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"Transform Your Party Venue into a Spectacular Circus with These 5 Easy DIY Decorations!"

If you're looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate your child's birthday, a circus-themed party can be a great option. And while hiring a professional circus skills party and workshop business like Circus Brighton can take the stress out of planning and executing the party, sometimes it's fun to add your own personal touch with some DIY decorations. In this post, we'll provide you with five easy DIY circus party decoration ideas that you can create at home with just a few materials and some creativity.

Balloon animals are a classic circus staple and can add a playful and whimsical touch to your party decorations. All you need is a pack of balloons, a pump, and some instructions (which you can find easily online). Once you've mastered a few basic shapes, you can create a menagerie of colorful balloon animals to scatter around your party space. Alternatively hire one of our amazing balloon artists to fill the room with colour and smiles!

2. Popcorn Centerpieces

Popcorn is another iconic circus snack, and it can also double as a fun and easy centerpiece for your party table. Simply fill a clear glass jar or vase with popcorn kernels, add a few faux flowers or a balloon bouquet, and you have an eye-catching and budget-friendly decoration that will also serve as a conversation starter.

3. Circus Tent Backdrop

Create a festive circus atmosphere with a simple DIY backdrop. All you need is a large piece of cardboard or foam board, some red and white paint, and some creativity. Paint the board to look like a circus tent, then add some bunting or paper cutouts for an extra touch of whimsy. Hang the backdrop behind your party table or as a fun photo booth backdrop for your guests to enjoy. We also have a circus ring and backdrop that can be hired alongside our entertainment - check that out HERE!

4. Ticket Booth

Set the tone for your party right from the start with a DIY ticket booth entrance. All you need is a cardboard box, some paint, and some construction paper. Cut out a window for the ticket seller and add some circus-themed details like stripes or stars. You can even create personalized tickets for each of your guests as a fun party favour!

5. Side Shows

Add some fun and interactive elements to your circus-themed party with some DIY sideshow games. You can create a hook-a-duck game by filling a small pool with water and floating rubber ducks with hooks attached to them. You can also create a tin can toss game by stacking cans in a pyramid and having guests toss bean bags or balls to knock them over. These games are easy to make and are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

With a little creativity and some DIY spirit, you can create a fun and festive circus-themed party for your child that will be remembered for years to come. These five easy DIY decorations are just the beginning – there are endless possibilities for adding your own personal touch to your party decor. And if you're ever in need of some professional help or inspiration, remember that Circus Brighton is here to help! Click HERE for our party info.


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  2. Deacon, C. (2016). The circus is coming!: planning a circus-themed birthday party. The Children's Party Handbook.

  3. Roberts, J. (2014). Circus party: a fun-filled guide to creating a circus-themed party. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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