It seems like everyone is joining the circus these days ~ and we're not clowning around. E-Trender Angela Butorac coordinates theme decor to pull off some big top events!
Angela worked with Colonial Events to hang a 16' tall red and white drape and tied it back in the center to create the big top entrance! The painted 4' wide by 8' tall Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus flat with a roaring tiger was rented from Display Group. A student from Dakota High recruited her grandfather to hand-craft the "Greatest Homecoming on Earth" sign!
Faceless Strong Man and Clown flats create unique picture opportunities! Flats rented from Display Group!
What is a circus without posters? Create vintage style posters like this Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey one. Many schools own poster makers that allow students and faculty to make posters in seconds! If you do not have access to a professional poster making machine, utilize your local office supply store's copy and print department to have your graphic or print blown up to a poster size. Also, if you have a little more time you can order your poster from a site like Snapfish.com. They often offer coupon codes and email specials, click here for their poster information. Laminate and hang the whimsical posters to enhance the theme of your event.
ET Tip~ Posters can range in size, the smallest is usually a 11" x 17" a medium size poster that is the most popular size for indoor events is 18" x 24" and a nice size large poster is around a 24" x 36" size and this size looks great for outdoor events.
Remember Zoltar the fortune telling machine from the movie Big?
Another creative creation by Riverview's Art Teacher Ms. Van Sickle!
Colonial Events set up colorful lighting and created the Big Top with blue, orange and red fabric over the dance floor! At the end of the dance, Riverview's Student Council Sponsor, Penny Eshleman pulls the string for the balloon drop!
Congrats to Riverview High's 2011 Homecoming King & Queen, you look great under the Big Top lights!
ET Tip: Don't be afraid to experiment with color combinations with your Circus theme! The more color the better!
Creating a Circus theme buffet for guests to enjoy?
Use props like ticket rolls to elevate decor and plates like this Circus tablescape featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog.
What would a Circus theme event be without the sweets?
Love this red, white and turquoise sweet station filled with circus treats. This inventive station is featured on Celebrations at Home!
Incorporate Circus games for guests to play like a ring or ball toss using old crates. See more game inspiration here on the Amy Atlas blog!
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