Doc McStuffins was such a fun theme for my daughter’s 4th birthday party! Judging by all the fun and laughter we had that day, I’m pretty sure this party was a big hit with all her little friends.
I absolutely love making personalized party favors, games and activities, but I also love quick and easy birthday solutions so I’m excited to share my ideas, tips, and free printables with you so you can plan your own Doc McStuffins party with minimal effort.
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As with any party, I start by brainstorming my ideas:
I created some simple invitations that resembled a sheet from a doctor’s prescription pad.
I had my daughter fill out the friend’s name and sign her name at the bottom.
My daughter loves donuts so we wanted to incorporate donuts into her menu rather than traditional birthday cake. She got her own special donut with candles, and everyone else got Donut Hole Cake Pops.
This was my first time attempting Donut Hole Cake Pops and let me tell you….this was way easier than actual cake pops! LOL
Dunkin’ Donuts is her favorite, so we grabbed a bunch of Munchkins®, some lollipop sticks, and some Wilton Candy Melts in pink and purple. All you do is melt the base color candy melts (in our case, purple), insert a stick into the donut hole, dip in melted candy, set on parchment paper and let dry. Once the base color is dry, then melt the accent color (we used pink), put into a Ziplock bag, snip the corner, and drizzle over the donut pops. (TIP: If you have leftover candy melt frosting you can use it for making Vanilla Wafer “Bandages” shown below.)
We also served assorted donut holes and strawberries on wooden skewers. Again, very quick and easy and the kids loved them!
Fruit snacks became “gummy vitamins”. You could put these in cupcake wrappers, but I thought the little nut cups looks like pill cups, and they are sturdier than paper cupcake wrappers. Wilton has a wide variety of colors and themes, but we went with simple white cups.
Vanilla wafers became edible “Band-Aids” with a small drop of frosting (I used leftover candy melts from the donut pops in a Ziplock bag.) Just add a small drop and place an adorable icing decoration on top. Again, there are LOTS of options, we went with pink & purple hearts.
Our food table was very simple…purple plastic table cloth, and store-bought Doc McStuffins plates & napkins, and pink and purple balloons and streamers in the background. If you have a Party City near you they often have those items. (TIP: If you plan to order online from Party City you may quality for free shipping, and don’t forget to sign up and use your Ebates link to get some cash back!)
Donut on a String Game. Oh my goodness, this was hilarious!! The kids absolutely LOVED this game! My daughter asks to play it again for other parties. =D We strung donuts on a ribbon, one for each child (birthday girl got the special donut with sprinkles!) Space out donuts and line up each child with a donut. Hold each end of the ribbon TIGHTLY (it can get kind of heavy!). Instruct the children to eat their donut as quickly as they can without using their hands!! First one done is the winner. (TIP: Have the girls pull their hair back away from their face!)
Our next game was super fun, too…Knock Out Germs! The kids lined up and one at a time got to punch through a tissue paper covered hole that held a small gift. This took a bit of time to make, and if you’re looking for instructions you can find a TON of ideas on Pinterest or, you can get a pre-made Punch Box.
I used a combination of a tri-fold foam core board, a cardboard box, and plastic cups. I wanted to make a reusable board, and this one was passed on to a friend who had plans to redecorate and reuse, so you could go with a simpler design.
I stocked the cups with small, lightweight prizes such as: stickers, mini play-doh cups, erasers, etc.
Up next is probably my FAVORITE…favors!!
I made some cute stickers for the front of these purple gable treat boxes that said “Prescribed by Doc McElliott. RX: Enjoy the enclosed items as needed. Thank you for helping me celebrate.” So cute, right?! These were for her party guests, and I went with a white “prescription bag” for her classmates.
Both favor containers included personalized items: Strawberry Tic-Tac “pills, Boo Boo Bandages (Band-Aids for the kids, and restickable STICKAMAJIGGER™ bandages for their toys!) in a resealable bag, mini Kleenex Tissue Pocket, mini hand sanitizers, and disposable face masks.
Eeek! How did I not get an actual photo of the ADORABLE Tic-Tac label?!
I was a *little* nervous there might be some parents who were not thrilled with the idea of giving their kids “candy pills”, but nobody said anything. Several of the friends (with the exception of classmates) were older, and I hope they all know pills aren’t candy. But anyway…everyone seemed pretty excited about the gifts!
My husband was a great patient as the little doctors examined him and tended to his boo-boos! =D
We had such a fun day, and I hope you enjoyed our photos and projects! I would love to hear about your Doc McStuffins party, too!
PLEASE NOTE: I am unable to provide technical assistance if you are unable to print or personalize these files. If you have graphic software you may be able to personalize digitally, otherwise you can print and personalize by hand. These files are for PERSONAL USE ONLY, and by downloading you agree these files will not be used commercially or for profit in any way.
The PDF files including blank (unpersonalized) sheets of the following are available in my Resource Library (get password below):
- Bandages & Bandage Bag Labels
- Favor Boxes/Bags Labels
- Tissue Pack Labels
- Hand Sanitizers Labels
- Tic-Tac Labels