Let your guests know you've picked a theme ahead of time by sending out some snazzy paw-ty invitations. They're so cute and colourful, your guests will definitely want to RSVP yes! Don't forget to include the whole PAW Patrol gang. You can make your own or buy some customizable ones.
Welcome your guests to the party with a colourful and inviting sign. You can place it on your front door or use it as party decor. Buy one from Etsy, or make your own using bristol board and pictures of your kid's favourite pups.
Party guests will love dressing up like Chase, Marshall and Skye. Print out these free mask templates on card stock or thick paper and cut one out for each guest. Kids can wear the masks during the party and have their own rescue misson.
Serve chips, candy and other party snacks in dollar-store dog bowls. Grown-ups might find this weird, but the kids will love it! For added fun, make your own pup-themed signs for the snacks, like "Pup-Corn" or "Paw-tato Chips." The punnier the funnier!Photo: Pinterest via rubersomedirtblog.com
Keep the puppy theme going with bone-shaped food. Serve your guests bone-wiches or add bone-shaped cheese blocks to your pasta salad. The possiblities are endless—all you need is a bone cookie cutter. For added fun, try using a paw print- or dog-shaped cutter as well. Bone Appetit!
Decorate the table with these paw-some napkin holders. Just print them on coloured paper (or white paper so the kids can colour on them), shape them into a circle and staple the back. You can let each guest take one home.
Prepare a few hats and ears ahead of time for each guest to wear at the party, or simplify the craft so the kids can make it as a party activity. All you need are some hats from the dollar store, felt or paper, markers, scissors and glue. You can print out the PAW Patrol badges or design your own. You can do only Marshall hats or if you're feeling extra creative have each guest create their own puppy. Just be sure to pick up extra supplies such as a police hat for Chase and a construction hat for Rubble.
Get the instructions: Marshall costume
Have your own PAW Patrol-themed scavenger hunt. Tell the guests that Skye, Chase, Zuma, Rocky, Marshall and Rubble have lost their badges and the kids need to help find them. Before the party, print out these free badges on cardstock as well as some tracking sheets, and hide the badges around your backyard or house. Give each kid a glue stick and a tracking sheet. Once they find a badge they can glue it to the corresponding pup on their sheet. The first one to find all the badges wins. Be sure to print out enough badges for each guest to find one.
Entertain the kids with this twist on the classic game Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Just print out a image of Chase and a few badges for the kids. Blindfold them, give them a spin and see who manages to pin the badge in the right spot. This game works with any of the pups, so you can choose your kid's favourite.Photo: Pinterest via mominthebend.blogspot.com
The guest of honour will love this Rubble-inspired cake—and it's way easier to make than it looks. To create the construction site, use a chocolate cake base, surround the cake with Kit Kat bars and add overflowing candy rocks or M&Ms. Add Rubble and his bulldozer on top, and you're done!
Get the recipe: Rubble Cake
If cakes aren't your thing, go for these simple pupcakes instead. Just bake your favourite batch of cupcakes. Then, decorate them with white frosting, one Oreo cookie and chocolate pellets (or your kid's favourite round chocolate treats) to create a paw print design. So simple, but they'll bow-wow your guests.Photo: Pinterest via gottagetbaked.com
Create your own puppy adoption station so each guest can take home a new furry friend at the end of the party. Buy stuffed dogs in various breeds and place them near the party decorations. Don't forget to make a big adoption sign, or you can buy one.
The kiddies can take their pups home in these cute PAW Patrol doggie bags. You can make your own from coloured paper and brown lunch bags and get your kids to help decorate them, or buy some pre-made from Etsy. For extra fun, load the goodie bags up with other dog-themed loot.
$3 per bag, etsy.com