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Scooby Doo birthday party

by: Chica

Scooby Doo birthday party
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A friend of ours had a Scooby Doo-themed birthday party for her 4-year-old son recently, and I jumped right in to help with party details. Kids’ parties are so fun to plan, and I love Scooby Doo, so it was easy to find inspiration. I thought I’d share the details of what we did for the party with you in case you are also looking for Scooby Doo birthday party ideas.

First up was the invitation. These were part of a big set of Scooby Doo Party Printables we found on Etsy. This fun, folding invitation looks like Scooby’s face on the front, and opens up to a Mystery Machine-inspired insert with party details. I just love how the ears pop up, don’t you? The envelopes were sealed with a sticker of Scooby’s dog tag, which is something that shows up throughout the whole party.

DIY Scooby Doo birthday party invitation

And remember those fleece messenger bags I told you about a few days ago? I ended up making eight of them. I just love how they came out, and the collars and tags crack me up every time I see them.

DIY Scooby Doo birthday party favor bag

The bags were to be “inspector kits” for the kids, so they could solve any mysteries that happened to crop up during the party. We got all sorts of fun little toys at Oriental Trading Company to fill the bags, including a notepad and pen for writing down clues.

DIY Scooby Doo birthday party favors

A compass, magnifying glass, and flashlight were there to help the kids in their searches, and a pair of disguise glasses were just in case they needed to be stealthy. So fun!

DIY Scooby Doo birthday party favors

Speaking of mysteries, we set up a mystery hunt game for the kids. Scooby had been taken, and they had to find him! Fortunately, there was a clue that led them to another, and another, until they finally found a giant inflatable Scooby Doo in the garage. I wrote the clues on giant paw print cards from the printables set. Oh my goodness, watching those kids run around the house with their magnifying glasses was hysterical.

Scooby Doo birthday party game

For favor bags, we used printable Scooby Doo faces to decorate ordinary brown paper lunch bags. Instant Scooby! We filled the bags with things like candy, small toys, and lots of Scooby Snacks, both purchased and homemade.

Scooby Doo birthday party favor bags

We also printed up some tiny Mystery Machine favor boxes and filled them with M&Ms.

I picked up some inexpensive bubbles in coordinating colors and replaced the labels with the printable cutlery wraps, which fit perfectly!

We filled the popcorn boxes with cheese balls, a snack we chose more for the coordinating color than anything else.

The water bottle wraps from the set also worked great for soda bottles.

Our bright green paper straws were even more festive when we added coordinating straw flags featuring favorite Scooby Doo phrases.

And bowls full of Scooby Snacks were an absolute must.

We made the kids necklaces that looked like Scooby’s collar by adding the printable dog tags to some blue ribbon. They loved them!

Scooby Doo collars

You can find lots of great Scooby Doo party supplies online, too. We used these Scooby plates and Scooby napkins, and these figurines are perfect for decorating the party space.

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6 comments so far:

  • 1
    lorinda 09/19/2013 at 2:27 pm

    How can I order from u all !

  • 2
    Chica 09/19/2013 at 6:55 pm

    Lorinda, you can order our Scooby Doo party printables on Etsy.

  • 3
    kayla 04/16/2014 at 8:04 am

    great ideas has helped me with my lesson plan for the childcare center!!!

  • 4
    Mayra 02/27/2015 at 1:38 pm

    Thank, my daughter loves Scooby Doo, and my first idea was a mystery party, but a like so much the neckles, the snack definitely I will order a cookies looks as a doog treat…lol

  • 5
    Stacey 04/01/2017 at 5:23 pm

    I wish these were still available on Etsy! :(

  • 6
    Jo 04/02/2017 at 2:08 pm

    Stacey, we are just redoing a few things right now. If you are interested in purchasing, we can do a special listing for you. Please email us at chicaandjo@chicaandjo.com and tell use when you need them.

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