SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party

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SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party

If your child is crazy for the character who lives in a pineapple under the sea, throw a SpongeBob SquarePants birthday party! Read on for our ideas on creating a perfect SpongeBob SquarePants birthday party with ideas on decorations, favors, games, invitations and more.

Who is SpongeBob Square Pants?

Deep down in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom lives a square yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob Squarepants. SpongeBob lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, and has a knack for getting into all kinds of trouble without really trying. When he’s not getting on the nerves of his cranky next door neighbor Squidward, SpongeBob can usually be found smack in the middle of all sorts of strange situations with his best buddy, the simple yet lovable starfish, Patrick, or his thrill-seeking surfer-girl squirrel pal, Sandy Cheeks. In Bikini Bottom, fish walk, blowing bubbles is art, and the tastiest undersea treat is a deep-fried Krabby Patty Burger. Dive in and soak it all up with SpongeBob! (SpongeBob Square Pants TV Promo)

What Do I Need For The Party?

Party Idea Pros has an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties. We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple. We love hula hoops, beach balls,, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments. Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two. Never, ever deliver invitations as school, unless every single child is invited!!!!! Skip the jumpies and the pony rides.

SpongeBob Square Pants Birthday Party Ideas

For a great kids SpongeBob Square Pants party there are only a few essentials:

  • A great invitation — even before the party begins invitations create a sense of anticipation. Think of all the time your own child spends looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.
  • Great SpongeBob theme paper goods
  • A cluster or two of latex balloons mixed with some fabulous Mylar SpongeBob and/or animal shaped balloons (be especially careful of latex balloons if you have very young children present)
  • A fun sea theme centerpiece
  • For the food – keep it simple: serve either popcorn shrimp or hot dog octopus and cheesy shells, and fruit cut into sea animal shapes, drink ocean water out of fish straws, and for dessert serve a beautifully decorated SpongeBob birthday cake/ cupcakes and lots and lots of candy fish.
  • Four activities: a “doing” activity such as running through a SpongeBob sprinkler, waterslide, bubble machine, Bikini Bottom scavenger hunt or series of SpongeBob outdoor activity games, a craft activity such as SpongeBob and friends mask/costume making followed by a runway show or a sand art project, and a game activity like, “crab walk races or octopus tag, and to end the party, a chance to break the pinata. As the kids get older, the same activities work just make them more complex, and add a competitive/team component.

Both Birthday Express, Birthday in a Box, & Shindigz all make it extremely easy to create a fabulous SpongeBob Square Pants party with their SpongeBob Square Pants Party in a Box.  Truthfully, all the rest of this post is the equivalent of adding lots and lots of whip cream to your ice cream sundae.

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Supplies

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Supplies

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Food Ideas

Party supply prices vary depending on which of these merchants is having the better sale at the time, so check them both out >> Birthday Express | Birthday in a Box | Shindigz

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Invitations & Stamps

Personalized Invitations

Choosing your invitation is the equivalent of the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party, even a casual kids party! We found quite a few SpongeBob theme invitations from which to choose. Here are a few of our favorites …

 Spongebob Invitations  Sea Sponge Personalized Invitation  SpongeBob Invitations

Let’s PartySea SpongeSpongeBob Invitations

Invitation In A Bottle   tropical-beach-invitation-bottle

Invitation in a Bottle | Invitations in a Bottle

DIY Ideas from Birthday in a Box

  • Cut the shape of SpongeBob SquarePants, a starfish or pineapple from card stock paper.
  • Cut a yellow sponge in half and glue it on white cardstock. Add googly eyes and draw on a face to create SpongeBob.
  • Wash and dry old soda bottles, write your party details on a slip of paper, roll it up, and slide it inside. Make sure the paper is rolled tightly and secured so it will easily slip out of the bottle when your guests receive it. If you don’t want to make your own, purchase one of the invitations in a bottle.
  • Wash and dry seashells thoroughly and write your party details on the back of the shells. Send them in heavily padded envelopes, or hand-deliver them to your guests.

