DIY Hey Duggee Theme Birthday Party

In Life by eva.katona@yahoo.com59 Comments

This year I planned a Hey Duggee themed birthday party for Bobcat. To be honest, I throughly enjoyed it! For those, not familiar with the character: this is the funniest animal cartoon on CBeebies, on a quite sophisticated way according to this pet site. Duggee is a dog running a scout camp and the little animal children have to complete a task in every episode, so that they can receive a badge for it. Bobcat loves it, he picked up the simple jokes from early age. I love it too, it’s probably the best cartoon on television, it’s hilarious and clever even for an adult.

Designing the party and making homemade party decorations was a bit challenging as no Hey Duggee party ware is available to buy in shops, so I had to come up with my own ideas and design. But that was the fun part for me! Feel free to use and share them ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Hey Duggee Theme Birthday Party


The badges are essential to be represented at a Hey Duggee themed party, since they are a vital part of every episode. Whilst looking for ideas, I found these free, downloadable badges on the CBeebies website:

Printable Hey Duggee Badges Printing them in A4 gives you just the right size to make badges. Pretty easy and they look absolutely amazing.

We just gave one to every invitees at the party, the kids absolutely loved them.

Tip: Custom pins would also be a great idea, if you have no time to make your owns. You can go Pinbadges.CO to make your own Duggee-themed custom pin badges. The pin badges can be customized with your child’s name or age, or a special message to make them even more unique. Choose from a variety of designs featuring Duggee and his friends, and select the colors that match your party theme. With their free design system and professional design team, itโ€™s very easy to make these pin badges.

Party Bags

Party bags are nowadays just as important as the cake ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, loot bags filled with plastic crap is one of my pet hates. So, I decided to make rainbow coloured crayon shapes for the party bags, in order to match with the Hey Duggee theme. Rainbows are frequently present in various episodes. Well, we ended up making Lego shaped crayons, and Bobcat helped too. The crayon melting was real mission, I had no idea, it’s not as easy as it looks. Read my guide about how to make shaped crayons at home: How To Make Shaped Crayons. The Lego brick and Lego man shaped crayons then filled a pretty little gift bag.

Also put a Hey Duggee activity pack with colouring sheets into the loot bag, it’s also free to download from here: Hey Duggee Activity Pack. Looked like this, matching very well with the idea of the shaped crayons:

I’ve bought simple, multicoloured paper bags to use as party bags and decorated them with the same paper cut-out badges I used for the badges. This time though, I had to get them printed in A5, so they were bigger. Extra source of fun, when the little ones are trying to match their badge with the party bag!

Cups, plates, etc

I used simple, natural white paper cups and plates, cheaply available even in supermarkets. I used the printed badge cut-outs again (sticking one on each cup). I didn’t decorate the plates as I was worried that the food would pick the colours up. But it looked fantastic on the cups and everyone remembered which was her/his cup ๐Ÿ™‚

I unfortunately ran out of time, but paper straws could be also decorated the same way. I also got rainbow coloured paper decoration and personalised birthday banners.


My local mummy friend provided the cake, check her site out: Rabi’s Kitchen Just like last year, and it was a huge hit again. Look at this amazing cake! And it was delicious too.We obviously had to get a cuddly toy for him, his favourite character Happy. He can do a brilliant Happy impression. ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. I didnt think it possible at this point- but this is actually a character that I havent come across in my mothering. Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging.

  2. I haven’t heard of this character either. But oh wow, what an amazing effort you put in. The decorations look great and they don’t look home made at all. You did a brilliant job. Well done! I saw your post about the crayons too and it is such a good idea – they look fab. Thanks for sharing with us at #GlobalBlogging. p.s. I hope you’ve shared all this to Pinterest because it is definitely Pinterest worthy!!

    1. GREAAT SHOW! I recommend it to any mom I come across. Itโ€™s adorable and it teaches children a lot.

  3. This is amazing, I love the level of creativity and all of the effort you put in for this, he must have been so happy with this! I’ve not heard of this character before but then it’s been a while since I’ve watched CBEEBIES, though my cousin keeps me updated on her favourites, so she might know! I’m 26 now, but even at this age I was going through these photos thinking, I’d love this as an adult. I think party bags need to be brought back for adults! Love the little bags you made and the crayons to match the theme, brilliant. – Tasha

    1. Author

      Thanks Tasha, that’s such a nice comment. It was a bit of an effort indeed, but it was worthy and I also really enjoyed it.

  4. I hadn’t heard of Hey Duggee until a friend said something about it on Facebook today! Your collection looks lie so much fun for a little one’s party though – brilliant! #MakeItLinky

  5. Aww! Hey Duggie is such a sweet programme. This looks fantastic! Well done you! Hope your little one had a great party! Thank you for linking up to #MakeItLinky

  6. That cakes amazing I have two little Hey Duggie fans at home #HumpDayLinky

  7. thanks for this post! i’m actually planning my son’s first birthday party and he loves duggee! i am pretty much copying your ideas because they are very creative yet on the frugal side. unfortunately, i cannot access bbc’s website from the U.S. it forwards the site to the Cbeebies site. so, i can’t access all the badges. any chance i could get someone out there from the UK to send me the badges from the BBC website somehow???? that would be awesome!

