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Blue's Clues Theme Party

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Looking for a great birthday party theme for your little one? If your child has a birthday coming up and loves Blue's Clues... mystery solved!

When one of our own, Cody, wanted a Blue's Clues birthday party, we set out to find clues to make an unforgetable memory. So we had a seat in the big red thinking chair and planned it all out. Mission complete!

The party was a bonefied success. We have solved the mystery and have the pawty BLUE-print for you so you can host a wonderful Blue's Clues party too. You will no doubt have a pawsitively great time with this fun theme. We sure did!


INVITATIONS

First you will want to spread the word that you are having a pawty. Don't leave the guests clueless, be sure to include all the party details in the invitatioins such as who, what and where. Also it's a smart idea to state the both day and the date, location of the event, time of day, an RSVP contact number and any special instructions. We asked our guests to wear blue!

Tiny Prints makes nice quality invitations and often has a promotion running. You can go for the basic custom invitation with your party information printed on them or for a real treat, check out the photo option. Simply provide the details and they do the rest. You can even sign up for free online RSVP manager! Don't forget to order thank-you cards while you are at it.

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Amazon has some nice Blue's Clues invitations. They come in packs of 8 and include 8 thank-you cards in the group as well. Simply fill in the blanks and you are good to go.

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If you want to make your own invitations, we have several cute ideas to choose from. My favorite homemade invitations are the ones I let my birthday boy or girl help make. Afterall, making memories is what it's all about!

PAWSITIVELY GRRRRREAT INVITATIONS
Using blue cardstock or construction paper, trace a paw print or download and print one out online. Outline in dark blue or black. You can even use puff paint for a 3D effect. Print out what you would like to say on the invitation such as:

"Have you heard the news? Here are your clues...

Easton is turning 4

It will be at his house

On Saturday, April 4 at 2:00

We will have lots of fun!

Did you guess it?

It's a Blue's Clues birthday party...

Hope you can come!



BONE-IFIED FUN

You can do the same as above but use blue or tan colored paper and cut them into a bone shapes!

Once you have completed the invitations of your choice, let the birthday boy or girl sprinkle some Blue's Clues Confetti into the envelpe then seal the deal with Blues Clues Stickers.blues-clues-stickers

Often times you can find Happy Birthday postage stamps or even a dog stamp would work well. Be sure to mail the invitations out with plenty of time to spare.






DECORATIONS

There are so many grrrrreat decorations you can use for your Blue's Clues Theme Party, you are going to have as much dog-gone fun decorating as we did.

Of course the color for the day is blue! Light blue and dark blue are good together and you can throw in some white as well. Of course magenta is a go as well.



A yard sign is an excellent way to make sure your guests know where the party is and to welcome them too. You can order a custom one from Vista Print.

Tie a few theme balloons on for an added flair.







A Birthday Banner like this one can be hung over the front door to add one more clue as to where the pawty is.


You can also get a personalized banner from Shindigz.

We paws for fun! Draw a paw print path up the sidewalk leading to your doorway using blue sidewalk chalk. Hang a blue foil fringe curtain in the doorway so the guests are clued in that they have entered the pawty room. Shindigz.com has a lot of fun frills for the room like fringe and wall coverings.

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Set the mood with blue lighting!bllue-light We changed out all the bulbs in the main party area to blue and it was blue-tiful! You can always use the lights again for a Hawaiian Luau.

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We twisted shades of blue streamers across the ceiling and added blue paw print streamers for a real treat.





Then we hung Blue's Clues Dangling Decorationsblues-clues-dangling-decorationsand some Blue's Clues plushes from strands of thin blue ribbon tacked to the ceiling and also tied a few to the ceiling fan.



We also sat some of the stuffed animals about on tables and had other Blue's Clues Theme Party toys in a big blue box for the little ones to play with. The plushes can also be used at game time and can even double as a gift for the birthday boy or girl. Another great idea is to use pint size Blues Clues Beanie Babies in the mix as well and give those to the children as pawty favors.




