Saturday, August 25, 2012

Doc McStuffins Birthday Party!!!

We decided that this year, since we're only here in Georgia for a short amount of time, and also given the fact that most of our close friends happen to have children of both Alegria's and Odette's ages and would be coming to both parties if we had separate ones for each, that we'd instead have a combined birthday party for both.  And it worked out GREAT!!! 

First of all, both girls LOVE the new Disney Junior TV show, Doc McStuffins, so there was NO arguing what the combined theme would be! Second of all, the preparations for the party took a colossal amount of time and effort, so if we'd had two parties, one of them would have suffered and been quite sad...so I was SOOO glad that after one party, it was all over...and SOOO worth it!  :)

Serious preparations for the party began back in mid-July.  I had been back-and-forth from about May on whether to have two separate parties or not and on what the theme(s) would be.  Finally, while talking to my friend Heather during one of our walks, she mentioned that if we had a Doc McStuffins party, the guests could bring a favorite toy to the party...and that sealed the deal!!!  Since then, I'd searched online for ideas, downloaded pictures and templates, and watched the DVR-recorded episodes a GAZILLION times with Alegria and Odette.  I also started buying supplies for the things I wanted to make for the party.

Serious SERIOUS preparations for the party began on Tuesday, August 21st.  For the next few nights, I worked feverishly on tasks after the girls had gone to bed at 8:30 pm and went to bed myself at about 3:30 or 4:30 in the morning every day after working on things.  I would take a nap while Alegria was in preschool and while Odette was napping to regain some energy.  Friday night into Saturday night...I didn't sleep at all.  But boy, I was so excited for the party on Saturday that I did NOT even feel it until it was all over!!!

For those of you who have no idea what the show Doc McStuffins is all about, click here and see for yourself!  It's super cute!

Now that you know what it's all about, let me give you a run-down of how the party went!!!  First, we had Alegria dressed as Doc McStuffins!  She LOVED her costume!!!  (She's also wearing a pink skirt, just like Dottie, from the show, but you can't see it...)





And we had Odette dress like Hallie, Doc McStuffins' nurse (Hallie doesn't wear pants, but we did have Odette wear some!):






(P.S. I don't have a sewing machine and hand-stitched this whole apron together!!!) 

The girls were such good sports for my vision of the party and were SOOO cute!!!


Here is the invitation that was sent out:




The party started at 3 pm, when Alegria turned the door sign over to show that "The Doc is in!"


When each guest arrived, their toy that they brought was "checked in" to our little "clinic" with a patient ID bracelet:


Then the guest was given a stethoscope that I made using the instructions I found on an online blog (red hearts and white ear pieces for the boys, pink hearts and ear pieces for the girls...and there were actually ten children at the party, not only four as this picture may suggest...I forgot to get a picture of the stethoscopes prior to the party and had to get a picture of Alegria's and Odette's and two little friends' that didn't make it...after the party was over):



Once all of that was done, the kids went to the craft table to make their very own clipboard, inspired by another online blog.  I tweaked the idea by gluing white cardstock to one side and letting the children color it and cover it in stickers.  We also covered BOTH sides of the clipboards with clear laminating paper to make them last!  Last, we let each child pick a crayon and they attached it to their clipboard with yarn and they each got a few "check-up" sheets!








Alegria's and Odette's finished products:



From there, the children went to the "clinic" station, where they gave their toys a check-up!




Apparently, you can get an accurate temperature from a toy's eyes...Nurse Odette says so!




Unfortunately, I was busy laminating all of the clipboards while the children went through the clinic station and didn't get any pictures of them at that activity.  The only ones I have are the ones above of Odette with her Baby Bear prior to the party.  But you get the gist!  :)

After everyone had given their toy a check-up, we played "Pin the Nose on Chilly."

Alegria kept going off to the side and Cameron had to keep getting her on track towards Chilly!  Hahaha!

Most everyone wore a blindfold, though a few did not.  And that was fine. Everyone had fun and did pretty well for their age group!  :)



Odette's turn!





What Chilly looked like in the end:

After that game, we had a Cottonball Relay.  The children formed two lines and they had to place a cottonball on a tongue depressor and take it to an empty bucket a few feet away.  They actually did better than I thought they would!




