Find your happy place and surround yourself with cheer with this fun DIY Paper Plate backdrop featuring the Care Bears! These furry, friendly bears have been sharing their cheerful spirit for decades and they’re the perfect theme for your little one’s big day. Check out this budget-friendly way to make a big statement for your dessert table without spending a pretty penny.
Print, cut out and adhere our free templates that are sized for our Solid 9″ Paper Plates. The belly badges for Good Luck Bear, Grumpy Bear, Share Bear, Cheer Bear, Tenderheart Bear and Funshine Bear will become a rainbow surprise that will wow party guests at your Care Bear themed birthday!
This post was written, styled and shot by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Check out her blog for loads of other awesome printables and party ideas!
- Pink Plates, Orange Plates, Yellow Plates, Green Plates, Blue Plates, Indigo Plates, Purple Plates
- Printed Care Bears Belly Badges template (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
- Sticky Notes or Paper Scraps
- Glue Stick
- Painter’s Tape
First, you’ll need to plan out your pattern. Measure your wall space then lay out your plates on the floor in those same dimensions.
Print out the desired belly badge designs needed for your arrangement from our printable and trim to the circle shape. Tip: Use sticky notes to determine which plates will include belly badges and which will be solid.
Use a glue stick to adhere them to the plates in the coordinating colors to reflect their true Care Bear Belly Badge connection.
- Pink = Cheer Bear (rainbow)
- Orange = Tenderheart Bear (heart)
- Yellow = Funshine Bear (sun)
- Green = Good Luck Bear (clover)
- Blue = Grumpy Bear (rain cloud)
- Purple = Share Bear (heart balloons)
Tip: If you plan this out in advance or somewhere other than where you’ll throw the party, lay all the decorated plates and solid plates out in order on the floor and take a quick picture before packing them up in order.
To create the actual backdrop, create loops of painter’s tape and stick them to the back of the plate. 3 on each plate will do to hold them onto the wall for the duration of a birthday party.
Hang the plates up in the order you had previously determined over your dessert table or make slight tweaks to your pattern once you’re there! See more ideas on ways to make your Care Bears Birthday Party extra cheerful with our party guide.