Kara's Party Ideas Play Doh Boy Girl 3rd Birthday Party Planning Ideas
This adorable PLAY DOH THEMED THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Katelyn Meekel of Events by Kate! WHAT a darling party theme, don’t you think?! So original and FUN! Any child would just love to attend a party like this. So many unique and adorable ideas here…

Katelyn said this about planning the birthday party- “My favorite childhood pastime was when I would go to my grandma’s house and she would have just whipped up a new batch of homemade play dough. She had everything from cookie cutters, farm animals, and tons of cool gadgets to shape and play and make new creations! It was no surprise that when I was sorting through some childhood toys (Just over a year ago) I came across some of these items that my grandma had saved for me, naturally I decided that in one year I would have a play dough party for my 3 year old son Riley!

Décor: The backdrop and printables and concept were all bright fun colors, customized with my son’s name! I had colored balloons, a fun orange backdrop behind his cool custom poster! We had an art easel, and cool party hats! I made 10 pounds of different colored play dough for the event as well (With a secret recipe for everyone to take home). Traditional rolling pins were given as party favors!

Food: The giant cake in the middle of the table (Yes that is a cake!) was designed by my all-time favorite cake artists “Sweet Spot Cupcakes”! This was really the centerpiece that made the party! We had some cutesy finger foods, sprinkled doughnuts and cookies, as well as 6 different colored Jello push up pops! I also put out adorable little gum ball machines filled with multi colored skittles (A little taste of the rainbow)!

My son was really blessed to have his loved ones with him to celebrate his third birthday! He had such an amazing day, with tons of new (Play dough) themed toys to keep him occupied for the next year, I am loving the fact that amongst all the chaos of the day, I was able to relax and actually spend time with my little boy, and play in the dough.”

Vendors and Credits-
Event Styling, Printable Designs, Concept, and Photography: Events by Kate

Cake: Sweet Spot Cupcakes

Gumball Machines: Whimsically Detailed

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Paper Straws


Party Hats



Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Paper Straws


Party Hats


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  1. Wendy says:

    This has got to be one of the most original parties I have ever seen! Love that cake! So colorful and cheerful. LOVE this party!

  2. Monique says:

    FUN cake, FUN party! Absolutely adorable and appropriate for boy AND girl guests. All around kid friendly.

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  4. Amie says:

    Love this party idea. Do you mind sharing where you found the rolling pins?


  5. Irina says:

    I am so doing this, for my Daughter’s 3rd B-day this august. I found Rolling Pins at Oriental Trading.

  6. Ali says:

    What were the activities he kids did at this party? I absolutely love love love this idea for my b/g twins, but I’m not sure what would occupy the kids for an hour before we ate!

  7. ALLISON says:

    Love this! Where did you find the little gumball machines?

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