Circus Women's Ministry Theme Ideas

Under the Big Top
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted September 26, 2009

Spiritual Application

Concentrates on feats of faith. (Hebrews 11)

A circus - carnival type theme.  Idea for a Harvest Party for kids. 

Theme Verse Suggestions

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.  Hebrews 11:33, 34

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Under The Big Top Devotional

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Alternative Theme Titles

Circus of the Stars (Bible Heroes)

At The Circus

Amazing Acts

High-Flying Fun!

Three Ring Circus


Color:  bright accents

Think circus!



Colorful pennants strung around the main stage/speaking area or along the tablefronts.

Large cut-outs of circus animals such as elephants, tigers, lions--And clowns if you can handle them:)

Use hard plastic popcorn containers for vases.  Some places have hard plastic ones. 


Play carnival type games - Toss the ping pong ball into small jars, Toy bowling, drop the clothespin into a small mouth jar, etc.

Noah's Ark Games (for kids)

Noah's Art Games

Download in a PDF File.

Icebreaker Index


Play some carnival-circus type background music.


Candy apple wrapped with cellophane

Animal cracker box

Large bright colored lollipop (the kind that swirls around)

Popcorn (Check dollar bins for paper bags that look like popcorn holders)

Large funny glasses

Clown noses

Although we may associate "peanuts" with the circus, I know there are so many people allergic these days that even the smell can be harmful, so I don't suggest peanuts unless they are "Circus Peanuts" candy.

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Anything that says, "fun" such as oversized candy items,

Christian comedian videos, etc.

Bag of Circus Peanuts candy (tie with bow)

Package of animal crackers or cookies

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Make "Admit" tickets for invitations.

Paint circus animals on plywood or even a strong man (or woman) and make face cut-outs for use as photo ops.

Have a ringmaster (as master of ceremonies)

If having for kids, encourage them dress up in Biblical costumes.  See ideas below!

Biblical Costume Ideas for Kids

Download in a PDF File.

Food and Serving

Homemade cotton candy 

Circus Peanuts in clear dishes (Candy)


Funnel cakes

Candy apples

Pigs in a Blanket (in place of hot dogs)

Soft pretzels

Rent or find someone within your church that has a fun machine from a rental place for the event such as popcorn machine, snow cone machine, or cotton candy machine. 

Have a few deep fryers on hand to deep fry "junk food" such as Oreos, Twinkies, Snickers, cheesecake.  Search google for recipes!  Be sure to use safety precautions.

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

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Credit:  Artwork for printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.

Find more ideas on my Harvest Party Pinterest Board!

Circus Harvest Party Pinterest Board

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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