What about letting the kids color this create-your-own dog house? Not only is it a great decoration but is a fun activity as well. When it is finished you can let the guests put some of the plushes inside or even use it for a prop for a fun game.

How cute are these puppies for the wall? Each package has 5 big wall stickers. After the party is over you can even use these on a bedroom or playroom wall. Trace and cut out paw prints to tack on the wall as well or you can purchase adorable personalized paw print wall stickers from Shindigz.com for next to nothing.

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You've got mail! Of course you will want to have a Blue's Clues mailbox. Simply purchase an inexpensive mailbox and paint the base purple, the flag pink. Cut white ovals out of felt for the eyes and smaller black ones to go inside each eye. A big red smile can be out of felt too. Hot glue the felt pieces on and you have one arrresome mailbox!


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No party is complete without balloons!
You can never have too many so go all out, we did! We used light and medium blue solid balloons and mixed them with Blues Clues mylars. We tied curling ribbon onto them and hung them from the ceiling, tied them to chairs, made balloon bouquets out of them and of course, gave each child one when they left the party.

Don't forget the Helium Tank!helium We always purchase or rent one so we don't have to hassle with transporting balloons in a vehicle.

A pinata makes a grrreat decoration and doubles as a fun game too. Check out this tail-wagger!

Snoop on over to this super cute dog bone pinata! Now that's a decoration sure to be a hit!

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Be sure to check to see if your pinata comes already filled or if you need to fill it. You will want to be sure to have something to hit it with too. We like using a plastic baseball bat because it is safer for young children.


No Blue's Clues party would be complete without a Thinking Chair. This red chair is the perfect answer to your Blue's Clues decor. This chair was the number one prop at our party and doubled as a gift for the birthday boy. Let the children take turns sitting in it and you can also sit a Blue's Clues plush toy or two in it. It's fun to use the chair for games and ice breakers too.




TABLE DECORATIONS

Bring color and theme together by decorating tables. They will add fun and flair to you pawty! Once you get the hang of it you will want to bring in all the tables you can. We do!

I like to decorate one for the cake, one for beverages, one for food and one for gifts. If you have your pawty in a community center or somewhere with rented tables, you most likely will want to at least put a table cover over them. I even use a table cover for picnic tables when we have a party at the park.

At our event, we made up four tables and covered them with a theme tablecover. Then we placed the food, drinks, cake and gifts on the tables and made a centerpiece for each one.

Start with at least one theme table cover like this one. We covered the other tables in blue but you can go with magenta, blue and periwinkle too.

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This centerpiece graced our snack table which made the table really come to life.

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We used the centerpiece on the cake and sweets table and sat a small dog bowl next to it with chocolate Wilton Dog Bone Candywilton-dog-bonesin it and the cake right next to them.

Wilton also has several other dog theme candy molds that are sweet like these.

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To make the candy, simply melt Wilton candy melts and place in the molds. You can purchase whatever colors you like such as blue for the puppy molds. Or, you can get White Candy Meltswilton-candy and tint them yourself with Wilton Candy Color.wilton-candy-coloring Do use Wilton as it by far the best for rich coloring and for sure don't try a knock off brand of candy melts. I did and it was a disaster!

Once the melted chocolate is in the mold, tap the bottom to release any air bubbles then stick them in the freezer for a few minutes so they come out easier.



Balloon bouquets give tables a nice air and make great centerpieces. Simply tie a mix of mylars and solid helium filled ballons to a fun theme toy like this Blue's Clues Jack-in-the-Box.

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Place the cake, beverages, food, etc. on the tables then "fill in the blanks" with pawtyware like the plates, napkins and such.

You can also sit little theme toys around where there is room to do so.

Scatter Edible Dog Bone Shaped Sprinklesbone-sprinklesor Blue's Clues Confetti about on the tables for a furbulously fun effect.





With these hints on decorating and table decorating, you are sure to use these clues to magnify your own put together a dog-gone great scene. Enjoy!




