Here's a really cool child party idea that'll solve the mystery of throwing a Blue's Clues party. Start of with some great Blues Clues and Dog supplies:
Blue's Clues Invitations
Check out the dog-themed invitations that we've created especially for this theme:
If you've got the time and the energy, here's an excellent idea for a Blue's Clues invitation. You'll need four different postcards for each invitee. Each postcard will have a different clue (Blue usually gives three clues) and the fourth will be the real invitation. (Mail the postcards every other day for a week - enough time before the party - and don't forget to put a paw print on each postcard).
First clue: A drawing or picture of a birthday cake and something saying "Blue left you a clue, do you see? A birthday cake for you and me! Two more clues you need to find, to figure out what Blue has on her mind!"
Second clue: A drawing or picture of balloons and something that might say: "It's clue number two! There are so many balloons you see, now you need to look for clue number three!"
Third Clue: Print out a picture of your kid with his/her face cut out and you can say something like: "Sit down in your thinking chair and think, think, think.... What could Blue want you to do? Come to a Birthday Party! But for who?"
The last invitation can say: "Did you figure out Blue's Clues? Yup!! You're right, kid's name is having a birthday party", then write the date, time, address etc.
Here are some Top Secret signs that can be glued to the envelopes:
Another cool child party idea for an invitation is to send a huge Blue Clues paw print cut out of paper (you can have your kids help you with this one)…. And write all the necessary information on it. Another thing you might want to say is "Wear blue from head to shoe so Blue will recognize you!".
Here's an original Blue's Clues child party idea for thank you notes using dog language!? Yep, dog language - I'll teach you... Print out a picture of your child on the front with a cartoon dialogue balloon saying: "Woof-woof arf Bike grrrrr woof-WOOF! Rrrr, kid's name", and at the bottom write "Translation inside". Inside write: "Thank you for the great Bike for my birthday! Love, kid's name."
Blue's Clues Decorations
A terrific Blue Clues child party idea is to decorate the birthday area with all different of shades of blue and white balloons and streamers. You can also hang light-blue and dark-blue streamers from the doorway for a "curtain" effect. Use blue tablecloth and whatever other decorations you can dream of with shades of blue and turquoise. Also, you can draw large spirals on a sheet of light blue and dark blue paper and cut along the spiral to hang from the ceiling.
Here are some printable dog decorations you can put around the party area:
Take out any Blue's Clues theme related toys and accessories and scatter them across the house, on shelves, tables, in the yard, etc. Table centerpieces can be red pails and yellow shovels (standing for Shovel and Pail) filled with stuffed characters from the show. You can also decorate a clock just like Tickety-Tock.
In the entrance to your house, put up "Mailbox" by taking an old mailbox (or any cardboard box), spray painting it purple and using colored craft foam and wiggly eyes. To decorate the party area (or even the path leading to the party area), you can put up all kinds of Blues Clues related signs. Here are a few ideas: "Blue Skiddoo, you can too!", "Everybody play. It's Blue's special day. Happy Birthday!... Yummy cupcakes!", "Another Blue's Clues day, hooray!"
Here are some printable spy decorations you can put around the party area:
Magnifying Glass Decoration
Printable TOP SECRET Sign
Printable Enlarged Fingerprint
Use blue chalk to draw paw prints leading to your house and cut out paw prints to hang all over the walls and floor.
The family room can be transformed into Steve's living room by putting a red sheet over an arm chair and transforming it into "Thinking Chair".
You or another grownup can also take part and get dressed up as Steve (with a green-striped shirt and khaki pants).
You can also take a look at these cool homemade Blue's Clues costumes submitted by visitors with photos and detailed writeups...
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As the guests arrive, a fun child party idea is to take blue headbands and glue on blue felt ears for Blue's doggy ears and have everyone wearing them during the party.
You can then use face paints or face paint crayons to paint little blue noses or dog faces on the guests. Make collars out of Velcro felt strips and glue on them plastic jewels.
A bunch of little blue-eared munchkins running around the party area will, with no doubt, get everyone into the Blue's Clues mood.
Blue's Clues Icebreaker Activities
A great Blue Clues child party idea is to give the guests, as they arrive (along with the floppy ears), is a little Handy Dandy notebook and neat blue pencil.
Make dog name tags for each kid by cutting out pieces from aluminum pie plates. (These can be great icebreaker activities, as well.)
Before the party, use Dog-Bone cookie cutters to prepare several sugar cookie (bones). Let the kids frost their own cookies with blue frosting and also prepare several different kinds of sprinkles and decorations. Place their cookies on a paper plate with their name on it and this can be added later to their favor pack or eaten during the meal.
