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11 Circus Birthday Party Games and Activity Ideas

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At a boy’s circus themed birthday, cake and party food will play a starring role! Opening gifts and giving favors will take time, too but what else will you do at your fabulous circus besides look at the wonderful decorations? Enjoy the clowns, play with balloons, talk with all the guests AND add a few of these party game and activity ideas for even more party fun!

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11 Circus Birthday Party Activity Ideas

1. Circus Themed Birthday

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Cartoon characters for coloring by guests young and old? Un-huh! Each character has a thought bubble so guests can leave personalized messages for the birthday boy. Awesome!

2. The Clown Relay

From Stacie H. via Catch My Party

Race looks good for some laughs! Other games showcased include Spill the Milk, Target Throw, Dunk Tank and Ring Toss.

3. Circus Party Face Painting

From One Charming Party 

Face painting is very popular; here’s an easy idea for producing great results even if you’re not an artist.

4. Maddux Birthday Party

From Always Chasing Life

This mom had several exciting circus party ideas, but my favorites are the Ring of Fire toss game made with an embellished hula-hoop and a Kissing Booth that was actually all about guessing how many Hershey kisses were in a jar.

5. Circus Circus

From Rashana via Catch My Party

Potato sack races, musical chairs, pin the nose on the clown, a bounce house and an art station kept guests busily engaged.

6. Stylish Circus Party

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Real pony rides had to have been a party highlight for the birthday boy and his guests!

7.  Big Top Circus

From Bird’s Party Blog

Find six circus booths to visit: The Clown Academy; Ring Toss; Bouncy Ball; Tin Can Alley Knock-Down; Duck Pond; and a photo booth, too.

8. 2nd Birthday Carnival

From By Stephanie Lynn

This busy party-throwing mama had a lot of games up her sleeve: Ring Toss; Pick a Duck; Hungry Clown Bean Bag Toss; Fish Bowl Game; 3 Strike Baseball Game; Tattoo Booth; Face Painting; Kissing Booth; and a Photo Booth!

9. Kids’ Carnival

From Martha Stewart

Illustrations for the games: Clothespin Drop; Ball Toss Bonanza; and Spray Away (using a ping pong ball and water gun).

10. Colorful Circus Party

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

See a cut-out lion photo op, decorated cans for knock-downs, ring toss and pin-the-strongman activities here.

11. Roll Up Circus Carnival

From Tiny Tots Toy Hire via Catch My Party

Activities showcased here include a hopscotch mat, bowling, ride n’ play plane and over-sized clown props.

Create your own fun circus themed activities with these great sources gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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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.