First clue: A drawing or picture of a birthday cake and something saying “Blue left you a clue, do you see? A birthday cake for you and me! Two more clues you need to find, to figure out what Blue has on her mind!”
Second clue: A drawing or picture of balloons and something that might say: “It’s clue number two! There are so many balloons you see, now you need to look for clue number three!”
Third clue: Print out a picture of your kid with his/her face cut out and you can say something like: “Sit down in your thinking chair and think, think, think…. What could Blue want you to do? Come to a Birthday Party! But for who?”
The last invitation can say: “Did you figure out Blue’s Clues? Yup!! You’re right, kid’s name is having a birthday party”, then write the date, time, address etc.
Another thing you might want to say is “Wear blue from head to shoe so Blue will recognize you!”….
Here’s an original Blue’s Clues idea for thank you notes using dog language!? Yep, dog language – I’ll teach you… Print out a picture of your child on the front with a cartoon dialogue balloon saying: “Woof-woof arf Bike grrrrr woof-WOOF! Rrrr, kid’s name”, and at the bottom write “Translation inside”. Inside write: “Thank you for the great Bike for my birthday! Love, kid’s name.”
A terrific idea is to decorate the birthday area with different shades of blue and white balloons and streamers. You can also hang light-blue and dark-blue streamers from the doorway for a “curtain” effect. Use blue tablecloth and whatever other decorations you can dream of with shades of blue and turquoise. Also, you can draw large spirals on a sheet of light blue and dark blue paper and cut along the spiral to hang from the ceiling.
Take out any Blue’s Clues theme related toys and accessories and scatter them across the house, on shelves, tables, in the yard, etc. Table centerpieces can be red pails and yellow shovels (standing for Shovel and Pail) filled with stuffed characters from the show. You can also decorate a clock just like Tickety-Tock.
In the entrance to your house, put up “Mailbox” by taking an old mailbox (or any cardboard box), spray painting it purple and using colored craft foam and wiggly eyes.
Use blue chalk to draw paw prints leading to your house and cut out paw prints to hang all over the walls and floor.
The family room can be transformed into Steve’s living room by putting a red sheet over an arm chair and transforming it into “Thinking Chair”.
Blue’s Clues Costume
You or another grownup can also take part and get dressed up as Steve (with a green-striped shirt and khaki pants).
As the guests arrive, a fun idea is to take blue headbands and glue on blue felt ears for Blue’s doggy ears and have everyone wearing them during the party.
You can then use face paints or face paint crayons to paint little blue noses or dog faces on the guests. Make collars out of Velcro felt strips and glue on them plastic jewels.
A bunch of little blue-eared munchkins running around the party area will, with no doubt, get everyone into the Blue’s Clues mood.
A great Blue’s Clues icebreaker idea is to give the guests, as they arrive (along with the floppy ears), is a little Handy Dandy notebook and neat blue pencil. michael kors bags for cheap