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Finding Dory Party Ideas

Finding Dory Party Ideas

Finding Dory Party Ideas! We all secretly want to be the “Pinterest” mom that we see throwing the perfect birthday parties. Let me tell you a little secret, most of those parties are set up in advance and “staged” to be the PERFECT Party. But you know me, and I’m frugal as well as far from being the “Perfect Pinterest” Mom so I decided to tackle the Finding Dory Party Ideas the best way I knew how.

  1.  It had to be cheap (or free) and the kids had to enjoy it.
  2. We have to have fun at a party, and I want you moms to be able to enjoy it too. We all know what it’s like when a kid has meltdown and it’s not  pretty, can you imagine an adult meltdown?? YES, been there, done that, got the T-Shirt (well not really but you catch the drift.)
  3. What did YOU my readers like on my site? Frugal Frozen Party Ideas (YES, it’s the most viewed posts on my site and one of the oldest!)
  4. It had to be unique, easy and fun. WOW! That’s a lot, but I think with the help of friends you will throw the perfect “Finding Dory Party” for under your budget.

Finding Dory Party Ideas

Finding Dory Themed Crayons

Let’s talk about Finding Dory Themed Crayons. One of the advantages (or disadvantages) of having one child is that you quickly outgrow the “party” phase, but because I have lots of nieces and nephews I’m still in luck. I wanted to come up with something unique, fun and that would be a hit. So I decided to take some old broken crayons and make them into “fish” crayons. Pair those up with Finding Dory coloring sheets and the kids will have a swimming good time.

Finding Dory Themed Crayons

To make them I purchased some molds off of Ebay and had to melt wax in a pan on the stove because it wasn’t oven safe. So I would be sure that the molds you pick up are oven safe because then the colors of your fish will really pop. Some of mine looked a little funny, but the nieces and nephews enjoyed them so that is what really matters.

Finding Dory Crayons


You can’t have a birthday party with games right?? Play Pin the fin (or tail) on Dory!

Finding Dory Games

Using the same premise behind Pin the tail on the Donkey all you need is a copy of Dory, a wall, a handkerchief to cover their eyes and some tape for the “fin”. You can copy Dory above and cut off her fin and make her head bigger. Then make another copy of her fin that you can cut out.

Explain to the kids the game and have fun Pinning the Fin on Dory.


Could be given the person who gets the closest, or as we like to do it all, all kids get a prize for trying.

Don’t forget to print out the Frozen Memory game as well for another party center that will be a hit!

Finding-Dory-Maze (For Crystal Clear Printing)

Finding Dory Memory Game


Finding Dory Themed Food

A birthday party isn’t complete without food. My friend Stefanie from Making of a Mom has some adorable fish treats that are perfect for your Dory themed party! Don’t forget to check out her treat bags too, they are “fintastic”.

Finding Dory Party Bags

 Finding Dory Themed Centerpieces

My friend Becky over at What U Talking Bout Willis did these adorable Finding Dory Themed Centerpieces. You could even have the kids make them up as part of their party with friends.


Finding Dory Inspired Centerpieces

Grab some blue, yellow or orange plates and cups at your local Dollar Store and you will have everything you need for a Frugal Finding Dory Themed Party! Just be sure you come back and tell us all about your successful “Perfect Pinterest Parent” experience.


Finding Dory opens in theaters everywhere on June 17th!

Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!



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Love this. Finding Dory will be the theme of many parties this summer.

Great ideas here! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!

Karen Propes

I love your ideas. The bags are adorable. I want to enlarge the memory game and the girls will love it. She has mentioned a Dory party for her friends. Thanks for sharing.

Emily Endrizzi

Super cute ideas! I bet my niece would love this!