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Nothing is more exciting than when the circus comes to town! But you don’t have to wait until the next carnival when you can create your very own DIY circus tent. If you’re wondering how to make a circus tent, then step right on up and we’ll show you how! A DIY big top tent is perfect for birthday parties, themed events, or just plain, good old fashioned fun! Keep reading for tips and advice for the best big top tent circus party.
When you think about the circus, you probably have images of clowns, trapeze artists, and elephants. You may also think that the circus is just for kids. While it’s true that children love the circus, a circus themed party can be fun for people of all ages! If you think that planning a themed party has to be a three ring circus, don’t worry! You don’t need monkeys or acrobats to make your party a success. With a little planning, and help from American Tent, planning your circus party will be a breeze.
So, let’s stop clowning around and get down to planning your next circus party! Believe it or not, a circus party doesn’t have to be, well, a circus. Kitsch and the circus go together like popcorn and peanuts, but, if you wish, you also can plan a circus-themed party that is both fun and elegant. If you look online, you’ll find plenty of circus party ideas, and some may be fairly pricey. Make sure you check out budget party ideas that won’t hurt your pocketbook.
Come one, come all, and welcome to the greatest show on earth! A circus just wouldn’t be a circus without a big top tent. If you want to make party planning, set up easy, and take down easy, try looking into big top tents. Circus tents can be customized and add fun and flair to your outdoor circus party. Choose a big top canopy manufacturer that will work with you and promise a fast turnaround time and one-on-one customer service.
All you need is a little time and a few dollars for a DIY indoor tent.
For a budget do it yourself circus tent, you’ll need the following:
If you are tight on budget and have limited handyman skills, this DIY circus tent is so easy that you can enlist the help of your youngest circus goers. This is also a great option for apartment dwellers who don’t have a yard.
To create a tent effect indoors, begin at the center of the ceiling of the room where you want to build the tent to the wall, then measure from the top of the wall to the floor. You can use colorful crepe paper and add swoops for a more authentic tent environment.
Hang a test streamer to get just the right length and use that streamer as a guide for cutting the rest. You can alternate with as many different streamer colors as you wish, but crisp red and white streamers will create a classic effect.
Beginning at the center of the ceiling, drape the streamers to the edge where the ceiling meets the wall. Then, let the remaining length of the streamer hang against the wall.
Keep filling in with streamers until you get the desired effect. Try to stick as many directly to the ceiling as you can for maximum sticking power.
Be sure to have fun while creating your DIY big top tent!
Whether you are making a budget DIY circus tent or making a splash with a big top circus tent, you still need to invite guests for the big event. Plan to send out invitations at least a few weeks before the party and ask your guests to RSVP so you’ll have an idea of the head count. You have lots of fun options to choose from, such as:
Now for the fun part - circus theme party food! If you want to let someone else serve up the snacks, ask local food trucks or caterers to take care of it all for you. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with circus classics; but why not think outside the crackerjack box? When you serve a variety of snacks for guests to enjoy under the big top, you can please every palate.
The best thing about a circus theme party is that you can get as flashy and creative as you like! The circus tent is not meant to be stuffy or overly formal, so have fun with the decor. Party decorations can include:
Circus theme party favors don’t have to break your budget. In fact, you’ll probably have just as much fun choosing party favors for your circus big tent party as your guests will have to receive them! Fun ideas include:
Keep your guests busy with fun circus party activities. These are just a few circus themed party games and activities:
Whether you’re looking for a compact 10 x 10 pop-up tent or want to browse different options from our catalog, American Tent can help make sure that your next circus party will be one to remember. Contact us today!
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