Dog Coloring Pages
A great ice-breaker for all parties are Dog coloring pages! You set a table with markers, crayons, or anything else the kids can paint with and let everyone color in coloring pages until all the guests arrive.
We've created free and original printable Dog coloring pages, check them out!
Give each kid a headband with blue dog ears (made of craft foam, construction paper or felt). Let them decorate it with blue dots (you can use the blue sticker dots used for labeling files available at office supply stores).
Homemade Blue's Clues Cakes
A simple cake to make is a Blues Clues Paw-Print cake: Bake round cake, use blue icing. Then bake cupcakes and frost with same blue icing. Position 4 of the cupcakes around large round cake to look like a paw print, very cute. Be sure to put other cupcakes on a platter near by or else your paw-print may not last long!
Check out the cool Blue's Clues theme party cake ideas on coolest-birthday-cakes.com, the Web's largest gallery of homemade birthday cakes. You'll find thousands of cakes submitted by visitors like yourself with photos and how-to tips.
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Blue's Clues Party Food and Drink
Blue's Clues Child Party Idea for Foods:
Even if you don't need seasoning, no Blue's Clues party would be complete without Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, and baby Paprika, so have a few shakers on hand. Here are some ideas for foods:
- Hot DOGS
- Corn DOGS
- Blue Macaroni and Cheese (Kraft has Blue's Clues Mac & Cheese)
- Sandwiches made with soft white bread (so that you can cut them with dog-bone cookie cutters).
- Red 'Paprika' spaghetti (spaghetti with tomatoes)
- Magenta Lasagna
- Periwinkle fish sticks
- Mrs. Pepper's peppered lemon chicken
- Handy Dandy hamburgers
Tip: you can serve many things in dog dishes or sand pails with shovels.
Blue Clues Child Party Idea for Drinks:
Who doesn't love Pail from Blues Clues! A little red pail with a cute little face. You can buy red cups and draw Pail's face on them with a black permanent marker, that way the kids will be drinking out of Pail cups. If you're lucky you might be able to find little red pails at a dollar or party store, and then the kids could drink out of real little red Pails.
- Blue's Punch - blue Kool-Aid (or you can freeze blue punch in ice cube trays and have the kids put them in a clear drink like sprite or 7-up...)
- Magenta Punch - raspberry sherbet, sprite, and berry punch juice concentrate
- The Blue's Shake - place 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, 1 ¼ cups of low fat milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar into a blender and mix until combined. Then add blue food coloring a little at a time until the mixture is a nice shade of blue. For a thicker shake, place it in the freezer.
- Blue Lemonade - Blue loves lemonade!! You can turn any ordinary lemonade into a Blue's Clues drink by adding 1 pint of pureed blueberries.
Tip: Try freezing Blues Clues fruit snacks in ice trays and then the kids have Blue appear in their cups when you drop the ice-cubes into their drinks.
Blue's Clues Child Party Idea for Treats:
- Blue Jell-O (in dog bone shapes)
- Blue's Clues Applesauce (found at most supermarkets-or just put blue food coloring in applesauce).
- Blue Jellybeans
- Dog chow (any mix of dried cereals-Chex would be good)
- Blue Tortilla Chips with blue sour cream (just mix in blue food coloring)
- Blue Cotton Candy
- Blue Popsicles
- Mr. Salt's salted pretzel sticks
Tip: Most grocery stores carry many Blue's Clues snacks, and you might be able to find fruit snacks, crackers, applesauce, and many other kinds of Blue Clues licensed by Nick Jr.
Blue's Clues Party Favors
A neat Blue Clues child party idea is to make your own DOGGIE bag favors? You can take blue bags or use a Shovel and Pail. Put inside trinkets such as personalized dog key chains, personalized dog bones, a magnifying glass, mini paw tattoos, a bone cookie, Blue's Clues stickers, blue crayons, blue candies, happy face items (to represent FACE), and anything else you can think of. Another variation of this child party idea is to put these trinkets in dog bowls with the names of the kids written on the bowls.
Another child party idea is to make a giant mailbox out of an empty paper carton and poster board. Then put all the kid's goodies in large white envelopes and put them in the mailbox. At the end of the party, your kid can have "Mail Time" (just like in the show) and she/he can hand out the envelopes to her departing guests.
Also check out these printable Dog thank you cards:
Blue's Clues Games and Activities
Here's a whole page with the coolest Blue's Clues party games, such as:
- Snoop, Doggy Drink Race
- Barking Contest
- Shovel and Pail Relay
- Blue's Bubble Doodles
- and many more (including visitor-submitted game ideas)...
You should also read these VERY important tips to help you survive (and enjoy) game time!