How have I not done a Psych birthday party yet? My girls are huge fans. We worked our way through all of the early episodes and started watching them live mid season 7. When the last episode (season 8) ever was on TV my girls cried when it ended. (While laughing, of course, because it is just so funny!) We have eagerly awaited all extra episodes or movies and replayed our favorite episodes many many times.
Most of the kids who attended Kate’s party had not ever seen Psych. What?!? How can that be? Well, it’s probably because they are all first born kids and Kate is a third born. Meaning…she has been watching more adult type shows for a lot longer than they have! No matter. Kate was VERY happy about all of the details and we were happy to explain to the other girls what everything meant.
Let me explain it all to you too! Pineapples appear at least once in every episode so they featured heavily in our decor.
Psych has a lot of phrases that they became famous for. Here are just a few…
There are lots of things to explain in this picture. ‘Suck it’ (often said melodically) was said in many episodes. Clearly that had to go with the straws. ‘Boom boom boom…muffins’ is from another episode. I made blueberry muffins because Gus’ car was bright blue and always called The Blueberry. American Duos is the name of one of Kate’s favorite episodes. Plus, the white chocolate dipped dark chocolate cookies is a nod to the very last episode of Psych where Shawn tells Gus that they will always be together…just like these cookies.
The final detail that I should mention is the name tags. We had them all over the place! Shawn introduced Gus by all sorts of crazy names. Rumor has it that James Roday (actor who played Shawn) made them up on the spot and Dule Hill (Gus) never knew what was coming. We all got to pick our favorite and wear it for the night. Allen was ‘Trending Ontwitter’, I was ‘Gus Sillypants Jackson’, Ellie was ‘Nick Nack’ and Kate was ‘Hollabackatcha’. Even Poppy got into the fun when we gave her the ‘Ghee Buttersnaps’ tag! (She was spayed a few days before the party. Hence, the ‘cone of shame’.)
For once we had fantastic weather for Kate’s birthday. The party started late but it was nice and dry and even warm for the scavenger hunt. This hunt was a REALLY tough one. Since Allen has not watched as much Psych as the girls we had Jill and Ellie come up with the clues for the hunt. (Allen just cleaned them up a bit and made it so the other kids could help answer the questions without knowing all of the Psych trivia.) They were ruthless! I don’t think we’ve ever had a hunt that took so long. 1.5 hours!
Some of the clues the kids just guessed at and then, Kate with her vast Psych knowledge had to fine tune the answer. For this clue the kids wanted to call ME (imagine my surprise if they had since I didn’t know the clues before the hunt!) but Kate realized that it was Jill who needed to be called.
Where did Shawn and Gus first meet “The Greatest Thief That Ever Lived”, Pierre Despereaux? You will have to do some detective work to find your next clue. Call a witness closer to the scene of the crime to find your next clue.(The scene of the crime is British Columbia and Jill’s school is not far from there.)
Who knew they hired freelance psychics and pharmaceutical salesmen? (This clue was hidden at the police station because Shawn and Gus worked for the police to solve crimes.)
Clue 10: Video Clue
Season 3, Episode 7, Minute 40:55 This was a video clue that ended with one of our favorite Psych phrases. ‘Nailed it…Almost nailed it…definitely didn’t blow it…I don’t think’ That led the kids to a clue on the work bench. With the nails of course!
Many of the hunters thought for SURE Mr. Fun had put the scavenger hunt prize in the laundry room. Not because the clue led them there but because he is a creature of habit. They guessed wrong! Ha!
After the scavenger hunt was done the kids settled in to eat pizza and fries (such a strange request from the birthday girl and her friends), open gifts, eat cake (helpfully decorated by Ellie) and then head upstairs for a Psych marathon. Kate had a long list of her favorite episodes and happily shared them with her friends.
A big thank you to Ellie for capturing the crew while I was out on the pizza run. A fun time was had by all!