Scooby Doo Birthday Party

Here I share my Scooby doo birthday party ideas I used for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. We decided on a theme when I took her to a discount party store and let her look at all the different themed plates, napkins, and decorations . She saw Scooby Doo and made her decision! She wasn’t that familiar with the show; I think she just liked the dog on the plates.

So that is where it began. I bought cake plates, napkins, and a Scooby Doo birthday banner. From there, I made everything else myself. As usual, having a theme helped me plan better.

Scooby Doo Birthday Party Invitation

I designed the Scooby Doo invitations on Photoshop. They included a photo of Scooby Doo in the corner. I always like to include a photo of my daughter on it too.

Scooby Doo birthday party invitation

The invite said "Scooby Doo, Where are You?"

"He'll be at Paige's 3rd Birthday Party, That's Where!"

"Join the Mystery Game on Saturday, January 8th at

Paige's Haunted Mansion!"

"It won't be a party without all you meddling kids, so please come!"

Scooby Doo Birthday Party Decorations

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Party Tip:

Tip: If you host a lot of parties, consider buying the disposable plastic tablecloths on the roll instead of by the sheet. It is so much more economical in the long run. They store easily (I store mine upright in a wastebasket, in the corner of my storage room/attic). I often find myself using the same color again for another party. I also have found other uses for them, such as table coverings when my children paint.

The colors on the cake plates were aqua, green, and yellow. These are the colors I went with. I covered the table with plastic aqua tablecloths.

I usually make party favor bags myself. I do this because it is inexpensive, I don’t have to run out and buy specialty bags, and I can make them match any theme. I use brown lunch bags. I keep a large package of these and use them for every party. I decorate the outside of them with an image or clipart that I find on the internet (that is free and legal to sue).

I add the child’s name, cut out the image, and paste it on. I have also decorated these bags with stickers or stamps. For me, these bags have been a key element in the table decorations, since I always place them around the cake on the cake table.

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I fill them with candy and small gift for each child. For this party, I also included sandwich bag filled with “puppy chow” mix (recipe below), but I called it “Scooby Snacks”. The kids loved it!

Puppy Chow Recipe

(Click here to print recipe)

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor)
3 cups powdered sugar

1. Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.

2. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir well.

3. Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.

4. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.

5. Place the powdered sugar in a large zip-lock type plastic bag.

6. Add the peanut butter-chocolate cereal mixture to the bag, leaving enough room for the puppy chow to be shaken (you may have to divide the mixture into smaller batches, coating one batch at a time).

7. Shake the bag vigorously to evenly coat each piece of the puppy chow with powdered sugar.

8. Once the mixture is fully coated, place in a large serving bowl.

9. Coat any additional pieces by shaking the mixture in the powdered sugar filled bag. Add powdered sugar to the bag as needed until all the mixture is coated.

Scooby Doo Birthday Party Cake

The cake featured Scooby Doo and I used the buttercream transfer technique. I love using this technique to decorate cakes. You can carry out any theme without having any artistic skill! Not to mention being able to make the top of the cake a couple days ahead of time!

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Scooby Doo Birthday Party Games

We just did one activity for this Scooby Doo birthday party but it lasted over an hour. It was so much fun, and it was probably the most memorable game I’ve done for a party yet.
While the kids were playing, the adults secretly moved all the birthday presents that were on the gift table to a secret location (which was in the garage).

I then walked to where the kids were playing and asked if any of them had moved the presents, because they were all gone now, and I acted very concerned and upset. Most of them did not pick up on the fact that this was turning into a game, and they were also very concerned. Some immediately started getting defensive and saying, “I didn’t do it!” Too funny… I almost felt bad for playing up the part so much.

I then explained that someone (or something) must have taken them. They had to be detectives and work together as a team to find out where the lost presents were. I gave them a series of clues, written on small pieces of paper, then led them to different areas of the house, and eventually led them to the garage where the presents were hidden.

The best part of the entire activity was my husband hid in the garage, behind his car, with a sheet over his head; dressed as a ghost. He jumped out as the kids found the presents and scared them… they all came in running, screaming, and laughing! Of course, he finished with the famous line “I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for you meddling kids!”

My daughter, who was only 3, still remembers that her dad did that, even to this day! Such a small thing can make a lasting memory for your child, even at age 3!

I hope you enjoyed these Scooby Doo birthday party ideas!

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