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If you’re looking for Scooby-Doo party activity and game ideas….I’ve got the COMPLETE PARTY details, from beginning to end! With a house full of kids, I didn’t want one moment to go unplanned! So here it is…You can thank me later in the comments section!

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Scooby-Doo Mystery Party

KIDS ARRIVE:  Introduce yourself…”Hi, __________! So glad you could make it! I’m Detective ______.  Before I let you in…were you here earlier today? (No), Okay, just checking! Because we have a mystery on our hands and we need your help!!! Someone stole all the kids party favor boxes!!!  So we set up a Mystery Inc. Training Center out back to help you and the gang get ready to solve this mystery. But first, we need to trace your footprints, just to make sure you are not a suspect.

(Trace all kids footprints onto gray construction paper to have them identify them later—)


Warning: THERE ARE NO TRESPASSERS ALLOWED into the area that is blocked off…
Until we ask some questions and trace footprints to all possible suspects.”


(The point of this is to make sure no guests wander off to other party areas so they don’t accidentally find clues and games that have been previously set up and to keep them ‘entertained’ while the remaining guests arrive. The kids will participate in this Mystery Party together, so you need to wait for your guests to arrive before you begin. But you tell them they are “getting ready to solve this mystery” by having them visit the Mystery Inc. Training Center).
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Throwing Beanbags at the Monsters 
Monsters painted on poster board with mouths cut out. Kids threw beanbags at them. You could also use balls, Nerf guns, etc.

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Practice Maneuvering through the Mummy Maze

White yarn/string tangles between 2 sides (fences, trees, posts, etc) to form a maze which they need to crawl over, under and through to get from one side to the other. Make sure they are done at all levels (high and low) so they can’t just crawl entirely under or walk entirely over. 

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Shooting Water Guns at Ghosts in Trees
Small white garbage bags turned inside out, hung with fishing string and traced black spooky eyes with permanent markers. Place a bucket with pre-filled water guns

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Monster Bowling
Bowling pins decorated with classic Scooby monsters!

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Go Get em’! Then, make sure you get some food, Scoob!
Check out this post for Scooby-Doo Food Ideas with Printables!
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Web Maze.
Create a web maze out of brown string that the kids must follow to the next clue. After weaving long pieces of brown string around your selected area, tie white balloons, with ghost faces drawn on them, to the end of the string. Attach the next clue to one of the balloons.
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1ST CLUE: I love taking party favors from children! If you want them back you must follow my clues. First find the string that is the color brown. Make sure you follow it all around!

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Stomp the Balloons
Inside each balloon, there are pieces of the Mystery Kids Post Newspaper. After the kids have popped all of the balloons, have them put the clue pieces together to form the Mystery Kids Post Newspaper, which headlines “EXTRA, EXTRA! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, No! Its you’re next clue!” The kids will need to look to find their next clue hanging from the tree.
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2nd CLUE: By untangling the web, you found my clue on a “G-G-G-G-G-Ghost!” Now stomp on balloons to find pieces of clues, but to get your answer, put them together to read the NEWS! Scooby Doo Mystery Party by oh! rubbish! blog3rd CLUE: Jinkies! To find the favor boxes, you must search high and low, go inside & make a circle on the living room floor! When the game is over, the last one in the chair will look underneath it to see what is there!


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Scooby, Scooby, Where’s Your Bone? 
Have one child sit on the chair and place a bone under it. Have all of the other kids sit on the floor where the child in the chair can’t see them. Next, have everyone take turns quietly and quickly taking the bone from underneath the chair. The person in the chair has to guess who took it. After everyone takes a turn, provide the next clue, which is taped to the bottom of the chair.

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Scooby Snack Drop
Have the kids try to get a Scooby Snack biscuit into a jar while standing over it and dropping it with their chins. Place the next clue (treasure map) under the jar.
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4th Clue: So you think you’re getting close, But you’re not! Let’s see how good you are With the Scooby snacks you drop! Where meals are made and people cook perhaps you ought to take a look!

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Use this Blank Treasure Map Template to make customize it for yourself.

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Treasure Chest Jewel Scramble
Using the treasure map, kids follow the clues that will lead them to a treasure chest filled with chocolate coins and jewels! The jewels with have letters attached to them, which they will need to work together to unscramble the word, which leads them to the next clue. (bathroom)
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5th CLUE: Zoinks! A treasure map Will surely help you a lot, so find the X That marks the spot! When you find, the treasure chest, your next clue, is scrambled on the jewels.

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The following phrase is printed on the back of the 6th clue, which says, “say cheese”. This will lead them to the next clue…the photo booth!

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At the photo booth the kids will take pictures with the Mystery Inc. gang photo props (Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, & Fred). All kids must use at least 2 props and take a picture. Once this has been completed, the clue will be found under the front step flap of the photo booth. For the photo booth, I used an upcycled refrigerator box, cutting out the openings and lining the inside for a backdrop. I used the photo booth sign and attached an envelope on the side with all the photo props.
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7th CLUE: Scooby, old buddy, old pal! use these photo props and give me a big smile! You’ve got to use at least 2 props And take a picture! So that you get a clue For your next adventure!

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Who’s Who?
All of the kid’s footprints were traced and numbered when they arrived at the party and were put on the wood fence floor. They have to identify the footprints, who’s who? The next clue will be on the side of the post. The decorations in the picture were used by tracing the bottom of men’s dress shoes onto black construction paper and then cutting them out.
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8th CLUE: Your footprints were traced, Around your shoe, But you have to find out Whose shoe is whose? The pressures on, Things are getting tense, The next clue is by The wooden garden fence.

