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Spongebob Squarepants: Party in a Pineapple Under the Sea!

Spongebob Squarepants: Party in a Pineapple Under the Sea!

If your child is a Spongebob fan (and who isn’t?) you will be surprised at the wealth of ideas, crafts, games, party favors, and party packages available online, in party supply stores, and department stores. You can even download free Spongebob music online, and burn cd’s to play at the party, and even include in the goodie bags as party favors!

Spongebob and his bubbly bunch can be found online. You can find a photo you like, and using your photo editing program, create party invitations featuring your child lounging on a beach with Spongebob. All you have to do is find a photo of Spongebob, or whichever of his friends your child loves the most, take a picture of your child, and create a photo that looks as if they were side by side when the photo was taken. Make copies of this photo, including the time and date of the party, directions to your house, and be sure to specify a time the guests should be picked up after the party. It is always a good idea to invite a couple of other parents you know, so they can lend a hand, and the party is on!

Spongebob Squarepants Decorations

If you are able to hold this party outdoors, the decorations are very easy. Most anyone can buy Spongebob, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Gary, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs, Jellyfish, Plankton, and Bikini Bottom posters, which can be glued to cardboard (ask the local appliance store for big boxes) and you can even make cutouts, if you want. Use a very sturdy glue, such as F-26, to affix wooden spikes, and put them into the ground throughout the party area. Put kiddie pools out, and even if it is too cool to swim, you can fill the pools with sand and pails and shovels. Stake out a few sheets of clear plastic, onto which you can paint Spongebob and his friends, or affix stickers, to provide clean areas for crafts and eating. Make jellyfish from pink balloons, by blowing up a balloon, and gluing or taping long, uninflated balloons to create tentacles. String up lots of sea blue and green crepe paper streamers to blow in the wind.

Spongebob Squarepants Party Games

Have a black bag of chocolate coins, and give each guest a ziplock bag. Everyone gets a coin at the end of each game, and a warning to guard it, because Mr. Krabs might be waiting to scoop them up!

“Who Am I?” is a great game! Have pictures of Spongebob and all his friends ready. Call each guest, one at a time. Tape a Spongebob character printout on their back, allowing the other guests to see. The person with the photo on their back can ask yes and no questions, such as, “Am I yellow?” “Am I a Snail?” etc., until he can guess which character is on his back.

“The Jellyfish Stomp” is another fun game! Before inflating some of your jellyfish balloons, put small pieces of paper inside with the name of a party favor on it (like “Stickers” “sour straws”…) and when the music stops, the dancer stomps a balloon, and wins the gift inside.

Before singing happy birthday, play the Spongebob theme song (Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!!) Then sing happy birthday, and serve cake, ice cream and seawater punch.

Seawater Punch

Blue Raspberry soft drink mix (mixed according to package directions)

1 bottle lemon lime soda

1 pint of vanilla ice cream

1 can pineapple juice

Be sure to have lots of washable markers in each child’s goodie bag, and allow them to color some printed and copied coloring pages, while, one at a time, each child is allowed to have his photo taken with his favorite cardboard character, and allow them to take the photo home with them when they leave.