Carnival Theme or Circus Theme Party
One of my best friends, Jennifer Hostetler, ALWAYS comes up with amazing ideas for a theme party. This year, for her daughter’s first birthday, she decided to do a Circus theme. With a little do it yourself creativity and a lot of imagination, Jennifer hosted a fabulous party on a budget. Carnival theme or circus theme parties are great party theme ideas.
If you read this blog, you KNOW what a HUGE fan I am of dollar bin decorating, especially for a kid’s theme party. Jennifer found these great circus themed pieces for the centerpieces. She took it one step further and glued popcorn and peanuts with spray adhesive to give them a more realistic look. I love the way she made them all different.
Carnival Game Ideas
Jennifer came up with these easy and inexpensive party game ideas to fit the carnival theme. To keep the little guests busy, some of her party games included, a ring toss, baseball toss, and balloon dart throw. For the ring toss she secured each empty beer bottle with glue onto a square wooden board. I give it two thumbs up just for the beer bottle recycle factor! Jennifer also recycled baby snack containers for the baseball toss by removing the label, painting the can, and weighing them down with pebbles. She simply stacked three cans on a bar stool.
Candy Dessert Table
I’ve posted before that a candy dessert table has a trifecta factor. It is beautiful to look at, gives the guests something to do, and is tasty to eat. Check out Jennifer’s gorgeous and colorful candy dessert table. She used a round table, which looked beautiful and yummy from all sides. She created height with wrapped boxes and color and pattern with ribbon.
Do It Yourself Decorating
One thing about Jennifer is her attention to detail. Check out these other great do it yourself decorating ideas for a circus theme party including a photo booth, cake table, and signs.
Jennifer is definitely someone who inspires me. I didn’t even post half of the amazing details of this party. Look out for her upcoming budget party blog to see the rest!!! I’ll be the first to let you know when it launches! Thank you Jen for the inspiration! Love you!