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We had a Doc McStuffins birthday party playdate today!
One of Eva’s best buddies turned 4 today so we had a fun birthday lunch after school. We themed the party after the Disney Junior show Doc McStuffins because Eva and her friends are OBSESSED and can’t get enough. I don’t mind at all that the show is so popular because I think Doc is a great role model and it’s fantastic to be able to find so many things at the store that are themed to the show.
I bought all of the party goods at Walmart in one shopping trip (impressive for me – I always forget something!). I picked up a ton of American Greeting party supplies over near the greeting cards and then I headed to the toy aisle to grab a few other things. It’s hard to miss Doc these days because she takes up quite a bit of shelf real estate.
I was really excited when I found not one but TWO new Doc McStuffins costumes – one in the Halloween section (kind of a sparkly Doc McStuffins tutu) and one in the toy section (pink scrubs with a bandage print on them).
Eva has the standard Doc costume with the shirt and the lab coat so with the addition of these two I was able to create a cute check-in station at the party so everyone had the option to “doctor up” upon arrival.
I also designed a little party station around a new Doc McStuffins toy that I had never seen before. It’s called the “Just Play Doc Mcstuffins Diagnose-a-tosis Eye Doctor Set” and basically it’s a little kit to do eye exams. I used it to set up an eye exam area at the party so the kids didn’t have to fight over our Doc McStuffins clinic and it was a big hit! I just did a simple eye exam chart on the dry erase board but if you were really creative and handy with a printer I think you could easily do a Pinterest-worthy eye chart with all of the birthday girl’s info!
Little tip: to create a bunch of empty eyeglasses for the party guests to try on, I picked up some reading glasses and cheap sunglasses and took the lenses out. If you want to do the same, heating the lenses up with a hot hairdryer usually makes them a little easier to pop out of the frames.
We also had the clinic, of course, and I filled the wagon with our collection of Doc McStuffins doctor tools so everyone would have easy access.
I didn’t add anything else to the playspace for the party since I knew that preschool parties are usually pretty chaotic just on their own. I wasn’t wrong either – these two photos are only about five minutes apart! I took the first right as guests were walking up and the second right after everyone had gotten into costume. It’s amazing what a few preschoolers can do with the help of their little brothers!
The dining room was decorated with the party supplies we bought at the store. I went pretty simple this time since it’s a small space and the decorations were cute enough on their own:
I tried something new this time and picked up some Doc McStuffins paint pages from the art supplies aisle to use as placemats. I secured them with a little washi tape and each guest got a small jar of water and some cotton swab sticks to paint with while they munched. It was a fun way to keep the kids entertained and it gave the moms more of a break while everyone was eating!
As you can see, I went easy on the food again and just grabbed lunches that I knew everyone would like. I did pick up some party cups, napkins, and plates to keep it feeling festive.
For the party favors, each party guest got a Doc McStuffins cup (you can find them near the party supplies), some candy, and a box of Disney Junior Band-Aids.
The kids had a lot of fun, clean up was easy, and it was great (as always) to sit back and catch up with the moms while everyone ran around. Super fun and super easy birthday celebration for one of our favorite girls!