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Scooby Doo and a Party, Too!

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, I’ve got you covered. Check out the party decorations and other ideas below…

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Scooby Doo Party Decorations

Blue, orange, and green plastic tablecloths

Posterboard that looks like wood

Plastic skeleton hands

Scary glow-in-the-dark eyes

Orange, brown, black, and blue butcher paper

Black faux fur fabric

White (or white sparkly) 12X12 scrapbook paper

Old white sheets

Black and yellow cardstock

Haunted house lantern pattern and colored paper of your choice

Small boxes

Blue wrapping paper

Scooby Doo Party Games & Activities

Scooby paw print clues

Black cardstock

Silly string

Black cloak for villain

White cardstock for masks and assorted markers, stickers, etc.

Elastic string

Large cardboard box

Acrylic paints: blue, green, orange, black, white, and yellow

Escape from the Haunted Mansion game 

Scooby Doo Party Favors

Brown favor bags

Black permanent marker

Brown paper bags

Printed Mystery Machine decorations

Scooby's eyes, ears, nose, and lashes

Glue stick

Scooby's dog tags (printed or plastic)

Teal ribbon

Party favors

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Scooby Doo Party Decorations

Totally Rad Scooby Doo Party Decorations

The decorations below are some of my favorites from my Pinterest searches. If you're looking for more ideas, check with your child's elementary school teacher. They always have great ideas for themed door or bulletin board decorations!

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.” 

Image credit: CatchMyParty.com

Behind Spooky Door #1

There are so many great ideas for door decorations that I had to include them all as possible choices. I was thinking this would be an awesome decoration for a bathroom door!

Image credit: PrettyMyParty.com

Behind Spooky Door #2

This Scooby door decoration would be perfect for a back door or coat closet.

Image credit: decoor.net

Behind Spooky Door #3

This would be my choice for a front door decoration. The ghostly eyes are a great reminder of the original Scooby Doo TV series!

Image credit: SouthernLiving.com

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! 

And hey, whattaya know? A use for those old white sheets! Toss one over a small table and add a couple of spooky eyes, and you're ready to serve some Scooby snacks!

Scooby Doo - Where Are You? Banner

Looking for a unique party banner that works for a birthday or Halloween party? I've got you covered. Check out this one-of-a-kind design in my Party Shop.

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.  The website I found it on is no longer active, but you can download the pattern by clicking on the Download Templates button above.

Scooby Doo Birthday Banner

This would be a neat design for a “Happy Birthday” banner, although I would use paper rather than paper mache' letters so the banner hangs easier.

Spooky Eyes

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.

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Scooby Doo Party Games and Activities

Awesome Scooby Doo Party Games and Activities

My friend Jennifer spent a lot of time (and probably watched a few Scooby Doo episodes) designing the activities for her daughter's party. Check out the photos below to see how everything turned out (I'll give you a hint - it wasn't good for the villain)!

A Scooby Doo 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! 

Image credit: chicaandjo.com

Image credit: Ron Jones

Scooby Clues!

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.

Image credit: Ron Jones

To Catch a Villain...

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! 

Image credit: Ron Jones

The Perfect Disguise

Who doesn't need a good villain mask these days? The kiddos at this party enjoyed coloring and designing villain masks they thought would be Scooby Doo worthy. We provided the masks, markers, stickers, glitter, and other odds and ends for the decoration process.  

Image credit: Ron Jones

Mystery Machine Photo Booth

This would likely be the most time consuming decoration for this party theme...but seriously, who can pass up a Mystery Machine photo booth?!

Scooby Doo Escape Room Game

I've seen several good reviews for this game, so if you have a small group of party goers, you might want to check it out! Or maybe try your hand at making your own escape room activity - there are tons of free resources online that can help.

Image credit: DadSuggests.com

Must-Have's for the Snack Table!


Scooby Doo Party Food

Scooby Snacks Galore!

Coming up with snack ideas for a Scooby Doo party theme isn't very difficult, especially considering the fact that Scooby and Shaggy would eat just about anything. These tasty snack ideas are a great way to keep your party goers happy! You'll find even more fun Scooby snack ideas on Pinterest.

Who Doesn't Like Puppy Food?

I know; it's a little cringe-worthy at first, but it's not really puppy food. If you can find one of these bone shaped dog bowls, just add some Chex Mix, and your guests will get a good laugh after that sigh of relief (when they realize you're not feeding them actual dog food).

P.S. If you really want to mess with your guests, don't put out paper plates - use small plastic dog bowls instead.

Image credit: ohrubbishblog.com

Image credit: CatchMyParty.com

Mystery Juice

Not much of a mystery here, Scoob. Just some tasty juice and a cute paper straw (avoid plastic straws for your parties whenever you can)!  

Image credit: CatchMyParty.com

Scooby and Shaggy's Awesome Sandwiches

It wouldn't be a Scooby Doo party without sandwiches! You can certainly make these yourself, but I recommend checking with your local sub shop to see if they'll put together a party platter for you (see photo below). 

Image credit: Pinterest

Image credit: Pinterest

Monster Pretzel Treats

These look like so much fun...and tasty, too! I particularly love the candy eyes staring off in different directions in anticipation of being eaten - kuddos for that extra detail!   

Image credit: B-InspiredMama.com

Mummy Dogs

No worries; these are much easier than they look - and your kiddos will love them! Just grab some hotdogs and crescent rolls (the ones in the can - not the pre-baked kind), stretch out the crescent roll dough, cut into thin strips, and wrap them around the dogs. Bake according to instructions on the crescent roll canister, and you're good to go!

Image credit: LifeasMama.com

Ghostly Cupcakes

I found tons of cute ideas for cakes online, but these cupcakes are a bit different. Tie die frosting, marshmallow ghost toppers, and colorful liners make for a simple, yet thematic treat for your party-goers.

Image credit: WonderlandRecipes.com

Party Favor Bags & Goodies!


Scooby Doo Party Invitations and Favors

One-of-a-Kind Scooby Doo Party Invitations and DIY Favor Bags

So many fun ideas to work with - how do you choose? It all depends on how much time you have and how crafty you are - either way, your guests are sure to enjoy these one-of-a-kind invitations and party favor bags.

Scooby Invitation

If you're a do-it-yourself kind of person, these cards would be super fun to construct. The Scooby dog tag sticker on the envelope adds a nice touch.

Image credit: ChicaandJo.com

Scooby and Shaggy Invitation

A typical pose for Scooby and Shaggy! The flashlight idea is awesome and really makes this invitation stand out from the rest.

Image credit: oliviacarter.blogspot.com

The Mystery Machine Invitation

This hand-drawn invite features a flap (the van "door") that lifts up to reveal the party information. Simply cut out, connect the door and van using tape (via 3 small tabs), fill out the party details section, and you've got a unique invitation that's sure to impress! The front of the door flap says "Let's Celebrate!" Get your copy in my Party Shop!  

Image credit: DetailsPartyDesigns

Simple Scooby Party Favor Bags

All you need for these simple goodie bags are brown paper favor bags, a black marker, teal ribbon, and Scooby dog tags (cut out of cardstock).  

Image credit: Pinterest

Mystery Machine Party Favor Bags

For this style, simply glue Mystery Machine cut-outs onto brown paper bags - super easy and really cute! 

Image credit: CatchMyParty.com

Scooby Dooby Doo Party Favor Bags!

Who knew brown paper lunch bags would be so perfect for a Scooby Doo party?! Eyes, lashes, a nose and ears are all you need to recreate the classic Scooby Doo face. 

Image credit: ChicaandJo.com

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