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Celebration: Scooby Doo Birthday Party

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This year my daughter wanted a Scooby Doo birthday party and it turned out to be such a fun theme! I started by choosing colors to decorate with teal, lime green, and tangerine. Decor included funky flowers cut from scrapbook paper, a beaded curtain and disco ball, a banner made with printed coloring pages, and posters. We also had 4x6's I made in Photoshop Elements containing phrases and expressions from the show and slipped into cheap frames from Ikea and Hobby Lobby, hand painted wooden letters, stuffed animal Scoobies, Halloween/spooky decor including some hand painted posters of Scooby Doo villians and some real (new!) dog bowls on the food table.


Here is my Scooby Doo Table Display



Guests arrived and had their picture taken in the Mystery Van and then made their own Scooby dog collar by stringing Froot Loops onto baker's twine and adding a dog tag made from Shrinky Dink paper and personalized with each guest's own initials, just like Scooby Doo's collar.



Next, I wanted to show the guests the birthday cake I made but when I took them into the kitchen—the cake was GONE! It looked like we had a mystery on our hands! Each guest received a pen, personalized notebook, and a magnifying glass and they were off to solve the Case of the Missing Birthday Cake.


The "gang" found footprints leading to the first clue in our mystery. Each clue lead to a different activity, which helped us find the next clue. The guests had to:

  • Put together small Scooby puzzles
  • Break open a piñata to help Velma find her glasses
  • Search for Daphne who got kidnapped during our disco freeze dance
  • Take a break for Scooby and Shaggy to inhale some food (eat lunch)
  • Paint on white paper to reveal the white crayon message on it
  • Decorate Scooby snacks (bone-shaped sugar cookies)
  • Bribe Scooby with Scooby snacks to be bait to lure the Birthday Phantom into Fred's trap (throw bone-shaped bean bags into a cardboard Scooby's mouth
  • Help Fred set a trap by playing some parachute games
  • Capture and unmask the Birthday Phantom. ("Let's find out who this phantom really is!")

The Phantom turned out to be the birthday girl's daddy! He wanted the cake all for himself and he would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids!

Scooby and Shaggy love their munchies so of course we had plenty of food to scarf down—all matching the theme/colors: Scooby Snacks (bone-shaped sugar cookies), green grapes, orange carrots, Doritos, and Cheetos, a bone-shaped pizza, a huge sub sandwich and some amazing cupcakes made to look like burgers and hogi sandwiches.

What are some of your favorite party themes?

Amy Vickers is a mother of 2 and a former elementary school teacher who enjoys creating fun themed children's parties and other crafts as a personal creative outlet.

Cupcakes made by Micki Jo Rogan
Ideas for backdrop, cupcake tower, and painted letters from Hostess With the Mostess 
Ideas for posters and funky flowers from Less Cake {More Frosting} 
Ideas for Scooby Doo tags from So Wonderful, So Marvelous

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