Then it was time for cake!!!  I made two cakes...one in the shape of Doc's "Big Book of Boo Boos" (triple chocolate fudge flavor for Alegria), and one in the shape of Doc's doctor's bag (rice crispy treats and white cake dyed purple for Odette):








Finally it was time for presents!  The girls loved ALL of their gifts!!!















Once all of the gifts were opened and thanked for, the girls handed out a gift bag to each of their friends...pink and purple doctor bags for the girls, white doctor bags for the boys, all with their own laminated "Big Book of Boo Boos" and dry erase crayon and erase cloth to diagnose their toys with...and use over and over again, a Doctor's ID Badge (with a place to glue their own photo and included laminating paper to laminate them with), "Cuddle Cards" to hand out to someone who may need a cuddle, band aids, tongue depressor, cotton balls, and an extra patient ID bracelet.  Plus, they got to take home their stethoscope and clipboard!






Once the last guest was gone, the Doc was OUT!

What a fun, fun, FUN birthday party!

Thank you to all of our guests who came...not only for the gifts, but most especially for your attendance!  You made the girls' special day that much more special and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your friendship, love, and support.  Thanks again!!!

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After the party, the fatigue finally hit me and I crashed on the couch for about two hours while the girls played with their new toys.  When I woke up, I woke up to Cameron finishing cleaning everything up...a great end to a great day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY DAY, ALEGRIA & ODETTE!!!  WE LOVE YOU!!!

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For anyone wanting the documents, images, and instructions on how to recreate this Doc McStuffins Party, you may access everything by clicking here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/105580618/Doc%20McStuffins.zip.  Happy party-planning!!!  :)

70 comments:

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    1. Would you b able to e mail me the documents to please, having my daughters 4 th birthday party- doc mad child thanks to
      Paulammmurphy@gmail.com

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  2. OMG!!! I really like this. I may be borrowing all of this. You're so creative! Are there instructions somewhere to make all of this? My daughter will have a DOC party in December.She wants to be a doctor when she grows up and coincidentally she's turning 4 this year. Could I please correspond via email, ichat, Facebook, Skype or something so that I can get the skinny on how to do all of this? My email is dscollington@gmail.com

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  3. How did you do the doctor bags? Was it the download on the Disney website? My daughters 4th birthday is in 2 weeks and Doc McStuffins it is!

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  4. This is SO cute. I am absolutely dying over the cakes. Super creative. We are having a Doc party for my 4 year old daughter in November and I am going to borrow lots of you ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I'd love to communicate with you about this party!

    My daughter's Doc party is in a couple weeks, so I'm in planning mode ;o)

    Jenn bub0607@comcast.net

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  6. Love, love, love this party! All the details are so perfect! My daughter loves Doc McStuffins too. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. HI, Would you please say how or where did you get the band aids with hearts you added on the goodies bag?, Thank you

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  8. This is wonderful! We are having a Doc McStuffins party for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I wanted to know how you made the individual Doctor goodie bags. I would really like to use some of your ideas, and that was the one thing I couldn't figure out.

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  9. Oh my goodness, everyone!!! I am SOOO sorry that I didn't respond sooner to these messages!!! I apologize!!! I had a glitch in posting for a while and just barely saw that I had all of these comments!!! Please email me at Lehilina_Marlow@yahoo.com if you're still interested in the ideas I used here and I will email you any documents that you may be wanting!!! Again, I'm so sorry for the late response!!! And thank you so much for the comments!!! It makes me happy to read that people appreciate the hard work I went through to make my daughters' birthday party special!!! :) Happy New Year everyone!!! :)

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  10. Due to the overwhelming demand for information on this party, I am currently putting together a file folder with all of my documents and instructions. Please bear with me as I put this all together for your use. I will reply to all emails I receive with a zipped copy of the folder as soon as I get it all together! Thank you in advance for your patience and especially for your kind words and comments. I'm glad I can be of help. :)

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  11. Hi. I would really love for you to e-mail me your folder with all the documents and instructions for your awesome Doc McStuffins party to beepollock@hotmail.com.
    Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. I am so excited to get this that I created an account just so I could request the directions from you! Thanks again:)

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  12. You did a FANTASTIC job preparing this party for your lovely girls! I'm truly impressed! I'm inspired by your creative ideas and can't wait to start planning for my daughter's birthday! :)

    I saw that you posted your email, regarding docs you used for the party. Should I email you or will you be updating your blog with the zip file? Thanks!!

