Spongebob is a very popular nick cartoon. It has been fans ranging in many different ages. My husband and I have always devoted ourselves to throwing the best parties for our kids. My son wanted to have Spongebob themed party a couple years ago. However, he was not the most trending of characters at the time. We did a wonderful job of inventing our own games and activities. The party was a complete success. I hope you can also get some hints and ideas from what we did.
Making your own Spongebob.
Spongebob, the character, is essentially just a sponge. Although he lives underwater this is the principle of his appeal. Therefore, for one of the first activities we made our own Spongebob’s. The materials you will need include sponges, pipe cleaners ( many different colors), construction paper, scissors, glue sticks and crayons or markers. You can also include other craft ideas such as felt, craft eyes and/or popsicle sticks. However, being on a tight budget, we noticed that our supplies worked just as well. We had all of the kids sit around are a table with the supplies in the middle. They each picked their own sponge to become their very own Spongebob. We had the kids insert the pipe cleaners into one of the small sides of the sponge and then on the either side of the sponge. These represented arms and feet for Spongebob. They then could color their own clothes using the construction paper and crayon or markers. They could make these clothes to look like anything. We did have one kid that made his look exactly like Spongebob. After they are finished, they will glue their ‘clothes’ onto the front of their character. Hence, their very own Spongebob. We let these dry while we played the other activity and then the kids had something to do and something to take home from the party.
This one was a big hit. First, you will have to make your ‘jellyfish’ in advance. Since my son’s birthday is in the spring and near Easter we used Easter eggs for this. They worked really well and we had them laying around the house. About a week before the party, we took some ribbon that we cut into about two inch strings and hot glued them onto the bottom half of an Easter egg. We glued about four strings for each ‘jellyfish’. You only use one side of the egg to make one ‘jellyfish’ so even a dozen can go a long way. During the setup of the party you hide the ‘jellyfish’ throughout the party space. We had a separate room for this then the other part of the party which made it easier to keep away from the kids while they were busy with other things. We called this room “Jellyfish Fields”. We formed a line outside of “Jellyfish Fields” and handed each kid their own net. We got these from the dollar store in town. Again it was an advantage that it was springtime. They were the butterfly nets you see in the stores. Inside the “Fields”, we also had a automatic bubble machine. This was about the most expensive part of the party but if you can work with someone to give the birthday kid one for their birthday then it really could cost you nothing at all. We turned on the bubble machine just a few moments before we let the kids in. Then we let them in there to ‘catch’ the ‘jellyfish’. The kids had a blast. They were laughing and playing. This is a game that can be repeated severe different times and in different ways. There could be prizes for whoever catches the most ‘jellyfish’ or simply just let the kids have fun.
Both of these activities worked very well and did not cost much at all. I hope you have a great party, and the kids remember it for a long time to come. Good Luck, and Happy Birthday!