ICE BREAKERS

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Ice Breakers are games and activities created to help the children warm up and get to know one another. We suggest you play at least one at the very beginning of your party so the guests loosen up right away. Here are some Ice Breakers the kids will really dig!

CLUE ME IN

As the guests arrive, have each child clue the group in about his or herself such as their name, age and something they like. Remember that some children are shy and may want your help.

I'M SO BLUE!

Upon each child's arrival, greet him or her with a set of Blue's Clues dog ears and a magnifying glass so they can be all clued in. We put together a small poster of assorted stickers that incuded one (and only one) Blue's Clues character. We used Blue but you can use any of them. We let each child use his or her magnifying glass to find Blue in the mix of stickers.

TO MAKE DOG EARS

Purchase blue headbands, one for each child. Hot glue two blue little girl's knee socks on each to resemble dog ears! Or, you can follow the instructions in our Activity Section to make foam ears.


YOU'VE GOT MAIL

The Blue's Clues Mailbox is in every episode of the show so be sure to invite him to your pawty as well. Before the festivities, write one note for each child. Notes can say something like: Have a fun time at the party! As each guest arrives, let him or her get a note out of the mailbox. When the game is over, tie some ballons on and use the mailbox for a table centerpiece or pawty room decoration.



GAMES


BLUE'S CLUES PARTY GAME

This is a fun and easy pawty game. It comes with 12 stickers. The player who gets their sticker closest to the inside of the picture frame wins the game!




PAWS AND THINK

This is a really fun interactive game. The object of the game is to have the group put the clues together to guess what is in the box.

Before the party, find an item to wrap in a big box. It can be a large stuffed animal, a bunch of balloons or anything else you might find. Cut three large blue paw prints out of construction paper. One the back of each, write a clue that will help the children guess what is in the box. Place the paw prints near the box.

At game time, gather the children around and let them know Blue has left three clues as to what is in the box and you would like for them to help you guess what it is. Let the birthday guest of honor hand you one paw print at a time. Read each aloud and let the children begin thinking. Give each a turn in the thinking chair to think about the clues and then let the group talk about it and come up with an answer. If the answer is wrong, have them think again until they come up with the correct answer and then let the birthday child unwrap the box to reveal the mystery item!

MR. SALT AND MRS. PEPPER Divide the group into two teams, Team Salt and Team Pepper. Before the game, tape off a starting line and set of Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper toys at the other end of the room or yard.

The first player on each team will race to grab the salt or the pepper plush, depending on which team he or she is on.

With the toy in hand, the players will rush back to give it to the next player in line on his or her team. The team that finishes first wins the game!

Depending on the age and maturity of your group, you can change this game up a little to make it easier or more difficult.





DOGGY, DOGGY, WHERE'S YOUR BONE?

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Let the birthday boy or girl be the Doggy. The Doggy will sit in a chair in front of the room with his or her back turned to the others. Of course we used the Red Thinking Chair. All other players should be seated on the ground out of sight of the Doggy.

Place a plush dog bone underneath the chair. Have one of the players "steal" the bone. This person sneaks quietly up behind the Doggy, takes the bone and hides it somewhere on his or her person. Lead the group in chanting, "Doggy, doggy, where's your bone? Somebody stole it from your home. Guess who-maybe you! Maybe the monkeys from the zoo! Wake up Doggy, find your bone!" The Doggy then turns around. Instruct the Doggy to guess which player stole the bone. The Doggy has three chances to correct identify the bone thief. If the Doggy correctly guesses who stole the bone, he or she gets to be the Doggy again. If the Doggy can not guess who stole the bone, then the bone thief gets to be the Doggy. Continue playing the game until the all of the player have had the chance to be the Doggy or the bone thief.


BLUE'S CLUES PRESS AND GUESS GAME

Purchase the Blue's Clue Blues Press & Guess Gamepress-and-guess and let each child take a turn pressing and guessing. Repeat until each child has had several turns.


PINATA

Always a hit, be sure to include a pinata in your game time! Hang it outside or even inside if the weather is not suitable outdoors. You can blindfold each player and give him or her a spin around or just let them swing.

