Have a look at some of the set-up for our Halloween party this year. We went for a circus theme, and I believe we pulled it off quite well.
This is our "big top". We made the drapey stuff and the penants out of sheets we bought at the thrift store. It's uber cheap that way.
The scarecrow that greets you outside.
In the funhouse room, as one of our guests does his "Coldplay pose".