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Paw Patrol Party on a Budget

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Have a PAW Patrol fan in the house? Here’s how to throw a PAW Patrol party on a budget, including decoration and food ideas!

I have to admit, I was pretty excited when Allison told me she wanted a Paw Patrol birthday party for her 4th birthday.

Year 3 was Snow White, and while that was a ton of fun, I’m glad she changed her mind from Cinderella. There’s only so much you can do with Princess themes.

Just like last year, I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on fancy decorations; and doing a Paw Patrol party on a budget is totally doable!

Here’s a list of things I bought and the food I made- including a FREE food label for you to print for your own Paw Patrol party!

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The Decorations

As you know, you can totally go crazy buying the licensed streamers, games, party favors… anything that places like Party City offers. And while those are fun, those aren’t always in my budget!

We were having a low-key party with just family, and so I didn’t necessarily need all the fancy stuff.

It just so happened that I had leftover red, blue, and yellow streamers from Allison’s Snow White party; and those colors happen to be Paw Patrol colors, as well!

So I spent essentially zero dollars on a simple streamer decoration. I originally bought them from Dollar Tree last year, which is a great place for single-color decorations.

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The Food

Seeing as how Paw Patrol is dog-themed, I knew I wanted to do something fun for food.

Once again, Dollar Tree saved the day with containers- to be specific, actual dog food bowls and treat jars! How cute are these?

Fun fact: at the checkout line, the cashier asked if we got a new puppy. Nope, just a mom with a crazy idea for a Paw Patrol birthday party!

I’ll admit, a lot of the food ideas here I found on Pinterest; but I created the food labels, which I just printed, cut out, and glued onto construction paper. Here’s the food I ended up making:

  • Fetch sticks: Long pretzel rods
  • Chew toys: Twizzlers
  • Dog bones: Scooby Snack graham crackers (These are SO cute! And perfect for a dog party.)
  • Pupperoni, cheese, and crackers: Deli meat and cheese were cut using a dog bone cookie cutter I found on Amazon. I tend to collect cookie cutters; you should see my drawer!
  • Puppy dip: Apple slices with a peanut butter yogurt dip (1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup peanut butter, and 1 tablespoon honey).
  • Pup punch: Hawaiian punch

These were super simple but really creative! The Scooby Snacks were a huge hit; I had a few people express concern that they were eating real dog biscuits.

If dog biscuits tasted like cinnamon graham crackers, I may actually start eating them!

Image of a Paw Patrol birthday cake

As far as the cake goes, we actually got ours from Sam’s Club. They totally make the best cakes, and we always get their whipped frosting because it’s just perfect!

If you have a lot of people at your party, buying a cake might be a better option for you; but you can certainly make your own cake or cupcakes! Pinterest has a ton of cool ideas (which is where I got the inspiration for this party!).

If you’re looking for a simple Paw Patrol party on a budget, the ideas above will help you stay on track.

I believe I spent less than $50 on the decorations and food (minus the cake, which was $23 at Sam’s Club), and we had 18 people at the party. Not too bad for a simple birthday party!

I’ve included my Paw Patrol labels for you to print below. It’s a single PDF file that includes the food names that you see above, as well as a blank label you can write on yourself.

They’re 5.5″ wide and 4.5″ tall, so keep that in mind when you buy your construction paper.

What cool food ideas do you have for your Paw Patrol birthday party? Share in the comments below!

Is your child a huge fan of Paw Patrol? Here's how to do a Paw Patrol party on a budget to help you save money and serve creative food!





katy van etten

Monday 21st of October 2019

What is the name of the font you used? I want to print out something that says Pup Pastries to match the other labels and tape it on the empty one. For some reason it isn't letting me view it properly on Microsoft word. Thank you so much for these great ideas.

Natalie Chambliss

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

@Jaime, Hey I'm Natalie we are planning on having my son 3rd birthday party in Paw Patrol,your labels are so adorable could you email me so I can print them off([email protected])also where did you purchase your bone cutter you used for your sandwich meat and cheese love your ideas so thank you!


Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Hey there! I used PicMonkey to create these labels, and the font is called Badaboom. Hope that helps! =)

Donna Klatch Kresge

Friday 4th of October 2019

Thank you so much for these great ideas I tried to print the pdf but it won't let me do anything.


Friday 4th of October 2019

Oh no, I'm sorry! It looks like the PDF works when I click on it, but I'm going to send you an email with the file in an attachment. Hopefully that'll work! =)


Tuesday 26th of February 2019

These are sweet and perfect ideas for my tot’s 3rd bday. I love the creativity and simplicity! Thanks for sharing!


Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Thank you! I know your party will turn out amazing!!!


Monday 18th of February 2019

I wanted to kw where did you get the doggy bowls from?


Monday 18th of February 2019

I got them from Dollar Tree! A dollar each, they're so cute! =)

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