Ok, before I get into the details on how to plan a Scooby Doo party, I just have to tell you how I came up with the title for this page (I’m kind of a history geek). In Season 1 of the original “Scooby Doo, Where are You?” television series, Episode 12 was titled, “Scooby Doo and a Mummy, Too.” It aired on November 29, 1969! How cool is that?!
Alright, enough geeking out over old Scooby Doo episodes. Time to get down to business. Scooby Doo may be pretty old school, but he’s still popular as a birthday party theme. If you haven’t introduced your kids to Scooby Doo yet, hop to it! And then prepare yourself, because your next party theme may very well be Scooby Doo!
Don’t worry! If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Check out the party decorations and other ideas below…
Scooby and the Gang!
Scooby and the Gang as pictured in the first image above might be a bit much for a backdrop for a snack table, but the colors in the second image are typical of the “Scooby Doo, Where are You?” TV show. I foresee some combination of these two images for a snack table, perhaps with a banner hanging from the table that says “Scooby Snacks.”
Scooby Goody Bags!
Two very cute ideas for goody bags! Add a small hand lens, a notebook to keep track of clues, a pencil, and a pair of goofy glasses (for a disguise), and your bags are complete!
These mystery solving tools could also be used for an activity later!
Haunted House Lanterns
This pattern would be time-consuming to cut out without a Cricut or similar device, but I think it’s well worth the cool effect. Use orange, blue and green paper for the background to follow along with the Scooby color scheme.
This would be a neat design for a “Happy Birthday” banner, although I would use paper rather than wooden letters so the banner hangs easier.
Watch Out, Scooby! A G-g-g-ghost!
Ghosts everywhere! These spiral ghosts are simple and fun to craft. They’re so simple, in fact, that your kids can cut them out and put them together with minimal instruction from you.
For an added effect, use sparkly white (12X12) scrapbook paper!
Spooky Eyes and Scooby Snacks!
For this decoration (above), all you need are a handful of small boxes, some dark blue wrapping paper, and eyes. Glow in the dark paper for the yellow parts of the eyes would be great, especially if you can put these boxes in a dark corner somewhere for your event.
Or you could place them on your snack table…right beside the Scooby Snacks!
A Mystery to Solve!
Every good Scooby Doo party needs a villain to steal the birthday cake, right?! Well, that’s what happened at this party!
Luckily for the junior sleuths, the villain left footprints and Scooby clues to follow. It didn’t take long for the party guests to find the clues and unravel the location of the missing cake.
Needless to say, things did not go well for the creepy villain in this episode of “Scooby Doo, Where are You?”
You may not want the silly string mess, but I can personally attest to the level of extreme joy the kids experienced during this activity…especially when they discovered it was the birthday girl’s dad under the villain’s cloak!
I hope you’re inspired by these Scooby Doo party ideas. Most of the photos above are linked to their original sources, so be sure to click on those and check them out. Below are some additional party supplies you may find appealing (these are affiliate products, and I receive a small commission for any items you purchase through these links). Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.