~ Pre-identified judges, looked at the Spongebob Art Gallery and awarded ribbons for the best colored Spongebob Coloring Page. I made blue and yellow award ribbons with a Spongebob picture in the center, of course with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on the corresponding ribbons. Three award ribbons for three winners. Of course, the judges couldn’t tell who were the owners of the colored art works kasi we hid the names. Hehe, walang bias and judging ha!
~ Right after snacks, we pushed the Bulletin Board to the center and we did the Spongebob Art Gallery Awards. Expectedly, the big kids won the coloring contest but I’m sure the little kids had fun coloring them, diba?
After Snack Games:
~ You know that game “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”? Well, I came up with a Pin the Pants on Spongebob! It was hilarious, the kids had lots of fun with this one, too. I had a Spongebob drawing done and this time Spongebob was only in his underwear. Kids lined up, put on blindfolds and tried to pin on Spongebob’s pants. Kids who could cover his underpants best was the winner.
~ Spongebob Piñata
~ Hit the Pot
Special Spongebob Raffle:
~ Remember the Secret Surprise I mentioned earlier at the Registration? Well, each kid’s name is entered in a raffle. We had a special table set up with goodies of everything Spongebob: toys, coloring books, puzzles, bags, wallet, fan, pencil and stationery sets, etc. The coloring books and other items were, of course, common, but the kids and their parents were really looking forward to the good stuff: toys, bags, the floor puzzle, stuff like that. The birthday celebrant drew the names, of course. A bit of a challenge because he wanted to play and scatter it all, hehehehe.
~ We sat back on the Chairs of Honor and the kids lined up to get their Loot Bags. Loot Bags contained candies, little toys, Spongebob wallets (girls) and Spongebob stickers (boys).
All in all, it was a really great party. Everyone had fun, there was plenty of food, plus the kids took home a whole lot more than loot bags: they brought home Spongebob crayons and their Coloring Page; the prizes from games, piñata and pabitin; the Spongebob memorabilia from the special raffle… and the memory of a good time!
We were complimented lots for hosting a great party although I’m pretty sure the parents couldnt possibly know the details and effort I put into planning it all – the late nights (and wee mornings!) I stayed up doing the budget, the research and downloading on the Internet, the neck cramps I had from making what I could myself, the to-and-fro to look for cheap party stuff, the endless interviews for the clown, samplings for ice cream and food… but it was a really really great feeling when I saw how much everyone – kids and adults – had so much fun!
To the other mommies planning their kid’s birthday, I hope you liked my ideas and use what you can to incorporate into your parties. All I ask is please, please let me know how it turned out, ok? It would be great if they were a blast at your parties too!!
To my just-turned-one Isaac -- Happy Birthday sweetheart! You might not remember the party, but you'll have a lot of fun watching the video and looking at photographs!