If you have a kid like my six year old, birthday parties mean coming up with Sponge Bob party ideas like the ones I’ve listed here.
I’m going to throw out some great ideas – wild in some cases – but totally suitable for a Sponge Bob party. You decide how far you’re willing to go and pick and choose to your heart’s content.
First, for a party of 8, you’ll need the paper goods and some starting balloons and you can get these in the Sponge Bob Classics Deluxe Party Pack. The set includes invitations, plates, napkins, cups, eating utensils, a table cover, one Mylar balloon, 12 orange balloons, 12 yellow balloons, a Happy Birthday banner, yellow curling ribbon and some orange and yellow streamers.
Now, for the ocean theme. Sponge Bob lives “in a pineapple under the sea”. I believe I’ve asked my son why he lives in a pineapple but I don’t recall the answer. The door to Sponge Bob’s home is arched and blue so some ideas for having the entrance to your home simulate the entrance to his pineapple house would be:
- Build a balloon arch out of blue balloons to put outside the entrance to your home
- Inflate some green twisting balloons, twist each in half to resemble blades of grass and attach those to the top of your balloon arch (the top of the pineapple)
- Hang a ship’s steering wheel on your door, just like Sponge Bob’s door
- Make papier mache white and orange coral sculptures to place on either side of the balloon arch entranceway
Ideas for the inside of your party area are built around the ocean theme:
- Use large clear deco bubbles and fill them with 5″ helium inflated blue balloons. Inflate the deco balloons with helium and attach some blue curling ribbon. Clip small plastic fish and crabs to the curling ribbon to simulate ocean bubbles and ocean life.
- Brave? Put sand on the floor. Okay, this is really best done outside, but I had to put it in here!
- Place large, plastic crabs around the party area.
- Place a Ty Spongebob Squarepants Beanie Baby Sheldon J. Plankton somewhere in the party area. Kids will understand he’s spying on the party trying to get the secret crabby patty formula!!
For food, you must serve hamburgers and call them crabby patties. I can’t see any way around this. Place out the traditional condiments in fish shaped party bowls and come up with silly ocean names for each condiment. Print out the names on small, pieces of paper, attach them to toothpicks and place the toothpick label in the center of the condiments (pickles/Patrick’s Favorite Sea Kelp, tomatoes/Crabby Patty Frisbees, lettuce/Squidward Seaweed).
For some more Sponge Bob party ideas, consider these balloons, favors and more:
Then stand back while the “Oh, barnacles!” and “Tartar sauce!” statements fly.