I was thrilled when my daughter announced that her 5th birthday should be a Bluey themed. It really is the cutest show, and I was excited to create something worthy of our family’s favorite cartoon characters. I hope this post gives you lots of bluey birthday party ideas to host your own celebration including free printables, decorations, invitations, party favors, crafts, food, shirts and more.
Wackadoo, it’s party time!
To know Bluey is to love Bluey. It’s one of those shows you just have to love. With their wholesome characters and family-centric stories, the 7-minute cartoons are the perfect dose of happiness. If you came across this post and aren’t familiar with Bluey, stop what you’re doing and watch an episode. Here in the US, you can find Bluey on Disney Channel and Disney Plus, but it’s originally an Australian show. For everyone else, sit back and enjoy our celebration of the Heeler family.
Bluey Birthday Party Invitation
I started designing my own invitation for the party. I almost always give out physically printed invitations, so I designed a 5×7 Bluey Birthday Party Invitation. Then I realized I was going to send it digitally to everyone, so I designed a digital version as well. But however you choose to send your invite, both options are super cute.
Unfortunately, the Bluey Birthday Party invitations are no longer available in my Etsy shop.
Blue Birthday Party Decorations
I stuck to the orange and blue colors throughout the party and used crepe paper streamers to create a simple backdrop for my tablescape. This party had a very small guest list so the table isn’t crowded with food like other parties, but I was able to add some height variety with small wooden stands. The risers are from Target’s Playground and I’m obsessed with the variety of serving platters and risers that have been available lately.
DIY Bluey Plate
Although Bluey plates and mugs are now available on Amazon and Bluey is the cutest, I like to stay away from cartoons on plates and use the color scheme instead. To make the plates even funnier, I put ears on the plates and homemade stickers on the cups. (Similar to the Baby Yoda plates I’ve made before.)
I used my Cricut to cut out the ears for the panels, but since they’re basically triangles you can make these by hand as well.
- Dark blue dinner plates
- Light blue dessert plates
- Dark blue cardboard paper
- Light brown cardboard paper
- Double-sided craft tape
- Bluey Ears Template
Download the Free Bluey Ears Template for the Plates HERE.
Cut out the outer and inner sections of your ears, then use double-sided craft tape to attach them to the underside of the larger dinner plate. Place a dessert plate on top for the finished look.
Since I was serving finger food for the kids, I didn’t incorporate utensils into my tablescape, but clear or orange utensils would have looked great.
DIY Bluey Cups
For the mugs I created Bluey and Bingo stickers. Again, I used my Cricut to create my stickers. If you don’t have a Cricut you can mimic this by hand cutting out the shapes or even use a large circle punch to cut out the characters in circle shape. (But I really love using my Cricut for parties!)
- Orange paper cups
- Cricut sticker paper
- Bluey and bingo stickers template
Download the free Bluey & Bingo mug sticker template HERE.
Upload the decals to Cricut as a Print and Cut file. If you are unfamiliar with using print and cut, see my previous post on print and cut.
After you print and cut out the stickers, peel and stick them on the mugs.
Bluey Birthday Party Food
Since the guest list for this party was small, I just went to eat. Popcorn chicken and grapes were the birthday boy’s wishes. For color I added orange sixlets and blue lollipops and made bluey and bingo popcorn.
Oh, and yes, those are Scooby Snacks in the center of the table in the main photo. I thought they were so cute since they are bone shaped without thinking that it says “Scooby Snacks” on it. So I put them upside down on a plate in the middle of the table and let the kids eat them anyway. They are so tasty but not quite as sweet as I thought.
Bluey and Bingo’s Popcorn Recipe recipe.
Cupcake toppers Bluey and Bingo
The birthday boy really wanted cupcakes. I ordered chocolate cupcakes with blue frosting from the grocery store and then topped them with orange sprinkles and little white bone sprinkles. (I love the bone sprinkles!!!) And I made Bluey and Bingo cupcake toppers.
Download the Free Bluey & Bingo Cupcake Topper Template HERE.
Once again I printed and cut the cupcake toppers with Cricut. After making them, I used hot glue to attach them to toothpicks.
Bluey Birthday Party Games
One of the things we love about Bluey is the family’s ability to turn anything and everything into a fun game. So I knew that themed party games were a must. We even recreated some of my daughter’s favorite games from the series. During the party we played:
- Sticky Gecko – from Sticky Gecko
- Butt Shuffle Race – from Baby Race
- Dance Party – from “Dance Mode”
- Keepy Uppy – from “Keepy Uppy”
- Bluey & Bingo’s BINGO (because how cute?!)
- Bluey iSpy
- Coloring pages
Sticky Gecko was both a party game and a party favor. I bought all the kids their own sticky gecko to take home and made a sticky gecko target. (Yes, Bluey & Bingo throw their sticky gecko at the ceiling, but that wasn’t my thing. So I used contact paper to cover a target and attached it to our sliding glass door.) This game was played over and over throughout the party . These are the Sticky Geckos I bought, they were perfect!
For the bum mixed race, I marked the floor at one end of the room with a piece of painter’s tape and had the kid bum run to the other side. Lots of laughter.
dance party and stay uppy are self-explanatory once you’ve seen the episodes.
That Bluey & Bingo’s Bingo and iSpy games to print are available in mine Etsy shop. I used white card stock for all my printouts and printed on the back of the iSpy game and answer sheet Coloring pages by Bluey.tv. This way the kids could watch the iSpy game and at the same time fill in the answers and color them later.
As an added bonus, if you don’t know all the character names don’t worry I’ve included them in the iSpy game so you can look smart in front of your kids.
Bluey Birthday Party Favors
In keeping with my daughter’s love of dressing up, I made the partygoers their very own “real” Bluey ears. Much like the Minnie Mouse ears I made a long time ago and the monkey ears I made for a school play, the Bluey ears were a huge hit. And they’re easy to make – no sewing, just hot glue.
DIY Bluey Ears tutorial is coming soon.
Since my daughter also loves stickers and tattoos, I made a sticker sheet and temporary tattoos for every party-goer. These favors were also created using my Cricut and are surprisingly easy to make.
Instructions for making your own Bluey sticker sheets will follow shortly.
DIY bluey temporary tattoos tutorial available soon.
Bluey Birthday Party Shirts
Nobody likes dressing up in a themed outfit more than our five year old, so getting the whole family involved in the theme was a must.
I found the dress months before her birthday and she declared it perfect. (Of course we had a crazy cold front, so the white shirt was a last minute addition.) It was from a small boutique that carried a limited run of dresses, so unfortunately I can’t direct you to that exact dress. However, I found a similar one and I adore this one too.
I designed our shirts for the rest of the family! And I made them available in my Etsy shop:
- Mom featuring Chili Heeler
- Dad with Bandit Heeler
- Bingo & Bluey
- #Squadgoals with Bluey’s best friends
Don’t mind if you can’t see my husband’s shirt in the photo. He clearly didn’t understand the task, but it says “Dad” with a picture of Bandit dancing.
Bluey Birthday Party Shopping List
The big question I always get asked on my party posts is where can I buy everything I’ve used. So here’s my shopping list for you.