Ultimate Paw Patrol Party | Cutest Ideas!

Hello, I’m Zoe! Welcome to my page where I share my ideas for the best, creative kids’ parties on a budget! In this post, we will work together to plan the most epic paw-patrol party for your little one.

I have years of experience designing and running kids’ parties. I know what works, and I’m here to share that with you, to help you run the party as smoothly as possible! 

Paw patrol was one of my most popular party requests a few years ago, and it’s one of the shows I most enjoy putting on for my little boy! So hopefully my fandom also shines through with these birthday party suggestions.

Paw patrol have awesome games and toys and merch on their shop that could make for great birthday presents, costume props and even party favours! Definitely check it out (not-sponsored)

Awesome Paw Patrol Party Games

We have got 4 awesome paw patrol game ideas for you that suit all ages, and are tried and tested fun!

1. Puppy life:

In this game, the facilitator will call out that the children must follow. The last ones to follow the actions are out and the game continues!

  • Dinner Time – Run to one side of the room and rub bellies, hungry for dinner
  • Time for the Groomers– Run to the other side of the room and look scared, legs shaking
  • Sit – Children sit, paws up by their faces, to attention
  • Catch – Children jump up and pretend to catch a ball that’s been thrown to them
  • Belly rubs – children lie on their backs and flail their legs and arms in the air as though asking for belly rubs

This is a fun, high concentration and physical game- you can simplify it for younger children by taking out one or two instructions, or reward the fastest child to avoid having to send people ‘out’.Pro tip: If you don’t want to upset children by sending them ‘out’ you can send them over to jump into the massive imaginary pile of jello! Squelch!!! Children will enjoy making a big squelching sound and dramatic jump- it makes everyone else laugh too.

2. Ryder says:

This game is like ‘Simon Says…’ The facilitator calls actions and always starts with “Ryder saws….[touch your head]”. Kids only follow the actions that start with “Ryder says…” If the facilitator just says “touch your head” the children aren’t mean to follow it. If they get it wrong they are out (or for young kids just have a chuckle (“got you!”) and keep going!

3. Puppy Statues:

This game is like musical statues- children dance to music and when the music stops they have to freeze! Encourage them to do the craziest dancing they can manage- this is also a good strategy to get them burning as much energy as possible. You can either reward the most frozen statues or call out the funniest frozen positions.

You can use this soundtrack as dance music, the kids will likely recognise it from the move!

4. Puppy Puppy Paw Patrol:

This game is similar to duck duck goose but with a theme. It’s a great one to play as children arrive (or as children might get tired of lunchtime at different rates) as new players can easily join and it’s fun and familiar to them. Children sit in a circle facing inwards. Child A walks around the outside of the circle and gently taps the group one by one on the head as they pass saying puppy, puppy, puppy, …then, they choose one child (child B) to say paw patrol. Child B jumps up and chases Child A around the circle. Child A has to run around the whole group and sit back in Child B’s space. If they manage, Child B becomes Child A in the next round. Otherwise, Child A has to play again until they succeed.

We also have a whole separate post about how to throw a Puppy Party which you might also love to explore!

Paw Patrol Birthday Party Activities

1. Paw Patrol Adventure Story

We’ve created a Paw-Patrol-like story that you can read to the kids, and encourage them having a fun time acting out. This is a lovely activity for the a bit more of a downtime in the party.

Encouraging the kids imagination in this section will really make the even so exciting for them. We suggest having some mystical adventurous background music to really create some storytelling atmosphere. For example check out this playlist for an ambient mystical soundtrack: Fairy Magic by Derek Fletcher!

2. Paw patrol training camp

This game is a puppy training obstacle course and each challenge has a paw patrol character theme! It is a really fun activity and a great energy zapper for the kids!

There are 5 challenges; long jump, relay, balance, aim and construction challenge and each is themed after a paw patrol character! Feel free to choose your favourite 3 or 4 if 5 is too many. At the end of each challenge- the facilitator can have a think and look at the imaginary score card and declare that the pups have passed their training!

