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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Under The Big Top
Women's Ministry Theme

Circus-Carnival type theme.
This theme would also work well for a children's event, especially a Harvest Party.

Circus Theme Ideas

    Alternative Theme Titles
  • Circus of the Stars (Bible Heroes)
  • At The Circus
  • Amazing Acts
  • High-Flying Fun!
  • Three Ring Circus

    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 Suggestions
  • Under The Big Top Devotional
  • See more Devotionals by Julia

    Color Scheme
  • Bright primary colors

    General Decorations
  • Balloons
  • Streamers
  • Colorful pennants strung around the main stage/speaking area or along the tablefronts.
  • Large cut-outs of circus animals such as elephants, tigars, lions--And clowns if you can handle them:)
  • Harvest Party/Circus Event Board (Julia's Pinterest)

    For The Tables
  • Popcorn Containers used for vases. Some places have hard plastic ones. Check the dollar bins for them.

    Games and Ice-breakers
  • Noah's Ark Games  Noah's Ark Games (for Kids) (artwork by Trina Clark. Purchased at Digi Scrap Kits)
  • Icebreakers Index

  • Play some carnival-circus type background music.

  • Candy Apple wrapped with cellophane
  • Annimal Cracker Box
  • 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.
  • Crafts and Favors Page.

    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)
  • 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.
  • If having for kids, have them dress up in Biblical Costumes
    Bilical Costumes  Biblical Costume Ideas for Kids

    Door Prizes
  • Anything that says, "fun" such as oversized candy items,
    Christian comedian videos, etc.
  • Doorprize Page.

  • Skits Page.

    Food Suggestions
  • Homemade Cotton Candy
    Homemade Cotton Candy Recipe (Food Network)
  • Circus Peanuts (Candy)
  • Popcorn
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Candy Apples
  • Pigs In A Blanket (in place of hot dogs)
  • Soft Pretzils
  • Deep Fried "Junk Food" such as oreos, twinkies, snickers, cheesecake. Search google for recipes!
  • Food Resource Page
  • Entertaining Page.

    Other Ideas
  • Need more ideas for this theme or want to share your own?
    Go to our CLM Facebook Page for interaction. Be sure to "like" the page!
  • See More Women's Ministry Themes (More than 100 free theme ideas!)

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