Create Fun and Fabulous Circus Invitations

Here’s some Circus Birthday Party invitation ideas to help get your creative juices flowing:

IN-PERSON CLOWN INVITES – Have Mom, Dad, a drama student, or a professional clown go to each of your child’s guests’ homes dressed in full clown garb and personally invite each of your child’s guests to the birthday party. The clown could do a simple juggling trick, tell some silly jokes, use puppets, do some slapstick, etc. to add to the fun “invite.” Ultimately, the clown will hand each guest a personal invitation to the party.

CIRCUS POSTCARD INVITES – Find some postcards that have pictures of various circus animals or circus scenes on them and turn them into birthday invites. Ideally, an elephant doing a trick at a circus, a lion-tamer with a lion on a platform, a Big Top circus tent, etc. Put your party details on the back of the postcards. Say something like:

Lions, And Tigers, And Bears, Oh My!
Join Me For Some Big Top Fun At My 5th Birthday!
Show Time & Date:
Location: Big Top At: (Address)
R.S.V.P. To Ringmaster: (Name & Phone#)
Wear Your Circus Best!

BALLOON INVITATIONS – Blow up balloons and write all of your party details on them. Then deflate the balloons and mail them to your guests with a note of instruction like, “For party instructions, blow up the balloon.

TICKET INVITATIONS – Cut red or yellow card stock into a rectangle-shape that will fit into the envelope you use. Write the following on each ticket:

ADMIT ONE
To The Greatest Show On Earth
(Name’s) Circus Birthday Party
Show Time & Date:
Location: Big Top at (Address)
R.S.V.P. To Ringmaster: (Name & Phone #)
Costume Required.

POPCORN INVITATIONS – Across the top of the bag write:

(Name’s) Circus Birthday Party
Costume Required.

Then add below:

Come One, Come All,
For A Poppin’ Good Time.
It’s My (#) Birthday,
So You Must Come & Play.

Show Time & Date:
Location: Big Top at (Address)
R.S.V.P. To Ringmaster: (Name & Phone #)

ANIMAL CRACKERS INVITATIONS – Cut 8 1/2″ x 11″ colorful card stock into 4 pieces with decorative scissors. Write the following party details on one side:

Under The Big Top You Will Find,
Lions, Tigers, And Bears, Oh! My.
What A Birthday Party It’s Gonna Be,
Come On Over And Celebrate with Me!

On the other side write the following:

(Name’s) Circus Birthday Party
Show Time & Date:
Big Top At: (Address)
R.S.V.P. To Ringmaster: (Name & Phone #)
Costume Required.

Decorate with circus-related stickers and laminate the invitation. Hole-punch the upper left corner and thread ribbon through and tie to the animal cracker box handle. Hand-deliver invitations.

BIG TOP CIRCUS TENT INVITES – Cut your invites in the shape of the big top tent. When the flaps open up, then the party details will be revealed.

BALLOON BOUQUET INVITES – Using various colored cardstock, create circles or ovals to represent the balloons. Glue several of them to a piece of white cardstock to form a bouquet. Then using various colored curling ribbons, glue pieces of ribbon to the bottom of each balloon or draw “ribbons” using markers. Place a clown sticker at the bottom of the balloon bouquet as if the clown is holding the bouquet. Put all of your party details on the various balloons or on the back of the cardstock.

EMBELLISH READY-MADE CIRCUS BIRTHDAY PARTY INVITATIONS – Buy ready-made circus invitations and embellish the picture with glitter, sequins, ribbons, etc.

Circus Theme Kid Furniture

Every child loves the circus…and sometimes, even running away and joining one. Not that they’d actually pack up their things (who would make their lunches?) but they do daydream of the constant adventure, the travel, and how cool it would be to have an elephant for a pet.

You can give your child a chance to be part of his own personal “circus”–well, without the elephant. By using Circus Theme Kid Furniture, you can transform his bedroom into a wonderland that even Barnum and Bailey would be proud of.