There are two ways to do this. Either the whole group do activities together, or what works well is (if you have enough adult helpers) that there are little obstacle stations and the kids are in groups and go from one station to the other. This mimics a real training camp set up.

  • Skye the pilot pup: Long jump challenge. Call it fly practise. How far can the children fly? Mark out 3 levels they have to try and achieve but make them all manageable!
  • Marshal the fire pup and Rubble the construction pup: Make a tower out of cushions! This is a fun, silly challenge- pretend the cushions are really heavy rocks and task the children to balance them on each other to create the tallest tower! Fire and construction pups need to be super strong, and clear bits of building to save people.
  • Chase the police pup: Relay race challenge. Children must take it in turns to run up and around a chair across the room from them, and pass the baton to the next child
  • Rocky the recycling pup: Balls in a bin challenge. Have to get as many balls into a bin as possible, as though recycling litter. Children must stand behind a line and practise their aim, throwing objects in a bucket. You can use anything here- Lego blocks in a basket, soft toys in a bucket- whatever you have a lots of at home.
  • Zuma the water rescue pup: Balance line challenge. As though crossing a very thin, wobbly bridge, children have to balance on a thin line that snakes around. You can make this out of masking tape on a hard floor, or lay a piece of rope or string on a carpet or on grass.

At the end celebrate the kids completing puppy training school!

3. The doggy sniff quiz

This is like a sniff puzzle treasure hunt! It’s a really fun game. There are 3 boxes with something inside and without seeing it children must guess the item just by sniffing it. 

Children have to sniff one or two boxes and choose which smells they are sniffing. There are some guess cards- if they sniff the right guess card, the get it, and on the back is a picture of the location of some hidden treasure! (for example, you can hide some chocolate coins or sweets)

We have some suggestions for the most recognisable smells: Orange, banana, lemon, crayons, cheese, vanilla, baby powder, any shower gel with a strong smell. We’ve created an example with pictures of smells of and clues on the back- so please use ours or feel free to make your own!

Paw Patrol Party Decorations

We love decorations that totally transform the feel of a space, are bold and simple, and are budget friendly! With this is mind, and years of experience decorating kids parties, here are our top suggestions:

  • Our top tip to create atmosphere in a space is loads of balloons!! We suggest a mix of these paw patrol themed ones, with any cheaper set of mixed bright colours to match the colour scheme of the show!
  • We usually suggest a DIY for a photo backdrop as part of decoration but this time- we’ve actually found this very cute paw patrol photo backdrop on amazon that comes in a bundle with paw patrol balloons!
  • Costume piece or props tend to bring great atmosphere to decorate a room and we had a look for paw patrol options and found these great dress-up character masks! They’re inexpensive but would also be used as party favours so 2 in 1!
  • If you want even more to decorate your space- we love the look of tinsel curtains. These can also be great for covering any areas of a space that don’t suit the paw-patrol theme (like notice boards in a community centre!)
  • MUSIC! although it might sound strange- musical can help create a magical world and transform a space into a party-kingdom! Have the paw patrol theme song (see you tube video below) playing as the kids arrive, to excite them!

Paw Patrol Food Ideas

  1. Bone shaped sandwiches: make soft break peanut butter or jelly sandwiches and use this cutter to turn them into bone shapes- this is super cute and creative and kids will love it.
  2. Party snacks in mini-puppy bowls! Fill the bowls with chips, Maltesers or crackers- they will find it really funny!
  3. Paw-print cupcakes! Use a mix of big smarties and little smarties to put paw print shaped on top of cupcakes- these are very simple but so cute for the kids to enjoy
  4. Paw patrol juice straws, to add some official theme, we love these straws (so cute!) so if you wanted to buy them, I’m sure they would go down a treat.

We also have great posts that Paw-Patrol fans might also love, such as our Fireman Party or our Construction Party ideas!

Good luck!

Ok there you go! I hope that was helpful. Remember your kids love you- and they will have a brilliant time however detailed you go in the prep- so enjoy and be sure to take heaps of photos and videos to capture every moment. My best of luck! Zoe x

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