Unleash your inner child with this fantastic and colourful theme. A great idea for an invitation is to blow up a balloon, write the details of the party on the balloon with a permanent marker and deflate it again. Post the deflated balloon to guests who will in turn have to blow up the balloon to see the details of the party.
Anything goes for decorations as long as they are colourful. Make sure you have lots of balloons and streamers – some of which can be fastened to sticks and then stuck in the ground to mark the path to your front door. You can also create a carnival tent by sticking a pole in the middle of the garden and draping a sheet over the top. Pull the ends out and attach them to the trees and fences.
Face painting, blowing bubbles, popcorn, candy floss, egg on the spoon relay races and pin the nose on the clown are only a few of the great games that you can play to keep the circus going.
This game is very noisy. Each child has to be given a balloon. The game will vary depending on which castle you have. Children should be placed in 2 teams. Each team needs to elect a leader. The leader will have to jump through a course in the castle (indicated by a supervising adult) with a balloon between their knees. Once they have completed the course, the need to hit the next team member’s hand and the cycle is repeated. The first team to complete the course and sit, are the winners. However, if your balloon pops during your turn, you have return to the back of the line and do the course again with a new balloon.