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Kid's Party Ideas - Barney Party Ideas, Barney Party Supplies, Barney Party

Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners

Every child has dreamed of visiting Barney's imaginary world of fun. Choose a slogan for your party by trying one of the following, or by thinking of one that suits your precious child.

"Join us for a Super Dee Dooper party for Michael!"
"I love you, you love me...won't you come to my Barney Party!”
"ABC & 123...Come have birthday fun with me!"

Barney Party Ideas:

When planning your toddler's birthday, remember that he/she has absolutely no expectations when it comes to this celebration. In reality, this party is for your family and friends, who are coming primarily to ooh and aah over your precious child. The day is sure to be wonderful and memorable if you keep a few things in mind.

Plan a fairly short party (no more than 1 to 1½ hours), and plan around your child’s naptime. The sight of a few balloons tied to his/her high chair, birthday cake with lots of frosting, and plenty of affection will be the highlights of the day for the baby! Too many activities will only result in an unhappy and cranky child. If possible, hold the party in your own home or in an environment the birthday child is familiar and comfortable with.

Take lots of pictures, including one of each guest with the birthday boy or girl. Also, take the time to put yourself in some of the pictures. Many busy parents find that they are "missing" from family albums because they were the ones behind the camera all day! A photo favor will be so meaningful to the people who are a big part of your child’s life. This can actually be a planned activity for your party.

Decorating Ideas:

Never underestimate the power of music to set the tone for your party. Play Barney party music in the background.

Color Scheme:

When using a color scheme use one or two main colors and build around these. If you choose to use only one color for your decorating, try to add little touches of another color or a lighter or darker shade of the same color to create a more pleasing effect. Adding little splashes of white, black, gold or silver will not detract from your main color choice, and the effect will be considerably more dramatic!

Attach a bouquet of helium filled Balloons  to a light post or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will be that day!

As an alternative to displaying Balloons, line the pathway leading to your home with single helium-filled Purple Balloons attached to Foil Balloon Weights.

Cut out large "dinosaur" footprints out of purple construction paper and place them on the walkway leading to your front door.

Greet your guests by hanging a Personalized Birthday Banner  from your front door or entrance. A fabulous way to add spunk right from the get-go!

Setting a table with party ware, including the tablecloth, cups, plates, napkins, and cutlery is the fastest way to create a focal point in a room. Setting the table with all the tableware creates a much grander effect. Add a few of the following touches to personalize your table.

Create a centerpiece using a bunch of helium filled Purple, Green and Yellow balloons tied with Purple, Green and Yellow curling ribbon. Attach them to a Balloon Weights.

Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place them in glasses for a tall dramatic look. The napkins can also be tied (and bundled with plastic cutlery) with a multitude of items to match your theme. Try Curling Ribbon, Gossamer Streamers, ric-rac or ribbon.

Bring color to the table via napkins. Give each person two napkins slipped into one napkin ring. Use two different colors (purple & green) (green & yellow), or two coordinating patterns or one patterned and one solid-colored napkin. A colorful setting can be achieved with little effort this way.

Add some Balloon Flowers and a Happy Birthday Rainbow, and you’ll have created a Super-Dee-Dooper setting.

Display your birthday cake in the center of the table…the kids will love the close up view!

When using a "theme", choose basic colors, then add some fun props. Place any Barney toys your child may have around the party area or spread them out on the floor.
Hang a Personalized Birthday Banner  to create a spectacular party setting!


Add lots of blue sky by tying bows across the top of each chair back. The bows can be cut to any length and look great with tails trailing on the floor. Make bows to hang anywhere and everywhere...chairs, doorways, tree trunks, stair rails, deck posts, gift packages or table-ends.


Balloons can economically transform any room, backyard or park into a festive space in a matter of minutes. When using balloons for toddler party read these Balloon Safety Tips.

Hang Balloons (Purple, Green and Yellow) and Purple, Green and Yellow Crepe Streamer all around the area.

Here are some ideas for decorating with balloons:

Use a Helium Tank to fill balloons. Tie Purple, Green and Yellow Curling Ribbon  to balloons, and group them together. (Odd numbers look best: 3, 5, or 7) Place groupings of balloons around the party room.

Tie a bunch of helium filled Balloons to the birthday child’s chair, or tie one to the back of each chair.

If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying lengths of curling ribbon, and hang balloons from the ceiling, or from a light fixture over the party table.

