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25+ Circus Birthday Party Decorations

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You will still come up with unique party decoration ideas, even using the same supplies as someone else, IF you apply your imagination.  There are some familiar components to a boy’s birthday party that’s done with the circus theme but the details can make a huge difference. Get inspired to set up your own circus themed dessert table by looking at these fun party examples.

Circus Birthday Party Decoration Ideas


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25+ Circus Birthday Party Decoration Ideas

boy's vintage circus birthday party1. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Circus First Birthday Party — This party is near and dear to my heart with the bright colors and fun printables we created. What could be more special than a first birthday party?!

vintage circus birthday party

2. From Hello My Sweet via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Circus Birthday – If you’re hoping for more of an authentic circus vibe, be sure to study the layout on this dessert table. The decorations are perfect for communicating “circus”.

3. From Brittany Harmon via Design Dazzle: Under the Big Top – A welcome sign that looks like an entry ticket and special water bottle labels that declare “youth tonic elixir” are unique touches.

circus themed birthday decorations

4. From Pajaritorojo via Catch My Party: Benjamin’s 2nd – Whimsical cut-outs that represent all of the classic circus acts add a lot to the party.

circus birthday party

5. From Karo’s Fun Land via Mimi’s Dollhouse: Circus Party – Twin cakes for twin boys and double fun ideas all ‘round! The dessert table backdrop idea is one you could replicate to ramp up party style.

diy circus letter

6. From Making a House a Home via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Circus Lights – Ever wonder how to make the marquee lights that add so much to the circus vibe? Here’s an easy way.

circus carnival birthday party

7. From Kiira via Catch My Party: Circus Carnival Birthday – Large yarn pom garlands in rainbow hues, a rainbow of popcorn balls, rainbow cake, rainbow jello…is there a theme going on here?!

circus birthday party decorations

8. From Teacups and Trucks via Anders Ruff: Whimsical Circus – Draping cloth is a way to suggest a circus tent over your party table.

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9. From Dolce Francesca via Kara’s Party Ideas: Vintage Circus – Puppets, unusual color choices, vintage furniture plus interesting animal and clown statues uniquely decorate this party.

vintage circus boy's party idea

10. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Circus Birthday Party on a Budget — Lots of delicious food, bright colors and easy DIY touches make this a party to remember. 

11. From My House of Giggles: Circus Birthday Party Ideas – Using crepe paper streamers and balloons, this mom transformed her living room into a circus tent. She also gives instructions for making a simple birthday banner with paper plates, crepe paper and stencils.

boy's circus birthday party diy decoration

12. From Laura L. via Catch My Party: Colter’s Circus – See three especially cute cut-outs at this party: unicycle riding bear, strongman and an elephant.

circus wheel

13. From Estefi Machado via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Circus Party Ferris Wheel – Here’s a DIY for a simple cardboard Ferris wheel. Paint and embellish to your heart’s content.

circus birthday party dessert table

14. From Sweet and Clever via Hostess With the Mostess: 1st Birthday Circus – Check out the dessert table for display ideas. There’s also another cardboard Ferris wheel, wrapped in yarn.

traveling circus boy's birthday party

15. From Laura’s Little Party via Catch My Party: Jordan’s Traveling Circus – The birthday boy enjoys trains and elephants so this clever mom combined the favorites into a traveling circus theme.

boy's first circus birthday party

16. From a Little Glass Box: Oliver’s Great Circus – Golden giraffes in bow ties, golden elephants in top hats…yeah this party has some decorations that deviate from the norm. Nice!

17. From Mandi via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Sweet Little Circus – My favorite detail here (aside from the tiny strongman!) is the collection of colorful bowties. Adorable!

18. From Well Heeled Hostess via Amy Atlas: Colorful Elephant Circus – A collection of bright colors and darling elephants make this party an eye pleaser. 

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19. From Lush Parties via Kara’s Party Ideas: Vintage Carnival 3rd Birthday – I like the favor station ideas here; a wood backdrop with marquee lights calls attention to a miniature Ferris wheel holding buckets of surprises.

boy's circus birthday party

20. From Canadian Hostess via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Funky Circus – These great ideas were submitted as part of our Boy Bash on a Budget challenge. I love the unique way Vania created a fun party setting without breaking the bank.

circus birthday party ideas

21. From The Winding Road: Circus Party – An upended wash tub was painted to become an authentic looking circus pedestal. Vintage circus signs add a nice touch, too.

circus birthday party favor bags

22. From Vixen Made via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Circus Favor Bags – Whatever you have setting out will become part of your décor. This simple favor bag idea is brilliant!

23. From While Wearing Heels via Design Dazzle: Welcome to the Circus – For a guest book, this hostess made an awesome elephant print; guests made “balloons” with their thumbprints.

big top circus birthday

24. From Hello Lucky via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Big Top Birthday – Stylish choices on the smallest details make this party interesting.

big top themed birthday party

25. From Cakes by JoAnne Charmand via Kara’s Party Ideas: Big Top Circus – This is a lovely party all ‘round, but the concession stands are especially appealing.

26. From Amazing Parties via Hostess With the Mostess: Circus Party – At the colorful kids’ table the chairs are decorated with elephants and giant clown bows—fun!

circus themed birthday party

27. From Jennifer Stafford Events via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Circus Party on a Budget – This party shows the budget breakdown as well as clever display ideas.

What’s your favorite decoration idea for a circus themed boy’s birthday party?

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Layne Quintanilla

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.