"What’s up, party people?!" Let’s throw a Bluey Birthday Party! “For real life!" If you're not totally confused by those quotes, then you're familiar with Bluey, the wildly popular Disney Plus cartoon about an Australian dog family of four. The show, which focuses on oldest daughter Bluey's incredible imagination, explores ways to be creative with play. Bluey is fun, silly, and kind to her family and friends, and the many memorable phrases and games in the episodes make for a ton of fun Bluey birthday party ideas.
Here is your guide to planning the ultimate Bluey birthday party, including ideas for decorations, food, a Bluey birthday cake and dessert, and fun games. For more kids' birthday party ideas, check out our list of outdoor birthday party ideas and our tips for planning a kids' birthday party at home. "Hooray!" And for gift suggestions for your little Bluey fan, check out the Mommy Poppins Gift Guide for Birthdays and Holidays.
Bluey Birthday Party Ideas to Set the Stage
1. Bluey Invitations
Download a Bluey invitation on the official Bluey website that you can print out, fill in, and pass out to guests. If you'd prefer a personalized invitation with all the party information already on it, there are lots of great Bluey invitation options on Etsy.
2. Bluey Decorations and Music
Bluey is (surprise) blue, and her sister Bingo is orange. That makes a blue-and-orange color scheme a no-brainer when it comes to tablecloths, utensils, streamers, and balloons. Add to the theme with Bluey party plates, napkins, and cups, and jazz things up with a Bluey backdrop or Bluey birthday banner. For music, there is Bluey the Album on Spotify to play throughout the party.
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DIY Bluey masks can add to the party's vibe.
Bluey Birthday Party Games and Activities
If you are a fan of Bluey, you know the game options based on the show's episodes are nearly unlimited. Here are some favorites to entertain party guests of all ages.
3. Keepy Uppy
Blow up a red balloon, toss it in the air, and challenge the kids to keep it afloat. As Bluey says, “Don’t let it touch the ground!”
4. Freeze Dance
In the Bluey theme song and video, Bluey's family is playing a game of freeze dance. Have guests do their own freeze dance by playing the extended version of the Bluey theme song while starting and stopping the music.
5. Obstacle Course
In one episode, Mum sets up a backyard obstacle course and asks Bluey, “How fast are you going to run?” Bluey replies, “As fast as a greyhound!” Set up a fun obstacle course in your own backyard with things to jump over and crawl under. You can use items like pool noodles, buckets, and hula hoops. Challenge guests to complete the course "as fast as a greyhound!"
6. Pass the Parcel
This game from the Season 3 hit episode of the same name is simple and fun. There are two versions: regular rules and Lucky's Dad's rules. Each version starts with one toy wrapped in wrapping paper. In the regular version, you place an additional small toy or piece of candy on top of the wrapping paper and then wrap it again, repeating the process for the number of kids at the party. If you're playing Lucky's Dad's version, you skip placing the extra toys and candy in the outer layers—it's just one gift wrapped in an unknown number of layers of wrapping paper.
The game itself is similar to Hot Potato: kids sit in a circle and, when the music starts, pass the parcel around. When the music stops, whoever is holding the parcelunwraps the first layer. If you're playing the regular version (aka "raising a nation of squibs") there will be a prize in that layer. That kid gets to keep the prize and is out of the game. Everyone gets exactly one prize, and there are no tears. In Lucky's Dad's version, there's just one prize and no telling who will win. Spoiler alert: The point of the episode is that the kids eventually start enjoying the thrill of the game instead of getting upset that they didn't get a prize!
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Dress up like grannies, just like Bluey and Bingo do. Video still courtesy of Disney+ Junior, UK
Fill a dress-up bin with grandma-style clothing, glasses, accessories, and canes. Allow guests to dress up like grannies, just like Bluey and Bingo do in one episode. Have them walk super close, and remind them that grannies can floss!
Draw pictures to act out on cards. Be sure to include a ballerina like they do on the show!
Bluey and her friends love to play "Shops" and sell things for "dollar bucks," and so will the birthday kid and their party guests. Set up up a pretend shop with printable dollar bucks and items to "sell." Have the kids take turns being the shopkeeper, the assistant, the customer, and the kitten. Another idea is to give each party guest dollar bucks that they can use to "buy" their own Bluey party favors to take home.
10. Host a Bluey Screening
Set up a projector and a screen so kids can watch an episode or two of Bluey while they eat.
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Have party guests create Bluey-inspired masterpieces.
11. Bluey Coloring
Set up a table with these printable Bluey coloring pages and crayons, and let the party guests create masterpieces.
Bluey Birthday Party Cake, Food, and Snacks
Bluey has many food references in its episodes, which means you can really stay on theme with the birthday party menu (and label the foods appropriately). Here are some fan favorites for everyone to enjoy:
12. Bluey and Bingo’s Cheese and Crackers
Get some cheese slices and crackers, arrange them on a platter, and you've got Bluey and Bingo's cheese and crackers.
Serve this Australian staple to add authenticity to your Bluey birthday party menu.
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Bluey's Fruit Bat Fruit Platter is as colorful as it is delicious. Photo by Natasha Maslen, via Pinterest
14. Bluey’s Fruit Bat Fruit Platter
Bluey's favorite food is fruit salad, a yummy and healthy treat to serve at a Bluey birthday party.
