It’s that time of year when daycare closes for the summer and we party with a year-end celebration!  This year’s theme was Scooby Doo, one of the kids’ all-time favorite cartoon characters.  I was a bit surprised that the cowardly dog, who would rather have a snack than solve a mystery, would remain so wildly popular after 41 years!  When the kids began to memorize the lyrics of the theme song, back in October, I knew we had the makings of a great party.

I shopped around for a Wilton Scooby Doo cake pan (after last year’s Rock Star Guitar Cake, I wanted to do it again!) and found this one on Ebay:

I used the Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix and followed the recipe for Wilton’s Buttercream icing, which was perfect for piping stars.  (I know his fur is dark and he looks a little bit like Yogi Bear, but I was not about to make another batch of frosting!)

In keeping with the theme, I labeled some dog bowls with the kids’ names and we used them at lunchtime to eat (you got it!) hot dogs!


NO party is complete without a pinata filled with lots of goodies, and I just love the looks on their faces when all that candy comes pouring out at their feet!

It was a happy day and a successful party, for sure.  I didn’t bother to share with the kids the fact that, a long time ago, Scooby Doo was a part of my Saturday morning lineup.  And when I began to think of just how long ago it actually was, I had myself a Scooby snack, jumped into my Mystery Machine and headed to Marshalls (ruh,roh), where depressing thoughts vanish in the shoe department.

And, “That’s a fact!”


0 thoughts on “Scooby Dooby Doo…a kid’s party!

  1. Rita Ostrander says:

    What a fantastic looking party!~I had to laugh..Reminds me of one of my all time favorite bumper stickers..”What would Scooby Doo? ” Beautiful cake and extraordinary creativity! I would expect nothing less. Great post.Keep em’coming!

  2. Jen says:

    The kids LOVED it!!!!!! You throw the BEST parties!!!! I’ll be 40 in 2 years, I want a birthday theme party! I’ll have Ky contact you 😉