Clifford Party

clifford party napkin

Celebrate in a gigantic way with this Clifford Party. Clifford the Big Red Dog is the most lovable large dog around. Clifford brings excitement wherever he goes. He always finds the fun side in all situations. This Clifford birthday party will be a huge success for dog lovers of all ages!

Clifford Party Invitations

Don't forget to invite Clifford friends Emily Elizabeth, Cleo, T-Bone and Mac! Make your Clifford Invitations by cutting out white bones and decorate them with Clifford stickers. Ask guests to bring their favorite stuffed dog to the party. 

Clifford Party Supplies & Decorations

    Use the color theme red, yellow, blue and white
    Have dog paws scattered on the floor and hand some also on the wall so it looks like a dog has walked all over the house
    Add Clifford stuffed animals around
    Hang posters of Clifford and his friends
    Cover your existing paintings with Clifford gift wrap
    Use a plastic pool and label it Clifford’s dish
    As a centerpiece use a large hurricane lantern and fill it with Clifford’s bones (use the largest bones you can find at the pet store)
    Hang a Welcome sign to ‘Birdwell Island’
    Red fire hydrant - you can make one out of recyclable materials and spray paint red

Clifford Party Games and Activities

Decorate a Clifford Hat out of red construction paper. Rectangle for the shape around the head and the glue dog ears on the side. The party guests can add a face to the front if they wish

T-Bone Bingo - Create a Bingo game using Clifford’s friend’s name T-Bone. Add pictures and stickers of the characters, places and events in the Clifford series of books and TV shows

Clifford Cookies - Bake sugar cookies with your guests. Then your guests will be able to decorate the cookies with icing, sprinkles and candies. 

Create Clifford’s Doghouse - Use an appliance box and let the guests paint Clifford’s dog house

Scavenger Hunt - Hide dog items (e.g. bones, collar, etc. and search just like at Easter time)

Cleo, Cleo, Clifford - Play the same as duck, duck, goose

Bone Race - Balance real dog bones on a spoon and try to run

Tick Tack Paws - Play a game of tick tack toe, but instead of xs and os use paw prints and dog bones

Clifford and Friends Bean Bag Toss - Use different colored dog bowls and have pictures of Clifford and all of his friends taped to the dog bowls. Then have a dish of bean bags. Toss the bean bag into the dog dish. Try to toss by color by tossing the correct colored bean bag into each corresponding colored dog dish.

Paw Hop - Create a hopscotch pattern on a driveway or sidewalk. Make the hopping path by drawing paws with sidewalk chalk.

Pin the Collar on Clifford - Have a picture of Clifford hung with different collars that can be pinned onto him. Use a soft scarf to cover your guests eyes and turn them the number of years old your guest of honor is. 

Collar Tag - Have one guest be it and hold a dog collar. Have them chase their guests, when caught then hand the guest the dog collar showing they are now it and they try to catch their friends.

Musical Hoops - Have a number of hula hoops each with a stuffed puppy inside. When the music plays the guests move around and when the music stops they try to find a hula hoop with a puppy to sit in.

Puppy Visit - Have puppies visit your party. Often you can hire puppies or other animals to visit a party. Have a large plastic pool that the puppies can be inside and then let the guests sit outside of the pool to watch the puppies play.

Clifford Pinata

Read a Clifford story

When guests get tired put on a Clifford TV show

Clifford Theme Party Food

  • Red Clifford Punch (use juice of choice with ginger ale)
  • Have meats and cheeses cut in dog bone shapes on a charcuterie board
  • Pup-eroni Pizza - play on names from pepperoni pizza
  • Cheese Ruffs - cheesies or cheese puffs
  • Fetch - long bread sticks
  • Pup corn - popcorn
  • Fetching sticks - baby carrots
  • Tennis balls - melon ball salad (be careful with guests ages for a choking hazard)
  • Chew Sticks - red licorice 
  • Paw-sta salad - cold pasta salad with fun shaped noodles
  • Hotdogs - may wish to cut in half for choking hazard
  • Red jello cut into bone and dog shapes
  • Ice-cream
  • Bone or Clifford Cake

Clifford Birthday Favors

After the party, send out a big Clifford thank you by using a brown lunch bag and write (with sharpie marker) a doggy bag. Inside put lots of treats, treasures and a small bag of dog and bone shaped sugar cookies.

  • Clifford gummies or cookies
  • Clifford stickers
  • Coloring book and crayons
  • Clifford book
  • Adopt a Puppy - have a basket of stuffed puppies. Let your guest select their puppy, give it a name and they are going to adopt it to take home today.