Clown Birthday Party
Party Planning and Supplies
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Send in the clowns for your child’s next birthday party. From costumes and recipes to circus games, crafts, and more, our circus birthday party ideas will leave everyone full of fun and laughter.
Kids aged three to eight will love this circus clown party. Plenty of bright bubbly colors and fun big top activities will delight your young guests.
Planning a Clown Birthday Party
For peace of mind, begin planning your clown birthday bash six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great clown birthday party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your party’s attendance.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting clown party supplies, clown party favors, and more for your child's party.
Clown Birthday Invitations
To make a fun clown birthday invitation yourself, draw a clown head on card stock or construction paper. Trim the edges but leave the fold for the card. Cut a slit in the clown's mouth. Stretch out a party blower and write the party information on it, then insert the end into the clown's mouth. Mail them in bubble envelopes or deliver them by hand. Or, if you’re short on time, purchase personalized or pre-printed circus birthday invitations online. We recommend mailing your invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and your guests may already have plans.
Clown Party Supplies and Favors
If you plan to use paper tableware and circus party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
For clown party goodie bags, purchase jump ropes, clown stickers, temporary tatoos, jacks, small stuffed animals, packets of animal crackers, and other clown party favors. Place all items inside clear or printed cellophane bags, and tie them closed with red chenille stems or yellow ribbons. For a different twist, use white paper lunch bags, and let the kids color clown faces on with crayons or markers, or follow our directions for making your own Clown Party Favor Bags.