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, shop the entire SpongeBob Classics™ store at Shindigz.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!

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