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June 10th, 2013 | Posted by

Popcorn! Candy! Peanuts!

*** Find out how to win a FREE party at the bottom.
Food Ideas for your
One of the wonderful things about the circus theme is that the food is SIMPLE and yummy to make. Here are a few ideas of quick, easy food that screams “CIRCUS” all over them:
-       Corn dogs
-       Hot dogs
-       Corn on the cob
-       Soft pretzels
-       Peanuts
-       Popcorn
-       Lemonade
-       Candied or caramel apples
-       Cotton candy 
-       Cracker Jacks
-       Animal crackers
-       Giant lollipops
To some, this may seem too simple, and for those of you, we offer ways to “dress up” your food to help set the mood for your party guests:
To make simple serving trays for your food, find crates, box lids, fruit boxes, etc. ...
Here's what we found laying around and at the local grocery store
...and spray paint them white. To the trays you can add a number of labels in any circus font you want. {Click here to find FREE circus fonts.}
Once made, your trays can serve for serving on the table or with vendors.
To turn your box lid into a vendor tray, just add some prices and suspenders.
For the corndogs, we wrapped them in foil  to help keep them warm and add that extra circus-y feel. We also put a very thick piece of styrofoam in the bottom to help the corn dogs stand up.
Ketchup or mustard, anyone?
You can find simple bottles almost anywhere (we found them at our local Dollar Tree). Print out the labels that come with the mystery and voila! you've added a little circus to your condiments!
Don't forget the hot dogs!
You can find hot dog liners for as little as 1¢ per liner!

Get your fresh, hot peanuts!!!

Again, simple as can be. Cut about 1/3 off of the top of a paper lunch sack. Roll down the edges (we did ours 3 times) and slap a label on it. We have created the labels for you (included with the mystery). All you need to do is print them out (on label paper or regular) and stick them on the bag. 
What is a circus without popcorn?

Locally, we found red and white popcorn bags at our Dollar Tree. You may also be able to find them at various party stores and random places. If not, you can always order them online. If you are not up for spending the money, simply print our labels (included with mystery purchase) and stick them on a brown lunch sack to serve your popcorn.

 Ways to enhance your popcorn:
•  Use scalloped scissors (can find at local craft or scrapbooking store) to cut the top of the bag.
•  To make it look EXTRA buttery, you can add yellow spray on food coloring.

  You may want to consider renting a popcorn machine for both decoration and to pop some good, homemade popcorn. Not only will this serve as good munching food for the party, but the smell will add to the ambiance of the party!  Think this is too hard? We're here to help. We have created the images as labels for you. All you have to do is print them out, on label or regular paper, and stick them where ever you want (included with mystery purchase).

Use them as table tents
Or to label your drink...
...or your food.
Brand your refreshments!
Price your concessions
The options are endless!!!
***Here's Your Chance To WIN***

Become a follower of this blog (don't worry, there are no obligations, no email reminders, nothing) by clicking here  and then leave a comment below on some food ideas YOU would have for your circus party. We will pick the best recommendation for food ideas and award them a Murder Under The Big Top party! We will pick the winner Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

We hope this helps with the planning of your Murder Under The Big Top party! Please leave comments below on if you like these ideas, how to enhance them, food ideas of your own, etc.