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. Irene says:

    Your party looks AMAZING! My daughter is turning 3 in two weeks and we are having a carnival party for her as well, so thank you for some great ideas! I just recently bought a cotton candy maker on ebay and I saw that it is the same one that you have in your pictures. I am just wondering if it worked out well for you at the party? I have read mixed reviews about it, some say great things and others say that it is very slow at making the cotton candy, so I’m trying to figure out whether I should pre make and bag the cotton candy or if the kids would think it was more fun to watch it being made (as long as it doesn’t take 10 minutes per person!) Any input would be great!!

  2. shana says:

    can you tell me where you purchased the body boppers?

  3. Tangela says:

    You did a great job! If I may ask, where did you find the Ferris wheel? So cute!

  4. Lesley says:

    SUPER CUTE!! We are doing a circus theme party for Halloween at my church.. was wondering if you are interested in selling any of the games or items

  5. Liz says:

    Love love love the party decorations. I was wondering where i can get the ferris wheel and carousel table top decorations?

  6. Eunice says:

    Does anyone know where to find those cute train boxes with the animals ??? They are doc cute I need them! Please anyone?

  7. Tara Simons says:

    Two questions about the carnival birthday party amazing job!

    1. On the ticket booth that you painted, the “TICKETS” at the top did you paint that or is that some sort of decal?
    Also where did you get decal if it is a decal?

    2. The item next to the ticket booth its like a three story high cage which you have party favors in where did you get that or what did you use to make that?

  8. Eunice says:

    Where did you find the mini tent with the bounce balls and the body boppers

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  10. Simi says:

    Where did you get/make the giveaway carnival boxes with personalized name tickets? I’m having the same theme for my son’s 1st birthday and would love these boxes for giveaways.