Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Birthday Package Giveaway

I love parties & planning for them. So be it if I get happily & mildly obsessed as I plan. It's fun, something to focus my energy on, plus I know my son appreciates it. And while I may not be the biggest fan of Spongebob it does lend to some pretty fantastic party ideas.

I am not a year round crafty gal but when I have a goal in mind, my crafty side comes out. So, I spent a lot of time making things & coming up with ideas for this party. After much time, money, love & sweat, I thought it would be nice to pass on a lot of the goodies that made this SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Pool Party a wonderful one for my sweet boy. He had a great time, as did the adults. We had Tristan's swimming teacher come act as lifeguard so the kids could play in the pool while the adults enjoyed themselves too.

Below are some pics (make sure to doubleclick for details) I wanted to share as I normally would but there is also a description & then details on what exactly I am giving away as part of the:

SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Birthday Package ~ Valued at $130-$150

Deets: I came up with this invite idea within 5 seconds of Tristan saying he wanted a SB party. Simple & easy but creatively effective. And people will be surprised getting a sponge in the mail. Address & number have been scratched off. Giveaway: The electronic template for winner to attach to sponge. I'll even make you the little red ties.

Deets: The sweet birthday boy just moments before his friends arrive. Giveaway: That SB birthday banner hanging from the mantle & the SB centerpiece right behind sweet birthday boy.

Deets: Take note of the real Krusty Krab sign from the SpongeBob show. I knew I had to duplicate it somehow for the food table.

After I was lucky enough to come across a half-clamshell dish I decided to make the top from white cardstock, making it look like one big clam.

Then I propped it up just right behind the clamshell dish with a placecard holder. Giveaway: Clamshell dish, white cardstock Krusty Krab sign with placecard holder & the net too!

Deets: Let's look at this picture again. 'Cuz I made the menu too. I bought this nautical tray on sale at Michael's, turned it on its side. Then made up a menu of what we were actually serving, cut it out with weird scissors then colored the edges.
I had my supermarket make me 45 mini burger patties. My Dad was wonderful enough to grill them all. I also served mini chicken patties that I had catered in from a nearby restaurant. I served cut up fruit in pineapple boats & chips & dip. I also didn't take a picture of some apple juice that I added blue dye to in order to look like ocean water.

Giveaway: The tray and the secret formula bottle with sand.

Deets: A proud craft moment for me was making this sign for the front yard. I wanted the ambience to begin before guests even came to the door. I was going to hammer it into the ground in the yard but rain stopped me from doing that. If you click on the picture, the brown is real sand. Yes, I glued sand to the picture. The rest I just drew & colored in. Giveaway: The sign, large net & starfish & seashells.

Deets: I think my best idea for this party or ever was the pineapple entrance. By this time I knew I was out of my mind. But it was easy & made for an awesome photo op. I glued large orange cardstock together. The top was cut from a palm tree cut out bought from the party store. I also made the life preserver/buoys from that foam stuff at the craft store & painted red stripes & draped rope through them. Giveaway: Pineapple top, a tutorial on making the pineapple & the life preserver/buoys.

Deets: This 2 piece sign never made its way up on the wall but it's cute. Giveaway: 2 piece birthday sign.

Deets: SpongeBob loves to catch jellyfish. I crafted most of the 14 here but had some visiting family make one to represent themselves since they couldn't be at the party (my sis made the NY Yankees one). The plan was to have a sign out back by the tent that said Jellyfish Fields & hang all the jellyfish from the tent. The rain foiled that plan so I brought it all inside, except for the sign. The jellyfish were all hung from jewelry making cord.

My SpongeBob jellyfish.

I got lucky enough to get this sign out of a Spongebob Jellyfish game so I glued it to dowels & put it in the ground while it was still raining. Ideally, I wanted the sign with all the jellyfish together. Giveaway: All the jellyfish & the sign along with the original stickers that came with the game. You put each child's name on a sticker & they have to stick it to the sign, sort of like pin the tail on the donkey.

Deets: I hung 24 feet worth of streamers in 2 shades of blue from the patio frame, to appear like the ocean. I don't have those anymore but I do have.......Giveaway: This rectangle tablecloth that wasn't dirtied at all. I folded it to fit this round table.

Deets: I bought this custom made banner off of Etsy. I had planned to hang it from the pool fence but again, the rain. Giveaway: Bikini Bottom banner.

Deets: I made SpongeBob labels on the computer to wrap around the bottles of bubbles for the beach pail favors below. Giveway: Already made labels.

Deets: My son found this little craft, Captain's Wheel perhaps, at the store & said it looked like SpongeBob's front door. Light bulb came on so I attached it to a real pineapple which served as part of the centerpiece. Giveaway: Captain's Wheel craft.

Deets: I am not a huge fan of all the plastic tablecloths so I thought it would be cute to display all of Tristan's SpongeBob artwork by arranging it on top of a blue tablecloth & placing a clear one over it. Giveaway: Both tablecloths, clean!

Other items in giveaway: Not pictured is a roll of blue cellophane that you can put up on a window to make your guests feel like they're under water as well as a pinata stick & mask. One highlight of the party was watching all the kids try to bash in the SpongeBob pinata before I realized it was a pullstring pinata.
Alrighty, that concludes all the items for the
Spongebob Bikini Bottom Birthday Package.
Below are some other pictures from the party.
The cake:

One of Tristan's best friends, Angel.

One of the other highlights of the party ~ After most had gone home, Tristan & his two girlfriends were running around the yard kissing each other. They didn't know we were spying. Just about one of the cutest things I ever saw.

Photo ops by the pineapple.

Tristan & his girlfriends.

