Under the Big Top
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted September 26, 2009
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
Under The Big Top Devotional
Alternative Theme Titles
Circus of the Stars (Bible Heroes)
At The Circus
Three Ring Circus
Color: bright accents
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)
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
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.
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
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!
Food and Serving
Homemade cotton candy
Circus Peanuts in clear dishes (Candy)
Pigs in a Blanket (in place of hot dogs)
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.
Copyright ©2009 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
Credit: Artwork for printables by Trina Clark. DigiScrpKits.
Find more ideas on my Harvest Party Pinterest Board!