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Scooby Doo Party!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

For Jake’s 5th birthday party we had a mystery scooby doo party.

Ok… by now you probably know I’m crazy… but when it comes to party planning, I like to go all out. This was my version of a Five Year Old’s Birthday Party.

When guests arrived they were treated to lunch. Afterwards all the kids were gathered around to decorate their own mystery machines and villains (I got car, robots, and monster cardboard cutouts from Michaels). The kids used markers, glitter, foamies, and scooby stickers to embellish their creations. While the kids were working on their crafts, Scooby Doo arrived!

I next told the kids we were going to play with the Scooby doo pinata… but first we needed a group picture with Scooby. As the kids took a group picture with Scooby…  A sneaky “ghost” stole the pinata from behind my back. The kids were surprisingly good and posed for the picture. When I turned around and asked where the pinata was… They told me a ghost stole it! But luckily the ghost left a clue….

Daphne loves to dance, so let the music play
Underneath the chairs, the clue just might lay

Since the first clue had to do with Daphne, we ran to the spot in the yard that had a poster of Daphne. The kiddos played game of musical chairs (we were able to find 7 different versions of the scooby doo theme song)… Under the last chair was our next clue…

Velma dropped her glasses in the grass so green
find the missing clue and the piñata might be seen..

We ran to the poster of Velma in my yard. In the grass were easter eggs that were spray painted black/dark green to make them harder to find in the grass.  Most of the eggs had candy in them… but one had a paper pair of glasses in it with  the next clue written on the back:

Freddy needs some help with the trap to catch a ghost
Capture the scary Witch and the clue she just might boast

The kids ran to the spot in the yard with the Freddy Poster… Here I had a few Halloween decorations. The kid had to throw a hula hoop over a Witch prop (I happen to have).. They also played basketball bopping a ghost decoration on its head.  Underneath the Witch was the next clue….

Shaggy loves to eat plenty of yummy Scooby Snacks
The clue you need to find is hidden in one of the packs!

The kids ran to the shaggy sign in the yard. All the kids were given a Scooby Snack (The scooby doo gram-crackers). The kids had to carefully drop the snack into a cup that was placed on the ground using only their mouths. (Snack drop game.. similar to the one played at McDonalds)…. The last clue was hiding in the box of scooby snacks…

The place you need to look to find the spooky man
is in the very back of

your own  mystery van….

When the kids read this clue they ran to our van which we decorated to look like the mystery machine….

The ghost was hiding in the back… When the kids took off her mask… Aunt Sara exclaimed “She would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for those meddling kids…” The kids rescued the pinata…

We ended the games with a pull string Scooby Pinata… Everyone went inside for Cake and to sing to the Birthday  Boy! Scooby Doo went upstairs to take a nap. Special Thanks to Auntie Sara (Who played the Villian) and Vince (Who was an excellent Scooby) as well as to all the Parents and everyone else who helped make it such a fun day for Jacob!

Scooby Doo Invite!

Monday, August 9th, 2010