Gabby’s Dollhouse Birthday Party Ideas
Updated: Oct 31
One of the most popular kids’ series on Netflix is Gabby’s Dollhouse. My children both love the tv show and the gabby cats.
Over the holidays, the Gabby’s Dollhouse toys were nearly impossible to find. They were on the top lists for toys and scalpers were grabbing every Gabby toy they could find and selling them for crazy prices.
The Gabby’s Dollhouse was retailing for $55USD and it was going for over $200USD on Amazon. The items shipping time were taking over 10 business days to receive in the mail as well because of the crazy shipping issues. It was near impossible to get free shipping for any of the items.
Thankfully, I was able to find every item my daughter wanted for retail price. I was lucky!
If you are still out looking for Gabby's Dollhouse toys for your children, head on over Here to get the Ultimate List of Gabby's Dollhouse Toys.
Since my baby girl was turning 5 in May, she decided months ago she wanted a Gabby’s Dollhouse themed birthday party. I was nervous that would be hard to plan because of how expensive Gabby’s stuff had gotten, but shortly after Christmas the stores were fully stocked again, and the prices came back down.
I went to work on planning my daughter’s Gabby’s Dollhouse sprinkle party and found some adorable birthday party supplies. Check out how I planned her party around the Dollhouse room themes and gave her an awesome party!
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Gabby’s Dollhouse Rooms
- Kitty Fairy Garden - Entryway
* Sparkle Tablecloth
* Cat Ears
* Entrance Sign
- Pillow Cat Bedroom - Present Table
* Gabby Tablecloth
- Carlita Fun Room - Bouncy Houses
* Bouncy Houses
- Baby Box Art Studio - Crafts
* Craft Favor - Glowing Globules (Jar, glow sticks, glitter, directions, thank you tag)
- DJ Catnip Music Room - Dance Party
* Dance floor
* Taught by dance teacher
- Cakey Cat Kitchen - Food/Dessert Table
* All Food (Lunch and Dinner)
- MerCat Spa - Bathroom
* Sign on bathroom door
We decided to plan two birthday parties for my daughter, 1 for her friends and 1 for her family. This meant I had to plan for enough party food.
Friend Party Food!
For her friend party, I decided to go with pizza because the party started at 1. My daughter loves pizza and always wants to get it from her favorite pizza place in town. We ordered 2 sheet pizzas and that was plenty.
2. Juice Boxes
The easiest drinks for children are juice boxes. You just pop the straw in and they’re not typically a big mess. I was able to get a variety of flavors and they were all gone before the party ended.
Family Party Food!
1. Cold Cut Platter
Since we’re going from one party to the next, I wanted food I could plan the night before for the family party. I bought Turkey, ham, provolone cheese, and American cheese to make sandwiches. I had Kaiser rolls to put the cold cuts on because they were the easiest to assemble standing up to get food.
2. Sandwich Toppings
Preferences for sandwich toppings can vary so I tried to have a variety. For dressings, I had mayonnaise, mustard, and sub oil. The sandwich toppings I had included, lettuce, onions, and pickles.
3. Pasta Salad
I made a simple kid-friendly pasta salad my daughter loves. She requests it often and even requested it for her birthday party. This pasta salad includes elbow pasta, ham, Colby Jack cheese, cheddar cheese, apples, cherry tomatoes, and Italian dressing. It had a wide variety of food for your children and tastes delicious.
4. Macaroni Salad
My mom offers to make a macaroni for every party I have. She makes hers with mayonnaise instead of oil be vinegar. It was a different taste to include in the foods and everyone loves it.
5. Fruit Salad
I tend to make a huge fruit salad for every party. The very first party I had; the entire giant bowl was empty by the end of the party. Since it was such a big hit, I decided to make it for every party since. My fruit salad can change slightly, but the most common fruits I include are strawberries, blueberries, purple seedless grapes, pineapple, and seedless watermelon.
6. Vegetable Tray
My silly son kept taking a veggie off the plate, licking it, and trying to put it back (we stopped him). The veggie tray was not quite as popular as the rest of the food, but it a hit with a lot of people.
7. MerCat Punch
I was looking for a drink that could be enjoyed by children and adults. I went with Shirley Temples. This non-alcoholic drink can be enjoyed by all and is not too sweet. I made it with Lemon Lime Soda, Grenadine, and Maraschino cherries. It was a hit with all!
8. Fairy Iced Tea
I personally love sweet, iced tea. You could use sweetened tea or unsweetened tea. My favorite tea is Pure Life tea because it is naturally sweetened and contains no high fructose corn syrup.
1. Water Bottles
The easiest drink option is bottles of water. Each person can grab one and carry it around with them. I recommend having a Sharpie and masking tape near the drinks so guests can label their bottles and cups with their name. You could also pick up a few cases of the little water bottles since many people don't finish a full-size water bottle.
My daughter requested cookies for her birthday, but instead of buying fancy cookies, I decided to make her cookies. She helped me make Funfetti Cookies and Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. We put 2 of each type of cookie in baggies to hand out to everyone at the end of the parties. You could add royal icing, regular icing, or edible icing paper to the top of the cookies to add an extra added touch for better results.
3. Gabby Rainbow Sparkle Cupcakes
I decided to make my daughter's cupcakes for her birthday party. I bought a set of jpg image cake topper that were not edible cake toppers, but the frosting and glitter really helped complete the sparkly effect. Another idea is to have cake sheets instead of cupcakes and you could apply image of Gabby and her friends to the top of your birthday cake using edible image prints.
These Gabby’s Dollhouse Rainbow Sparkle Cupcakes were a huge hit with my daughter and her friends. They were not only beautiful with the high-quality edible ink I used for the rainbow colored butter cream frosting, but they tasted amazing.
