Paw Patrol! Paw Patrol! Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Skye, yeah! Let’s add a little twist. We are putting together a girly Paw Patrol party that is all about Skye and Everest! Pink paw prints with bright turquoise accents and everything a little girl would want to celebrate with her favorite pups.
We still have all the characters making an appearance at the party. You can have a Paw Patrol party with the whole team, Ryder included, with these tips. And with the movie coming out TODAY, this is perfect for your kids’ next party. So let’s have some fun in pinks and turquoise.
Tip #1 – Set the Scene
Staging and setting the right scene will make your party feel open and inviting. For our girly party, this awesome pink paw printed tablecloth was perfect. The backdrop was simple so the focus could be on the table and the centerpiece. Plus, with the pups, you really could end up with paw prints all over the walls and somewhere else.
Be smart with the decorations you use. If your kid is a fan of Paw Patrol, I’m sure you have some toys around the house that feature the whole gang. Bring those plushies and other toys out and use them as your party decor. You can go a step further and buy a few new pups that work as decoration, and once the party is over, the birthday girl has a whole new collection and you look like a hero!
PARTYPRENEUR TIP: Instead of buying a fire hydrant for your centerpiece, take some time before the party and DIY your centerpiece. You can follow my easy instructions here to get the look and have some fun to build your child’s anticipation for the party.
Tip #2 – Create Character Activities
The theme of the party is all about Skye & Everest, and the fun activities are going to be in Rubble’s Construction Zone. Set aside an area for the kids to play and create their own Paw Patrol Puppy Hats. They can make these during the party to wear, and they can take them home after the party as a favor.
Create three stations to make Marshall’s Fire Chief Hat, Chase’s Police Hat, and Rubble’s Construction Hat. They are super easy to make and the kids will love having options to pick which hat they want to make. Once you have your supplies, I have a tutorial for how I did this here. Make sure you have enough for everyone to have a choice of which hat they want to make.
Tip #3 – Theme Your Food
Setting the table is one of the most important parts of the party. You get the chance to be creative and use all the inspiration in the details while also making it functional as well. Layer the plates on the table so you get added color and a full look and feel for each place setting.
Since we have a pink tablecloth, using the turquoise plates as a charger helps break up the color on the table and add a little depth.Mix and match the different options so that Skye’s pink pops behind Everest’s turquoise details. You can even add little touches on the silverware to give it more of a girly touch.
For the food, Rubble delivered some puppy chow snacks that were perfect for our snack station. The themed tray makes it feel like his bulldozer is delivering the last load of snacks. The snacks are a little sweet so be ready to wash it down with Marshall’s Fire Hydrant Drink Station. You can fill the main hydrant with juice or water and let the kids refill their bottles as they get low. It’s a great combination of decoration, food, and favor. That’s a WIN-WIN-WIN!
Tip #4 – Create a Game Zone
“Don’t lose it; reuse it!” Zuma has the right idea when it comes to the gaming zone. Reusing different ideas to create your next party idea is exactly what we do. For our “Zuma Saves the Fish” Game we reused a lot of pieces from other games we have. Set up the mini pools and use turquoise acrylic ice gems for your water. You can add sharks to the water as well as the fish from the magnetic fishing game. You can see the full instructions on how to create the game and play here.
Another game in our game zone is “Chase is on the Case.” Treat this game like a version of pin the tail on the donkey, but instead of a tail, you are trying to pin Chase’s badge on his vest. Have sticker badges and a large backdrop of Chase. Each kid will be blindfolded for their turn and try to stick Chase’s badge on him. This is so much fun and all the kids really enjoy it!
Each puppy has their own theme, so you can make games around each of them. Everest can have a snowball toss, Skye can have a glider game where you fly premade gliders or kites outside, and even Rubble can have a scavenger hunt through his construction zone. Once all the games are done, each winner (they are all winners!) can get a prize bucket filled with Paw Patrol favorites!
Tip #5 – Make Your Own Favors
Making favor bags is another activity, but it works best outside of the activity zone. This is the last activity of the party so everyone can load all their goodies into the bags. They’ve already made the construction zone hats, won so many prizes in the game zone, and they have the plushies that were decor. But how do you get all that stuff out the door with them? You make a backpack to put it in!
These paw print backpacks are very easy and simple. Keep it simple with just a paw print on the outside or go further and let the kids add their names or the name of their favorite pup to the backpack. The vinyl paw print stickers go right onto the bags. Similar to the paw prints that you used in the construction zone for the hats, you can color code the paw prints to the pup of your choice. If you prefer to keep it simple, get all the paw prints in black so there are less decisions to be made.
Even if you do personalize the bags a little more than the paw print, a great decoration detail is to add the backpacks to each kid’s chair so they know they have somewhere to stash their prizes as they collect them during the party.
PARTYPRENEUR TIP: If you want to personalize each bag with the kids’ names, you need to have a large quantity of letters to choose from. Some letters are more popular than others and you don’t want to run out of E’s or S’s for everyone.
The possibilities are endless and the creativity will never end. Themed parties are so fun because you can take the characters anywhere you want and truly make it your own. Some of the best inspiration can come from listening to the kids and trying to incorporate their wild ideas into the party. Some ideas might need a little finessing, but it helps make them a part of the party. Have fun and go see the movie!
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