5 Great Ways to Create your own Circus Themed Celebration

Since the award winning film The Greatest Showman was released back in 2017, circus themed parties have become increasingly popular. When picturing a circus you think of colourful draping, thrilling entertainment and magic. This theme can be tailored for any event, whether it’s for a children’s birthday party, Barmitzvah, Gala dinner or a wedding. Here are some great ways you can create your very own circus themed celebration…

The Venue

This theme allows you to transform even the most basic venue into an extravagant circus. With some simple red, white and blue draping, a fairy light backdrop and the perfect props, you can give your guests the illusion that they are going back into their childhood by walking the tight rope or watching  an incredible acrobat as they walk into the most magical circus.


Mini animal themed favour

Before your event, get your guests in the mood for what they will be experiencing by personalising your invitations to look like circus tokens. You could even put a couple of popcorn kernels in the envelope to give your guest the delicious smell of popcorn as they open their invite. Get creative with your place cards and table plan by also making them fit into your theme.

Party favours always put a smile on people’s faces. Why not give your guests a mini animal themed jar of sweets to remind them of your wonderful event?

Showman centrepiece

Room Transformation

The sky is the limit with this theme… you can get really creative when it comes to transforming your room.

For centrepieces, what would be better than having an illuminated showman welcoming your guests to their table? Use uplighters that match your colour scheme to really make the room feel magical and come to life.

Mini donuts


Create a really fun experience with food stalls that serve circus classics such as mini burgers, popcorn chicken, hot dogs and fish and chips. You can keep your event feeling elegant yet fun by serving your circus themed foods in boxes and cones. This is guaranteed to please your guests!

The fun doesn’t stop there… for dessert indulge your guests with popcorn, candyfloss and doughnuts to give them a real taste of the circus! You could even have your waiters walk around with a vending tray carrying your circus delights.


When it comes to entertainment, there are endless amounts of options. We would suggest using entertainers that would really wow your guests and make them feel as if they really are at a circus. Fire breathers, jugglers, magicians, aerial performers, the list could go on.

After creating such an amazing event, your guests will definitely want to remember it. What better way than to have their own pictures to take home. Hiring a photobooth that can be themed to your event is another great form of entertainment. You could even get your MC to dress up as a showman!

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