Dear Mummy, roll-up roll-up! Come and see the greatest spectacle Basingstoke has ever seen… well at least in my head it was the greatest party I had ever seen.
It was my 6th Birthday Party after all. My folks had spent a lot of time organising it after my first party date fell through due to the snow, however we were back on track without a snowflake in the sky. Thirty of my friends and family helped me celebrate in our local village hall.
The theme was The Greatest Showman and we were fortunate to be joined by Playhouse Parties and the talented ringmaster Daniel. He orchestrated an amazing couple of hours filled with magic tricks, circus games and dancing, all to the backdrop of The Greatest Showman Soundtrack.
Even after all the hassle of the snow, Daniel was accommodating and professional at rescheduling at short notice. Not only that but he kept us in the loop and my folks had great communication with him leading up to the event which put my mind at ease.
Party guests donned their circus outfits and we had Ann Wheeler (the acrobat), a couple of little ringmasters but sadly my mummy chickened out of her bearded lady costume, she didn’t want to frighten off the school mums!
Our table was dressed in red, blues and whites with a really cool backdrop we obtained off Amazon for a bargain price. Table decorations were picked up in the Party Pieces sale earlier in the year and balloons filled up from our local Hobbycraft.
Our fabulous cake was made by a family friend who’s been making our cakes since my mummy was a little girl. Of course it had to be circus themed.
My folks served hot dogs and freshly cooked popcorn, along with lots of treats. Sadly if they could have hired a candy floss machine they would have done but the thought of sugar crazed kids wasn’t THAT appealing to them! Check out my video below to see all the action. (We haven’t included any of our party guests for privacy reasons, so don’t worry I wasn’t alone!)
My mummy has vowed this will be the last big party she’ll hold for me (I don’t believe her) as she loves planning parties and it’s a great excuse to see family.
Having an entertainer at an event really takes the stress out of having to keep kids engaged, involved and happy at birthday parties. We were super impressed about how Daniel managed the children and kept them all happy and included. This gave my folks a chance to speak to guests and soak up the party atmosphere!
At one point Daniel had all of the children totally engrossed as he performed tricks and played the Limbo with them! It might have been the fab Ringmaster outfit he was wearing that drew them in but I’m sure it was his energy and charisma. One child even whisper to his mum that he WAS the REAL Greatest Showman!
I knew better however… it was his sidekick that had come from the Farnborough Circus! So what was the last party you went to? Was it themed like mine?
Love Bella x
Disclosure: Playhouse Parties offered us a discounted price in order to conduct a review and share with our followers. All photos, giggling and circus posing are our own!
46 thoughts on “My Greatest Showman Birthday Party”
That is one amazing birthday party. I don’t think she’ll ever forget that for as long as she lives. Spectacular.
Yes especially the lead up to it with the snow we had! It was a fun theme!
wow this is fantastic i love the Greatest Showman and so do ours kids what a fab idea though to theme your birthday party what a fabulous cake too!
Can’t beat The Greatest Showman – had all the kids singing away!
The details in this entire party are amazing. This looks like such a fun place to host a party for kids.
That sounds like a great theme for a birthday party. I love the cake it looks amazing!!
looks like such a fun time for the kids!! great for a bday party.
Thanks Danielle x
oh what a fab idea for a party! and that cake looks incredible 🙂 x
Thanks! Yes the cake was pretty impressive 🙂
This is such a great idea for a theme! My daughters LOVE that movie. I bet if I gave them this option for a theme, they would love it.
Happy belated birthday Bella, glad you had an incredible party even if it was delayed.
Wow this looks like an amazing party and so well organised to keep the kids entertained so much x
What an amazing birthday party! My niece is obsessed with The Greatest Showman so would love a themed party like this x
This looks like the MOST AMAZING birthday party and that CAKE! Wow!
What a lovely looking birthday party. I love the circus theme.
Wow this is amazing! I love the greatest showman! I’m not sure if I’d get away with having the same theme for my 20th Birthday coming up. But believe me I’m tempted.
Looks like such a fun and uniquely themed birthday party. Love the effort that went into it!
Happy belated birthday, what an amazing party you had! Mummy is going to have to start planning next years now if she wants to beat it haha
What a lucky gal! She is the ringleader of life with this party! Also happy birthday sweet girl!
That is one amazing birthday party. Everyone looked like they had a great time. You did a spectacular time with the party.
Looks like such a fun party! I love the theme…looks like you had a great time! Happy Birthday!
OMG, I absolutely love that she wanted this theme for a party. So much fun! You did a great job!!
Wow, what a great party! I especially love the amazing cake and all the decorations. It sounds like it was a fun party!
I’ve not actually seen the film so I can’t relate to the theme to much but it does have that circus feel with the fab decorations and colours. Your cake looks incredible
Me and my family really enjoyed watching that movie several times. That greatest showman birthday theme party is absolutely amazing idea. Looks like a fun event!
Oh wow what a fun theme! I loved that movie, and what a way to commemorate it than having a party.
It was an awesome Birthday Party! Greatest Showman theme is something that my kids would really love as they love circus so much.
Oh wow, What an awesome Birthday theme idea. My kids would e so happy to try this on their Birthday.
Happy 6th Birthday Party Bella, you totally look like a princess and what a show it was!! So glad the snow did not stop the party
I might have skipped the candy floss too 😉 Everything sounds awesome. I love the theme.
Oh my goodness, this looks like such a great birthday celebration! Happy birthday Bella! I love both her cute little outfits! ❤
That looks like an amazing party. Eliza adores the Greatest Showman and would love something like this. The cake is pretty awesome too – Happy Birthday Bella
Happy birthday Bella, what a enjoyable and fun way to have celebrate your birthday.
This theme is amazing. Love the circus and the hot dogs look wicked xx
what a cute birthday party theme! I love this idea, very unique
The Greatest Showman is such a lovely party theme. It looks like a fun event and the cake looks delicious. I bet the kids and adults both had lots of fun!
You have done it all really good. The costumes, the theme party idea of a showman, the decoration everything is just perfect. Above all, I like the cake.
Oh wow this party looks amazing!!! Such a great idea – who doesn’t love the Greatest Showman!!
Wow! I would have loved a party like this when I was younger! I don’t have children myself, but will share this post with a few of my friends who do. I am sure they’ll find it very useful x
OMG what an amazing sounding party! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like the greatest showman so I think it would be perfect for most kids these days 🙂
Such a cute birthday theme for any age! I love this idea 🙂
Oh wow, this looks like a really cool party! I bet everyone really enjoyed themselves.
How amazing!! Love The Greatest Showman! X