15. Bingo's Fairy Bread
Only three ingredients are needed to make this delicious and festive party treat: white bread, butter, and rainbow nonpareils sprinkles.
Although Bluey and Bingo make mud pizzas, traditional pizza will be much more popular among party guests.
17. Bum Worms (Gummy Worms)
Beware—those who watch Bluey may not want to eat these when they see the name!
18. Fortune Cookies
Download an adorable takeaway card to display next to the cookies.
19. Booger Beans
They're not actually boogers, just delicious jelly beans.
20. Ice Cream
Bluey and Bingo want a lick of each other's ice cream, but party guests can stick to their own scoops to avoid spreading germs.
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Use Bluey figurines as decor both on and off the birthday cake.
21. Bluey Birthday Cake
Of course, no Bluey birthday party would be complete without a Bluey birthday cake! You can keep it simple by decorating a blue-and-orange cake with Bluey figurines, or go all out by making a stacked Bluey celebration cake. If baking and cake decorating aren't your thing, you can always hire a professional baker to make the perfect Bluey birthday cake.
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Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts
As an expert in party planning and a Bluey enthusiast, I am here to guide you through the process of throwing the ultimate Bluey birthday party. Bluey, the popular Disney Plus cartoon, has captured the hearts of many with its fun and imaginative storyline centered around the adventures of an Australian dog family. I will provide you with information related to all the concepts mentioned in the article.
To begin with, let's talk about decorations. Bluey and her sister Bingo are represented by the colors blue and orange, so incorporating a blue-and-orange color scheme into your party decorations is a great way to set the stage. You can use blue and orange tablecloths, utensils, streamers, and balloons. Additionally, consider getting Bluey-themed party plates, napkins, cups, and a Bluey backdrop or birthday banner to enhance the theme. To create the right ambiance, play the "Bluey the Album" on Spotify throughout the party.
Now, let's move on to the games and activities. Bluey offers a wide range of game options inspired by the show's episodes. Here are some favorites that will entertain guests of all ages:
Keepy Uppy: Inflate a red balloon and challenge the kids to keep it afloat without letting it touch the ground, just like Bluey says in the show.
Freeze Dance: Put on the extended version of the Bluey theme song and have the guests do their own freeze dance, starting and stopping the music at random intervals.
Obstacle Course: Set up a backyard obstacle course using items like pool noodles, buckets, and hula hoops. Challenge the guests to complete the course "as fast as a greyhound," just like Bluey.
Pass the Parcel: Play this simple and fun game inspired by the Season 3 episode of the same name. Wrap a small toy or piece of candy in layers of wrapping paper and have the kids sit in a circle. When the music starts, they pass the parcel around, and when the music stops, the person holding it unwraps one layer. The game continues until everyone has unwrapped a layer, and each child gets a prize.
Dress Up as Grannies: Set up a dress-up bin with grandma-style clothing, glasses, accessories, and canes. Let the guests dress up like grannies, just like Bluey and Bingo do in one episode. Encourage them to walk super close and remind them that grannies can floss!
Charades: Create cards with pictures to act out, including a ballerina like they do on the show.
Shops: Set up a pretend shop with printable dollar bucks and items to "sell." Have the kids take turns being the shopkeeper, assistant, customer, and kitten. Alternatively, give each party guest dollar bucks that they can use to "buy" their own Bluey party favors to take home.
To keep the party guests entertained, you can also host a Bluey screening by setting up a projector and screen for them to watch an episode or two of Bluey while they eat.
Now, let's move on to the food and snacks, keeping in mind the various references to food in Bluey's episodes:
Bluey and Bingo's Cheese and Crackers: Arrange cheese slices and crackers on a platter to create Bluey and Bingo's favorite snack.
Sausage Rolls: Serve this Australian staple to add authenticity to your Bluey birthday party menu.
Bluey's Fruit Bat Fruit Platter: Create a colorful fruit platter inspired by Bluey's love for fruit salad.
Bingo's Fairy Bread: Make this delicious and festive party treat using white bread, butter, and rainbow nonpareils sprinkles.
Pizza: Although Bluey and Bingo make mud pizzas in one episode, traditional pizza will be a hit among party guests.
Bum Worms (Gummy Worms): Have these tasty jelly beans available, but be aware that some kids might be hesitant to eat them due to the name!
Fortune Cookies: Download a cute takeaway card to display next to the fortune cookies.
Booger Beans: Assure the kids that these jelly beans are not actually boogers, but a delicious treat.
Ice Cream: Let the party guests enjoy their own scoops of ice cream, just like Bluey and Bingo, to avoid spreading germs.
Bluey Birthday Cake: No Bluey birthday party would be complete without a Bluey birthday cake. You can keep it simple by decorating a blue-and-orange cake with Bluey figurines or go all out with a stacked Bluey celebration cake. If you're not confident in your baking and cake decorating skills, consider hiring a professional baker to create the perfect Bluey birthday cake.
With these ideas for decorations, games, and food, you're well on your way to throwing an unforgettable Bluey birthday party. Enjoy the celebration and let the fun and creativity of Bluey inspire a day full of joy and laughter for everyone involved!