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DIY Circus/Carnival Party

A couple of weeks ago my son turned six, and he requested a Circus/Carnival party... and I love a good DIY birthday party!


We had 20 kids, and a ton of fun.  My birthday boy started the day with a special pancake breakfast, and then it was on to the party.


The Cake is one of my favorite parts of any birthday party.  The one I made was super easy -- using straws, a paper carousal top, and some animal cracker cookies.  I also made some fun, colorful "balloon" cupcakes.


And... what is Circus/Carnival party without a table of treats.  Check out the Concessions Table we had.  Not surprisingly, it was a big hit with the kids!  {I probably should have put tooth brushes in their loot bags.}


Of course... we had a few Party Favors -- Clown Noses and Ring Master Mustaches {cut from black paper and taped onto popsicle sticks}.



And... finally, we had the Midway.  You can find a full list of the games here, but I have included a few highlights below.


I think that paying attention to the details is more important than spending a lot of money.  Every aspect of this party is something that truly is DIY.  I hope it inspires you to throw a circus party for your little clown.  :-)


Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


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14 comments:

  1. Really fantastic, loved the idea and the bright colors! Excellent sixth birthday party. My daughter will be turning six in three months, and I wonder what party theme she will go for.

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  2. Looks like a fun party. Can I come next time :)

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  4. Love the cake!! and the pancake is an awesome idea. My oldest will be 4 in a couple days. I think we may just be having pancakes for breakfast. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. (actually I thought I was already following you but I couldn't find you in my blog list. But now I am definitely following you)
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

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  5. What a great party, awesome!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  6. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  7. What an awesome party!! LOVE it!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Don't forget to grab our TGIF Button for your post or sidebar so others can find the party & link up too - thanks =-) See you next week,
    Beth

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  8. How fun. The cake looks great. I bet your son had a great time.

    Veronica - http://watchmeplaynlearn.blogspot.com/2011/11/finger-paints.html

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  9. I just wanted to let you know I feautured this AMAZING party at TGIF Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/12/tgif-linky-party-8.html. Come on over and grab an I was Featured button & link up what you've been doing this week!
    Beth =-)

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  10. Where did you buy the clown noses?

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  11. How did you make the clown poster in the end?

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    1. I covered a box with wrapping paper. Then, I drew a clown (with marker) onto a piece of bristol board. I cut it out, and taped it onto the front of the box.

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