Play-Doh Birthday


Picking a theme for Mai’s 3rd birthday was an easy decision. You have all heard me talk about our daughter’s love for Play-Doh. It only made sense to celebrate her special day with her favorite activity.

It was no easy feat getting ready for the party. As I tried to turn our home into a Play-Doh filled wonderland, our Play-doh crazed daughter chased me around the house trying to get her hands into some of the decorations & activities.

“Mama, can I have that Play-doh?”

“This is for your party.Why don’t you play with what you already have?”

“Mama, you need to learn to share.”

How can you argue with that logic? I did learn to share that day & allowed her a little bit for playtime while preparing for her bash. It was a busy week. We had a lot to do.

Decorations were hung.


A name banner made out of foam shapes.


Paper lanterns with Play-Doh lids hanging from them.

Play-Doh was made.


We made enough Play-Doh for 8 kids. We threw in some extra from a box that we received at Christmas. Play-Doh made a perfect decoration for this theme party. The giant Play-Doh bucket was made by using a $2 pail that I found at the Family Dollar, some spray paint & construction paper.

Goodie bags were put out.

Goodie bags for the kids...filled with Play-Doh of course.

Goodie bags for the kids…filled with Play-Doh of course.

Cupcakes were baked.

Multi-colored cupcakes fit perfectly inside of empty & clean Play-Doh containers.

Multi-colored cupcakes fit perfectly inside of empty & clean Play-Doh containers.

Activities were planned.

Our activity table had a rainbow collection of homemade Play-Doh for each party goer. Table included rolling pins, a bowl of cookie cutters & molds & Play-Doh presses.

Our activity table had a rainbow collection of homemade Play-Doh for each party goer. Table included rolling pins, a bowl of cookie cutters & molds & Play-Doh presses.

After many weeks of planning & days of preparation the big day finally came. We had one excited girl on our hands. She was so eager for her party that she woke mommy & daddy up at 6am, which turned out to be a blessing since we still had much to do. We managed to hold her back from attacking all of the Play-Doh until her first guests arrived & then it was game on. All of the kids dove right in.

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I would like to tell you that they were able to contain all of their creations to the one designated table, but alas the whole house became their own personal Play-doh factory. They crafted hearts & cars & Play-doh cupcakes.


Despite the trail of little Play-Doh footprints tracked throughout the house, it was a beautiful day. Our house was filled with children’s laughter & a lot of joy today. My heart is happy.



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About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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52 Responses to Play-Doh Birthday

  1. Aww, looked like the absolute perfect day and even I could forgive the PlayDoh making its way around the home for this. And by the way, those cupcakes were awesome!!! 🙂

  2. KaboodleMum says:

    Thats awesome! Such a great theme and the way it was presented was fab! Well done 🙂

  3. hadhopeamy says:

    This looks wonderful! What a great job you guys did, amazing 🙂

  4. aviets says:

    Awesome! Home-made parties are my favorite. We had many of those, and they created excellent memories for the kids. Well done on the play-doh theme!

  5. Ok, this is one of the best birthday parties that I have ever seen! Great job!

  6. So very innovative and yes, constructive fun too! Good job mommy!!

  7. Thank you. The kids had a lot of fun.

  8. April says:

    Looks like she had a great party! Great job mom!!!!

  9. mitchypoo says:

    Aw, what a great party idea, looks like they had a great time!

  10. That is adorable. What a unique idea for a birthday theme. Plus the activity is built right in. She looked so happy!

  11. craftiemum says:

    Such a cute party idea, my daughter would also love it!

  12. Kungphoo says:

    Play Dough is so much fun.. its always something different.. that was a great idea for a party.

  13. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is such a great party theme for little kids. I love it.

  14. Love these ideas. My youngest daughter loves Playdoh! Her birthday is later this month so we might do a mini party at home for her, she would love waking up to a Playdoh cupcake.

  15. I love this idea and it looks amazing 🙂 you did a fab job mumma!!

  16. southernbeautyguide says:

    Omghs this is absolutely such a cute idea. I don’t know any kids that don’t go absolutely crazy over play-doh. I know I love it as a kid too! You did such a great job with this, especially all the decorations. Thanks so much for linking this post up for the Best in the Blogosphere link up! Hope to see you again next week!

  17. LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN! My son is just now interested in play-doh but he just wants to eat it right now LOL

  18. Fabulous idea! I love the healthy snacks you set out- thanks for sharing!

  19. 3sonshavei says:

    ehatcan adorable party theme! Looks like she had a blast

  20. maggiesblog2 says:

    She is adorable! What a great party theme!

  21. Eliz Frank says:

    It looks like a wonderful party idea and a fun theme for kids to enjoy. I often wonder if any of the kids get tempted to taste the play doe cupcakes? They do look real. 🙂

  22. Rosey says:

    I’ve never seen a PlayDoh theme for a party. I think it’s awesome and everything looks great!

  23. virtuallyateacher says:

    Found you on the turn it up Tuesday link up. I think this is super cute! I also think your are super courageous to have all this play doh around … It can get messy. I’m certain your daughter loved her party!

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  25. amber.m says:

    Just popping in to let you know that I featured you as my favorite post from last week’s Best of the Blogosphere link up! 🙂

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  27. mommy2jam says:

    What a great party. That is so original and fun. SO CUTE

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