Ok folks:
  • For 1 entry, leave me a comment telling me why you, or someone you know, would benefit from this package.
  • For 2 entries, in same comment above tell me what your favorite giveaway item is.
  • For 3 entries, post about this on your blog & let me know that you did.
Easy! Winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, September 21.


Kameron said...

OMGosh you are dedicated! That is amazing to carry a theme through like that! My boy is only 2 and I pray he doesn't watch SpongeBob for some time to come (drives me nuts), but I just wanted to tell you what a great job you did on the whole shebang! Oh, BTW, you scratched off your address from the invite, but the number is still there. Not sure if you wanna take that off or not! :o)

Stereos and Souffles said...

I don't think my dog and cat would appreciate the Spongebob theme so I don't want to be considered for the giveaway, but holy cannoli you did an amazing job!! You should be a kids party planner. I'm not sure I've seen someone run with a theme as well as you did. Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

My son is 3 and he was enamored with S.B. when he saw the show at Grandma's house. Perhaps he would like a themed party when he turns 4?! Great job with all the decorations - how creative!

Jessica said...

My daughter's turning 3 next month and LOVES spongebob.

My favorite giveaway is the tray and secret formula.

Pam said...

I don't need the giveaway prize but I must tell you that you are the coolest mom ever! Tristan will always remember this party - good job!

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said...

I wish I could be so dedicated to a theme and the time it takes for my boys parties!! I would love to throw a sponge bob party for my guys - they love that show (I know they are a little young for it....)

Scary Mommy said...

Wow, You know how to throw a party, my friend!

Tina Butler said...

Steph that is so cool. I know Tristan was so excited. My son would love this as well. I think he has seen every episode. Looks like in one of your pictures Tristan is getting a kiss from a little girl, am I correct? to cute. I would love to throw a sponge bob themed party for Carson. You did a awesome job so you are the coolest mom.

Reeni said...

You did an awesome job and it's very sweet of you to have a giveaway. The pineapple door is one of my favorite parts. Someone is going to be very happy to have a Sponge Bob party. I don't want to be entered in the giveaway just wanted to say how much I loved your ideas.

Ronda said...

I just want to say what a great job you did! A lot of work was put into that party. My kids are too old for S.B. but I just wanted to commend you for a job well done!
You also have a beautiful home! Have a great weekend my friend.

P.S. Tristan is ADORABLE!!

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

This is insanely cute. You are super duper creative. Everything is so clever. It looks like he had a great time. Hope all is well.

Kacey said...

You are such a ROCk STAR!!!!! I will be back to be more specific. I'm here grabbing recipes!!!


JennyMac said...

Our son is 2.5 and SB has yet to cross his radar so I am not entering the giveaway, however, you ROCK so I had to comment on that...

super creative and impressive Mama!

Jen said...

Wow, this is awesome. So impressive. I bet your little guys LOVED it.

Woman Interrupted said...

You did good, mommy! Lot's of thought and love went into this one.

My absolute favorite is the invitation idea!! I also loved the Krusty Krab Menu and the clam shell.

Woman Interrupted said...

Oh, by the way, this would be a perfect collection for us. My little guy is into Spongebob and you've already put all the thought and effort into it!

Debbie said...

My kiddos are too old for this but I did want to tell you how impressed I am by the whole thing!

Simple Daisy said...

wow...everything turned out so cute!! Looks like your little one have a GREAT time! Great job:)

Kerstin said...

I'll leave the giveaway for someone with kiddos, but wanted to say wow, I'm so impressed! It looks so fun and like everyone had a great time!

Claremont First Ward said...

Are you kidding me? Absolutely, positively incredible. All the little touches are fantastic. My kids would benefit from this b/c they'd actually get a party. he he.

I can't pick one favorite thing. I'm am SO impressed!

Lula! said...

Are you kidding???? are AMAZING! NO, need to be in Parents magazine for this one.

Unreal. Unbelievable. You have blown me away.

GrandeMocha said...

My 7 yr old already asked for a SpngeBob party and my friend Irene loves SB & she's an adult. I could use this for two parties!

My favorite is the menu you made from a tray from Micheals and the crabby patties you had for food.

tiarastantrums said...

looks like one amazing party!!

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

What an adorable birthday theme! You really hit one out of the ballpark from the looks of it.

Sassy Chica said... did a FABULOUS job!!! Your son is a lucky little fella to have you for a mom!

Sassy Chica

Life, Love And Lola said...

Rock on Momma!!! You did a FABULOUS job!!! Go You!

Amethystmoon said...

wow! you are so creative! Love the pineapple entrance!

Tam said...

Wow that was awesome PARTY Decorations! YOU Rocked that party!

Unknown said...

You know what I would like to win Steph? A visit from super fun mommy, YOU : ) You are so cool I can't even stand it sometimes! LOVE this giveaway you are doing. Very sweet.

kimcox said...

Great party decorations. I have 2 girls and they both love Spongebob.

Now I may have to steal some great ideas from you when they ask for this party.

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Michelle said...

You did a fabulous job on the party. The invitation were so clever. I love everything you did.

Melissa Lester said...

What a great party! I love all the attention to detail and know everyone had a blast -- kids and adults alike!

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Makie Jo Designs said...

I am in the process of doing a Spongebob party for a little girls 6th birthday! You have some great ideas!!! Thanks for putting everything up for us to see!

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dancilhoney said...

I will happily recommend you to all my friends, family and work mates. I’m really impressed, thanks so much! Spongebob Party Supplies

Shannon Townsend said...

I am having a SB party for my daughter in September. She would love these ideas. Would you consider selling some of the templates and other items? I am in need before the raffle. Thanks so much! Shannon