Charlie Brown Party
Gather the little peanuts for a Charlie Brown party
Good Grief! You're a winner with a Charlie Brown birthday party. Host a colorful
yellow party filled with that famous Charlie Brown Zig Zag!Here's how to have a very
Charlie Brown birthday:
- Dress like Charlie Brown: Dad and your little Charlie can dress in the famous
yellow zig-zag T-shirt. Right, the Charlie Brown costume shirt is easy to wear
as is the T-shirt above, or left for Dad.
- Keep the decor mostly "Charlie Brown" yellow: Instead of searching for
merchandising with Charlie Brown for your party supplies, opt for impact with
bright yellow plates and napkins, paired with black utensils and place mats.
Accent your look with Zig Zag ribbon.
- Decorate with Yellow & Black: Who needs Charlie Brown party plates
when you can set a table in bright yellow and contrasting black. Set the
table with bright yellow daisies (Charlie Brown looks good with the
dandelions on the pitcher's mound). Accent the table with a candy table
runner: licorice in a zig zag pattern.
- Yellow and Black Party foods: Fill your party with yellow party foods and
accent lemon yellow candies with classic black licorice twists and jelly
beans. Think Lucy's Lemonade stand. See below for more Charlie Brown
party food ideas.
- Charlie Brown Cake Toppers: The Charlie Brown action figures, top right, are
collectible. Use them for the birthday cake decor either as a cake topper or
surround the cake or tabletop. The birthday kid will surely treasure them long
after the party is over as a memory of this special birthday. Left, is a hard to
find cake topper set with the whole peanuts gang. See more Charlie Brown
and Peanuts themed cake ideas below.
- Snooping around for Snoopy Party plates? Snoop around the local party supplies
and you won't find much in the way of Snoopy paper party supplies, but online
you'll find plenty. Here we have Snoopy party plates, above center, featuring
Snoopy with Woodstock. The party supplies also include Snoopy napkins, cups,
invitations, stickers and more. Look for cupcake rings, balloons, stickers, silly
bandz and more with our Snoopy Party ideas.
Decorations for a Charlie Brown Party
No matter the time of year, an essential element in a Charlie Brown party is the iconic
Charlie Brown Christmas tree, and while you can certainly make one yourself, there's
one available in musical or non musical versions, pictured lower left. Also included is
Linus's Blue Blanket to wrap at the bottom and one lonely Christmas ornament. Park
it near the presents or the buffet table. It stands proudly as a symbol of a Charlie
Brown Christmas at 18 x 6 x 6 inches. More Charlie Brown Decor ideas:
- Charlie Brown pennant banner: A nostalgic pennant banner in black and
yellow is easy enough to do yourself and it will add to the zig zag look.
Here's a tutorial on how to make a pennant banner.
- Giant Charlie Brown PEZ, left, will make quite an impression as a
Activities and Games for a Charlie Brown Party
Charlie Brown may not be good at baseball, but he certainly tries. You might play a
little softball or baseball and get ideas for games and activities by visiting our
baseball party ideas. Here are more activities for a Charlie Brown Party:
- Head to the ice rink: If you're lucky enough to live near Santa Rosa, California,
then head the party to the local ice ring and afterwards, the Charles Shultz
museum, right next door. Make a scene and cloak party goers in the Charlie
Brown scarf, pictured top.
- Charlie Brown Yahtzee, right, is available in a 60th annniversary edition
featuring the familiar Charlie Brown Zig Zag egg. Roll peanuts character dice
for combinations like full house, large straight and five of a kind.
- Charlie Brown Christmas Board Game: Celebrate "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Snoopy in the Charlie Brown Christmas
Board Game, pictured right. The first player to make it back to the season's
greetings patch gets to light up the star on top of the tree to win the game!
Includes the game board, Peanuts cards, character pieces, spinner, and
Food for a Charlie Brown party
Anything with peanuts in them (and don't forget about Peppermint Patty) will be fun
food for the party:
- Peppermint patties and peppermint treats
- Peanuts, peanut butter cookies, and peanut butter cup chocolates, circus
- Charlie Brown Cookies, left, also feature Lucy.
- Lemonade: Be sure to have a lemonade stand the way Lucy would have.
- Charlie Brown Cake: Look for the retired Wilton pan "Charlie Brown with
Baseball Glove or Football Player (2105-1317)," which may be available on
eBay or Amazon. The cake might otherwise just be a baseball mitt to
represent Charlie Brown's favorite sport.
Real Charlie Brown Parties
As kids parties go, this is both a classic party idea and yet an unusual party theme.
Here are some real Charlie Brown birthday parties, which we hope provides
inspiration for a party of your own:
- Charlie Brown Christmas Party. The sweet Charlie Brown Christmas plates and
napkins are available below to help you spread Peanuts joy around the
holidays. For inspiration, check this real Charlie Brown Christmas party. They
made their own Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Check out the use of comic
strips to wrap treats in cones. The hostess also crafted a garland from them.
Snoopy's snack mix was served in a doggie dish.
- Charlie Brown Cartoon Bubbles Party: Below one clever ETSY seller has
everything you need to create the Charlie Brown Bubbles party below.
Now it's your turn. Tell us about your Charlie Brown party. We'd love to share a link or
your ideas on Twitter.
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