We like to let the younger children go first so the fun is not spoiled by the older ones busting it too soon. We gave each child a "doggie bag" to put their goodies in once the pinata spills out.

Don't forget order Pinata Filler Favors and a stick or plastic bat and if your party is at the park or another location, do remember to bring a rope to hang the pinata with!


PIN THE BONE ON BLUE

A fun spin on the old game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, players will try to pin the bone closest to Blue's mouth! Simply download and print out a picture of Blue and tack to the wall. Print out bone pictures for each child and place two way stickey tape on the back of each bone.

Upon each player's turn, blindfold him or her and let the fun begin. The player that gets his or her bone closest to Blue's mouth wins.


BLUE'S BIG BOX

Decorate a big box. We used a styrofoam box and glued paw prints all over it. You can use your imagination and decorate yours however you wish. Before the party, place items in the box that relate to Blue in some way such as a dog treat bone, a dog bowl, a plush Blue's Clues character and so on.

When it's time to play, open the box and have each child take a turn, with eyes shut, feeling inside the box. They will then pick one item in the box to feel and try to guess what it is. Once the player guesses he or she then pulls the item out to see if the guess was correct!



ACTIVITIES

IN THE DOG HOUSE

This was one of the funnest things at our party...it's Color Your Own Dog House and it's by Shidigz! Simply set out lots of crayolas and markers if you are really brave then let the kids have at it. After the children have colored it, they can play in it too.

As a family who loves to throw parties, we are always looking for ways to double the use of party items. This dog house served its duo purpose of decoration and game.

MOVIE TIME

This is a grrreat activity for midway through the pawty when the children could use a little dog day afternoon time.

Throw pillows, blankets and some stuffed animals out in the movie area and put in a Blue's Clues DVD. Pass out small dog bowls of blue tinted popcorn and enjoy the show!

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HANDY DANDY NOTEBOOK

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Let each child take a turn coloring a picture in Joe's Blue's Clues Handy Dandy Notebook. He or she will then whisper to you what the picture is of.

The other children get to guess what the picture is!

Whoever guesses correctly gets to draw the next picture.





CRAFTS

COLOR ME BLUE Print out Blue's Clues coloring pages and place them around the table along with several bowls of crayons. If the children are older you can let them experiment with paint pens too!

PLAY DOUGH A GO-GO

Let the children create with a huge tub of blue play dough. Set out dog related cookie cutters in shapes of dog paws, dog bones, fire hydrants and such. You can also set out small dog bowls, rolling pins and such.



PLEASE FEED THE PUPS!

If your party falls around meal time, you will want to add in some more filling dishes as well. We've got furbulous recipes so don't you worry.

Whatever you do, don't forget to sit out Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper! Might as well have Paprika in the mix too.

BLUE'S BONEYARD SANDWICHES This is a filling dish the kids will really dig! Make up some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cut them with assorted dog theme cookie cutters.bone-cookie-cutters

PAWSITIVELY GRRRREAT SANDWICHES

Make one peanut butter and jelly or chicken salad sandwich for each guest. Cut one large circle and four smaller ones and arrange each to look like a paw.

BLUE MAC AND CHEESE

This one is Blue's favorite meal! While making mac and cheese, add a few drops of blue food coloring. Serve in your finest stainless steel doggy dish.



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BLUE'S HOT DOGS

Soak one to two packages of weiners in blue food coloring long enough they turn blue. The lighter weiners work best. Once the weiners are blue, boil, broil or grill til done.

Place the weiners on a blue platter and serve with relish, diced onions, shredded cheese, mayonaise, mustard and ketchup. Let the children dress up their own Blue Dogs!


FRUIT PUPSICLES These are adorable and as good tasting as they are good for you! Simply cut a melon or watermelon into dog bone or dog shapes and push a pupsicle stick halfway through. Freeze until ready to serve!


