Have a Daniel Tiger lover in your house? Ideas for a cheap, DIY Daniel Tiger themed birthday party including decorations and food.
My oldest is 3! When did that happen?! And how do I have a three-year-old? It’s funny how it seems like forever ago that we were called to head to the hospital for my induction with Tyler. Yet at the same time, it’s hard to think of a time that we didn’t have Tyler. Three years seems so short, but also seems so long. It’s crazy how time works. Tyler is growing to be such a funny, adorable, crazy, outgoing, wonderful boy. And he is all boy. He loves to play outside, although he doesn’t always like to get dirty. He plays with anything that has wheels, Olaf, or Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater. Tyler is a little ball of energy and literally bounces out of bed every morning and hits the ground running and is just go go go until bedtime!
As I mentioned the other day, Tyler is currently obsessed with the show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. We have seen every episode on Netflix multiple times and know every song. We only do things if they are what Daniel Tiger does. Seriously, everything in this household is currently based on a Daniel Tiger song/episode. About a month ago I started asking Tyler what he wanted to do for his birthday, and he said Daniel Tiger. I said I can also do Cars, Olaf, trains… nope, Daniel Tiger. He never wavered from that. Ok, Daniel Tiger it is!
I again took to
the internet pinterest to see what I could find for a Daniel Tiger birthday party. And surprisingly, I found quite a few ideas! Some of them were more of a jungle theme with tigers, but it still gave me some ideas. I posted the other day about the trolley I made for a dessert tray to put the cake on.
Originally Published On: June 5, 2016
Last Updated On: April 13, 2020
Daniel Tiger Decorations
We didn’t do a lot of decorations. I’ve had some multi-colored food trays for years that I used for the food. We went with red, black, and orange for colors. As a tiger, Daniel is orange and black. And he wears a red sweater, so the colors were easy.
Daniel Tiger Birthday Party Food
I tried to keep the food as simple as I could. After all, we had quite a few three-year-olds at the party. They like simple finger foods.
I made some quick signs on the computer for each of the foods. The signs stood easily since I printed them on cardstock and folded them in half. I did use a tiny piece of tape on the back so they wouldn’t fall off of the table.
Cake & Trolley Cake Stand
After a few cake mis-haps, we actually ended up with just one small cake for Tyler as I always intended to have, and store-bought cookies for everyone else. I baked the cakes the night before, and I was going to make cake pops out of the large one for guests. Well apparently I don’t know how to make cake pops because they would not stay together. And I couldn’t get the chocolate to melt properly even though it was melting chocolate. So then I tried shaping them into squares to be cake brownies and that didn’t work either. So I threw it all in the trash and sent Justin to the store!
Even with all that, I like how everything else came out. I had ordered a Daniel Tiger and trolley cake toppers, so put those on the cake. Justin’s parents got him some Daniel Tiger figurines for his birthday, so they gave them to me that morning to be able to put with his cake.
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I’ve not heard of Daniel Tiger but this looks like a great birthday party theme… I love the tiger stripes! And the cake is so cute… I bet it’s tasty too!
It’s a cute show on PBS here that is based on the old Mr. Rogers show. It teaches a lot of life lessons and emotions but at a young kid’s level with songs. We learned a lot here from Daniel Tiger!
I haven’t heard of Daniel Tiger before, not surprising as I don’t have kids. I love the sentiment of “try new foods though”. Great message for kids, and fussy adults! lol!
Yes, it’s a cute kids show based on the Mr. Rogers show. We used the “try new foods” a lot when they were little to get them to eat more!
What a fun birthday theme! I would never have thought to host this theme but it looks adorable!
It wasn’t what I thought of at first, but my son insisted on it since he loved Daniel Tiger at that time, so we made it work!
Such a cute idea for a birthday party! My daughter loves Daniel Tiger too. I love all the food you made too!!!
It was so easy and fun to do! You could easily pull it off if she loves Daniel Tiger and you need a birthday theme idea!
This is such an adorable birthday theme. We actually named our third child, Katarina from the character Katerina 🙂 Great idea to do the royal snacks too! So cute.
Oh that’s awesome! It’s such a pretty name. We didn’t know much about Daniel Tiger when we had my second child since my oldest hadn’t started watching it yet.
This is SO CUTE! I love the stripes matching his stripes/sweater, and also the trolley in the decorations! (And of course the sign urging everyone to try new things! 🙂 )
It ended up being such an easy party to put together. I like matching the colors instead of spending a lot of money on themed decorations that are only used once.
Wow! Great theme for a party to do, you’ve given us a great idea for this one. The presentation looks awesome, the minimalist design makes it so mesmerizing then comes the foods that look so delicious and yummy.
I love the theme and the little details!!! Im sure your kid and their friends will live this!
What a fun theme. My girls used to love Daniel Tiger growing up!
What a cute theme, and you did a great job with it! My 3 year old went with Lion King for her birthday this year, and that was a lot of fun to style. Maybe next year she’ll choose DT!
I love the food and the decorations. It’s an adorable birthday theme, thanks for giving me an idea
I love the sign of trying new food. It’s a great way to teach the kids to have a love for food.
OMG my kids would adore this! You did such an amazing job!!
I love Daniel the Tiger. That catchy little trolley song. 🙂 Love your trolley cake.
Happy Birthday to your little one.
Ahhhhhh I haven’t known about Daniel Tiger before but after reading your post, I think it’s great to buy some for my daughter. Thanks for introducing!
What a fun idea and theme! My daughter loves Daniel Tiger too. Love how you labelled the cookies. Super witty.
This Daniel Tiger Birthday Party idea is so cute! I think we’ll have something like this soon for my nephews.
I’m not familiar with Daniel Tiger but I get a good idea from your post and the whole of it looks pretty good. Happy 3rd birthday to him.
How adorable! I love it. Although this is my first time hearing about Daniel Tiger, I think it’s absolutely cool for kiddies parties.
Such a cute idea! I love all of the details. My kids loved DT when they were younger.