SpongeBob Inspired Stamps

  spongebob and patrick buddies stamp starfish blue postage stamp

Starfish blue stamp |  SpongeBob and Patrick – Buddies Stamp

spongebob love postage stamps spongebob stamps

SpongeBob – Love | SpongeBob Stamps | More Stamps

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Supplies

Paper Goods

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Supplies

Again, Birthday Express, Birthday in a Box, & Shindigz carry all the SpongeBob Squarepants birthday party supplies and paper goods you could possibly desire >> Birthday Express | Birthday in a Box | Shindigz

Any shade or yellow or blue will work well with a SpongeBob theme party. Mix and match

 Solid Beverage Napkins Solid Cake Plates Solid Cups Solid Cutlery Sets

Solid Partyware

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Centerpieces

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Figurine Set

  Spongebob Cuddle Pillow  Patrickstar Plush Toy Mr. Krabs Plush Toy Gary the Snail plush Toy

SpongeBob Plush Toys

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Balloons

   Yellow Matte Latex Balloons SpongeBob Foil Balloon Bermuda Blue (Turquoise) Matte Balloons

Yellow Matte Latex Balloons | SpongeBob Foil Balloon | Bermuda Blue (Turquoise) Matte Balloons

  Yellow Fluffy Decorations Spongebob Airwalker Foil Balloon Ocean Blue Fluffy Decorations

Yellow 16 ” Fluffy DecorationsSpongebob Airwalker Foil BalloonOcean Blue 16″ Fluffy Decorations

SpongeBob Balloon Bouquet

SpongeBob Balloon Bouquet & Create floating jellyfish using balloons with streamers attached Solid Crepe Stream

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Place Card Holders

Shell Placecard Holders
“”Shells by the Sea”” Authentic Shell Placecard Holders with Matching Place Cards

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Napkin Rings

These stringed shells fit perfectly around standard napkins and add a beach vibe to the table. Once seated the kids can wear them for the duration of the party. (Not appropriate for children under the age of 3).

Puka Necklace

Puka Shell Necklaces

Although no longer the latest fad, Bandz still make silly little napkin rings and will get your guests giggling & reminiscing about the time when Bandz were all the rage!

    Silly Bandz SpongeBob SquarePants  Silly Bandz Sea Creatures

Sillybandz – SpongeBob Squarepants | Silly Bandz Sea Creatures

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Favors

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Classic Filled Party Favor Box

SpongeBob Classic Party Favor Box

More SpongeBob Party Favor Ideas 

Beach pails make adorable favors by themselves or filled with extra goodies.

 Beach Favor Kit    Beach Pail Set

Beach Favor KitBeach Pail Set

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Decorating Ideas

Place a bubble machine in one corner of the room.

Tiki Bubble Machine
Tiki Bubble Machine

* Use cardboard or poster board and Crayola Washable Poster Markers to create underwater “street signs” to other SpongeBob sites, like Sand Mountain, Goo Lagoon, Jellyfish Fields, Kelp Forest and Mermalair or outside, hang a sign saying “Bikini Bottom this way,” with an arrow pointing to the party area.

* Hang a fish net on the wall and attach shells and fish toys, including sea horses, crabs, lobsters, etc. Or hang the toy fish from the ceiling using clear fishing line.

* Put inflatable palm trees in the backyard. Surround with sand, sand pails, sea shells and otherbeach toys. We particularly love these inflatable palm tree coolers because they serve both as decor and to hold your drinks!

