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
- Balloon ties
- Balloon weights
- Party tent
- Cardboard cutouts of circus animals
- Black masking tape
Inflate 40 to 50 balloons with helium and join them in pairs using balloon ties.
Tie the pairs into a long line with string.
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.
Erect a party tent in your backyard and put the sides down. Leave the doorway open.
Cover the doorway with streamers for guests to walk through when entering the circus.
Decorate the outside of the tent with cardboard cutouts of circus animals such as decorated horses, lions and bears riding tricycles.
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.
Create the rings with black masking tape.
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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