Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spongebob Invitations

Parties, especially birthday parties are my thing. Having kids gives me a great outlet to create elaborate birthday parties, which I start planning months in advance. For Carson's 1st birthday it was "Winter Wonderland", 2nd birthday "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," and 3rd birthday "Bigtop Circus." He decided months ago that this birthday would be Spongebob, (and when he is 5 he wants a snake party like his cousin Jakob had). So Spongebob it is!

I started browsing the internet months ago for ideas for his Spongebob party. (sidenote: I am not super creative, but am very good at finding other peoples creativity off the internet and either straight up plagiarizing or tweaking it to fit us) My favorite website to research for parties is
birthdaypartyideas.com, where people write in about what they did for their children's birthday, and it lists EVERY kind of party theme you can think of.

So the first event is invitation making. No party is complete without completely adorable invites. I decided to put Carson's invites on yellow sponges, for the whole spongey feel. Little did I know plain yellow sponges without the green scrubby stuff on the back is hard to come by. I went to Target, Wal-mart, Kroger, Home Depot, Auto Zone, and Hobby Lobby before finally tracking them down at Dollar Tree for 4 for $1.

Next I started with the easiest part: labels for the envelopes. I found a cute picture of Spongebob in his birthday attire for the clipart and my WONDERFUL friend Brandi helped to talk me through downloading Spongebob font from
dafont.com. I copied down the list of kids in the 3 year old class (where Carson is now) and the 4 year old class (where he will be moved in to) and came up with over 30 names!

The next night I searched for pictures off the internet of Spongebob's face to hot-glue to the front of the sponge. It took a few tries to size it just right on a Word document, but turned out super cute when finished, and I just printed it on regular white printer paper.

The last step was to come up with the wording for the invite, which I printed on yellow cardstock bought from Office Depot in the Spongebob font.


It's kind of hard to read it from the picture, (to the tune of the Spongebob theme song):

ARE YOU READY KIDS??
Who’s having Spongebob Birthday Part-y?
CARSON WAYNE SCOTT
He’s turning 4, and a big boy is he,
CARSON WAYNE SCOTT
Cake, a treasure hunt, and jellyfish,
CARSON WAYNE SCOTT
You joining the party is his biggest wish!
CARSON WAYNE SCOTT
CARSON WAYNE SCOTT
CAR-SON WAYNE SCOTT

Where: Bikini Bottom
"Our Address"
Cast Off: December 6, 2009
Dive Time: 3:00pm

Last night they were stuffed into envelopes and sealed with a Spongebob sticker. Carson was so proud to deliver them to school today! Because people never respond I don't bother with the rsvp, so who knows if 3 or 30 kids will show up...hopefully some happy medium.

22 comments:

NHmommy said...

very cool!

l.borrego said...

SO NEAT!!!!

brandiandjason said...

Those are SOOO cute!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

This just might be the CUTEST and most clever thing I have seen! I so want to do this...I wonder how the hubby would feel about a Spongebob themed party? :)

The Scott Family said...

Thank you for the compliments! Out of all the invitations I have made through the years, this one is still my favorite!

Anonymous said...

WHAT KIND OF ENVELOPES DID YOU USE.

Lali said...

where did you get the sponges and how did you get the picture on ther>

Summer Shanklin said...
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Summer Shanklin said...

That is awesone!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking everywhere for sponges to do this! Our Dollar Tree doesn't have them :( ANd when I go online and search they're heavy duty ones that cost over 3$.. A piece!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking everywhere for sponges to do this! Our Dollar Tree doesn't have them :( ANd when I go online and search they're heavy duty ones that cost over 3$.. A piece!!!

Misty said...

A tip for future moms looking for these sponges. I did a thorough search of my city and was unable to find plain, yellow, rectangle sponges without scour pads attached. I DID, however, find a 2-pack of yellow sponges with green scour pads attached to the back at my local Dollar Tree. I decided to buy a pack to try and peel the scour pad off of. IT WORKED with only a little bit of tugging to get the scour pad off and didn't destroy the sponge. So, if you can only find sponges with scour pads, give it a try!

Yvette Jimenez said...

I love this!!!I would like to do this for my grandson, If you still have the document to create this awesome invitation would you mine forwarding it to me at kjteach2@gmail.com.PLEASE!!!!
Thank you,
Yvette

Melissa Lozano said...

Hi, yes could you please email me the picture of spongebob word document to
lozano80.melissa@gmail.com
That would save a TON of work! Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Would you be able to send me the Spongebob image? i cant seem to find one to print.. L_Ewell0890@yahoo.com

Esha said...

This is genius!!! I love your honesty!!! People always ask where I get my creative skills from and I simply say Pinterest. Im not creative I'm just good at a google search :) these are awesome going you "steal" this idea for a spongebob themed party we are going to and use as a birthday card! thanks!!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this!!! My daughter just told me she wants this theme! Can you please email me the sponge bob image and wording? skozuch@gmail.com
Thank you!!

Zsuzsanna Pearson said...

Hi. Any chance i can get a link to the Spongebob image?

Alise said...

Can anyone help me find a link to this spongebob image? I'm not having any luck.
Thank you

Hofmann Wedding said...

Could someone please email me the word document. Thank You

lindakitchen91@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Hi did you ever get a copy of this picture. Ive been trying to find it. Can you please send it to me

Shandolyn Russell said...

Hi did you ever get a copy of this picture. Ive been trying to find it. Can you please send it to me