Circus Themed Boys First Birthday Party

After seeing a picture of her husband’s first birthday, Vanessa, of Moondance Photography, began planning their son’s first birthday theme — a circus birthday party!

Baby Fox was only a month old, but you know how us party-loving moms are!

Vanessa chose to execute her ideas at an outside venue, using a charming gazebo to display her decorations and dessert table. The birthday cake, decorations, party games and sunshine serve as an enticing invitation for guests to party.

Ideas for Circus Themed Boys First Birthday Party

Ideas for Circus Themed Boys First Birthday Party


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Red and white striped bunting and a happy birthday banner signal “this is the place” as soon as guests spy the gazebo. A cute ribbon-pull lion pinata serves as decoration until time for the younger guests to collect on his goods.

Boys Circus Themed 1st Birthday Party Decorations

Boys Circus Themed 1st Birthday Party Decorations

Isn’t the birthday cake sweet? It looks like a miniature carousel with its’ striped straw poles and circus animals. Clown cupcakes, rocket cake pops and a colorful variety of giant suckers team with lots of candy treats.

Circus Themed First Birthday Party Supplies

Circus Themed First Birthday Party Supplies

Animal crackers in the snake charmer favor bags can be tucked in a pocket for a take-home eat. I like the inventive way Nessy used circus ride tickets to decorate some of the serving containers.

Balloons, polka dots and clown noses multiply the fun factor, too.

Party Decorations for a Boys Circus Themed First Birthday

Party Decorations for a Boys Circus Themed First Birthday

Traditional circus food like hot dogs, pizza, and warm pretzels were served along with popcorn, cotton candy and sweet treats.

A miniature circus tent house and crawl tunnel (with a ball pit!) serve as more decoration and as a fun activity for the little Fox and his small revelers.

First Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

First Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Another bright party idea is the cartoonish character poster. Guests were invited to choose and color a character. Each little character has a “bubble” or placard in which to leave messages for the birthday boy.

Not only is this a fun party activity, it can serve as a piece of funky art long after the party.

It must have been satisfying for Vanessa to see her party daydreams become a reality. Lots of color, fun and happy smiles are proof that all of that planning was worth it; here’s to you and your darling little Fox cheers.

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