Beanie Boo party ideas


Another year, another party!  My daughter decided that her party had to follow her latest cuddly obsession, Beanie Boos.  I wasn’t convinced but soon came up with some ideas (with help from Pinterest!).  I’ve shared some of the things we did and made for the party – we had lots of fun, so I hope you do to!


Featuring Coconut, Ruby and friends.  You can download a free pdf version (personal use only) here: Beanie Boo Invitation .  Tell everyone to bring their favourite Beanie Boo (my daughter made little loom band necklace for each guest’s Beanie Boo so they didn’t get muddled up!)



I love planning craft activities for parties and as it was a sleepover I decided that we would make Beanie Boo tents and also decorate battery operated tea-lights to put in these tents at night.  This was to make sure the Beanie Boos weren’t too scared in the dark!  The tents turned out well but involved a lot of glue gun sticking so may be best made in advance.  I used the ‘My Froggy Stuff’ tutorial from YouTube My Froggy Stuff (they can make anything with cardboard and a glue gun!)

We also decorated party hats (I used a template from lavendersbluedesigns blog, which has instructions as well if you need them).  I printed two hats on each sheet of coloured A4 paper so they came out the right size for the Beanie Boos.   Tip – glitter glue doesn’t dry when in big blobs and they all used lots of it!   Don’t forget elastic for the straps and lots of cute stickers, ribbon, pom poms etc.

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As Bongo (pictured above) was one of my daughter’s birthday presents, she wanted a Bongo themed cake!  I made a Fimo Bongo and Coconut to go on top of the cake (she likes to keep a memento of the day) and decorated the rest of the cake in a simple jungle theme using icing.  I’m not a professional cake decorator and have never taken any courses so I was pleased with the results (just don’t look too closely!)

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I love the simplicity of fairy cakes so made these as well. I made the cake toppers using Canva (if you’ve not heard of Canva yet, it’s a really easy to use design website and app).

Cake Toppers

If you want to use them for your party there’s a free pdf here: Cake topper

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As well as a tent and tea-light, everyone went home with their own Beanie Boo sized sleeping bag and a Beanie Boo keyring with a special name tag (created using Canva).  My daughter came up with the idea of the ‘Keep Calm’ tag after seeing a similar one on Pinterest.  Download the keep calm pdf here. 

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Have a happy Beanie Boo sleepover party and make sure you schedule plenty of downtime for the next day (you’ll all need a rest!).

Goodnight from Specks and Ruby x

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5 thoughts on “Beanie Boo party ideas

  1. Mel says:

    My daughter Ella is obsessed with beanie boos and she has a party coming up so I was lookning around and found this amazing website! thankyou so much!

  2. Mel says:

    My daughter Ella is obsessed with beanie boos and she has a party coming up so I was looking around and found this amazing website! thankyou so much!

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