Dumbo Birthday Party Ideas That Are Fun

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 Cake and Carnival Party Ideas

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.


Food

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!

Entertainment

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

Favors

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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Comments

  1. These are such cute ideas!!

  2. You always have the best party ideas and recipes that are not too complicated. I think that Dumbo is perfect for a summer party and doing a little pinning for future reference!

  3. Growing up, Dumbo was always one of my sister and I’s faves! Now that I have a little one myself, I am introducing him to Dumbo as well. I love all of these party ideas, especially the fun food ideas! I think that carnival themed food would be awesome!

  4. I just love these ideas. I’ve always liked Dumbo. Plus the ride at Disney is tons of fun. I just love that cake.

  5. robin rue says

    Dumbo has always been one of my favorite Disney stories. I love the cake and ALL of these fun ideas.

  6. Dumbo was such a cute movie when I was a kid. I think this party idea is so sweet and beautiful! Lots of great decoration, entertainment and food ideas!

  7. What beautiful face painting and cute kids. I have never had a Dumbo themed party but still remember those marshmallow peanuts that everyone loves.

  8. DUMBO is the cutest party idea! The red is so vibrant and the circus theme has so many possibilities. My little guy’s second birthday is coming up and I will definitely keep it in mind!

  9. Oh these are some good ones. The games you managed to find were so cute. I’d really like to see the movie.

  10. Tasheena says

    This is such a super cute birthday theme. Dumbo was one of my favorites growing up.

  11. This makes me with my girls were little again so I could throw a Dumbo party. He is such a beloved character, how could you not love a themed party revolving around Dumbo?

  12. I actually saw a Dumbo themed baby shower not too long ago and thought it was really neat. A Dumbo birthday party could be fun.

  13. What a fun birthday theme! I would have liked this as a kid. I loved all the Disney animals.

  14. Cathy Mini says

    This is so cute and kids definitely love this especially the face painting kids so love this and such a perfect and super fun party and the souvenir are so cute.

  15. My niece likes the movie Dumbo and her birthday is in 20 days. I think she will like this theme!

  16. What an adorable cake! I love the Dumbo cake topper. That’s just the cutest topper ever! Thanks for the ideas.

  17. This would be super fun. Dumbo is just the cutest little elephant.

  18. These are such cute ideas. My stepdaughter does face painting. I may need to have a Dumbo themed party for the next birthday!

  19. The dumbo birthday party cake is really cute. My kids love face painting. I will ask them whether they need Dumbo themed party for their next birthday.

  20. I loved the original Dumbo movie, it was so cute. These are great ideas!

  21. Hello Alli, Firstly, thanks for the article. Dumbo birthday party very funny & excellent ideas!!! Dumbo is the magical think of an elephant and historical. I love these ideas. And I generated some wonderful information for any party. Thank You!!!

  22. I love Dumbo and I have seen that movie. But never thought of organizing the dumbo themed party but after seeing this I am extremely excited to throw a dumbo themed party. Thanks for this amazing idea!

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