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27 Circus Birthday Party Decorations

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Get inspired to set up your own circus birthday party by looking at these fun party decorations

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.

Circus Birthday Party Decoration Ideas

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1. Vintage Circus First Birthday Party

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

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?!

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2. Vintage Circus Birthday

From Hello My Sweet via Spaceships and Laser Beams 

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. Under The Big Top

From Brittany Harmom via Design Dazzle

A welcome sign that looks like an entry ticket and special water bottles that declar you declar “youth tonic elixir” are unique touches.

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4. Benjamin’s 2nd Birthday

From Catch My Party

Whimsical cut-outs that represent all the classic acts add a lot to the party.

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5. Circus Party

From Karo’s Fun Land via Mimi’s Dollhouse

Twin cakes for twin boys and double fun ideas all around! The dessert table backdrop idea is one you could replicate to ramp up the party style.

diy circus letter

6. Circus Lights

From Making a House Home via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Ever wonder how to make the marquee lights that add so much to the circus vibe? Here’s an easy way.

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7. Circus Carnival Birthday

From Kiira via Catch My Party

Large yarn pom garlands in rainbow hues, a rainbow of popcorn balls, rainbow cake, rainbow jello…is there a theme going on here?!

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8. Whimsical Circus

From Teacups and Trucks via Anders Ruff

Draping cloth is a way to suggest a circus tent over your party table.

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9. Vintage Circus

From Dolce Francesca via Kara’s Party Ideas

Puppets, unusual color choices, vintage furniture plus interesting animal and clown statues uniquely decorate this party.

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10. Vintage Circus Birthday Party on a Budget

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Lots of delicious food, bright colors and easy DIY touches make this a party to remember.

11. Circus Birthday Party Ideas

From My House of Giggles

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.

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12. Colter’s Circus

From Laura L. via Catch My Party

See three especially cute cut-outs at this party: unicycle riding bear, strongman and an elephant.

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13. Circus Party Ferris Wheel

From Estefi Machado via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Here’s a DIY for a simple cardboard ferris wheel. Paint and embellish to your heart’s content.

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14. 1st Birthday Circus

From Sweet and Clever via Hostess With the Mostess 

Check out the dessert table for display ideas. There’s also another cardboard Ferris wheel, wrapped in yarn.

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15. Jordan’s Traveling Cicrus

From Laura’s Little Party via Catch my Party

The birthday boy enjoys trains and elephants so this clever mom combined the favorites into a traveling circus theme.

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16. Oliver’s Great Circus

From A Little Glass Box

Golden giraffes in bow ties, golden elephants in top hats…yeah this party has some decorations that deviate from the norm. Nice!

17. Sweet Little Circus

From Mandi via Spaceships and Laser Beams

My favorite detail here (aside from the tiny strongman!) is the collection of colorful bowties. Adorable!

18. Colorful Elephant Circus

From Well Heeled Hostess via Amy Atlas

A collection of bright colors and darling elephants make this party an eye pleaser.

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19. Vintage Carnival 3rd Birthday

From Lush Parties via Kara’s Party Ideas

I like the favor station ideas here; a wood backdrop with marquee lights calls attention to a miniature ferris wheel holding buckets of surprises.

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20. Funky Circus

From Canadian Hostess via Spaceships and Laser Beams

These great ideas were submitted as party of our Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge. I love the unique way Vania created a fun party setting without breaking the bank.


21. Vintage Circus Themed Party

From The Sweet Society via Spaceships and Laser Beams

The details on the custom cookies are amazing plus the vintage circus signs add a nice touch, too.

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22. Circus Favor Bags

From Vixen Made via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Whatever you have setting out will become part of your décor. This simple favor bag idea is brilliant!

23. Welcome to the Circus

From While Wearing Heels

For a guest book, this hostess made an awesome elephant print: guests made “balloons” with their thumbprints.


24. Big Top Birthday

From Hello My Sweet via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Stylish choices on the smallest details make this party interesting.

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25. Big Top Circus

From Cakes by JoAnne Charmand via Kara’s Party Ideas

This is a lovely party around, but the concession stands are especially appealing.

26. 1st Birthday Circus Party

From Tania via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Traditional circus colors of red and white with hints of blue and yellow, make this 1st birthday party stand out.

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27. Circus Party on a Budget

From Jennifer Stafford Events via Spaceships and Laser Beams

This party shows the budget breakdown as well as clever display ideas.

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, 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.