INFLATABLE PALM TREE COOLER6′ Inflatable Palm Tree Cooler

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Decor

 Spongebob Peel & Stick Giant Wall Decal   SpongeBob Squarepants Peel & Stick Wall Decals

SpongeBob Wall Decals Scene Decorating Kit

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Food Ideas and Serving Pieces

To keep with the underwater theme, consider serving seafood at your SpongeBob SquarePants party. Here are a few ideas:

 http://farm1.static.flickr.com/76/216778802_3dd26ca437.jpg  hot dog octopus

Fish Sticks

Fish sticks |  Popcorn shrimp |  Krusty Krab Cakes (crab cakes or hamburgers) |  Seashell-shaped pasta

Hotdog Octopus over Shell Pasta |  Serve goldfish crackers, Swedish Fish, and gummy sharks and fish

  Shark Gummy Candy   GONE Fishing Candy

Shark Gummy Candy | Fish Candies

* Use cookie cutters to cut fish shapes out of peanut butter sandwiches, cheese slices, and deli meat slices.

 Fish Cookie Cutter   Fish Straw

 

* Cut red licorice strings into 2” sections and attach eight sections to a red gumball with a little red frosting. Draw on two eyes with black decorator icing to create octopus treats.

* Make “Sea Water” by coloring pitchers of apple juice with blue food coloring, and serve with fish straws.

* Bake a sheet cake and top with yellow icing. Then pipe on SpongeBob’s features to create a SpongeBob SquarePants cake.

DIY SpongeBob Square Pants Cakes

  SpongeBob Cake SpongeBob cupcakes

Candy-coated and spectacular, this SpongeBob SquarePants cake is nothing less than a kid’s dream cake. This outstanding confection has M&Ms, Twizzlers, gum drops, and more.

SpongeBob SquarePants Cake Recipe

Nick Jr. SpongeBob Square Pants Cake Recipe

SpongeBob Squarepants Cake Pan  SpongeBob Squarepants Cupcake Wrappers

 

SpongeBob Squarepants Cake Pans & Baking Supplies

SpongeBob Square Pants Serving Ideas

 Fish Chopsticks   SpongeBob Sno Cone Maker

Fish Chopsticks Party Set | SpongeBob SquarePants Sno Cone Maker (Both food and fun — We love this sno cone maker!)

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party Fun and Entertainment

What is a kid’s party without a pinata!

SpongeBob Buddies Pinata

SpongeBob Buddies Pinata (String Pull Style)

SpongeBob Party Games

Make your SpongeBob SquarePants party a success with Birthday in a Box game and activity ideas below.

 SpongeBob Trivia Quiz     sponge_painting

SpongeBob Quiz Questions >> Test everyone’s knowledge of everything SpongeBob with this fun quiz.

Sponge Painting >> Use sponges and paint to create fun artwork.

 

 What Sea Animal Am I     Crab Walk Races

What Sea Animal Am I? >> Get all of your party goers involved in this fun sea creature guessing game.

Crab Walk Races >> This is one time when it’s okay for your partygoers to act crabby.

Free Sea Sponge Coloring Page   Musical Jellyfish

Sea Sponge Coloring Page >> Hand out this free coloring page at your party.

Musical Jellyfish >> Pass around the jellyfish without getting stung to win.

SpongeBob Toys and Games

There is a huge selection of SpongeBob toys and games available. Here is just a small sample of a few of our favorites. For just about anything and everything SpongeBob, check out Amazon’s huge SpongeBob collection of products

 LEGO SpongeBob SquarePants Krusty Krab Adventures  LEGO SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Undersea Party

SpongeBob Legos

SpongeBob Board Games

SpongeBob Pajamas

 Sponge Bob Girls Nightgown      Boys' Spongebob Squarepants Shorty Pajamas

SpongeBob pajamas are perfect for a sleepover party. The pictures will be priceless.

Another idea: I use to bring all the cousins gifts when we traveled cross country to visit. Seeing all the little ones running around in their matching pajamas was oh so cute.

Make the Day Last a Year

Don’t let this memorable day fade away with the setting sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto Shutterfly.com to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes.

Photo Books | Collage Calendars | Photo cards

 

Party Hearty!

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