FRUIT AND VEGGIE TRAYS Guests of all ages will love fruit and veggie trays and parents will appreciate a snack not loaded with sugar! Neatly arrange fruits on one tray and veggies on another or mix them on one.

You can serve a blueberry yogurt dip with the fruit and ranch dip with the veggies as kids love to dip! Tint the ranch with a little blue food coloring and don't forget to include blueberries with the fruit.



SWEET STUFF


BLUES CLUES JELLO JIGGLERS The children got a furry good kick out of these. Make blue Jello Jigglers (also known as Magic Jello) and cut into bone shapes with dog bone cookie cutters. Serve in clean, new stainless steel dog bowls.

SWEET BLUE'S CLUES

This is a fun and orginal idea that turned out to be a really fun sweet treat! These are actually homemade blue fortune cookies that contain clues the children use to solve a mystery. Inside each cookie is 3 clues.

Before making the cookies, you will want to make the clues that will go inside. First, think of what you want to describe such as a fireman, a policeman, a teacher, a cat, a house, a shoe, etc. Then, jot down 3 clues to each one and cut into strips of paper. For example, clues to a shoe might be: You wear me, I am good to run in, I come in different sizes.

Prepare the cookies below and include the 3 respective clues in each. At snacktime, have the children sit in a circle and open their cookies, read the clues and try to solve the mystery.

You may need to help the children read them depending on the age group and if the guests are very young, you can opt for pictures instead. If a child is having trouble, help them out and just make it fun, not too competitive.

You will need:

3egg whites

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons water

a few drops of blue food coloring

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper. Have the clues ready to go on small strips of paper.

In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites and sugar on high speed of an electric mixer until frothy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time, mixing well after each. Add blue food coloring. Consistency should resemble pancake batter. Spoon the batter into 3 inch circles on the prepared baking sheets. Leave room between for spreading.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges begin to brown slightly. Quickly remove one at a time, place a clue in the center, and fold in half. Fold the ends of the half together into a horse shoe shape.

DOG-GONE GRRRRREAT COOKIES

Prepare our Shortbread Cookies and shape with assorted dog theme cookie cutters. Shortbread cookies tend to hold their shape so that is what we used. You can make bone, firehydrant and even paw print shapes. Bake as directed and decorate with decorator's icing, icing pens, sprinkles, etc. These are wonderfur indeed!

Ingredients

3 egg whites

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons water

blue food coloring

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper. Have clues ready to go on small strips of paper. In a large bowl, whip egg whites and sugar on high speed of an electric mixer until frothy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time, mixing well after each. Consistency should resemble pancake batter. Add food coloring to desired shade of blue. Spoon the batter into 3 inch circles on the prepared baking sheets. Leave room between them spreading. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until the edges begin to brown slightly. Quickly remove one at a time, place a message in the center, and fold in half. Fold the ends of the half together into a horse shoe shape. If they spring open, place them in a muffin tin to cool until set.

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PAW SHAPED BLUEBERRY PIZZA

This dessert might have been the very tastiest treat we served and it's easy to make too!

You will need:

Sugar cookie dough

Small Whip Cream

1 (3 1/2 oz.) box cream cheese

Blueberries (1 large carton)

Blue food coloring

Flatten cookie dough then shape into one large circle and four smaller ones. I baked the large one in a round pie pan and used a glass to cut four smaller circles which I baked on a cookie sheet.

Bake according to directions on the cookie dough until lightly browned. Cool. Transfer the "bone" to a covered cookie sheet or serving platter.

These are adorable when the surving surface is covered with paw print wrapping paper for a really bone-ified effect.

Mix Cool Whip, softened cream cheese and a little food coloring with mixer until smooth. Spread over cool crust. Arrange blueberries on top. Chill until ready to serve. Arrange the circles to look like a paw and frost with cream cheese mixture then sprinkle blueberries on top.

BLUE'S RICE CRISPIE TREATS

Make our Rice Crispie Treats and shape with assorted sizes of Dog Bone Cookie Cuttersdog-bone-shaped-rice-crispie-treats. These are cute served in a doggie bowl, new of course.

