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Birthday Party Planning Guide

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BirthdayExpress.com is every host's secret for making birthday wishes come true! Our Pocoyo party planning guide offers step-by-step instruction to help you plan, prepare and execute a memorable day for the birthday guest of honor. The helpful checklist ensures that no detail is forgotten, while the themed games and recipes take the guesswork out of finding treats and activities that complement your décor. And we know you're busy, so the entire guide is printable – keeping you organized on the fly, from balloon blow-up to confetti clean-up!

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Pocoyo Party Supplies, 
Pocoyo Favors

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Pocoyo Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party


Pin the Hat on Pocyo

  • Pocoyo poster
  • blue construction paper (or hat printouts)
  • scissors
  • tape
  • blindfold

A fun themed twist on the classic birthday party hit, Pin the tail on the donkey! Pick up a Pocoyo Poster, Pocoyo hat printouts (or fashion hats out of blue construction paper) and have the children take turns trying to tape the hat to pocoyo blindfolded. The closest hat wins!

Pato's Dance Party!

  • music playing device

Pato is famous for his stellar dance moves! Put on a playlist of the guest of honors favorite tunes and let the kids dance around mimicking them! For inspiration, watch some Pocoyo episodes and learn the moves yourself so you can teach them to the children.

Narrator Says


The narrator sometimes acts as Pocoyo's conscience and even helps Pocoyo and his friends when they're in a bind! Play a game of Narrator Says (a themed version of the classic "Simon says"). When you say "Narrator Says" followed by an action, the party guests must do what you tell them. If I kid does not do it, they are out. You can try to trick them by telling them to do things without saying "Narrator Says". If they move without you saying "Narrator Says", they are out. The last child left is the winner!

Play an Episode of the Pocoyo Show

  • Pocoyo episode or webisode

When you're ready for your little ones to settle down a bit, put on an episode of Pocoyo. It's a very interactive television show, so it will be sure to hold their attention for a while. This is the perfect time to clean up a bit or prepare goody bags!


Elly's Pink Marshmallow Pops

Estimated time: 20 minutes

  • 20 lollipop sticks

Elly loves these pops since they're pink and fluffy, just like her! First, melt your white chocolate chips according to the directions on the package. Then, dip all of your pops in the white chocolate melt one at a time. When you're done, cover your pops in pink edible glitter (The best way to do this is to pour the glitter into a bowl and dip the pops that way. Do this as quickly as possible so the glitter sticks!)

Taco Bar

Estimated Time: 30 minutes

  • meats: ground beef, shredded chicken
  • veggies: salsa, hredded lettuce, guacamole
  • other fixin's: shredded cheese, sour cream
  • taco seasoning
  • tortialla shells (hard and soft)

Pocoyo loves Taco's! (And so do most little kids!) Before the party, prepare your ground beef and chicken as instructed on the taco seasoning package. When you're ready to serve, place your ingredients on the counter in this order: Shells, Meats, Cheese, Veggies, Sour Cream, Guacamole. Have the guest of honor go first and prepare the kids taco's just the way they like it!

Little Me Pocoyo Cookies!

Estimated Time: 1 hour

  • prepared sugar cookie dough
  • vanilla frosting
  • edible glitter
  • chocolate frosting
  • M & M's
  • gingerbread man cookie cutter
  • paper plates
  • tounge depressors

In Spanish, Pocoyo means little me. Have the children decorate sugar cookies in their own likeness as a fun party game and sweet treat! Roll out your prepared sugar cookie dough on powdered wax paper and cut out your little people using the gingerbread man cookie cutter. After you have cut as many men as you can, collect the remaining dough and roll it out again so you can make more cookies. (Repeat this until dough is gone. Bake your cookies as instructed on the package. When you're ready to decorate, place 1 little me cookie on each paper plate (one for each party guest) Set up a decorating station on the kitchen table or counter with all of the toppings, frosting, and tongue depressors to spread the frosting and let the kids make their "little me" cookies!

Pocoyo Power Bars (Homemade No-Bake Granola Bars)

Estimated Time: 10 minutes

  • 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Pocoyo is very acrobatic and agile! Serve these healthy snacks to your party guests so they can be the same! In a large bowl, combine the first three ingredients and set aside. Then in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring sugar mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour the sugar mixture over the cereal mixture in the large bowl. Press entire mixture into an ungreased 9x13 pan and let cool. When ready, cut into about 24 granola bars.

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