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  13. Hi... I would also love to get a zip file of the information that you used for this party. My e-mail address is michellecperry@embarqmail.com.

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  14. I would love the info as well please to make all these wonderful creative ideas. Please email me spantonsms@gmail.com

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  15. I would love your file folder as well - thanks so much! hallyjane@msn.com

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  16. I would love to get any information about your party. My email is mcclure18@yahoo.com

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  17. This party looks amazing! I'm planning one for a few weeks away and would also love your files. Thank you!

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  18. Here's my email for the files if you don't mind: smikus@gmail.com. Thanks!!!

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  19. I would love the file as well. This is adorable!! arielscakepops@gmail.com
    My daughter turns 3 in a couple of months and this is her favorite show!

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  20. If you are not overwhelmed yet with all the requests, i would also like the file as well. I've been in Doc mode for the past two weeks for my daughters 4th birthday in March.
    PerTnPink@aol.com thanks.

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  21. How creative! I just love doing these kinds of fun parties for my girls and this would be perfect for my soon to be 5 year old daughter. I would be very appreciative to be put on your email list as soon as possible as my daughter's special day is around the corner. Thank you for sharing as this is a newer show and it is wonderful to see how successful a theme this can be. Happy New Year and all the best to your family.
    My email:
    Patricia0506@hotmail.com

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  22. Hello :) Absolute perfect party! Great Job :) My three year old has just asked me for a Doc Mcstuffins party for her 4th birthday; and I stumbled on your page. I would love to have the file folder as well as instructions on how to make the doctors bags, or where to purchase them, if possible. Thank you very much (lwarfield06@gmail.com)

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  23. Hi! I absolutely love this, you are so creative!! If it isn't to much please, please can you send your all the info on how you did this especially those cute doctor bags!! My daughter is turning 5 this March and asked for a Doc Mcstuffins party and I told her, I didn't know how I would do it. We searched online and came straight to your page my daughter LOVED everything you did!! :-) Great job! My email is Tiffanyhamburg1@gmail.com if you can and have time please send me what you can on your party thank you.

    Tiffany

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  24. What a TERRIFIC job you did and it looks like your girls had a blast! My 3 yr old wants a Doc McStuffins party for her B-Day in Feb and yours has been the best blog I've come across for help w/idea's. Pin the nose on Chilly is a great idea I'll definately have to incorporate as I think it would be fun for the older cousins that may not be that in to playing Doctor. If you are still sending out your folder I would love any help I can get :)
    jennifermagit@comcast.net
    Thanks for the great idea's since merchandise and party idea's for this show are fairly scarce!

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  25. Can you please send me the folder at ashleymouland@hotmail.com

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  26. Awesome ideas!!! Just sent you an email requesting the documents:)

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  27. I sent an email about a week ago requesting files but not sure if it was sent to your junk folder or not. :-) I would love the file, please! pma_devri(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  28. Hi!

    Please send me the file, seattlesouthams (at) gmail (dot) com.


    Also...
    Where did you get the ID bracelets from? Are they available for purchase from somewhere? Did you make them?

    Thanks!

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  29. Good evening everyone!!! Here is the long-awaited zipped folder with the files I used!

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/105580618/Doc%20McStuffins.zip

    Happy party-planning!!! :)

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  30. I can't seam to download it from this link.....it's not working. I e-mailed you asking to send me them that way...
    Amazing job!

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  31. would love the file lindsielou@charter.net

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  32. Thank you so much for for sharing the templates! Such a good idea, and I am sooooo thankful for them!

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  33. we are having a doc mcstuffins party for my daughter and I am so in love with everything you did!! Thank you so much for sharing it all!!

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  34. This is incredible. My three year old is consumed by this show and I had no idea how to incorporate it I to a birthday party. Your ideas are amazing. If at all there's any way you have documents to share or tips on where I can find some of these things can you please email them to me?! I would really really appreciate it. Snewby623@gmail.com

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  35. I would really appreciate the zip file please. you did a great job!!! gabby_vernon89@hotmail.com or svernon1289@gmail.com

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  36. I love your ideas, and thanks so much for making the zip file available to everyone!! I had a questions about the boys' doctor bags. How did you get it to print out white?

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  37. Your ideas are so great. I am just learning about Doc McStuffin. My niece has asked me to help with her daughters 2 yr bday party. Can you please email the file, the link isn't working. You are so awesome to share all of your hard work and ideas.