This is a great dessert to let your little one help make!

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BLUE'S BERRY DELIGHT

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup butter

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese

3 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 (1.3 ounce) envelopes whipped topping mix

1 cup milk

1 (21 ounce) can blueberry pie filling

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, butter, and pecans. Press mixture into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners sugar, vanilla, whipped topping mix and milk. Beat at high speed using an electric mixer until smooth. Pour over baked crust. Chill in refrigerator. Before serving, top with blueberry pie filling.

DOGGY CAKE POPS

Bake cake pops in a Babycakes Cake Pop Makercake-pop-maker and allow to cool. Melt blue Wilton candy melts. Dip a popsicle stick in the candy melt and then in a cake ball. Let set til firm then dip the cake ball in the candy melt to cover the entire ball. Roll in cake sprinkles or Edible Confetti Dog Bone Sprinklesedible-dog-bone-sprinkles. When dry, wrap in blue or clear cellophane and tie with a small blue ribbon.

OTHER SWEET STUFF

Set out assorted candies that are blue in doggy dishes. Blueberry gummy bears, blue gum balls, blue lollypops, blueberry jelly bellies, blue M&Ms, blue Skittles, blue licorice...if it's blue, set it out! You can find blue candies at your local grocers or conveniently order online. Amazon has a great selection of blues you can use.

To display the candies, place in glass candy jars.





CAKES AND CUPCAKES

What is the first thing a kid thinks of when he or she imagines a Birthday Party? Here's a clue... THE CAKE! Bake a memory with one of our Blue's Clues cakes that will last a lifetime!

When it comes to the cake, you can order from a boutique or bakery, pick one up at your local grocer or create your own. If you have decided to embark upon baking your own, we have some dog-gone grrrreat choices for you.

For those who are a little pressed for time and think an all original cake is a bit far fetched, here's a really blue-tiful cake topper that is quick and cute. Just bake your cake using our yellow cake recipe or your own or even a box mix. Then put the cake topper on it. Simple as pie, or cake rather!

You can also make your own topper scene. Just place a small Blue's Clues toy on top of the cake and add a Handy Dandy Notebook! Use a cake icing pen to write Happy Birthday and the birthday boy or girl's name.

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Or, you can make a shaped cake. Check out these Wilton cake pans! Simply follow the directions that come with the pan then decorate with Wilton icing colors. We recommend Wilton coloring for bold colors.


Another cute idea is to bake a round cake and four cupcakes. Frost in blue icing and arrange to look like a paw print.



CUPCAKES

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Bake cupcakes in solid blue cupcake liners and top with dog bone shaped sprinkles. Serve on a Cupcake Standcupcake-tower that will attractively add height to your table setting.

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THE WATERING BOWL

These Blue's Clues beverages are so yummy and refreshing, the guests will lap them down!

Blue Gatorade, Blueberry Ocean Spray or Blue Raspberry Kool-aide are fun drinks to offer. Serve them in blue party cups with bone shaped ice cubes.

If the weather is warm, especially if your party is outdoors, blue snowcones are a favorite. You can purchase an inexpensive ice shaver that you can reuse party after party. You can top the snowcones with flavored syrup or even use a blue colored juice.

Blue popsicles are a cool refreshment too.
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PACK A PUNCH We've got some great Blue's Clues punch recipes you and the children will love. Add a Blue's Clues ice ring or jumbo ice bone and you have one tail waggin' cool treat!

BLUE'S PUNCH

1 (0.13 ounce) package blue, berry flavored unsweetened drink mix

1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white cranberry juice

8 scoops vanilla ice cream

1 cup white or raw sugar, or to taste

In a large punch bowl, stir together the drink mix, lemon-lime soda, and white cranberry juice. Stir in sugar to taste. Just before serving, add small scoops of ice cream and stir gently.

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MAGENTA'S PUNCH

2 cups purple grape juice, chilled

2 cups white grape juice, chilled

5 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled

In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine the juices and mix well. Stir in soda just before serving. Yield: 18 (1/2-cup) servings.

