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Circus Themed Boys First Birthday Party

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A boy’s circus birthday party — and using our vintage circus printables? Yup! I love it when I get to see how our customers incorporate Spaceship and Laser Beam products in their celebrations. After seeing a picture of her husband’s first birthday, Vanessa, of Moondance Photography, began planning their son’s first birthday theme. Baby Fox was only a month old, but you know how we moms are! {FYI – I did a first birthday for a good friend’s little boy using this exact circus theme as well!} Vanessa chose to execute her ideas at an outside venue, using a charming gazebo to display her decorations and dessert table. The cake, decorations and sunshine serve as an enticing invitation for guests to party.

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Red and white striped bunting and a happy birthday banner signal “this is the place” as soon as guests spy the gazebo. A cute ribbon-pull lion piñata serves as decoration until time for the younger guests to collect on his goods.

Boys Circus Themed 1st Birthday Party Decorations

Isn’t the birthday cake sweet? It looks like a miniature carousel with its’ striped straw poles and circus animals. Clown cupcakes, rocket cake pops and a colorful variety of giant suckers team with lots of candy treats.

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Animal crackers in the snake charmer favor bags can be tucked in a pocket for a take-home eat. I like the inventive way Nessy used circus ride tickets to decorate some of the serving containers. Balloons, polka dots and clown noses multiply the fun factor, too.

Party Decorations for a Boys Circus Themed First Birthday

Traditional circus food like hot dogs, pizza, and warm pretzels were served along with popcorn, cotton candy and sweet treats. A miniature circus tent house and crawl tunnel (with a ball pit!) serve as more decoration and as a fun activity for the little Fox and his small revelers.

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Another bright party idea is the cartoonish character poster. Guests were invited to choose and color a character. Each little character has a “bubble” or placard in which to leave messages for the birthday boy. Not only is this a fun party activity, it can serve as a piece of funky art long after the party.

It must have been satisfying for Vanessa to see her party daydreams become a reality. Lots of color, fun and happy smiles are proof that all of that planning was worth it—here’s to you and your darling little Fox—cheers!  


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.