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  38. whoops forgot to give my email address ckaydoty@gmail.com

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  39. Your daughters are truly blessed to have such a wonderfully creative mom! This party looked AMAZING!

    I tried to download the file from Dropbox, but for some reason it is unsuccessful. I hate to swamp you with another request as I think it is so very generous of you sharing your info for free as it is. But I would sincerely appreciate it if you could send me the file via e-mail.

    dancer_s@live.co.za

    Thank you so much, Lehilina!

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  40. I am so interested in everything you did here every year so far i have had really cute things for my daughter's birthday's ...my littlest is turning 4 and love's Doc Mcstuffins...I have the doc coat ...where did you get ur little girls purple striped shirt? and is there anyway you can send me details of everything you made? cute cute love it :) tishakg35@aol.com

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  41. You nailed this party! I can't download the file to find out where you got the bags from or how you made them. If you have time, please email the information. Thanks a million!!
    twooten173@comcast.net

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  42. Thank you sooooo much for posting this! My little girl absolutely love Doc McStuffins, and has said that she wants a Doc McStuffins party. The funny thing, her birthday isn't until January! You are a lifesaver as we are a one income family, and don't have alot of money.

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  43. Oh my gosh! Thank you so very much for posting this. You are awesome!

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  44. This is the most unbelievable party ever! You did a fantastic job!

    I can't down load file either, I am so sorry to bother you, but if you could email it to me I would be so grateful, I am planning my daughters party and it is just a week away!
    Thank you so much! Linda. Livcosmom@gmail.com

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  45. Great ideas- Love the costumes and thanks for the files!!!! They will be put to good use!

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  46. I wanted to know where you got the ID bracelets, and also, I tried to open the link you provided to access the files, and it won't let me open them. It says I need a program called winzip.

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  47. Loved your party come and see our Doc Mc stuffins blog http://www.specialbirthdaypartyideas.com/doc-mcstuffins-birthday-party-ideas/
    Thanks, Kristti @http://www.specialbirthdaypartyideas.com/

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  48. I cannot thank you enough for all of those files! I'm planning a Doc McStuffins party for my daughter in January and this is going to be so helpful! :)

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  49. I can't download. Please email dbchula@gmail.com Thank you so much for sharing

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  50. Ommmmmggggggg cutest Doc party I have found, thx so much for sharing. My four year absolutely adores her so her 5th bday party will be Doc this Jan. I'd really appreciate an email of all the files please...thx so much. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. Marvalous413@gmail.com

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  52. I am just amazed at the time you took to make a file so large to share with others here! So kind of you! Thank you! You're party is amazing!
    I am in the market for a laminator and printer. Which laminator did you purchase for your party and do you have any printer recommendations? Thank you! Thank you!
    Tessam1928@AOL.com

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  53. I just came across your adorable party on Pinterest. Wow! what a fabulous party & awesome printables! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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  54. Fantastic Job!!! I am doing a small Doc McStuffins party next month for my daughter and this has some great ideas for me!!! I am hoping that next year she will still like Doc McStuffins and maybe I can do a full out party at our house like this! Love it!!!

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  55. Congrats! I'm from Brazil and love it all! My daugther will be 3 in march and you help me a lot with your dedication and talent. Thanks!!

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  56. this is the cutest party ever. thank you so much for the file I have never been more excited. You did an amazing job.

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  57. Your ideas were amazing and so creative. I am having my daughter's 1st birthday Doc McStuffins theme and i would love the template of the ideas you used. my email address is eamaral7@gmail.com

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  58. Hi! OMG What an awesome party, thanks for sharing. i would love to do some of the things you had at your party, if possible can you share with me? coatts78@me.com Thanks in advance!

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  59. Your party was great. Thanks for sharing your ideas and printables. You gave me a lot of ideas and inspiration.

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  60. Awesome Job! Would love for you to send me templates! firemarshall1913@yahoo.com

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    1. Could I get the details emailed to me. I couldn't download file!! Please & thank you! tjohnson.1023@gmail.com

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  62. Can I get your download file natonya_jenkins@yahoo.com?

    Thanks

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  63. Great post you helped give me some inspiration for my daughters party

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  64. Thank you so much for the awesome documents in your zipped file. You have obviously spent a lot of time creating all of them! My little Doc will love to have some of these at her birthday party! :)

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  65. Hey can u email me the file @ms_r.kearney@yahoo.com

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