Plan Fun on the Beach with SpongeBob™

Once the SpongeBob Classic™ and nautical decorations are up and the cake is ready, greet guests at the door with shell necklaces, leis and/or Nautical Hats, and SpongeBob Sculpted Bubbles™.

If there is a party theme that begs for lots and lots of bubbles, it’s a SpongeBob™ theme! Have plenty of clear or blue latex balloons blown up for balloon-pop relays and fill others partially with water for water-balloon contests and as substitutes for bean bags in tosses. Of course, a bubble machine is a natural for this party.

Other activity ideas:

  • Purchase the Giant Octopus or Giant Shark Mouth Stand-In for photo ops. Kids love it!

  • Use a SpongeBob Music CD for a Freeze Dance or lip-synch contest. Pull out the cowboy hats for the Texas Song in honor of Sandy Cheeks.

  • Run a Bikini Bottom Relay of two or more teams. Relay runners must outfit themselves in beach hats, goggles and flippers and carry a beach pail brimmin’ full of water to a designated line before returning to tag the next runner. Award a prize for the team that wins the race and another for the team with the fullest pail at the end.

  • Sandboxes can be used for building sandcastles and for a “clam dig” where the children dig up small treasures with plastic shovels.

  • The Pirate’s Treasure Chest is a terrific prop for an old-fashioned Treasure Hunt, or blindfold them and have them individually pull out a prize.

  • Encourage Krabby-ness! The crabwalk, in which the children walk on hands and feet with their backs facing the ground, can be used for racing or for a Krabby soccer match using an inflated balloon for the ball.

  • Make up individual cups of blue gelatin dessert. When the gelatin is half-set, place a gummy fish in the middle of each cup. Use them for a deep sea rescue contest, where each contestant must rescue the fish by eating the gelatin that surrounds it – without hands!

  • Introduce a SpongeBob™, fish or treasure chest piñata for a whale of a time.
  • Beach Pail & Shovel Set
    Our Beach Pail Set works great as a favor container. Fill with more bubbles (of course!), Nabisco SpongeBob Cheese Crackers™, SpongeBob™ Backpack Clips, ocean stickers, and other goodies from ShindigZ Party Favors catalogs.

    Create an Inviting Underwater Hangout for SpongeBob™ & Friends

    The fun of a SpongeBob SquarePants™ party theme begins with the invitations! Start with one of the following slogans, or another that suits your child:

    “Bikini Bottom Birthday Bash!”
    “Ben’s Barnacle Rockin’ Birthday Party!”
    “Oh, Tartar Sauce…It’s Jenna’s Birthday!”

    Use the slogan in a SpongeBob Invite/Thank You Combo or create your own invitations. If you can hand-deliver the invitations, try these ideas:

  • Attach a Tissue Pineapple to each invitation with curling ribbon. Upon delivery, say, “Who lives in a pineapple under the Sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! He wants you to come, and party with me! SpongeBob SquarePants!”
  • Deliver a message in a bottle from Bikini Bottom™! Add about 4 tablespoons of sand to an empty water bottle, label removed. Cut apart a Shell Necklace and add a few shells to the bottle. Roll the invitation up, and tie it with a small piece of green curling ribbon (as seaweed) or raffia. Push about 2/3 of the rolled-up invitation into the neck of the bottle. The Shell Necklace will provide enough shells for about 10-12 message-in-a-bottle invitations.

  • As a p.s. on the invitations, encourage guests to wear Hawaiian shirts to the party and, if the season allows, to be ready for some wet fun, too!
  • Next, break out the bright SpongeBob Classics™ Kit-N-Kaboodle. The basic kit gives you a table cover, balloons, curling ribbon and enough tableware to serve a party of 8; while the deluxe version gives you all of the above plus streamers, birthday candles, a mylar balloon and an Attach N’ Go banner that you can personalize with your own wording.

    The banners and balloons are an easy and affordable way to splash the party venue with festive color. Try putting two streamer colors (yellow and orange, if using the SpongeBob Deluxe Kit-N-Kaboodle) back-to-back. Drape and twist the two-toned streamers from the middle of the ceiling outward towards each wall and corner and attach. Then, create a “chandelier” of 5 or 7 balloons to suspend in the middle of the ceiling. More streamers can be used to swag across an entryway or suspended vertically from it as a festive “curtain.” Additional balloons can be used, singly or in clusters, in corners and centerpieces, on chair backs, outside as a signal to arriving guests, and for use in party games.

    Give the party room an undersea feel by covering a wall with Dark Blue Water Patterned Gossamer. Populate your “water” with Paper Tropical Fish along with clear and blue balloon “bubbles” suspended at different heights. This idea can also be adapted for a shade tent or canopy outdoors, using gossamer or streamers suspended from the cover and Tissue Fish for a more 3D look.

    Decorate an ordinary sheet cake with the SpongeBob™ Cake Topper and decorator’s icing, and the party venue is ready to welcome SpongeBob’s™ friends!

    Next post: Activities and favors for a SpongeBob™ theme.


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