How to Plan a Spongebob Birthday Party
I was recently posed with the challenge from my now four year old to host a birthday party with Spongebob Squarepants theme. I thought it would be a great idea and surely there would be tons of Spongebob stuff out there. Nope.. not as much as I thought.. So I had to be resourceful. And it turned out ot be a good party. here are some idea in part I found on the web and I stumbled upon in preparing for this party.
I reviewed the Spongebob sites and came up with some cute activities. My favorite was the Jellyfishing activity. You blow up pink, red or purple balloons (Jelly Fish) and tape purple or red or pink yarn on them for the legs. My son even wanted to color on them.. which is fine HINT: Use washable markers as my son looked like Jelley fish when it was all over. Also don't completely blow up the balloon either as you want it small enough to fit in the net. I was fortunate enough to have found some butterfly nets at the dollar store and we used these to catch our jelly fish. Myself and other parents threw them in the air for them to catch. HINT: You might want to position the small children far enough away from each other so they themselves are not targets. The neat thing about this activity is even though the balloons won't last long the nets can be reused for catching lightning bugs!
Another activity that was a hit was the sponge toss. Just get yourself a couple of sponges and a bucket of water. Give the kids a marker so they know where to stand and instruct them that the sponges need to be wet when they toss it in the bucket. You might need to prepare yourself because it won't be long until the crafty four year old figure out they can throw the wet sponges at each AND YOU! This activity went over great at all kids love to mess in the water!
Bubble blowing was my next activity. My son has all kinds of bubble blowing guns anyway so we had little contests of who can blow the biggest bubble or the smallest bubble.
Another simple activity is to play Pass the Jelly fish. Simply take you jelly fish balloon and have the kids pass it back and forth between each other while music is playing. Whoever has the balloon when the music stops is out. We didn't do this activity because we got into playing withpresents I don't think it would have gone very well because four year olds don't like to lose!
I also thought about doing a scavenger hunt for seashells.
These party favors were easy to make. I found them on online in the website listed below. Just print off a design from card stock cut and tape. It makes a box that can fit in the palm of your hand.. so you don't have to have too many goodies to squeeze in there :) I put all things spongebob in mine. A little container of bubbles, some Spongebob stickers, tootsie pop,and a pixie stick and a crabbie patty. My little one had a great tome putting them together for his friends. Of course he wanted to make sure he got all the best stickers first...
Decorating for your party is as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. I used my computer a lot for making signs to the house and party favors. I did splurge on cake and balloons. I am wishing I did not buy the cake as it has not really been eaten. My son liked it and took the little toys off of it but that was it. May I suggest making cupcakes! It may take more time but it is fun. No toddler can resist the temptation of cracking eggs and mixing batter with the mixer! My son and I did it last year and it was a blast! You can buy some Spongebob decorations at your local craft store.
For decorations mainly balloons and oh yes a bubble blower! This added a littel to the ambiance. If you have the opportunity an the resources to getting a fake palm tree, blow up or whatever, than do it! I It will add great fun to the party.
Another cool idea I did not get a chance to do was to take glow sticks and fashion a flower out of them. If you watch Spongebob you have seen the flower shapes in the background. I thought it would be fun to use glow sticks and put them up on the walls in the shape of those flowers.
Well there you go .. fun for all and a success. Hope you got some helpful ideas from this website. If you have more ideas please share! I am sure Spongebob will be around next year!
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