10 Modern Ideas for a Circus-themed 1st Birthday Party

Circus themed parties have become very popular in recent years and I can see why. The stripes, animals, and childhood charm of the traditional circus lends itself well to a happy celebration. If you think so too, here are ten party ideas perfect for a modern circus themed first birthday party for your little one.

  • Playful Decor

    Playful Decor

    I love the playful touches the colorful garlands and simple balloon chandelier create. Don’t forget the cotton candy!

    Click here to view this party on Apartment Therapy

  • Strong Man Photo Booth

    Strong Man Photo Booth

    This was set up as a Halloween costume idea, but you could easily adapt it to a cute photo booth for the guests.

    Click here for the tutorial on Oh Happy Day

  • Mini Hot Dogs

    Mini Hot Dogs

    For food you could serve concession faire, like these adorable mini hot dogs.

    Click here for the tutorial on Oh Happy Day

  • Birthday Badge

    Birthday Badge

    You could create a circus badge for each of your guests, use them for name tags or create them as prizes.

    Click here for the tutorial on Julep

  • Lion Cake

    Lion Cake

    Top the cake with a lion figurine for a festive touch.

    Click here to view the party on Bondville

  • Circus Tent Boxes

    Circus Tent Boxes

    Follow this tutorial to create your own favor boxes shaped like mini circus tents. Adorable, right?

  • Table Decor

    Table Decor

    You don’t have to just stick to red and white for the decor, add bright colors for a modern touch. I like the striped party hats.

    Click here to view the party on Bondville

  • Animal Crackers

    Animal Crackers

    Barnum’s Animal Crackers are a must for the food table. And they’re kid friendly too!

    Click here to view the party on The Sweetest Occasion

  • Strong Man Treat Bags

    Strong Man Treat Bags

    Make the birthday kid into a strong man by adding a mustache onto a picture in a computer design program. It’s perfect to add to treat bags or favors.

    Click here to see more from the party on Kara’s Party Ideas

  • Circus Tees

    Circus Tees

    The birthday kid could sport one of these tees featuring circus characters. The strong man is my fave.

    Click here to purchase from Oh Little Rabbit

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