Blue's Clues Party -1yr- Thinking Chair Invite
A.D. in Riverside, A USA
For my son's first birthday we did a Blue's Clue's Party.
I made invitations that were cut out of red construction paper in the shape of the Thinking Chair. I took a black crayon to outline and detail the chair to look like the real thing. I wrote in black colored pencil on the front of the invitation "It's Ethan's 1st Birthday! On the backside was all the party info and a paw print sticker. I made square envelopes out of different colored construction paper , in which the invitations were placed and sealed with a Blue's Clues sticker. The front of the envelopes were decorated with swirls ( like the ones on Blue's house and the Thinking Chair) using a fine tipped glitter glue pen in yellow.
We decorated the front of our house with blue balloons and the front door with cut out pictures of Blue and friends from Nick Jr. magazine. My husband drew and painted a huge replica of Blue's house (we found a bunk bed box). We used acrylic paints in purple back yellow and red. We found sponge brushes covered best on the cardboard. We cut the house out and nailed it to the fence in our back yard. As the children arrived, we took a polaroid of them standing in front of Blue's house. This looked sooo cute! The kids really loved the house because it was so big.
After they took pictures, the kids each guessed how many candies were in Paprika. I found a shaker jar in the shape of Paprika by Martha Stewart at Kmart. I used painter's marker to draw her face on one side of the jar, and I put a Blue paw print on the other side. I filled the jar with hot tamale candy. Of course the winner of Paprika was the child with the closest guess. I decorated our bakyard with lots of blue balloons and rented kid sized table with blue chairs. The table was covered with blue table cloth. I found a the Dollar Tree blue bone shaped dog dishes, dwhich were filled with m&m's and chex mix, chips and dip. I bought blue bowls to serve chocolate cookies in also. We served Blue's favorite food, cheese pizza on blue plates with blue napkins. I served blue koolaid jammers also.
After lunch,we played charades with cards cut out of construction paper. I drew simple things like duck, elephant, bubbles etc.(this idea came from nick jr. also). The kids love taking turns acting out the cards. When the game was finished they were each given a prize that was a handy dandy notebook. I made different colored notebooks out of contruction paper. I cut them out in the shape of Joe's shirt. I decoorated the front of them with crayon. I used a hole punch to make the holes for the binding and threaded black pipe cleaner through them. I found jumbo sized crayons at the dollar store. My guest couldn't believe I made these. They are super easy to make and too cute. We then played pin the flag on Mailbox. The winner got a blue recorder bought at the dollar store.
I made white chocolate suckers out of paw print molds. I bought light blue candy dyed a portion of it dark blue. I used the dark blue to make the paw print and the background was the light blue chocolate. They were placed in square candy wrappers and tied with light blue ribbons. These were given to all the kids for playing the game. Next it was time for cake. I made the cake using a 13 inch round pan. It was a single layer cake made with 2 boxes of french vanilla mix. This makes the perfect thickness. I bought vanilla frosting,2 cans, and used candy dye in dark blue to make the frosting the exact shade of blue. After frosting the cake I used wilton's royal blue decorator icing and piped dots all the way around the top of the cake and along the bottom. You'll need to tubes for a cake this size. I then used the dark blue m&m's from a regular pack of m&m's to make Blue's spots all along the sides of the cake. I just placed them randomly. I used my son's miniture plastic blue's clue toy for the center of the cake. I placed a single white candle next to it. This cake turned out super cute. And it was really tasty.
After cake we opened gifts. Then the kids broke open a pinata that looked like Blue. I found this at a local party store. I filled it with mini snickers(their wrappers are blue and gold) and any other blue cand I could find. Then the party was over.
As a party favor, I gave each child a yellow shovel and red pail. These were also found at the dollar store. I used paint marker to draw their faces. I used small white sticker letters to write out each childs name to personalize their pail. I put royal blue tissue paper in each pail and filled each with blues clues fruit snacks and jumbo blue blow pops, bubbles, and finger paints that had different fruit on them(they represented Bl
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