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Circus Party Menu: Circus Food and Snacks

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What is one of the most important elements of any party? Food!

Because we are talking circus party, the circus party menu had to be on-theme.  Did you know it was difficult to find un-shelled peanuts and various other circus foods in the middle of January? It is!

My biggest trouble was our party favors. I wanted to give everyone a box of animal circus crackers, but wouldn’t you know it, this was the year they decided to make a “winter edition” of the boxes, so they looked nothing like circus crackers at all! So, we had to improvise.

Planning a circus party? Make sure your circus party menu is also on-theme with these easy and themed circus birthday party snacks.

I wanted to keep things simple food-wise, because I wanted to be able to enjoy the party and have fun. I was pleased with how everything turned out. The food was low-key and easy to prepare. I made the popcorn, lemonade, corn dogs, and tea the day of the party, but everything else was made in advance.

Circus Party Menu

Here is what we served at our circus birthday party:
Planning a circus party? Make sure your circus party menu is also on-theme with these easy and themed circus birthday party snacks.

Snacks and Food

  • Peanuts
  • Corn dogs
  • Popcorn
  • Goldfish (it was a 1-year-old’s party after all)

I put the popcorn and goldfish into individual striped bags that I found at a party store. I hand wrote either “Popcorn” or “Goldfish” on the bags to that the guests could know what they were getting. The bags were bigger than anticipated, so I couldn’t fill them to the brim with snacks like you would see at a real circus.

I was lucky enough to find red and white striped bags, which I felt really made the food table! These are pretty similar to what we used.

Planning a circus party? Make sure your circus party menu is also on-theme with these easy and themed circus birthday party snacks.
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Circus Party Drinks

I used the same lemonade recipe that I used for our tea party (minus the strawberries).

Planning a circus party? Make sure your circus party menu is also on-theme with these easy and themed circus birthday party snacks.

Circus Party Desserts

Planning a circus party? Make sure your circus party menu is also on-theme with these easy and themed circus birthday party snacks.

Circus Party Favors

I was happy with how easily everything came together! The party day was stress-free and enjoyable for everyone.

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