Check out my tutorial on How to Make Rainbow Sparkle Cupcakes here!
1. Plates & Napkins
One of my favorite additions to birthday parties is the themed plates and napkins. I will purchase 1 set of themed plates and napkins and purchase some plain or generic as well from Party City and Dollar Tree.
I purchased this Gabby’s Dollhouse set off Amazon Here!
2. Gabby’s Dollhouse Mailbox
In the beginning of every episode of the show, Gabby gets a dollhouse delivery in her mailbox. My daughter loves the mailbox from the show, so I made her a Gabby’s Dollhouse Mailbox out of an old shoe box. I used it as a card box, and I set it out on the present table.
3. Cat Ear Table Sign
The kids received cat ears as favors, see below, so I wanted to continue with the Gabby theme on the table where the cat ears were set out. I made a sign that read, “Grab a pair of cat ears to enter Gabby’s Dollhouse,” and I wrote out the song Gabby sings to enter the dollhouse. I print out the sign and had it framed.
I found some Gabby’s Dollhouse balloons for the parties for my daughter to enjoy. The set I ordered had 4 different designs and there were 3 of each design. I bundled the balloons into 3 sets with 1 of each design in each bundle. I added a gold Mylar number 5 balloon to one of the sets. We used that set for my daughter’s chair.
You can get the Gabby’s Dollhouse balloons off Amazon by following the link Here.
The Gold Mylar number 5 balloon you can find Here on Amazon.
Since my daughter was having 2 birthday parties this year, I bought 2 Gabby’s Dollhouse tablecloths in case one was ruined at one of the parties. I also purchased a sparkly tablecloth and some plain pink tablecloths as well to use on the rest of the tables.
6. Gabby’s Dollhouse Backdrop
If you want the perfect photo background, you can grab a Gabby’s Dollhouse Backdrop. We stood in front of the backdrop for all our pictures, and it made the best background. You can also hang it up behind the cake table as well.
I could not pass up this awesome Gabby's Dollhouse Backdrop I found Here on Amazon.
If you are having an outside party, it is important to put up tents. Guests will want the options to get out of the sun if it’s a hot day. We had 2 bouncy houses for the family party at our house and wanted to have the bouncy house in the shade. We used one of the tents over the bouncy house and it worked out great. We also wanted to keep bugs away from the food, so we used an enclosed tent to protect the food.
Prepare ahead of time for how many tables you will need. Make sure to include the amount of food to put out, how many people will be sitting to eat, and where guests will set out presents. I used mini tables for the favors, and I put the mailbox on the present table. You could plan it out the best way for your location.
It is important to have enough chairs for the number of guests invited. You do not want guests standing around holding their plates in their hands to eat or sitting on a table because their feet hurt. I have asked my parents and in-laws to bring chairs to give us more. There are also rental companies to get tents, tables, and chairs as well.
1. Dance Party - DJ Catnip
My daughter’s friend party was at her dance studio and her dance teacher ran a dance class for her. She had such a great time doing fun activities and learning a dance to show the parents.
2. Bouncy House - Carlita Funhouse
We own a small kid’s bouncy house to use in our backyard whenever we want. It is so much fun for the kids to use. My in-laws also own a bouncy house, so they brought theirs over to use. The kids had fun in both bouncy houses during the family party.
If you want to own your bouncy house instead of rent one, check out These Awesome Bouncy Houses on Amazon to find one that works best for you.
3. Swing set / Playhouse
We have a swing set and a playhouse in our backyard that was next to the bouncy houses. We set everything up into a play area for the kids. They loved being able to play in one safe area of the yard together.
1. Cat Ears
In the beginning of the show, Gabby puts on her cat ears and recites a song to go into the dollhouse. I had cat ears for the kids to put on when they arrived at the party. It was so fun for them to feel like they were going into the dollhouse! You could even kick it up a notch and have a Pandy Paws at the table for the kids to grab his hand.
I found some sparkle headband cat ears that were comfortable for the kids to wear, and they were so excited to bring them home. If you want to buy a set, grab them Here from Amazon.
2. Glowing Globules - Baby Box Craft
I assembled a craft for the kids to take home to do. Since I hate small junk from birthday parties, I wanted something the kids could use and then throw away when done. The craft was making a Glowing Globule. I purchased, small clear plastic jars, glow sticks, and glitter tubes. I attached everything to the jars and included instructions on how to make the Glowing Globules.
I included the information on the cookies in the food section, but the cookies were meant to be a favor. I made Funfetti cookies and Double Chocolate Chip cookies, and I put 2 of each cookie in a baggy. I sent a baggy home with each child.
4. Thank You Tags
I designed Thank You Tags and attached them to each favor jar. It’s a great way to thank your little guests for coming to the party.
You can grab my Thank You Tags Digital Files and add them to your party here! They are high quality tags for personal use only and for the best finish, they should be printed on high resolution paper.
Gabby’s Dollhouse is such a fun new show and there is so many ideas you could include for special occasions with the room themes.
Some room themes I thought of, but I couldn’t use were:
- MerCat Spa Room - Manicures, pedicures, and hair styles
- Baby Box Craft Room - Different crafts for the kids to do at a table.
- Pillow Cat Bedroom - Have a slumber party for the kids.
- Cakey Kitchen - Have the kids decorate their own cupcakes or cookies
- Carlita's Fun Room - You could rent out a play place and have Gymboree play for the fun room.
The sky is the limit with a Gabby’s dollhouse birthday party. You could have any party activities you want and there’s a way to incorporate them into the dollhouse.
Did you throw your child a Gabby’s Dollhouse Birthday Party or are you currently planning one?
What party ideas did you come up with?
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