Ideas for Clifford Child Birthday Parties

Ready to travel to Birdwell Island and find Clifford Child Birthday Parties ideas?

Don't want to travel, but bring Birdwell Island to your home?

Great...because you are going to find many Ultimate Clifford Party ideas for you to use and develop into better ideas!

You'll find everything you need from the invitations to the thank you notes and everything in between and when you're finished you'll have everything you need to throw your son/daughter the next Ultimate Kid Birthday Party!!!

But before we get started, take a look at this great party pack. It includes just about everything for all Clifford Child Birthday Parties.

Clifford Kit-N-Kaboodle

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Now it’s time to plan the ultimate child birthday parties, but where do you have it? There are so many options and picking the “right” one can be very difficult for some people. Just remember, as long as your child’s family and friends are there, the location really doesn’t matter to them. So pick somewhere that is convenient and easy for you to setup and clean up in a minimal amount of time…

* Clifford's Birdwell Island: How great this party would be if you could only get all the kids to Birdwell Island. Now that sounds great, but not very realistic. I have an idea, why don't you transform you house into Birdwell Island? Now that might seem overwhelming right now, but read on, because you will find so many ideas that this project will be easy. First, I would suggest checking out our selection of Clip Art and Coloring Pages. You will find so much information you won't be able to use it all!!! Now what are the benefits of having a party at your home? You might be thinking NO WAY!!! But wait, first I know you won’t forget any crucial party items at your home (e.g. piñata bat). Second, that reservation won’t get screwed up…because you are already there! Finally, you know where everything is, how convenient. Now don’t get me wrong, you do run the risk of damage and such, but weigh the benefits and risks and pick what’s best for you!

* Clifford's Day at the Park: This is another excellent location for the party theme. Make a list of all the local parks in the area and write down the key features of each one. For example, how much area is available? is there a playground? trash can availability? Bathrooms? covered areas? Capacity of park? etc. You don’t want to show up at an overcrowded park, with no playground, no bathrooms and it start to rain. Spend some time in selecting the right park and I guarantee your party will run a lot smoother.

* Clifford's Day Out: Want to take Clifford and your child out on the town? How about renting an establishment to have the party? A lot of locations will provide you with invitations, discounts on food, a cake, etc. Make sure you find a decent place that provides you with enough stuff to balance out the cost. Don’t be afraid to ask for food discounts and other items, you will be surprised on what they will offer, but only if you ask!

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Picking out or designing the Ultimate invitation can either be a fun or challenging part of the party. It all depends on how much time you have, what type of planning you want to do and how much thought you put in to it. I want to help “you” create the Ultimate invitation that will represent your party theme perfectly and impress your party guests. How? Well, I have listed a few ideas to get your creativity juices flowing. Take these ideas, as is, or alter them to fit “your” taste. I am sure with the ideas listed below you will be able to create the Ultimate Party Invitation!!! Enjoy…

* Store/Internet Bought: Let me guess, either you don't have the time or the creativity to create an Ultimate Invitation? Or maybe you just like a store bought invitations better. It doesn’t matter, here are a couple of great invitations you can choose from that will fit your party theme perfectly. Clifford Invitation or Clifford WOW Birthday Invitation

* Invitation Help: As you start to create this invitation masterpiece, don't forget to check out the Clifford clip art for lots of different pictures. They will help you design the inside and out. Good Luck!

* Party Slogan: Before we get into the designing process, why don’t you pick out a party slogan? Pick something that your party will be developed around. Here are a few ideas to help you:

1. "Today's Big Idea...a Party for "name" with Clifford!"

2. ""Name's" "age" Birthday Puppy Party! "

Before we get started, I have listed a few ideas on the design of the invitation and then I will give ideas on what to say inside.

* Clifford Invitation #1: First, cut the invitation from card stock to look like a white doghouse with a red roof. Cut a large white rectangle to make the shape of a doghouse and a red triangle to glue to the top to make the roof. Try to find paper from a craft store that has dog prints all over it. Cut a smaller rectangle to fit over the larger white one and using double stick tape, tape it onto the larger rectangle creating a layered type look.  Finally for the last layer, use a clear velum cut into another slightly smaller rectangle to fit over the paw prints paper so that it is not only seen around the edges but through the velum as well. Before cutting the red triangles out of the red card stock for the roof print whatever saying you want on the invitation. Below are some ideas for the wording...