Balloon arches are ideal for photo backdrops, entryways, and to hi-light different areas around your party room and are easy to make.

If you don't want to do a Balloon Arch, a column of balloons will work much the same way that arches do, and can be used for entryways, photo backdrop, or for a terrific splash of color when placed at intervals around a party room. You make columns in the same way as arches but they stand straight-up and can be built to any height you wish.

Balloon swags make the perfect accessory. They can be hung across the ceiling of a tent, or a room with a high ceiling.

Make Balloon Clouds and hang from the ceiling & place bunches of Balloon Flowers everywhere.


Purple, Green and Yellow Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful effect by draping streamers from the center of the ceiling to the walls on each side of the room, or between trees if the party is being held outdoors. The streamers can be twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look. They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading vertically down walls.

Party Favors

Send the kids home with Barney party favors:

  • Barney Toys
  • Barney Loot Bags
  • Barney Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Dinosaur favors
  • Fun cookie cutters
  • and so on.

Party Activities

A Barney™ party just wouldn’t be complete without games, learning activities, and some happily-ever-after memory making!

Games and Activities:

Start with Bubbles. Baby Bop & BJ love bubbles and pint-sized guests will too!

A Barney Pinata.

Face painting is an age appropriate activity for a toddler party. A simple balloon, a flower, a rainbow, or a heart would all be easy to create and fun!

Print out some Barney coloring pages, before the party. Give each child a coloring page and crayons and let color while they're waiting for other guests to arrive.

Give each child a helium-filled Barney Balloon and have a Barney & Friends Parade, complete with marching music! Dress the children up in fun hats and accessories, and the the birthday boy or girl lead the parade! Add Foam Noses, Cowboy Hats, Bandannas or Rainbow Wigs to all the children and make sure your video camera is ready to capture some priceless footage!

Play "Simon Says" game, but replace "Simon Says" with "Barney Says".

Barney Shuffle! or Freeze Dancing– Put on Barney party music. Have the kids dance (hopping, jumping, rolling, twirling, etc.) as they follow the leader to the beat.

Play a  variation of the Hot Potato game. Have players sit in a circle and pass a stuffed Barney until the music stops. The player left holding Barney when the music stops is out, and gets tickled. Keep passing Barney until only one player is left.

Have mom, dad or a family friend create balloon animals for all the pint-sized party guests.

Party Food & Cake Ideas

As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties, most children under the age of 10 will eat very little, and the waste can be disheartening. If you are entertaining a younger crowd, schedule your party during a time when parents will not expect that their children will eat a meal…and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other munchies such as mini chocolate chip cookies, pretzels, popcorn, cheese balls, and grapes (cut in half for toddlers).

If you decide to serve a light meal, serve food that you would typically find at a mall food court -- pizza by the slice, nachos, burgers and fries, or soft pretzels.

  • Serve easy to prepare food.
  • Name all the food and beverages to match your theme.
  • Display a Cake in the center of the food table. The children will love the close up view!
  • Serve sandwiches cut into letter and number shapes with cookie cutters, or cut sandwiches into the four basic shapes; circle, square, triangle, and rectangle.
  • Ritz® Dinosaur Crackers
  • Dino Burgers
  • Bake square-shaped sugar cookies and frost them as ABC blocks.
  • J-ello™ Jigglers are also a perennial party favorite with young children.
  • Create a colorful rainbow parfait for each guest. This treat will bring lots of sunny smiles. Layer scoops of softened green, yellow, orange, and pink sherbet into glasses. Smooth out each layer before adding the next layer. Freeze until solid. Before serving, add a fluffy "cloud" to the top (spoonful of Cool Whip™).
  • Serve ice cream in assorted pastel colored plastic Ice Cream Dishes w/spoons.

Barney Cake

The happiest monster in the entire world will be all smiles at your party! Make a purple dinosaur cake, and you’ll hear giggles of delight. Place the baked cake on a Giant Star. Frost the cake in "Barney" purple and green, give him a friendly smiling face, and scatter a few ABC blocks or some Curling Ribbon curls around the star to create a marvelous focal point for the food table.

To search for instructions and Wilton's ideas for a particular cake pan, click here.

If you are serving more people than can be accommodated by one boxed mix, which is what this pan calls for, we recommend that you simply bake extra cupcakes or an extra rectangular cake. All can be frosted in matching frosting and cut and served behind the scenes.

Alternative cake idea:

Bake a round or sheet cake. Use the directions on our How to Put Images or Logo on Cakes.



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