As previously mentioned, I thought we would be doing a Peppa Pig birthday party for Miss Elliott. However, she insisted she wanted a Daniel Tiger theme party so that’s what we did! I started with lot of great free resources from PBS and of course I had to add some of my own touches.
You can see the trolley prop, which I talked a bit about before. I originally planned to use it to hold food, but the top piece was not large or sturdy enough for that, so it was simply used for decoration only.
I bought the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Friends Figures Set from Amazon, and took them into our local Hy-Vee grocery store. I found another cake that was kind of outdoorsy (I think it was a Mickey Mouse cake actually, Mickey was driving around or something) and asked them to use our Daniel Tiger figurines instead. Turned out just fine, I think!
I printed her t-shirt iron on, and you could do something similar with these kinds of ink jet transfer papers.
Guests were greeted with a large poster and a couple signs. I added a few tissue paper poms, which I decided to buy instead of make myself, but it’s pretty easy to do. (Here’s a good tutorial on how to make your own tissue paper poms.) We had several sticker quotes with Daniel and his friends around the house in different rooms…even the bathroom!
I bought colorful tableware and stuck the circle stickers on paper cups.
The menu consisted of:
- Daniel Tiger’s Gluten Free Veggie Spaghetti (actual vegetable noodles, or zoodles, which I made with my nifty Spiralizer tool!)
- Miss Elaina’s Gluten Free Meatballs
- Katerina Kittycat’s Carrots & Peppers
- O the Owl’s Onion Dip
- Prince Wednesday’s Pasta Salad
- Tiger Tails
- Royal Gluten Free Blueberry Buckle
I made a giant Daniel Tiger sticker and created “Stick the Nose on Daniel Tiger” which the kids loved! They thought it was HILARIOUS to intentionally put his nose on his ear. Almost two months later and giant Daniel is still on our sliding glass door! (But, that’s nothing…some of our Frozen decor is still up going on almost a year now!)
One of Elliott’s favorite toys was the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Bungalow Adventure Playset to go along with her other figurines.
When it was all over we sent out some cute “Ugga Mugga” thank you notes with her very own custom address labels.
It was a fun party! My big girl seemed happy with the results. =) (Don’t ask me why she refused to wear the coordinating red leggings I had for her, but at least I got a decent photo before she got “Tiger Tail” Cheetos dust all over her white shirt!)
Last but not least, I made sure to create some FREE PRINTABLES in case you would like them for your Daniel Tiger party!! Here are some items you may want to use for your printables:
- Free Zip file with printables (available in my Resource Library — get the password below)
- Sticker Paper
- Scissors and/or paper cutter
- Postcard Sheets
- Address labels
- Local copy shop to print the 18″ x 20″ poster
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