* Clifford Invitation #2: Use a standard invitation and put a picture of Clifford on the front with a call-out using a phrase from below.

* Clifford Invitation #3: Using card stock or paper, cut out Clifford the Dog. On the front will be a simple phrase inviting all the children.

* Here is a list of sayings you could include in your party invitations *

Wagging Happy Tails and Silly Sloppy Kisses
Clifford's Barking Out His Special Birthday Wishes
Music Games and Treats You'll See
Big Boy (name) Turning (age)

You're Invited to (name)'s (age) Birthday Party
Please Join Us For A Dog Gone Good Time

Hi, I'm (name) and this is my dog Clifford
Music, games, treats, and more...
(name) is turning (age)!
Clifford, Clifford, he's the best...
We want you to be our guest!
Clifford says... Don't forget to wear red!"

* Don't forget to add the RSVP, location, time, date, and other pertinent party information on the invitation

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Picking out, setting up and fine tuning the decorations can be a long tedious process. But, there is hope, because with a little planning and creativity, it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of the party. I have compiled ideas that start with the outside decorations and finishes with the inside decorations. You can use all, some or none of the ideas, but no matter which ones you choose, they will help you turn your party location into the Ultimate Party Location.

First, let's start with the outdoor decorations:

Attach a bouquet of helium filled balloons to a light post or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will be that day!

If the day of your party is sunny and bright, check out the great Color-your-own-Doghouse. It is the perfect outdoor decoration and activity center for the party.

Use red car chalk to draw red pawprints up the driveway and to the front door.

Roll out the red carpet on the driveway or backyard and let them experience royalty. If you want, you could call out their name as they arrive.

Get crazy with red foot prints. Don't hold back and put them everywhere. On the front steps, the driveway, backyard, there isn't a place that should be "paw-free"!

If you want a dog house, but at a cheaper price try this! At the front entryway of the house, build a dog house around the frame of the door. When the children walk into the house, it will feel like they are going into Clifford's dog house.

Now, let’s move inside the party location and decorate…

Let’s start with the simple decorating. Tie helium balloons of different shades of red, blue, yellow, black or white in clusters of 3 or 5 to the back of chairs or tucked into corners. Don't forget to tie a bunch of balloons to the birthday child’s chair. If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying lengths of curling ribbon, and hang them from the ceiling or from light fixtures throughout the house.

Next, let’s move on to another simple, yet familiar decorating item, Streamers. Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful effect by draping rainbow colored metallic streamers from the center of the ceiling to the walls on each side of the room. The streamers can be twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look. After you are done, it should look like a spiral rainbow above the room! They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading vertically down walls.

Here are some great Happy Birthday or Red Dogs & Pawprints confetti to place on the tables and around the party area.

Another great idea is to print out some great pictures from our Clifford Clip Art Page. Have them laminated and place them around the party area.

Here is a great Clifford Happy Birthday Banner for the party.

Create the Ultimate Dog House. Start by painting a refrigerator box white and make a red roof for it. Then paint a Red Clifford on the front of it. This is a great party decoration.

Make giant dog bones from white poster board and hang them from the ceiling in the party room and above the party table.

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Party Tableware

The colors of the party should be pretty simple. I would stick with RED, white, blue, yellow or black. After you have selected the party theme colors, decide on whether you will use either printed or solid color party tableware.

Here is a great selection of Clifford themed kid birthday parties tableware:

* Clifford Luncheon Napkin
* Clifford WOW Dinner plates
* Clifford WOW Birthday Cups
* Clifford Table cover
* Clifford Blowouts

Going solo on your party theme? Can’t find any party theme tableware you like? Then take a look at the silverware, plates, napkins, etc in solid colors. You’re guaranteed to find a color that matches your theme.

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Now that you have picked out the location, selected a few decorations and picked the theme colors and party tableware, what is your child going to wear at an Ultimate Clifford Child Birthday Parties? Wouldn’t your child love to dress up as Clifford? I know they would, so here is a perfect chance to let them. Check out these Ultimate costumes!!

First, check out these great Face Paint Crayons. You can decorate the children however you want!!!

Now Dad or Mom, I know you would love to come dressed as Clifford. Check out this great Clifford costume for adults..

