Dumbo Birthday Party Ideas That Are Fun

by Alli

Who doesn’t love Dumbo? Dumbo has long been one of my favorite Disney movies. Of course, I know all the words to every song in the movie. When the live-action movie was released, I was in Dumbo heaven. These Dumbo Birthday Party Ideas are fun and easy to pull off.

Dumbo Birthday Party Ideas

Planning a theme is easy for this one. A carnival party is a perfect way to showcase Dumbo. That was easy. Now it’s time to grab a pen and paper and plan the guest list.

Make a Guest List and Send Out Invites

Make a list and send out invites! These are some of my favorite invitations below.

Decorations for Dumbo Birthday Party

A red and white table skirt is just what your food table needs. Don’t forget a lifesize Dumbo cutout. Photos will be so cute!

Who can resist the tent-shaped lollipop stand? It’s adorable.

Tableware for a Carnival Dumbo Party

You can’t go wrong with any of the tableware below. I love the bright, colorful plates and cups. And a Ferris Wheel cupcake stand will be the talk of your party.


I would skip the peanuts if you’re inviting anyone with nut allergies, especially if you don’t know if a guest may have a nut allergy. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

A cute alternative is Circus Peanut Candy. These were such a thing when I was a little girl. These are peanut-shaped marshmallow candies with a soft and spongy texture.

A carnival party calls for carnival type food. Here are some great ideas. Pick out your favorites and you’re done.

  • A Hot Dog Bar
  • Corn Dogs
  • French Fries
  • Nachos
  • Sno-Cones
  • Lollipops
  • Popcorn
  • Animal Crackers
  • Cotton Candy
  • Caramel Apples

Carnival Party Games

  • Can Toss Game
  • Ring Toss
  • Ping Pong Toss

Check out these DIY Carnival Party Games!


Face painting is a fun idea. If you’re not good at face painting, chances are you have a friend who would love to help you out.

Face Painting Ideas for Dumbo Birthday Party

Hiring a clown is a good idea for older kids. They tend to freak out younger kids. I remember when my son was about 16 months old. We attended a birthday party with a clown. He basically cried the entire time. Clowns can be downright creepy to some kids.

These are also great entertainment ideas:

  • Balloon Artist
  • Juggler
  • Bubble Machine
  • Dunk Tank
  • Photo Booth
  • Magician


Once the party is over, you’ll want to send your guests home with a little reminder of how much fun they had.

A Dumbo Birthday Party is such a fun party. You can go as wild or stay as tame as you’d like. Happy partying!


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