No time or energy to decorate? No problem. Circus Theme Kid Furniture have all the elements–you just need to unpack the furniture (and a bit of assembly) and you’re good to go. The designs are colorful and sure to delight the young and young hearted. You have merry, mischievous clowns, seals and lions poised for another wonderful trick, spinning acrobats.

Circus theme furniture is functional, too. After all, every child needs a comfortable bed, a table and a chair, and bookshelves and toy chests to store his things. You would’ve bought them anyway–but choosing these sets let them double as décor. Here are some other easy ways to decorate your child’s room:

  • Circus theme kid furniture come in bright, happy colors. Keep the walls of the room in a neutral shade, like a softer yellow, to rest the eyes and to allow the details of the pieces to take center stage. However, you can paint the ceiling something bright, or turn one wall into a focal point. Paint this a brighter shade of yellow, or something eye-catching like red, and hang paintings of clowns and circus animals.
  • Balloon stencils are readily available at craft stores. Use them to create an easy but eye-catching wall border. You can also buy sticker decals. These reflect the playful and happy décor of the circus theme kid furniture.
  • What circus would be complete without popcorn and soda pop? While it may not be a good idea to leave these sweets in your child’s bedroom, you can use those designs to decorate accessories. For example, paint a wastebasket to look like a popcorn container.
  • Make a door sign that looks like an admission ticket. You can download the design from the Internet. That way, you really do create the feeling of walking into another world.
  • Invest in beddings in bright primary colors like blue, red and yellow.

When you have successfully decorated the room with circus theme kid furniture, it’s time to throw a Grand Opening–a “room warming” party. Let your child invite five or six of his closest friends. (They can sleep over if you like–you can also find circus theme sleeping bags).

Throwing a party is really simple, too. Decorate the invitations to look like admission tickets. Make clown party hats and a clown cake. Your menu should also include hotdogs, candied apples, popcorn, and all the staples of a trip to a circus. Play games like “Pin the Tail on the Elephant”. Your child will realize that running away to join the circus isn’t as fun as coming home to his own wonderland–made possible by circus theme kid furniture–everyday.

Internet Home Businesses – Avoid the Circus

Internet home businesses are being launched in record numbers. While working from home creates a unique set of challenges, working on the internet is often an even greater obstacle. There is no doubt that the internet environment provides more distractions than a three ring circus. Here are some simple steps to save you tons of time and money.

Define a specific goal

Don’t fall into the “make money” trap. That’s not a goal. It’s an outcome. Your goal is to build a lasting business and successfully market a product or service. But even that is too vague to prevent you from becoming just another clown a taking a financial roller coaster ride.

To succeed you must specifically define a niche market, an in demand product and a marketing strategy. You might choose rose gardeners as your target market. Your research shows that rose gardeners are desperately trying to rid their bushes of aphids. Your product is the Aphid Eliminator.Your marketing strategy will probably include building a simple website to sell the product, driving traffic with articles, and following up with visitors via an autoresponder series.

Adopt an “all business” mindset

For the next few weeks you must devote your time exclusively to the Aphid Eliminator. Anything that diverts you from reaching your goal of successfully marketing this product is a sideshow. Ignore it, at least during your working hours.

You must stay on your chosen path to take your product to market. Later, you will adjust your strategies. These changes will be based on the tracking data you collect. If you allow yourself to be diverted before testing your strategy, you will just be wasting time and money.

You don’t need to invest in the latest side show that guarantees a flood of traffic, until your web stats tell you that your not generating enough website visitors with your current methods. Even then, carefully consider the cost versus the possible return.

Create a timetable

Break the tasks down into manageable steps. During week 1 create 10 articles about aphid problems and solutions. During week two set up your autoresponder and create a series of informative articles and tips about the joys of rose gardening and remind your subscribers about your easy solution for aphid problems. During week 3 set up a simple website to sell your product. Do not allow your targeted completion dates to be changed. Procrastination seldom leads to success.

Internet home businesses fail frequently. Stay focused and succeed. The circus won’t leave town before you’re comfortably showing a profit.