing cost to put together! Regardless of the price, it looked like a blast!

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  8. jillian says:

    this party looks AMAZING! Great jon!

  9. Anonymous says:

    such a cute party!!! where did you find/print the name tags for the party favors?

  10. Marcie says:

    Such a great party! Im throwing a carnival party for my daughter’s 3rd birthday comming up soon, where did you find your tents and things?