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Yo Gabba Gabba!
Birthday Party Planning Guide

Exclusively at BirthdayExpress.com

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They'll have a rockin' good time when you plan their next birthday party using the Yo Gabba Gabba! party planning guide! Here, you'll find suggestions for themed games, crafts and treats that even DJ Lance Rock would approve of!

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:

    Time:

    Place:

    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Yo Gabba Gabba! Party Supplies, 
Yo Gabba Gabba! Favors

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You'll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Yo Gabba Gabba! Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party

Silly Time

A Banner Day!

Remember to celebrate your child's birthday with a High Definition personalized birthday banner that matches your party theme. Hang one inside with a special birthday message, and another outside to greet your guests. Choose from one of 3 sizes, up to 8 feet long! And, for cute party photos, check out our Yo Gabba Gabba! standups.

Mark's Magic Picture Mural

Estimated time: 25 minutes

Supplies:
Directions:

Kids get to draw pictures, just like Mark! Hang a wide sheet of butcher paper on a wall, or spread it on a smooth floor surface. Provide water-based paints, markers, crayons, Yo Gabba Gabba! wall decorations, etc. for kids to use while creating their pictures. (This is a good activity to do while guests are arriving.)

Papa Goon's Fish Pond

Estimated time: 25 minutes

Supplies:
Directions:

Papa Goon likes to fish for interesting things. Invite all the kids to do the same. Hang a clothesline or rope in the air (about 6 feet from the floor), and spread a sheet over it to create a fishing wall. Next take a fishing pole, or a long stick, and attach string to an end; tie a paper clip to other end. Let the kids take turns "casting" their lines over the sheet. Have a helper hide on the other side, attach party favors, then give the line a slight tug. Kids "reel" in their catch and enjoy!

Musical Yo Gabba Gabba! Squirters

Estimated time: 25 minutes

Supplies:
  • squirters
  • party music CD
Directions:

Select the first squirter. Seat everyone in a circle, and put on the party music CD. Kids pass around the squirter while music plays. When the music stops, the child holding the squirter gets to keep it, and steps out of the game. Continue the game with a new squirter each time until everyone has won. Then, if it's hot outside, invite everyone to dip their toys in water, and have a silly squirt party.

Cool Tricks

Estimated time: 25 minutes

Supplies:
  • party music CD
Directions:

Ask kids what cool trick they would do if they were on Yo Gabba Gabba! Turn on some playful music, then invite everyone to take turns showing a cool trick (like a funny move, special stretch or dance step). Ask everyone else to follow. When it feels like a good time to switch players, say "Cool Trick! Who's next?"

Recipes

Yo Gabba Gabba! Cupcakes

Estimated Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
Supplies:
  • cupcake wrappers
  • cupcake tin
Directions:

Bake cupcakes, and frost them in different solid colors—to match each of the Yo Gabba Gabba characters. Then add the mini character standups from our cake toppers set. Another option is to use decorator gels to create faces of the characters. (Look at the pictures on your partyware for some good examples.) Then invite all the kids to have a cupcake party in their tummies!

DJ Lance Rock Juicy Juice

Estimated Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
  • orange juice
  • ginger ale
  • round orange slices
Directions:

This punch is orange and bubbly, just like DJ Lance Rock! Fill a pitcher with orange juice, and add a touch of ginger ale. Pour into our Yo Gabba Gabba! tumblers, and add a slice of orange to each cup.

Archibald's Goblet Sundaes

Estimated Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
  • sliced fruit (berries, bananas, peaches, etc.)
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate and caramel
  • gummy worms
Supplies:
Directions:

Archibald, the friendly purple worm, would love to put one of these in his tummy! Serve up in colorful purple goblets that the kids can take home as party souvenirs. First pour sliced fruit into separate goblets. Then add a couple dollops of whipped cream to each. Drizzle with chocolate and caramel (warmed separately in a microwave). Then top with gummy worms! Mmmmm...yummy for the tummy!

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