If your child loves SpongeBob SquarePants, you don’t have to spend a small fortune to throw the perfect SpongeBob birthday party. These clever DIY projects will keep your budget under control while guaranteeing your guests have a wonderful time celebrating.
SpongeBob Party Invitation
If you’re a scrapbooker, you probably have a large selection of paper punches you haven’t used in years. Why not put them to good use by making this adorable SpongeBob party invitation? Learn how at Yvonne’s Card Creations.
Mr. Krabs Papercraft
Mr. Krabs, the owner of Bikini Bottom’s most famous restaurant, has to make an appearance at a SpongeBob themed party. Visit PaperKraft to download a cut and fold template for a Mr. Krab’s figure. The site also has links for SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy Cheeks as well.
Pin the Tie on SpongeBob
Instead of playing pin the tail on the donkey, why not challenge guests to pin the tie on SpongeBob? This idea is courtesy of Catch My Party. No instructions are provided unfortunately, but it looks fairly self explanatory. (Click here for a SpongeBob drawing tutorial.)
SpongeBob and Patrick Sock Puppets
These easy to make sock puppets would be an excellent group craft project for a child’s birthday party, since kids can reenact their favorite scenes from the show when they are done. Head over to Easy Me World for the project instructions.
Toilet Paper Roll Plankton
Turn empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls into plankton figures by painting them with acrylic craft paint and adding pipe cleaner antenna. This project could be used as party decor or an activity for the children to complete together. Learn more at My Teen Guide.
Older children who enjoy crafts will enjoy making this easy pineapple charm as a party activity. Get the instructions at Loom Love.
Making SpongeBob bookmarks is another good activity choice for older children. Kids will love seeing who does the best job of recreating their favorite character. Visit Roushel for details.
Gary’s Gum Party Favors
Send guests home with rolls of gum decorated to look like Gary the snail for a cute yet frugal party favor idea. Visit Dandee’s Delights to learn more about this project, as well as a few other DIY SpongeBob party favors you can make.
SpongeBob Goodie Bags
Let guests store their party favors in these clever SpongeBob favor bags made with felt, googly eyes, and a black marker. Fandago has the complete instructions, as well as several other suggestions for SpongeBob themed party ideas.