A Doc McStuffins party seemed perfect for the five year old. She loves the character as do many other little ones her age. We allowed her to invite 5 children, and along with her own siblings and a few other siblings who tagged along with invited guests. In all we had 13 kids in our home on a cold winter day! Here are some photos...
The invitation was made to look like a lab coat. I cut an 8.5 x 11 sheet of white cardstock in half down to 8.5 x 5.5. I scored each end at 2 and 1/8 and folded them in to meet at the center. I then folded the top corners down just a bit to make a lapel. I used a small button punch to make the purple buttons from textured cardstock and the Wild Cards cartridge to cut the pink stethescope with a Cricut. I cut the stethescope in half and glued each end down under the lapel.
We had quite a few treats including cake pops, chocolate covered pretzels made to look like thermometers, cupcakes, and a huge bandaid cookie.
I made the bandaid cookie in a large casserole dish and a smaller 8x8 dish, with icing for the heart in the center. It doesn't really look like a bandaid but the kids ate it anyway!
The personalized cake pops were purchased from Do Me a Favor by Mijah. Each child and a few lucky adults were given a cake pop to take home.
We had healthy food too! Apples and oranges, fruit salad, a green salad, a veggie platter and pizza of course.
I planned several activites, with much of the inspiration coming from Pinterest. Each invited guest was given a doctor coat made from a small man's t-shirt cut up the middle (7 shirts for $12 at Walmart). I purchased clear plastic badge holders and cut cardstock to fit inside. Each guest wrote their name and inserted it into the holder. I attached these to the doctor coats with cute round paperclips from Walmart.
Each kid decorated a purple "doctor bag" with foam stickers and markers. The bags come in packages of 3 at DollarTree. At the end of the party I stuffed the bags with a Big Book of Boo Boos (dollar section at Target), coloring pages, a travel pack of tissues (packs of 8 at DollarTree) and an assortment of bandaids, including Doc McStuffins themed bandaids.
The kids then made a stethescope from a headband (packs of 7 at DollarTree), ribbon and foam circles and hearts punched out with paper punches. After making these, each invited guest received a clipboard (dollar section of Target) and a Doc McStuffins pencil (packs of 4 from DollarTree) with a healthy check up list. I also had several coloring pages on hand. All of the printables were free from the DisneyJr. website.
We also prepared a "the doctor is in/out" craft for the kids to make with popsicle sticks, but that proved to be a bit too ambitous for 5 year olds. My almost 10 year old made one, but the younger kids glued about 3 popsicle sticks together (out of the 27 they needed) and quickly lost interest.
In the end, a fun time was had by all, especially the birthday girl!