Homemade circus decorations

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Homemade circus decorations
Kids will enjoy a circus-themed birthday party. (clowns image by itsallgood from Fotolia.com)

There's nothing more entertaining than a circus, so it's only natural to have this as a birthday party theme. Whether you are planning a clown show, or your child wants to perform with his amazing trained dog, it's sure to be a fun and memorable day. Help your child's party be even bigger and better with a full display of stunning circus decorations the likes of which no neighbourhood kid has ever seen.

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Things you need

  • Balloons
  • Helium
  • Balloon ties
  • String
  • Balloon weights
  • Party tent
  • Streamers
  • Cardboard cutouts of circus animals
  • Black masking tape

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    Inflate 40 to 50 balloons with helium and join them in pairs using balloon ties.

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    Tie the pairs into a long line with string.

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    Tie a balloon weight to both ends of the string so that the string of balloons becomes and arch. Space the ends of the arch 2 to 3 feet apart. Have the kids walk under the archway as they enter the party area.

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    Erect a party tent in your backyard and put the sides down. Leave the doorway open.

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    Cover the doorway with streamers for guests to walk through when entering the circus.

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    Decorate the outside of the tent with cardboard cutouts of circus animals such as decorated horses, lions and bears riding tricycles.

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    Decide on the location for your three-ring show. The first ring will contain the gift table. The second, or middle ring, will feature your entertainment, and the third ring will have the cake.

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    Create the rings with black masking tape.

  3. 3

    Dim the lights in the party area and shine a large flashlight on your centre-ring during the performance. Add taped circus music to enhance the effect.

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