I was thrilled when my daughter announced that she wanted her 5th birthday to be Bluey-themed. It’s seriously 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 time for a party!
To know Bluey is to love Bluey. It is one of those shows you can’t help loving with its wholesome characters and family-centered stories the 7-minute cartoons are the perfect dose of happiness. If you’ve come across this post and you aren’t familiar with Bluey, stop what you are doing and go watch an episode. Here in the U.S. you can find Bluey on Disney Channel and Disney Plus, but it is originally an Australian show. For everyone else, sit back and enjoy our celebration of the Heeler family.
Bluey Birthday Party Invitation
I started by designing my own invitation for the party. I almost always hand out physical printed invitations, so I designed a 5×7 Bluey birthday party invitation. Then I realized I was going to send it to everyone digital so I also designed a digital version. But however you send your invitation, both options are super cute.
You can find my customized Bluey birthday party invitations in my Etsy Shop.
Bluey Birthday Party Decorations
I stuck with the orange and blue colors throughout the party using crepe paper streamers to create a simple backdrop for my tablescape. This party had a very small guest list, so the table isn’t overflowing with food like other parties, but I was able to add some height variety with little wood risers. 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 Plates
Although Bluey plates and cups 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 more fun I added ears to the dinner plates and homemade stickers to the cups. (Similar to the Baby Yoda plates I made previously.)
I used my Cricut to cut out the ears for the plates, but since they are basically triangles you can also make these by hand.
- Dark blue dinner plates
- Light blue dessert plates
- Dark blue cardstock paper
- Tan cardstock paper
- Double-sided craft tape
- Bluey ears template
Download the free Bluey ears template HERE for the plates.
Cut out the outer and inner parts of your ears and then use double-sided craft tape to attach to the underside of the larger dinner plate. Place a dessert plate on top for a finished look.
Since I served finger foods for the kids, I didn’t include utensils on my tablescape, but clear or orange utensils would have looked great.
DIY Bluey Cups
For the cups, I created Bluey and Bingo stickers. Again, I used my Cricut to create my stickers. If you don’t have a Cricut, you can replicate this by cutting out the shapes by hand or even using a large circle punch to cut the characters out in a circle shape. (But I do seriously love using my Cricut for parties!)
- Orange paper cups
- Cricut sticker paper
- Bluey & Bingo stickers template
Download the free Bluey & Bingo stickers template HERE for the cups.
Upload the stickers to Cricut as a “Print and Cut” file. If you aren’t familiar with how to use Print and Cut, check out my previous post about Print and Cut.
After you print and cut the stickers, peel and stick them to the cups.
Bluey Birthday Party Food
Because the guestlist for this party was small, I went simple for the food. Popcorn chicken and grapes were the birthday girl’s request. For color, I added orange sixlets and blue lollipops and made Bluey and Bingo popcorn.
Oh, and yes, those are Scooby Snacks in the middle of the table in the main photo. I thought they would be so cute since they are bone shape, not thinking about the fact that they say “Scooby Snacks” on them. So I placed them on a plate upside down in the middle of the table and let the kids eat them anyway. They are so yummy, but not quite as cute as I thought they would be.
Recipe for the Bluey and Bingo popcorn coming soon.
Bluey and Bingo Cupcake Toppers
The birthday girl really wanted cupcakes. I ordered chocolate cupcakes with blue frosting from the grocery store and then jazzed them up with orange sprinkles and little white bone sprinkles. (Love the bone sprinkles!!!) And I made Bluey and Bingo cupcake toppers.
Download the free Bluey & Bingo cupcake toppers template HERE.
Once again, I made the cupcake toppers with Cricut print and cut. 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 themed party games were a must. We even recreated some of my daughter’s favorite games from the show. During the party we played:
- Sticky gecko – from “Sticky Gecko”
- Bum shuffle races – from “Baby Race”
- Dancy party – from “Dance Mode”
- Keepy Uppy – from “Keepy Uppy”
- Bluey & Bingo’s BINGO (because how cute?!)
- Bluey iSpy
- Coloring sheets
Sticky gecko was both a party game and a party favor. I bought all of the kids their own sticky gecko to take home and made a sticky gecko target. (Yes, Bluey & Bingo throw their sticky gecko on the ceiling, but I wasn’t down for that. So I used contact paper to cover a target and attach it to our sliding glass door.) This game was played over and over and over throughout the party.
For the bum shuffle races, I marked the floor on one end of the room with a piece of painter’s tape and had the kids bum shuffle race to the other side. Loads of laughs.
Dance party and Keepy Uppy are self-explanatory if you’ve seen the episodes.
The Bluey & Bingo’s Bingo and iSpy games printables are available in my Etsy Shop. I used white cardstock for all of my printables, and on the back of the iSpy game and answer sheet, I printed coloring pages from Bluey.tv. That way the kids could look at the iSpy game and fill in the answers at the same time and later they could color.
As an added bonus, if you aren’t up on all of the character names, don’t worry I included them on the iSpy game so you can look smart in front of your kids.
Bluey Birthday Party Favors
In keeping with my daughter’s love for dressing up, I made party guests their very own “for real-life” Bluey ears. Similar to the Minnie Mouse ears I made a long time ago and monkey ears I made for a school play, the Bluey ears were a huge hit. And they are simple to make – no sewing, just hot glue.
DIY Bluey Ears tutorial coming soon.
Since my daughter also loves stickers and tattoos, I made a sticker sheet for each partygoer and temporary tattoos. These favors were also created using my Cricut, and they are surprisingly easy to make.
DIY Bluey sticker sheet tutorial coming soon.
DIY Bluey temporary tattoos tutorial coming soon.
Bluey Birthday Party Shirts
No one likes to dress up in a themed outfit more than our five-year-old, so getting the whole family into 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 come through, so the white shirt was a last-minute add.) It was from a small boutique that did a limited run of dresses, so, unfortunately, I can’t direct you to this exact dress. However, I found a similar one and I also adore this one.
For the rest of the family, I designed our shirts! And I’ve made them available in my Etsy Shop:
- Mum featuring Chili Heeler
- Dad featuring Bandit Heeler
- Bingo & Bluey
- #Squadgoals featuring Bluey’s besties
Don’t mind that you can’t see my husband’s shirt in the photo. He clearly did not understand the assignment, 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 to buy everything I used. So, here’s my shopping list for you.
- Crepe paper – Party City
- Plastic tablecloths – Party City
- Paper plates – Party City
- Paper cups – Walmart
- Paper straws – Amazon
- Cardstock paper – JoAnn
- Lollipops – Walmart
- Orange sprinkles – Joann
- Bone sprinkles
- Gold number candle – Party City
- Bluey & Bingo’s Bingo printable game
- iSpy printable game
- Talking Bluey plush
- Mini Bluey & Bingo plush
- Bluey and friends figures
- Janet and Rita Grannies figures