Are you ready for some fun under the sea? Hosting a SpongeBob-themed birthday party for kids on a budget of $100 may seem like a daunting task, but with a little creativity and resourcefulness, you can create a memorable and exciting celebration for your little ones.
A SpongeBob-themed party can be a lot of fun for kids! Here are a few ideas for how you can make it happen on a budget of $100!
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!
Build a Sandcastle
Provide each child with a small bucket and shovel, and have them compete to build the best-looking sandcastle (using sand and some small decorative items). You can use instant oats instead of real sand.
Krabby Patty Toss
Create a game where kids take turns throwing a beanbag or small plush toy shaped like a Krabby Patty into a cardboard cutout of a fry basket.
Bikini Bottom Boogie
Play some fun and upbeat music and have a dance party with the kids, encouraging them to dress up as their favorite SpongeBob characters and get in the spirit of the party.
Create a memory matching game using SpongeBob characters, where the kids have to match the characters to win a prize.
Create a SpongeBob Scene
Provide kids with some art supplies, such as paper, pencils, and crayons, and have them create their own scene from the show. You can hold a small competition and the winner gets a prize.
Play a game of musical chairs, but with a jellyfish theme – you can use inflatable beach balls for the chairs and play sea-themed music.
Divide the kids into teams and have them compete to see who can blow the most bubbles in a set amount of time. You can use a regular bubble solution or make your own using water and dish soap.
DIY Bubble wands
Provide each child with a small plastic container and some pipe cleaners to create their own bubble wand to take home. You can also include a small container of homemade bubble solution for them to use.
Sea creature erasers
Give each child a small sea creature-shaped eraser, such as a crab, starfish, or octopus, to take home as a reminder of the fun they had at the party.
Print or purchase SpongeBob-themed stickers and place them in small bags for each child to take home.
SpongeBob Temporary Tattoos
Purchase temporary tattoos featuring SpongeBob and his friends and put them in small bags for each child to take home.
Krabby Patty magnets
Make simple, small, circular magnets with images of Krabby Patties and give them to the kids as a reminder of the party.
Create small jellyfish keychains using beads and pipe cleaners for the kids to take home.
Under the Sea coloring book
Print or purchase small coloring books featuring SpongeBob and his friends and give them to the kids as a party favor.
By following these simple steps and using your imagination, you can host an exciting and memorable SpongeBob-themed birthday party for your kids without breaking the bank.
Try to use items you have at home and be creative. You can also try to find deals and discounts on some of the items you need. Remember to always check online stores before buying them. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and make some great memories!