DOG-GONE CUTE ICE RING Using a gelatin mold bowl, fill the bottom with water and freeze. Scatter edible confetti dog bone shaped sprinkles or Blue's Clues Fruit Snacks on top of the ice, add water to desired thickness and freeze again. Add to punch just before serving. NOTE: Be sure to remove the ice ring BEFORE it melts if the age group is very young to avoid choking.

Another fun idea is to make dog bone shaped ice cubes. You can even make a jumbo size one in this bone shaped freezer-safe silicone cake pan.

SMOOTHIES

SMOOTH BLUE

6 cups blueberries

6 cups of blueberry yogurt

6 bananas

4-6 cups of ice

Blend the the banana, ice and yogurt together until the banana is well blended. Add the blueberries and blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Serve immediately or place in refrigerator.

MAGENTA'S PINK LEMONDADE SMOOTHIE

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1/2 cup lemon juice

1 cup strawberries

sugar to taste

1 cup water

1/2 cup ice cubes

1 cup strawberry yogurt

Mix all ingredients in blender until well blended and serve immediately.


COSTUMES


Nothing makes a memory like kids dressing up. Kids of all ages, and adults too, love wearing costumes so be sure to dress your pawty for success.

Now how can you pass up this adorable Blues Clues costume? Make it a birthday to remember when you let the birthday child dress the part. This cuddley outfit comes in all child sizes.



You can join in the fun by wearing an Orange Joe Shirtorange-joe-shirt. Any orange t-shirt will do!

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Don't leave Fido out!
The family dog can now be in-clue-ded. How about this grrreat costume? It is available sizes extra small through extra large.


PARTY FAVORS


Send the guests home with grrrrreat treats! All children look forward to getting favors as they leave the party, it makes the parting much sweeter.

You will want to first pick what you want to put the treats in so you will know how many will fit. Here's some wonderfur Blue's Clues favor boxes from Amazon that are good picks.

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Another option is to personalize plastic or stainless steel dog bowls with each child's name. You can use Wet Paints or Puff Paints to do so.

Fill the bowl with goodies then set on an oversized piece of clear or blue basket wrap. Gather at the top and and tie with a curled thin blue ribbon.

Now for the best part, filling the containers. Toy magnifying glasses, dog shaped candy, Handy Dandy notebooks and crayons, Blue's Clues stickers, Blue's Clues paperback books and coloring books, blue play dough... the possibilities are endless.

You can also get prefilled party treats. Check out this favor pack from Amazon!

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WRAPPING IT UP

When it comes to Blue's Clues Pawty supplies, Amazon is one of the only online stores that carries much of a variety but the selection is good and the prices are awesome. You can often get free shipping when you spend $25 or more.


MAKING MEMORIES

Our family is all about making memories. We love celebrating life! Some years ago, we began the family tradition of having a Birthday Breakfast for the birthday boy or girl. We also do it for the adults in the family!

On the special day, the guest of honor helps choose the menu and helps prepare the meal if he or she wants to (the kids always want to!).

Oftentimes it is an extension of the party theme as you can see in these photos, this birthday boy choose to have a Blue breakfast complete with blue pancakes with blueberry syrup, blueberries, blue milk and paw print sausage.

During the breakfast we go around the table and each of the family members tell the birthday boy or girl some things they appreciate about them. Years later those things remain etched in the memories of the little ones and yes, even the grown ups too!

Another great thing about a birthday breakfast is that sometimes the party day does not fall on the actual birthday and this is a nice way to celebrate twice!


OUR WISH FOR YOU

Now that we have clued you in on our Birthday Blue Prints for your Blue's Clues Theme Party, and have made sure you are not barking up the wrong tree, you no doubt have some creative touches of your own to add so that you can host your very own custom version. Our hope for you is that you will seize the day and enjoy the moments that are sure to leave BLUE-TIFUL paw prints on your heart!

NOTES: For more fun ideas, check out our other Dog Themed Parties!





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