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!
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
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.
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.
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!
You can do the same as above but use blue or tan colored paper and cut them into a bone shapes!
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.
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.
Set the mood with blue lighting! 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.
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.
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!
No party is complete without balloons! You can never have too many so go all out, we did!
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!
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
Snoop on over to this super cute dog bone pinata! Now that's a
decoration sure to be a hit!
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.
This centerpiece graced our snack table which made the table really
come to life.
We used the centerpiece on the cake and sweets table and sat a small dog bowl next to it with chocolate Wilton
it and the cake right next to them.
Wilton also has several other dog theme candy molds that are sweet like these.
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 Melts
and tint them yourself with
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
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 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.
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 TIMEThis 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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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
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!
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.
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
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
These are cute served in a doggie bowl, new of course.
This is a great dessert to let your little one help make!
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 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 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.
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.
Bake cupcakes in solid blue cupcake liners and top with dog bone shaped sprinkles.
Serve on a Cupcake Stand
that will attractively add height to your table setting.
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.
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!
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.
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.
You can join in the fun by wearing an Orange Joe Shirt.
Any orange t-shirt will do!
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.
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.
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!
WRAPPING IT UPWhen 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 MEMORIESOur 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!