    1. Author

      You might be able to find the link on ABC (the Australian site, as they show Duggee on there.) if not, give me a shout and I’ll email the downloads for you to this email address.

  8. The link redirects now. Can you send me the downloads please. My son loves this show and want to have a birthday party full of Duggee.

    Thanks Juli

    1. Hi there, I’m having trouble getting to the badges as well as it redirects to the Australian site. Is there any way to access them from this part of the world? The badges would be awesome to use at my son’s first birthday party!

  9. Nice ideas. My son will be five and he has just found and adores Hey Duggee. I’m glad you say it’s adult humour too as I was worried he shouldn’t be watching pre-school TV! I do wonder if his friends will think it childish and make him feel silly, for-eveeeer. And I also think I couldn’t match your presentation, or am I looking for excuses not to put the effort in….

    I suppose I should now read up about crayon making; a step too far I fear.

    Seriously, thanks for the ideas.

  10. Any chance you could send the printable badges. I cannot find them on the link you provided im guessing since its on Nick Jr. now. ๐Ÿ™

  11. Hello,
    Would you mind sending me a copy of the badges as well please? I don’t understand why they would take it off the site. My children love this show, even my older ones too! ?

  12. Love your party!! My little guy also wants a Hey Duggee party and as is probably obvious by all the comments, it is super hard to find these badges anywhere! If it’s not too much trouble could you (or someome in this thread) please send me the badge sheets as well? Thank you so much!

  13. Im trying to throw a hey duggee themed party for my son, it is his favorite! You did such a amazing job. Im trying to get the badges as you did but having a hard time finding them on the website. It wont pull them up, help!!!??? What am i doing wrong?

      1. Hi Eva

        Will you be so kind to forward me the printable Hey Duggee Badges.

        Have a wonderful day

        Kind regards,

        Anรฉka Meyer

  14. So gorgeous. Would you please be able to email the badges as well. I get redirected to the Australian page and you can’t get them. It would be greatly appreciated.

    Hayley ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. This is amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing. My daughter is crazy about d duggee so this will be a big hit.

  16. This is amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing. My daughter is crazy about d duggee so this will be a big hit.

  17. Hello! Awesome party! Awesome cake! My son is turning two as well and he loves Hey Duggee too! I tried the link and it seems I am having the same issue as everyone else ๐Ÿ™ please if you have the time can you email the squirrel activity badges to me too? Thank you!

  18. Thank you so much for sharing! Both my children LOVE Hey Duggee and I am throwing them a joint Hey Duggee birthday party in March (my daughter is 3 and my son is 1). But it has been so difficult finding anything Hey Duggee is the states. This has helped a lot! Silly question, how did you apply the badge print outs to the cups? Just a glue stick? Modge podge?

  19. Hi Eva, Incredible job on the Hey Duggee party! I’ve been searching the web for weeks and can’t find any links to printable badges. I’m desperate as the party is fast approaching.
    Would you be able to please kindly email me a copy of them all?
    Kindest regards,

  20. Hi Eva- I just emailed you! Would love the pdfs as well, please! Many many thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ (

  21. I am also doing a hey duggee party for my little one. Thanks for the ideas. They are great it is super hard to find anything hey duggee related especially in the US. Do you possible still have the template/file of the badges? It is not available on the website/link you listed and I canโ€™t find them anywhere else.

  22. Hi,

    Love your ideas! Iโ€™m trying to get the A4 printable sheets with the badges but I canโ€™t get the link to work. Do you happen to still have the pdf files for the badges?

  23. I would really appreciate if someone could email me the badges too please! I’m throwing a party for my son and i cant find the badges anywhere. Please and thank you!

  24. Eva,
    Could you please email me a copy of the badges as well.
    Thank you

  25. Wow amazing what you done. Its really difficult to find hey duggee stuff in shops but what you done is lovely

  26. Hi, I also stumbled across your page and would love to get the downloads for the badges to be printed for my son’s party. Could you please email me at Thank you very much in advance! – Laura –

  27. Hi. Lovely party and decorations. Can you please send me the badges via email? Thanks so much.

  28. Hi Eva, is it possible to get the badges sent to my email too please? I have my sonโ€™s 1st birthday in April and would love to have them to add to the Hey Duggee theme Iโ€™m doing.
    My email is

    Thank you so much in advance if you can help ?

  29. I am hosting a Hey Duggee party for my sons first birthday and have found this web page very useful! I have older children coming to his party so have been thinking up party games where the kids get a badge after they have completed each activity (e.g. the first aid badge where the kids have to bandage up their parents!)
    Thank you for inspiring me!

  30. Hello I apologize for disturbing you. I am french and I absolutly love you article on hey duggee theme birthday party. Here in France we don’t have things about this awesome cartoon, sadly. I am trying to organize a party for my son who is a biiiiig fan of it !! I can’t find the printable anywhere, can you please help me ? Warmly. Sylvie

  31. Hi I just read this article and your ideas are awesome,
    any chance you can send me a list of the badges. I think your links have expired from the blog.
    Thank you in advance

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