Tag Archives: Kids Birthday

Circus Birthday

4 Sep

So what’s the difference between a circus and a carnival? At a circus there are more performers and acts than at a carnival but other than that they are very similar. However, since I have had so many requests for this kind of “kid’s birthday theme” I decided to put together an inspiration board for a circus as well as the one I have previously posted for a carnival.

I also wanted to include in this post some ideas to make your event successful as well as not being too expensive. I mean you could hire some clowns and jugglers… but why not let the kids be their own performers at this event? Break out the old Halloween costumes and let the kids dress up. Set up your own little stage and let them perform! You can even make your own “photo booth” and have someone there to take the kids pictures. You can make your own simple circus games too. By using oversized boxes you can draw a big picture of a lion and let kids toss bean bags into its mouth… Or take pictures of them “taming the lion and putting their heads in its mouth”. You could have a parent paint faces, or if you aren’t feeling too artistic use temporary tattoos. With a stick and some painted Styrofoam balls you could make a barbell and let the kids become the “strong man”.

Keep your food options simple… Pop some popcorn, grab some animal crackers and bake up some corn dogs. If you want to get a little fancier you could make caramel or candy apples, dip some pretzels in chocolate, make some fresh squeezed lemonade and either buy some cotton candy or rent a cotton candy machine.

No matter what you decide it is all about letting the kids explore and have fun! Isn’t that what birthday parties are all about? So let your inner child come through and have an amazing circus, carnival… or whatever birthday!

Circus Birthday Inspiration

Carnival Themed Birthday

20 Oct

My friend Nicole was looking for some inspiration for her son’s upcoming 2nd carnival themed birthday. I hope this inspiration board helps her see that this theme is well within reach.  Food for the party can be as simple as hotdogs, snow cones and popcorn. She can add some true carnival flair by renting a cotton candy machine and making some funnel cake. I don’t know about you, but I can always tell I am at a carnival when I smell the sweet goodness of funnel cakes in the air! Balloon animals and some homemade games can entertain the kids. Invitations could be a “ticket” to the invent. What a fun way to celebrate a birthday!

Carnival themed birthday inspiraton board

Phineas and Ferb Birthday

8 Sep

I am not sure what happened but for some reason my son’s Phineas and Ferb party is missing from this blog so I decided to re-post it.

Back in April my son turned 5 years old and he decided he wanted a Phineas and Ferb party with a Spiderman cake. What can I say he is a boy who knows what he wants!

Since Phineas and Ferb are so creative we decided to put our own spin on the party and make it a Phineas and Ferb science party.  I hired a company Mad Science of Tampa Bay to come out and do a demonstration.  They were absolutely amazing. They kept the kids attention and even made cotton candy with them after the show.  There was a game for the kids to find the garden gnomes since Dr. Doofenshmirtz stole them all. We even had life size pictures of Phineas, Ferb and the whole gang hanging around.

We made lemonade for the party in honor of the Phineas and Ferb’s lemonade stand episode. As far as food was concerned; Joel’s Pizza Palace provided all the food for the parents and kids, and I can say we had no leftovers! Thanks Joel!

The parents and kids had tons of fun and went home with some fun science gifts and some sweet treats!

I have to say all in all it was a successful event!

Below find some pictures of the event…

Homemade invitation to the party!


Goodie Bags


Spiderman cake and lots of goodies to eat!


Find the gnomes game!


Fresh squeezed lemonade... look who is hiding


Birthday Banner - Fun and games


Set up for the show


Hanging with Phineas


Interactive Scinece Show


Hands on experiments!


What a better "science experiment" than making cotton candy!