Be prepared to fall under the spell of the Care Bear Stare and get mesmerized by all things rainbows, sunshine and good cheer! The Care Bears are full of caring and sharing and are ready to be the cuddliest creatures at your child’s birthday party! These colorful fuzzies have had a way of cheering kids up since 1983 when the plush, colorful teddy bears emblazoned with belly badges first went to market. They have appeared in a number of cartoons, including series, shorts and movies on television, in theaters and now they are streaming. They officially have fans in every generation since the Gen X’ers since going through a relaunch about every 5-10 years. The latest series is growing a new fan base with Care Bears: Unlock the Magic. If you little boy or girl is one of the new fans then we are especially glad to share these Care Bear Birthday Party ideas with you!
Follow our guide featuring these furry friendly creatures to turn your party space into the Kingdom of Caring. Besides the basic Care Bear party supplies, discover fun DIY elements, like a paper plate backdrop complete with free printables, plus tips and tricks you can try to unlock the magic these loveable characters can bring to your party!
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Care Bear Party Invitations
Friend Bears will look forward to catching a rainbow and riding it straight to your birthday party when seeing your personalized birthday postcard! Bonus: include confetti in the envelope for a fun surprise when opening it up.
Care Bear Party Decorations
Everyone will think they arrived at the Kingdom of Caring when entering your party space full of happiness and birthday cheer! Eyes will go straight to your DIY backdrop featuring the belly badges that show off the personalities of the Care Bears.
See how to easily create this party feature with our free printables here. Top it all off with a personalized banner featuring the birthday girl’s name.
Make your dessert table irresistibly tempting with an assortment of height in your dessert option. Tip: Scour your house for tubs, milk crates or boxes you can use as risers to showcase all the options.
Line up your favor boxes with rainbow-colored tags to help add color to your party table!
Care Bear Party Food and Drink
If you don’t put out some easy to grab snacks, you may have a few Grumpy Bears on your hands!
Consider a buffet of bear themed goodies including different flavors of crunchy Teddy Grahams and yummy Gummy Bears.
Use rainbow candy strips and marshmallows to make rainbows on top of store-bought or homemade cupcakes.
Mix in basic rainbow print items, like these rainbow hot/cold cups, and fill them with a mix of easy to grab things to munch, like popcorn.
Add color to your display stands in other ways. See how to make this easy lollipop holder using crepe streamers!
Care Bear Party Activities
As Care Bears tend to be a younger audience, chances are you’ll have lots of little tots running around at this birthday party. Be mindful of their probably short attention span and make sure to have lots of entertainment opportunities mixed in your party time. Try out some of these party activity stations around the room that kids can rotate to during the party time:
- Hit the dollar store for Care Bears coloring books and crayons for everyone to color up their own rainbows.
- Place an assortment of items in a bin and colorful construction paper sheets around the table. Build their color identification skills and encourage kids to take turns going on a color hunt to sort out all the items onto the correct colors.
Care Bear Party Favors
Warn guests to open their favor boxes slowly due to all the rainbows and happiness inside! Consider filling it with fun items they can enjoy after the party ends and the sun shines like bubbles or sidewalk chalk packs.
Stick personalized tags on different colors of cardstock tags and use them as part of your rainbow party dessert table display.
If you know someone who might care, feel free to SHARE these ideas! Spread the sunshine!