No party we host at the moment is complete without a rendition of “This is Me”. So much so, that we launched our own Greatest Showman Recording Parties at Glasgow Music Studios. If you want to decorate the party room in the studios we can organise balloons and other decor so the day is stress free. However, if you’re having a party at home, read on for our guide to a magical, circus themed celebration!
DECORATIONS AND TABLEWARE
First thing to consider when planning a themed party is how you’re going to set the scene. For The Greatest Showman, we’re thinking red and gold would look amazing! If it’s a party for younger children, you can go with cutesy circus themed plates, cups and balloons. For a more subtle, grown up look, stick to metallics, stripes and tassels to create that carnival atmosphere. We love this setup below that we sourced on Pinterest.
If you’d like to create a similar design yourself, we can source everything you need as a party design pack and post it out to you within a few days, just email us at email@example.com or message us on Facebook for prices and ordering. Below are just a few products from our available range that we would suggest using. A top tip when looking for red and gold party supplies is to search through the Christmas sections of online and local shops – not everything has santa or holly on it and you may get some amazing bargains if you’re buying outwith the festive season!
FOOD AND DRINKS
Having set the scene, you’ll now need to think what you’re going to feed your guests to stay in keeping with the circus theme. For savoury snacks, sandwiches, hot dogs and mini sliders will always go down well, but for a Greatest Showman Themed Party, it’s going to be the sweets and treats that really come into their own. No show would be complete without popcorn and will look brilliant served in traditional striped paper boxes.
Other treat suggestions include candy floss (why not get a retro candyfloss maker like the one below to really add to the vintage circus atmosphere), cupcakes with Greatest Showman themed toppers and if you’re feeling particularly creative, why not give these Marshmallow Dumbbells a go?!
Drinks wise, you can’t go wrong with a traditional lemonade stand. Check out these gorgeous children’s shops/theatres which would be amazing for displaying your food but could then be reused for imaginative play after the celebrations are over. Links to purchase can be accessed by clicking the photos. For adult parties, you could add a dash of prosecco and limoncello add a bit of oomph!
CIRCUS THEMED PARTY ENTERTAINMENT
If you’re hosting a children’s party – entertainment is probably the most important aspect of the big day. Adults will probably be more than happy with a sing along/karaoke to the amazing soundtrack! For children, if you’re not hiring professional entertainers, we suggest that some of the following will keep the kids busy and make sure their Greatest Showman themed party is one to remember:
Pin the Peanut and other games – an alternative to the traditional Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Whoever gets their peanut closest to the elephants nose wins a prize!
Circus Themed Photobooth – get posing and have fun accessorising with lots of props. We can provide you with a whole range of clown and ringmaster hats etc from our supplier, or you can check out stick props like the ones below, available from Amazon and other retailers.
Don’t forget to consider the backdrop to your booth, you could simply hang up a stripy tablecloth or you could buy a specially designed backdrop – both work well and can be very effective when you see the final results! If you’re looking for a more professional set up – our selfie pod is for hire throughout most of West Central Scotland.
A carnival makeover – popular with ladies both young and old – and some of the boys too of course! We do this during our Greatest Showman Recording Parties and it’s always a big hit. Think chunky, bright face glitter, face gems and metallic body tattoos!
A FEW MORE LINKS AND IDEAS
We hope our feature has got the old cogs ticking on how to organise the best Greatest Showman themed party in town but if you still need a few ideas – here’s some links and photos to products and inspiration that might be useful!
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Cake (We can recommend some amazing bakers but if you want to do a DIY cake – this might be just the ticket) – https://amzn.to/2LW6OQf
Check out these Pinterest creations too:
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The main thing to keep in mind when planning a party like this one is be bold, be fun and be you – just like the songs say!
We would LOVE to hear if you have any more ideas for a super, vintage circus themed party or if there are any other party themes you would like us to cover for you. Until next time,x
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