Get set for an underwater blast! Planning a SpongeBob-themed bash for the kiddos with just $100 might sound tough, but fear not! With a dash of imagination and savvy, you’ll craft an epic and wallet-friendly party that’ll leave the little ones buzzing with excitement.
Let’s dive into the world of SpongeBob shindigs without breaking the bank. Wrangling up a budget-friendly blast for your tiny tots doesn’t have to be a challenge—it’s all about unleashing your creativity and using resources wisely.
Streamers and Balloons
You can use yellow and blue streamers and balloons to create a festive atmosphere. You can use streamers to make a “underwater” themed decoration by draping them from the ceiling and walls, and creating some DIY balloons in the shapes of SpongeBob and friends.
You can find free printable SpongeBob decorations online, such as banners and posters, that you can print out and hang up. These can be a good option if you’re short on time and don’t want to spend too much money.
You can make your own decorations with simple materials like construction paper and markers. You can create cutouts of SpongeBob and his friends, and hang them up around the party area.
You can decorate the food table with a yellow tablecloth and blue accents, like plates and napkins. You can also use some simple props, like a paper “Krusty Krab” sign or a printable “Jellyfish Field” background.
Try to add a subtle lightening to the room, like blue and yellow light bulbs or a disco ball, to give the effect of the ocean.
You can make your own paper lanterns in the shape of SpongeBob or his friends. You can use construction paper and a simple pattern to create the lantern shape, and then use a small light or LED to illuminate it.
You can use crepe paper to create a “waterfall” effect by draping it from the ceiling and walls. You can use blue and green crepe paper to create the look of the ocean.
Shells and Seaweed
You can gather up some small shells and seaweed from the beach and use them to decorate the party area. You can also make DIY seaweed decorations by cutting out green streamers and attaching them to the walls.
If you have an old fish tank that’s not in use, you can use it to create a unique decoration for the party. You can fill it with water and add some small plastic or stuffed animal fish to create a “Bikini Bottom” scene.
You can make use of cardboard as material to create DIY decorations. Cut out a few Spongebob characters, create a pineapple house and various other elements from the show out of cardboard, and make it look like a Bikini Bottom set up.
You can get creative and make your own invitations by drawing SpongeBob and his friends on cardstock paper, and then writing your party details on the back. This is a great way to add a personal touch to the invitations.
You can find free SpongeBob-themed printable invitations online. You can customize them with your party details and then print them out and mail them or give them in person.
Serve up burgers shaped like SpongeBob’s favorite food, the Krabby Patty. You can use a round cookie cutter to shape the patty and then add lettuce, cheese, tomato, and special sauce to resemble the cartoon burger.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
In the show, SpongeBob lives in a pineapple under the sea, so this cake would be a fitting dessert for the party. You can make it by flipping a pineapple upside-down and baking it with brown sugar and butter.
Sandy’s Acorn Squash
Sandy Cheeks, one of SpongeBob’s friends, is a squirrel, so you could serve a dish of acorn squash as a nod to her character. You can cook it by roasting the squash with some butter, brown sugar, and spices.
Plankton’s Chum Bucket
A fun and silly way to serve up some snacks would be to create a “chum bucket” in the style of Plankton’s restaurant. You can fill it with a variety of snacks, such as chips, crackers, and pretzels, and serve it with a side of “chum” (dip).
Gummy Krabby Patties
A fun and easy option for kids would be to make gummy krabby patties using gummy cand mold, in different flavours like lime,orange, strawberry etc.
Cut sandwiches into star shape using star-shaped cookie cutters, and call them “Starfish Sandwiches” as a nod to Patrick Star. You can fill them with peanut butter and jelly, cream cheese and cucumber, or turkey and cheese, depending on your preference.
Bubble Gum Soda
You can make a fun bubbly drink by adding a few drops of bubble gum flavor in any soda, like lemon-lime soda, cranberry or even regular cola.
Serve up green-colored punch or juice and call it “kelp juice” after the underwater plant. You could add a few drops of green food coloring to a batch of lemonade or limeade to get the right color.
Find the Golden Spatula
Create a scavenger hunt where the kids have to find a golden spatula (you can make one out of cardboard or paper) hidden around the party area. The first one to find it wins a prize!