Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sponge Bob Birthday Party

My son had been watching Sponge Bob exclusively for months so I figured a Sponge Bob party would be a good choice for his 3rd birthday party. There is a ton of Sponge Bob party stuff out there but sometimes I just can't find the right thing. I ended up using some pre-made stuff and making some using a Cricut Sponge Bob cartridge.

First, I made an invitation using the Sponge Bob cartridge. I welded two images together using the Cricut software, DesignStudio. I made them small so they would fit into a normal-sized invitation envelope. The inside has the party information.

My brother-in-law cut these wooden Sponge Bob and Patrick out for me and then my sister-in-law and I painted them to use as a photo op. We used the open space in their mouth for a bean bag toss game.

They also were a great addition to the outside decor.

Inside, I hung crepe paper and added some die cuts. We kept the food simple with pizza and appetizers.

Cake and Party Favor Table. I made each of our little party guests a drawstring backpack. Inside I had SpongeBob books, coloring books, fruit snacks and other Sponge Bob related things.

The topper cake was from Stater Bros.

For entertainment, we had a clown, who made balloon animals (actually mostly swords) and painted faces.