This Bluey Backyard Birthday Party post is sponsored by and created in partnership with the TV show, Bluey. Although I was compensated to create this party, all of my opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. For more information, see my disclosures, here.
Hi Friends! I’m so excited to share that I recently partnered with BBC Studios for the TV show, Bluey, to create this fun backyard birthday celebration. Bluey, an animated series that follows the adventures of a family of Blue Heeler dogs, is such an adorable show. My boys love watching it on Disney+ and they really enjoy all the imaginative games and adventures that 6-year-old Bluey, and her sister, Bingo, experience with their mom and dad. Since we are all spending so much time at home right now, I wanted to share some fun at-home games and activities to make celebrating a birthday with your family a fun and memorable event. One of the things that I have realized over the past several weeks is that playing and having fun is never cancelled. Taking time to make memories with our kids, under any circumstances, is always so special and important. I hope you can use these simple DIY ideas, games, recipe, and free printables to create a fun Bluey Backyard Birthday Party for your family!
The simple theme of our at-home Bluey Backyard Birthday Party celebration is an outdoor camping (or “glamping”) adventure. I decorated the teepee from my boys’ playoom with some balloons and this bunting banner. I also added some fringe streamers and a printable of Bluey and Bingo (located in the form at the bottom of this post). I used our picnic bench as the main table for our treats. First I filled plastic glasses with Sixlet candies and put a cupcake on top of each one. Then I added a cupcake topper to complete the look. I filled treat cups with a Bluey Backyard Birthday Treat (recipe below) and wrapped each cup with a printable of Bluey or Bingo (also located in the form at the bottom of this post). The rest of the backyard was devoted to our outdoor games!
A core aspect of the show Bluey is imaginative games that the characters play in each episode. I personally love the simplicity of the games. Bluey and her family often use make-believe to transform everyday items into parts of the game. So I quickly realized we can’t have a Bluey party without some fun, whimsical games! Our first game is Bluey and Bingo noodle races.
Much like a stick pony, to make this easy DIY you will need 1 and a half pool noodles for each character.
Step 1: First, line up the half noodle with the top of the full-length noodle. Then, with clear packing tape, tape the two pieces together.
Step 2: Then, fold the top of the noodles down to make room for the face. Wrap tape around the folded portion. Note: The shorter-length noodle will now be folded completely in half.
Step 3: Next, print these character faces and attach them to the front of the noodle. Now your Bluey and Bingo noodles are ready to race!
To set up this game, I placed 6 hula hoops in the grass followed by a series of orange cones. Each racer needed to ride on their Bluey or Bingo noodle and hop through each hula hoop. Then they needed to weave through each orange cone. Lastly, they had to run back to the starting point, all while still riding on their noodle. To add even more fun, you could add a “freeze” element to this game. Play music from your phone or bluetooth speaker. Then each time you pause the music, the racers will need to freeze until the music starts again. My boys had such a blast with this game!
The next activity at our at-home Bluey Backyard Birthday Party was an adventure scavenger hunt. We searched the backyard for—something blue, something shiny, a feather, a rock, etc.—checking them off as we went. You can download this scavenger hunt printable by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. Simply download, print and start searching! So simple and a lot of fun!
With all the fun activity and games, we worked up a hunger! Time for a treat! We had cupcakes and a delicious snack mix at our little celebration. To follow along with our outdoor adventure theme, I wanted to make a “trail mix” type treat that had a sweet twist. Afterall, you can’t have a birthday celebration without a sweet treat! I decided to make a Bluey Backyard Birthday Treat. Below are the step-by-step photos and recipe.
- 9 cups Chex Cereal
- 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- ½ cup Peanut Butter
- ¼ cup Butter
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1½ cup Powdered Sugar
- ½ cup Blue Sixlets
- ½ cup White Chocolate Chips
- Blue Food Coloring
- Blue Sprinkles
- 2 Gallon Ziploc Bags
- First gather all ingredients and measure 9 cups of Chex cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
- Mircowave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter on high for 1 minute and stir. Microwave another 30 seconds, or until the mixture stirs smoothly. Then, stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour mixture over the Chex cereal, stirring until evenly covered. Then, divide the cereal in half and put it in two gallon Ziploc bags. Then, pour powdered sugar into the bags, seal, and shake.
- Melt white chocolate chips and stir in blue food coloring. Spread the cereal mixture on baking sheets and drizzle blue chocolate over the cereal. Add blue sprinkles and Sixlets. Store in refrigerator.
We ended our Bluey at-home celebration with earning medals of achievement! For completing the games and activities, I awarded my boys with Bluey medals. The medal portion is a free printable (located in the form at the bottom of this post) and I just glued a ribbon to the back to make it into a medal. With a piece of velcro or a safety pin you could easily make the medals into merit badges, too! Another fun idea that fits this theme so well!
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I hope you enjoyed our at-home Bluey Backyard Birthday Party. If you create this little celebration, or use any of the ideas, please tag me on Instagram so I can see them. I love connecting with all of you! Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Bluey on Disney+. It’s such a wonderful show. I hope your family loves it as much as mine does!
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