Jeepers and Jinkies! Are there any Scooby fans in your home who have asked for a special Scooby Doo-themed party? What you need to throw a seriously eerie Scooby Doo birthday party is revealed here!
Anyway, who doesn’t enjoy a good Scooby Doo mystery? You can now relive the nostalgia of your favorite cartoon mystery by throwing a Scooby Doo themed birthday party. Create your party decoration color palette around the colors of the character’s outfits, as well as the textures and fabrics reminiscent of the time period in which they are from, to bring in that old school vibe.
Choose from making Scooby Doo cupcakes, cookies or cake or try crafting your own Scooby Doo costume, favor bags and pinatas. Don’t forget to reward yourself with a Scooby snack.
Scooby Doo must appear at every Scooby Doo party! This party included a pinata version of Scooby Doo, and I don’t think the kids were bothered in the least! In fact, everyone’s favorite dog may have been stuffed with a variety of Scooby Snacks (and not the gross kind).
Mystery Machine Photo Booth
“Like…no way man!” That’s what guests will be saying when they see you roll into the party with this DIY Mystery Machine photo booth prop. You can create these using paint and cardboard. Consider projecting an image of the Mystery Machine onto butcher paper for tracing.
Scooby Doo would go to great lengths for a Scooby snack. We have a feeling guests will feel the same way after perusing the Scooby snacks party table. Bright decorations in neon green, orange, and purple set the tone for a fantastic snack party table.
Consider how many of the snacks and dips are served in dog bowls. So astute! And the Mystery Machine tiered cupcake stand is a fantastic way to display delectable cupcakes.
If you’re good with fondant or know someone who is, consider using some cool Scooby Doo cupcake toppers to liven up your birthday party cupcakes. The Mystery Machine, Scooby Doo, and any well-known characters are a few amusing topper suggestions.
Scooby Doo Face Paint
Use our free homemade face paint recipes to make face paint to give the guests Scooby Doo noses, whiskers and black spots.
Scooby Doo Necklace Collars
Give partygoers the freedom to design their own Scooby Doo collars. Use a longer turquoise string or 1 1/2″ wide turquoise ribbon to make them. Allow the kids to cut out and embellish their own dog tags from cardstock or poster board. Petrify the dog tag and hand it to them from their collar.
A mystery-themed Pinata
Create or purchase a pinata in the shape of the Mystery Machine. Give the kids turns trying to open it after filling it with candy and toys. Give each partygoer a turquoise or brown paper bag before the festivities start so they can hold their treats when the piata is opened. Visit our piata help page for piata setup instructions and assistance.
Where’s Your Bone?
Let the guests search for dog bones you’ve hidden around the house, yard, park, or party area as a fun twist to the traditional scavenger hunt. Use fake or real dog treats as hiding places around the yard.
Alternately, turn the activity into a ghost hunt by hiding plastic ghosts or suckers that have been dressed as ghosts using a tiny square of white fabric and a ribbon.
On a few of the bones you are hiding, write a number or symbol before the party. At the conclusion of the game, the partygoers who discovered the “special” bones bearing the numbers or symbols received a small reward.
In his adventures, Scooby usually ends up collecting the ghosts, and this game is a bizarre illustration of just that! a few white balloons should be inflated.
Divide the kids into two teams before the game and give each team a broom and three white balloons. Each team’s first player must take the broom and lead the “ghosts” across the field, around a predetermined turn point, and back again.
The following participant picks up the broom and leads the balloons. The winning team is the one that finishes the ghost herd first with all of its players.
If a balloon pops while playing, the player must restart the game from the beginning and use a new balloon. Have several blown up balloons ready for replacement near each team.
Mystery Machine Pinata
A Scooby Doo party must have this Mystery Machine piata as party decor and entertainment! It’s definitely “like…groovy,” to quote Shaggy if he were here! Make your own Mystery Machine piata out of recycled cardboard and colored tissue paper since finding one might be challenging.
Scooby Doo Birthday Invitations
You need to invite your mystery-loving guests first thing in the morning. You could write messages like these on your own Scooby Doo invitations:
The Mystery Machine will arrive at your location to celebrate etc.
Scooby Doo, hey! How are you doing?
NAME will turn AGE.
Sign up to the gang, etc.
As an alternative, you can find a variety of free printable templates and Scooby Doo birthday invitations online, from sources like Drevio.
Scooby Doo Photo Booth
For some amusing Scooby-style pictures, set up a photo booth! On Amazon and Etsy, you can find a wide selection of prop sets.
Alternatively, if you want to create your own photo props, you can print off these Scooby Doo images from Starklx, cut them out, and then glue them to sticks. Mama Like This website offers free printable Velma and Daphne masks from Scooby-Doo.
And this fun Mystery Machine cut-out stand is available on Amazon, perfect for everyone to queue up for photos in the van.
Scooby Doo Birthday Cakes
A 3D option would be this Scooby Doo cake from Cake Central. Make a tray bake or sheet cake first for the base, and then bake and shape a separate loaf cake into the Mystery Machine van. Now use play figures as decoration and be creative with it.
Alternately, order a tier-decorated cake from Couture Cakery and have fondant icing added.
This version from CakesDecor is even easier to decorate and features the initials of the birthday boy or girl on top, which is nice.
Or, if you’re good at making buttercream icing, check out this grandma’s fun Scooby Doo cake, which includes instructions on how to make it.
Generally any kind of dog-themed food is going to work, as after all Scooby Doo is a cool hound. So continue the theme by cutting sandwiches, melon, ham, cheese, etc into bone shapes.
Hot dogs would also be fun and fit with the American show theme. You could have a Hot Dog Stand with a variety of toppings and sauces for party guests to choose from.
Or how about setting up a “Make Your Own Scooby Sandwich” or “Shaggy Subs Station” with different fillings they can put onto their sub or long roll. (This helps cater for all tastes too because they can choose their own).
Scooby Doo Cookies
These Scooby Doo cookies would undoubtedly be a popular addition to any dessert table at a Scooby Doo party. Simply observe the piping and flooding work! They might require a level of talent comparable to that required to make the Scooby Doo cake.
Make up a colourful fruit punch and use the Halloween party idea of freezing juice in latex-free gloves to float in the punch
Make ice cream sodas where you pour a soft drink and pop a scoop of ice cream. Spooky spiders optional on top of the foam!
Mummy Juice Boxes
Inner Child Crochet made these for her son’s birthday party, she tells you how to make them on her blog.
Scooby Doo Costume
It’s Scooby Doo, Doo! With this simple DIY Scooby Doo costume, you can easily dress up as the endearing Scooby Doo for your themed Scooby party! Would you believe a hat is the starting point for this awesome costume? A Scooby Doo face that could be attached to the hat was made out of cardboard and cardstock. Furthermore, the dog collar in blue and gold is ideal.
Send partygoers home in their own doggie bags, figuratively speaking! After decorating the exterior of a brown lunch bag to resemble Scooby Doo, stuff it with some “Scooby Snacks.” Amazing what you can make using some cardstock or construction paper, glue, and a black permanent marker.
Scooby Doo Peg Dolls
These wooden Scooby Doo dolls are quite unusual. They are hand-painted and would undoubtedly make a cool cake topper for a Scooby Doo-themed birthday party or party favor. They could also be used as game pieces for a party game or as party decoration. There are representations of Velma, Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, and Fred.