An Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba Party

We had my daughter’s 3rd birthday party over the weekend and it was SO fun.  And as I’ve mentioned before she is a huge Yo Gabba Gabba fan so that was the theme of this year’s party.  I’d say I kept it simple again, but I guess it really wouldn’t be considered simple. For me, I kind of went “all out” this year because I wanted it to be really special with all of the new changes lately (which she’s been super awesome about) and I’m so glad I did.  They only turn 3 once and if she remembers awesome birthday parties when she’s older, then that will make me feel good. :)

The party started out by these adorable invitations being sent out.

Yo Gabba Gabba Invitation

I ordered them from DigiCreations on Etsy and she even printed them for me, so all I had to do was put them in the mail.  I received SO many compliments on her invitations too.  Apparently they were a hit with all of the kiddos. :)

Then I ordered Emma this super cute Gabba shirt from ChasenLonden also found on Etsy.

Yo Gabba Gabba Shirt

Yo Gabba Gabba Shirt

How stinkin’ cute!  It even came with a matching bow for her hair too.

And now for the party deets. Party favors came from Party City, and here’s some of them.  I also threw in candy in each bag too.

Yo Gabba Gabba Party Favors

Yo Gabba Gabba Party Favors

Look at these ADORABLE rice krispie treats decorated like the 5 Gabba characters that my mom made.

Yo Gabba Gabba Treats

Yo Gabba Gabba Treats

Oh my gosh I loooooove them. I sent her a picture from this other Gabba party on Two Parts Sugar and asked if she could replicate and make them.  She sure delivered, if not over-achieved.  How to make: Cut rice krispie treats in a circle, make icing and color it the right colors, then use marshmallows and M&M’s for the eyes. For Plex (the yellow one) use part of a chocolate bar. She made the eyelashes with chocolate icing and used a #2 decorating tip. And a tip from her: Dip scissors in glass of hot water when cutting marshmallows to minimize sticking (because you need 2 sticky sides).

And now for the cake!! I wanted a fancy cake after seeing this one from the other Gabba party Two Parts Sugar had that was amazing, so I called a local bakery, sent her the picture, and she did an AWESOME job.  And the cake was SO good. Like maybe the best cake I’ve had.

Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

It looks like all fondant but it wasn’t, just the eyes and stuff.  It was all a delicious buttercream icing and the bottom layer was vanilla, then the next layer was chocolate and it alternated like that.  It seriously was delicious and so worth spending money on it.  How often does a 3 year old get a 5 tier cake? Um, probably never! But for any locals near Houston area, I’d highly recommend Kakes Xcetera–she did amazing and delivered the cake on the day of the party!

Basically we just had the cake, the Gabba treats, a veggie platter and LOTS of these.


Just makes everything much easier than making a billion different things to eat.

Here’s a few more shots of the party table.

Yo Gabba Gabba Party

Yo Gabba Gabba Party

Yo Gabba Gabba Party

We just don’t have the space to decorate a big party table, so our breakfast table will have to do.

Other things we had at the party?


Everyone loves a good bouncy castle!

We also rented a snow cone machine and that’s always a crowd pleaser. :)

Snow Cone Machine

And for the BIG surprise at the party?


Miss Foofa herself came to visit! Emma was beyond happy…made me tear up several times seeing how happy she was.  I have never rented a character or anything for a birthday party, but it was the best money spent.  It’s something we will all remember.

Foofa came for 45 minutes and she danced and played games with all of the kids, passed out treats, and took pictures with all of the kids.  It was SO fun.

Foofa Birthday Party

foofa birthday party

So so cool.  Then Foofa went back to Gabbaland and we all ate cake and more snow cones. :)

snow cone party

And that’s how we celebrated the Yo Gabba Gabba party! Was it a little over the top for a 3 year old?  Probably so. But was it worth it? Most definitely.

How do you like to celebrate your kiddos’ birthdays?

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  1. Wow, wow, wow!! Every detail is so cute and fun! You did an awesome job planning for your sweet daughter’s party. And the little shirt you got her — ADORABLE!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a lovely party for such a precious little 3 year old!! Just perfect!! You took wonderful photos to look back upon in the years to come … good job. Thanks for sharing and for some reason, my invitation got lost in the mail! ha!!

  3. Suezi Gurzi says:

    Sop very cool! Makes me want to have a Yo Gabba Gabba party! Cake was fabulous!!!

  4. Emily!!! What a lucky little girl. You rocked it. Oh my goodness. That cake, those cookies. So precious. And I am so on board with the pizza thing.

  5. Super cute and yep, totally over the top. But why not? Love the cake.
    I made Yo Gabba Gabba cupcakes for my daughters 2nd birthday. They were a bit hit.
    This past year for her 4th birthday we did a party theme, we rented a room at the local rec centre, rented disco lights and speakers. It was a blast and totally over kill for a 4 year old :)

  6. OMG!!!! talk about going all out! What a great time had by all. The cake was awesome and those rice krispie treats were amazing!
    Good job!

  7. what an awesome and fun party! that cake is amazing!!

  8. Cara Green says:

    The party was so fun. I loved every minute, and so did the boys. And thanks for the leftover pizza! UNthankyou, however, for the whistles in the favor bags!!!!!

  9. WHOA…your mom made the rice crispy treats?? They were SO CUTE and delicious too! And that cake….oh man….that cake!!! We had a blast! So glad we got to celebrate with Emma. I love David’s lil cameo too! I told him “BABE, you’re on DecorChick!” haha! And my Alie looks so cute dancing too!

  10. I LOVE planning my girls’ parties. We’ve never hired anyone to come in for a party. Your daughter looks like she had a great time and that’s what is important.
    I try to keep it all homemade and leave the ideas up to the girls. I go crazy planning their parties and it is so much fun. I just blogged the decorations from M’s Barbie party this week-

  11. How adorable!! Seriously, so much fun! You did an incredible job. I still remember birthdays that my parents went all out on, and I have the best memories from so many parties. :-)

  12. I love love, love, love your party. I’m planning a Yo Gabba 3rd birthday party for next year and I have a habit of starting a bit early for inspiration. As a matter of fact, I was already planning to order the tank and bow. It looks adorable on your daughter :)

    She’s a cutie, by the way!

  13. Wonderful party! Where did you find the Foofa charater rental? I’m trying to find one for my daughters up coming party

  14. Jazlyn's Mommy :) says:

    What a wonderful YGG birthday party Thanks for sharing!! My daughters 2nd birthday is coming up and she LOVES YGG im also in the houston area what is the company that you were able to rent foofa for a visit? She would love that!!!

  15. I love the shirt your daughter wore at her party. I tried to go through the link to the shop but it said it didnt exist. Do you happen to remember where you got this shirt made?

  16. Great job! Where did you find the Yo Gabba Gabba character to come to the party?

  17. I’m looking for a shirt just like that but they don’t sell it nomore :( would u sell the one ur daughter used at her party?

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