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Velma’s glasses
Next to the picture sign of Velma on the lawn, the box will be placed. Inside the box, there are 8 pairs of glasses along with gooey gross feeling like stuff (cooked cold pasta, gloves filled with cold water, jello, slime, peeled grapes). I covered the box with a black plastic garbage paper and made a small slit on the top so only their hands would fit through and they can’t see inside. Each kid has to stick their hands inside the covered box to retrieve a pair of Velmas’ glasses—eyes closed, one hand in, and only pull out one pair of glasses! Once all have completed, the next clue will be on the bottom of the box.
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This is when the VILLAIN NEEDS TO GET DRESSED. We used a painter’s suit and a mask, with a backpack filled with their party favors. Here the villain awaits to hear the final clue.)

9th CLUE: Now, there are 8 pairs of glasses, each one of you must find one! But here’s the trick,eyes closed, hands in,  make sure only 1 you pick! You’re getting nearer,  nearly all the clues are gone, but to get the next one, find Velma on the lawn!

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Rebus Clue: Decode the rebus to discover the villain. (A loved one)
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10th CLUE: The mystery is nearly solved, hope you’ve had fun, turn this paper over, and you’ll find out, that the villain is…. a      +ed         (a loved one).

HAVE OTHER GUESTS POINT AND SHOUT that they saw the villain!  My husband was hiding behind a tree and the kids chased him down around the backyard until they uncovered his mask to reveal… it was DAD!! Then he’ll say: “ I really wanted a party favor box too! And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling guests!”
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Scooby Doo Party Favors

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Detective notepads, magnifying glasses, magic disappearing ink, mini flashlights, fake mustaches, plastic sunglasses, Scooby-Doo lollipop with popping candy, mini pens, and goody box/bags to put it all in.
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Make sure each guest receives their Mystery Inc. ID Cards!
After all, they are official Mystery Inc. Special Detectives!
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:: Scooby-Doo Mystery Party Clues Printables ::

1st – 4th Clue

5th -7th Clue

8th-10th Clue

Kids Post Newspaper Printable

Blank Treasure Map Template

Mystery Inc. Training Center Sign

Mystery Inc. ID Cards Printable

Where Are My Glasses? Sign
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  16 comments for “:: Scooby Doo Party Ideas :: Games & Activities :: Scooby Doo Mystery Game ::

  1. Diane
    April 3, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I love it . . . . exactly what I wanted to do for my daughters birthday coming up in July . . . we have lots time to get everything ready. I can’t wait to get it started. 🙂

    • May 15, 2017 at 12:05 am


  2. Mandy
    March 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    This is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and files! My little guy is going to love this and have a FANTASTIC birthday party. Bonus: Mom won’t be crazy trying to come up with this on my own! Thanks so much!!

    • May 15, 2017 at 12:07 am

      You’re very welcome! It feels good to share and know that others will have just as much fun as my kids did!

  3. January 23, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    THANK YOU!!!! This is awesome, so I don’t have to plan my entire party myself! Thank you!!!

    • February 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      I’m glad that my ideas are being used again and again! 🙂 Thanks for the THANKS!

  4. Elisa
    August 16, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! We pulled it off and had the best 5th birthday for my son. All the kids, little to big were engaged and excited. You didn’t have to share all of this work with us for free but you did! Thank you again!

    • August 16, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Elisa!

      You’re quite welcome!! I’m so happy to hear that it all turned out so well! It’s comments like yours and knowing that kids had amazing memorable moments that are truly priceless! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Hopefully your son will like more of the things my boys do…and you’re set for more parties! I have super cool Lego, Star Wars, DC Super Friends super heroes party activities too! You can check them out under birthdays and parties!
      Hope to hear from you again!

  5. Vivian
    August 8, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I Love all the ideas… I think the mystery ideas are so awesome…. I will definitely use these for my sons birthday in September. .. I was curious about how you did the bowling game?

    • August 9, 2016 at 12:25 am

      Hi Vivian!

      I’m glad someone else will be enjoying these!

      The clear bowling set is from Little Tikes. I googled, printed, and cut out Scooby-Doo villain characters that were about the same size as the bowling pins. I then used clear mailing tape to affix them on. That’s it! Hope that helps!

      Hope your son’s birthday turns out AMAZING!! Thanks again for your comment!

  6. Angela Kamps
    May 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this creative scavenger hunt! I felt like I hit the jack pot when I came across your post! All of your photos and descriptions made me feel like I could achieve a scavenger hunt party for 5 and 6 year olds. My daughter wanted a Scooby-Doo themed party for her 6th birthday this past April. Thank you for your generosity in posting all of the details. I had 12 very happy children at the end of the party! It was wonderful!

    • May 7, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Awwwwww….and now I’m complete! You have just reaffirmed the reason why I do this! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your story! And I’m SO GLAD your daughters birthday turned out WONDERFUL!

  7. Daniela
    April 24, 2016 at 10:36 am

    This looks great! I’ve been looking for ideas for my daughter’s party in a few months and this all looks quite achievable. Thank you for sharing.

    • April 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      I’m happy to hear someone else is planning on doing it as well! I will tell you….this was ONE of the FUNNEST parties I have done! Even as energetic as kids can be, they were ALL SO engaged and focused on the clues and taking part in it! It was one of my favorite parties!

  8. Michelle
    April 4, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Omg!!!!! Thank you so much you just saved my life and daughters 5th bday. Ive never planned last minute but this year that what happened i havent been to brainstorm cool ideas for games and activities. You are amazing thank you

    • April 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      I know the feeling. The exact same thing happened to me this year! But…WOW! Thanks for that comment! You just made it all worth it!

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