A Scooby-Doo Birthday

“Spooky-Doo” How scary is this costume?

My youngest turned 4 at the beginning of May and he asked for a Scooby-Doo party – whatever one of them might be.

I turned to beloved Pinterest for some pinspiration, got talked into booking a huge 21ft high inflatable slide for the garden by husband and got the queen of cakes on board.

We were really lucky with the weather and the day fell on the sunny weekend we had the week before last, do you remember that teaser of summer?

My sleepless nights worrying that the slide wouldn’t fit were for nothing as it fitted (just). My neighbour at the back of us thought there had been an eclipse of the sun, but I plied her with a few vinos and invited her grandson over and all was well. It was a huge hit with all the children and was in use from the minute it arrived until they came to take it away (with lots of boos as they did).

We had quite a few things planned for the day, the usual pass the parcel and musical statues. Also, inspired by some ideas on Pinterest a wrap the mummy game, which was hilarious if not exactly what it should have been. I challenged two teams of the children to wrap a mummy each and the first into the up-cycled cardboard box Anubis sarcophagus was the winner. We had joint winners! Poundland toilet rolls made for lots of fun.

Scooby-Doo party, dress up the mummy

We had a treasure hunt next. I cut out the coloured letters shown below and put them in envelopes and hid them around the garden and house and the children had to find 12 envelopes bring them back to me and then we had to work out what they spelled out. When they worked out it was Scooby Snacks they all got to dip for treasure (sweets) in the chest.

The letters were shown on Pinterest used as a banner. They are using the free font Keep on truckin. My file is here if you would find it useful. Printed out on 3 sheets of A4 gives you a good size to work with.

Scooby photo props

I also made photo props which were a big hit with the kids. I cropped and deleted parts of the image I didn’t want to give a basic outline, printed them off, stuck them to cardboard with wooden barbecue skewers as poles, then cut around the image.

You can pick up a zip file with them in from here, I printed them on 8″x12″ photo paper at Costco but you could chop and change some of the smaller icons to get them to fit on A4 on your home printer. I just found that the hair styles were too big to go on A4.

Scooby photo props, shaggy, daphne, velma, fred

No party is complete without a cake and ta-da, it was brilliant. Another master piece by Helen.

Scooby-Doo cake, 4th birthday cake


Blowing out the candles, scooby-doo cake, 4th birthday

A brilliant day, thanks to sunshine, excited children, talented friends and a husband who can knock up a sarcophagus at a moments notice.

Happily ever after…

scooby doo pillow pet

My entry into the May Pinaddicts Challenge – have you entered yet?

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May 15, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Helen - Aw thanks for the lovely mention. Your party planning skills are ‘scoobeescoobeedoooo!’ We all had a wonderful afternoon – thanks so much for the invitation Hx
Helen´s last blog post ..April Reads

May 17, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Jen aka The Mad House - Lets make arrangement to meet at Alnwick Gardens Lady- I will DM you my home phone number

May 20, 2013 - 11:32 am

Kerry - Please come and plan ALL of my children’s birthdays??! :)

Looks like amazing fun… ps – thanks for entering this month’s PinAddicts challenge…. haha! Kerry xx
Kerry´s last blog post ..1920’s New York City – aka Kerry’s 30th Birthday Bash!

October 5, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Jodie - What a wonderful and fun birthday party that must have been! Thanks for sharing the photobooth printables! I know my nephews will go crazy for them! :)

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