Clifford Costume
Clifford Costume

Here are 2 great Clifford Costumes for your child to wear at their Ultimate Child Birthday Parties. Just click on the image to view.

Have fun!!

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Ice Breaker Activities

Let those who’ve arrived early play with Bubbles while they wait for the other guests to arrive.

Don’t forget to check out the great collection of coloring pages I have compiled. A coloring activity is a great way to keep the children occupied until the party starts. Plus, you can send them home in their goody bag.

A simple game of Dog, Dog, Bone (i.e. duck, duck, goose) is a great ice breaker activity. You can keep adding children to the circle after they arrive. I have yet to find a child who doesn't like this game, it’s a classic!!!

Freeze Dance is another great game to get kids acquainted. The game doesn't require a certain number of kids, so they can join in as they arrive. Play a Dog soundtrack as the kids dance. If you stop the music, they must freeze. If they don’t freeze, they are out. The game restarts after all the children have been eliminated except one. Kids love to dance and play games, which makes this an Ultimate Ice Breaker Activity.

Have the children decorate a large birthday banner in honor of your child that says, “Happy Birthday, Name”. You can get a large roll of paper from a store like Target. Give the children crayons, stickers, and other such items to use.

Storytime with puppet show: Make the puppets by printing characters off websites & laminating.  Attach to Popsicle sticks.

Dog Collars: As the guests arrive have them make "dog collars" out of foam strips attached with velcro which the kids can decorate with sticky foam shapes (no glue required)

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Picking out the perfect food, refreshments, treats and cake should be a fun experience. Think of clever names for each item that relates back to the Clifford the Dog theme. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Clifford Child Birthday Parties Idea for Food:

* Dogs in a Blanket - Slice a hotdog length wise and cut cheese into strips. Unroll a croissant and stuff it with the hotdog and cheese.
* Sub Sandwiches
* Pizza
* Doggie Bags - take a brown paper sack and color a black paw on it. Next write their names on the bag in red.
* Dog Bone Biscuit
* Puppy Chow - Also serve puppy chow (chex cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips mixed together). The kids thought the puppy chow was great. 

Clifford Child Birthday Parties Idea for Refreshments:

* Red Juice Boxes
* You can serve the drinks that children love, such as, Capri Suns, Kool-Aid Koolers, Kool-Aid Jammers, boxed juice, etc.

Clifford Child Birthday Parties Idea for Cake:

Deciding on whether you are going to make or buy the Ultimate cake is a tough decision. It mainly depends on how much time you have and how many guests are coming. I would suggest for a smaller party, you try and make that Ultimate cake. But if there is going to be a large number of guests, maybe a large cake made by the baker would be the best decision. It’s up to you, but here are some ideas on making an Ultimate Clifford cake.

Click on these Ultimate Cakes for the directions on how to make them.

Clifford Cake
Clifford Cake

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Party Favors

* Clifford Red Dog BOY Keepsake Cup Kit
* Clifford WOW loot bags
* Cinderella Unfilled Treat Bags
* Bangle Plastic Bracelets
* Give out Dogtag Keychains
* Soft Rainbow Ball Party Favors
* Pre-assembled Favor Packs
* Plastic Dog Bones
* Glow In the Dark Party Favors
* Glow Jelly Bangle Bracelet Set Party Favors

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Click here for the Ultimate selection of Clifford the Dog Toys. Need something besides a Cinderella toy? Click here for the Ultimate Child Birthday Parties toys.

Clifford the Dog Present
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Games and Activities


Looking for the Ultimate Clifford the Dog Games and Activities? I have dedicated a whole page for these games. I know you will find enough choices to fill the games section of your Ultimate Clifford the Dog Party.

Before we get to those games, check out these Ultimate Piñatas. Your child will definitely love them!!!

Do these piñatas not quite fit your Clifford Child Birthday Parties Theme? Click here for the Ultimate selection of birthday piñatas.

Now it’s time for the Ultimate Clifford Kid Birthday Parties games. Check them out here

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Thank You Notes

Now the parties over, what do you do? Start planning the next one? Sure, but you don’t want to forget about the guests that helped you celebrate your child’s birthday. Make sure to send out some type of Thank You note. Whether it is store bought or hand made, just make sure to get it out no later than a week after the party. Also, if you took any pictures at the party, make sure to include one in each invitation. Any Thank You note you choose will end any Ultimate Clifford Child Birthday Parties.

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