I remember watching Care Bears when I was a child. It’s cute to see that they are still popular with kids. Did you know that Care Bears merchandise is still being marketed today? The Care Bears were created in 1981 and have appeared on TV since 1983. These fun Care Bears birthday party ideas are perfect for the little bears in your life!
Throughout this post, you’ll see me refer to the fun & free rainbow printables from Printabelle (click here to see the adorable selection). These are perfect for a Care Bear birthday party!
Care Bears Birthday – Invitations:
Invite your guests to a special party in Care-a-Lot with fun Care Bear printed invitations or make your own creation with fun rainbows and clouds.
Each Care Bear has a special belly badge with some sort of magical power. You could create your own special belly badge to symbolize the birthday child and then have this printed for the front of a personalized invitation.
Printabelle also offers free rainbow printable stationery that would be perfect for a Care Bears invitation. 1. Care Bears Invitations – 8 Count
2. Care Bears Birthday Invitations Combo with Thank You Notes
Care Bears Birthday – Decorations:
The Care Bears live in a magical community called Care-a-Lot. This is a colorful community full of clouds and rainbows. Using rainbow colors as a theme provides so many fun opportunities!
To help set the scene for your Care Bears birthday party, Printabelle is offering these free rainbow printables:
- Sign & cards (the sign is perfect for the entrance to your party)
- Water bottle labels
- Mini candy bar wrappers
- Banner and a mini banner (perfect above your cake table!)
- Cupcake circles
- Gift bag circles, gift bag tags and treat bag toppers
- Thank you cards & menu cards
For a rainbow Care Bear theme you can use a variety of colors in balloons, rainbow streamers and table linens.
A fun idea is to cover the outside of a balloon with cotton balls to create clouds. The cotton balls will likely weigh the balloon down so you’ll have to hang it up with something.
Want to fill the party area with rainbows? You could purchase a fun hanging crystal to put in your window. As the sun shines through the window, so will a rainbow of colors!
Here are some other fun ideas: 1. Multicolored Honeycomb Tissue Ball
2. Rainbow Pinata
3. Rainbow Party Streamer
4. Care Bears Party Hats 8ct
5. Care Bears 18in Balloon
6. Care Bears Happy Days Silly Straws Party Accessory
Care Bears Birthday – Activities:
A fun craft idea for the kids is to have each of them create their own belly badge. You’ll need some sheets of sticker paper cut into large round circles, markers and glitter glue. After the kids have created their own personal belly badges, move onto a fun scavenger hunt game so that the belly badges have a chance to dry. When they are dry, the kids can stick these onto their shirts and pose for a group photo doing their best Care Bear stare! This photo is an excellent addition to the thank you cards. 1. Care Bears Happy Days Masks Party Accessory
2. Crayola 16ct Washable Pip Squeaks Glitter Glue
3. Avery Sticker Project Paper, White, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Pack of 15 (03383)
A fun scavenger hunt game could be planned around a story that Grizzle has stolen the Care Bear belly badges and the Care Bears need your help to find them! You could create fun belly badges to hide around the party area. Some belly badge ideas are:
- Funshine Bear (a smiling sun)
- Good Luck Bear (a four leaf clover)
- Grumpy Bear (a raincloud with raindrops)
- Cheer Bear (rainbow)
Microsoft free clip art is an excellent resource for creating your own belly badges.
Care Bears Birthday – Food:
Food items for a Care Bear birthday could be popular food items that you name after the Care Bear characters. Some examples are:
- Grumpy Bear’s Rainy Day Chili
- Surprise Bear’s Dip
- Laugh-a-Lot Bear’s Giggle Salad
- Amigo Bear’s Tacos
- Messy Bear’s Sloppy Joes
A sweet idea is to create a fruit rainbow with the colors purple (blackberries), blue (blueberries), green (kiwi), yellow (pineapple), orange (oranges) and red (strawberries). Line these up on a plate in the shape of a rainbow and label it Cheer Bear’s Fruit Salad. Each end of the rainbow could have a small dish of white dip for the fruit salad such as marshmallow creme or whipped cream.
Here are some fun Care Bear themed tableware pieces. 1. Care Bears Lunch Napkins 16ct
2. Care Bears Happy Days Dinner Plates Party Accessory
3. Care Bears Cups 8ct
Care Bears Birthday – Dessert:
Your Care Bear dessert table could include fun desserts in a variety of colors. A popular theme is to create a multiple layered cake with each layer being a different color of the rainbow. There are also fun Care Bear cake molds and toppers. 1. Wilton Care Bear Cheer Bear Cake Pan
2. Wilton Care Bears Cake Pan
3. Care Bears Cheer Bear Cake Topper Decoration
Care Bears Birthday – Treat Bags:
Treat bags for a Care Bears birthday party can include fun items such as:
- gummy bears in a variety of colors
- various candies in a rainbow of colors
- rainbow lollipops
- Care Bear stickers
Here are some other fun ideas: 1. Care Bears Party Favor Box Party Accessory
2. Care Bears Loot Bags 8ct
3. Care Bears Blowouts 8ct
4. Care Bear Holidays Notepads
5. Care Bears Whistles 4ct
6. Rainbow Lip Gloss
If you were a Care Bear, what would be on your belly badge?
For more fun birthday party ideas including themes, decorating ideas, food ideas, activities, free printables, favor ideas and more, check out our special Birthday Party page.
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