Non-spooky Halloween Circus Party Ideas by Itsy Belle Studio
My kids love Halloween, but some of the scary decorations are just too much for them. So instead of a scary Halloween, I wanted to create a non-spooky party that all of the little guests could enjoy that included fun animals, balloons and sweets! A friendly little pumpkin circus seems to fit the bill perfectly!
Preschool friendly Halloween Painted Pumpkin Craft Party Ideas by Itsy Belle Studio
My little circus features pumpkins painted like a clown, an elephant and a lion, but you can create any performer you can think of with a pumpkin, paint and paper—it could be anything from the ringmaster to a trained bear. Kids (and adults!) will love to paint the pumpkins to create their own little circus characters! I certainly had fun with these little guys. I used Crafters Acrylic Paint.
Tissue paper fringe is a fun embellishment to add to your painted pumpkins—I used it to create the lion’s mane. All you need is tissue paper, scissors and glue and voila!
I used card stock and glue to add ears to my elephant. I turned the pumpkin on its side and using the stem to make for a perfect elephant trunk! Just imagine all the animals you could create with the stem as a nose, beak or trunk!
I created these easy pumpkin straws with paper straws, dart balloons and tissue paper. As a bonus, they look adorable when paired with bottles of IZZE Sparkling Clementine. Plus, this sparkling juice contains no added sugar or preservatives for a healthier alternative to soda.
As far as I can tell ALL kids LOVE balloons! And Oriental Trading’s balloon arch makes a perfect backdrop to a circus-themed party table. DIY party hats add a fun touch of whimsy for little party guest and pumpkins alike.
And what circus would be complete with out a sweets cart? Circus peanuts and other streatts in mini white popcorn boxes are the perfect touch! You could also do cotton candy or other Circus classics. I redecorated Meri Meri’s Sweet Cart to fit our pumpkin circus theme using wash tape and card stock.
Party supplies were provided by Oriental Trading Company.
Printables available in our Etsy Shop.
For more photos you can visit my original post on Project Nusery.
I hope you enjoyed these cute little creations as much as I did. What pumpkin characters would you make? Happy Halloween!
When we found out baby #3 was on the way, we wanted a fun and simple way to announce it that the whole family was in on. The kids immediately started battling over whether the baby would be a boy or a girl, so I created the “Team Boy” and “Team Girl” Signs for them to hold. I initially wanted a photo of all of us with the kids holding up their signs, but getting a good photo of all of us at once turned out to be nearly impossible! I was about to give up when the idea of the film strip idea popped into my head!
Just in time for Mother’s Day… Kid’s say the darndest things! And now you can record what your kid’s have to say about you (and Grandma!) with these sweet “My Mom” & “My Grandma” free printable keepsake interviews.
With this gender neutral “Winter in the Hundred Acre Wood” vintage Winnie the Pooh birthday party I was able to create a joint birthday party for boy & girl cousins who both turned one this January.
Save Paper, Wash Less Dishes & Still Have an Adorable Kid’s Table this Easter
If you’re like me you prefer disposable plates for the Kid’s table. But every time I open my pantry I find a stack of leftover paper plates from every other holiday. What am I going to do with 4 Christmas paper plates, 6 Halloween paper plates, and a random watermelon plate?Stop the madness!
Want to look like a super crafty and together mom with minimal effort!? Then we have the free printable Valentine’s Day Printable keepsake for you! This adorable and easy project would make an awesome Grandparent’s gift as well as a cherished keepsake of your little one’s tiny finger prints.
Foxes and woodland creatures are so popular right now. I instantly fell in love with the idea of a fox baby shower theme, mixing rustic charm with girly glamour!
As someone who loves a good pun, I really enjoyed planning this puppy birthday party. From “Pupcakes” and “Lollipups” to “Top Dog Awards” and ice cold “Pupsicles”–it was a fun filled (pun-filled) party to plan! After making a list of all the dog puns I could think of, I came up with a color scheme of black, white and bold and started designing the printable decorations. I incorporated my new favorite pattern, Dalmatian print, and lots of pretty florals to give it a girly touch. While in the planning process, I was contacted by Oriental Trading Co. about doing a product review and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! They carry a ton of items that were perfect for our event – it was hard to narrow it down. I chose a bunch of fun puppy favors & bold decorations. The result was the perfect party for our little girl– pretty, playful and filled with puppies!
Coming up with a boy & girl baby shower theme can sometimes be a challenge, but when I found out that my friends who are sisters were expecting babies at the same time (one with a girl and one with a boy), I immediately started brainstorming for a joint baby shower! Both of them love fairy tales, and since Sleeping Beauty was a mutual favorite, it became the inspiration for a Royal Baby Shower fit for both a boy and girl. I started by designing the printables with sweet prince and princess silhouettes and some fairy tale touches like the ‘Once Upon a Dream’ banner.
“Make it pink… make it blue!” The color palette was straight out of Sleeping Beauty with both pink and blue and some neutrals mixed in– Mint green and gold.
The cake decoration was as neutral as possible, and it was finished off with a cute crown candle holder I found at Hobby Lobby as a cake topper.
Both of the moms-to-be love crowns, and we used them throughout the shower on the beautiful cookies and handmade cupcake toppers.
Just like Sleeping Beauty, this baby shower took place “Once Upon a Dream”.
Of course the Moms-to-be were treated Royally. No thrones but pretty decorated chairs were setup for each.
Each guest got one of our Baby Shower Bingo cards to fill out for gift opening.
Even the gift table was decked out in Royal Style with our printable banner design.
Our Prince and Princess party ideas would be perfect for a joint baby shower, twins baby shower or even a gender reveal party. You can download all of the printables in our Paperie.
Credits: Styling, Printables and Cake: Itsy Belle, Tulle Tablecloth: Candy Crush Events, Cookies: Bambella, Mint Paper Fans: Minted
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A sweet Mother’s Day Keepsake – Simply print, paint child’s hands or feet, and press them to the paper. Frame it and you’ve got an adorable keepsake (or gift) for Mother’s Day!
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Happy Mother’s Day!