Care Bears
First Birthday Party Ideas

A Care Bears first birthday party is the perfect idea for your little Care Bear. Your baby will squeal with delight when they see these soft and cuddly creative Care Bears birthday party ideas!

Here you will find all the free Care Bears birthday ideas you need to throw the perfect party. Whether it is invitations, decorations, games, or where to find the best and cheapest supplies, we can help by giving you the best 1st birthday Care Bear themed birthday party ideas available.

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Care Bears First Birthday Invitations

You can choose to purchase your Care Bear invitations online or from a party supplies store, or you can use our amazingly simple first birthday invitation ideas. In addition, it is best to mail your child's invitations three to four weeks before the party.

Here are some creative and fun homemade Care Bears first birthday party invitation ideas:

Personalized Care Bear Invitations

To add a personal touch, you can also print out a scanned or downloaded picture of a Care Bear on white card stock, then take a picture of your child's face and glue it over the Care Bear's face. Then write your Care Bears first birthday party information on the back.

3-D Invitations

You can purchase small Care Bear beanie babies or stuffed animals and attach a small card with your first birthday party information on it.

Baby Bear

Dress your baby up in a Care Bear costume and take their picture. Print the picture out on white card stock and add, "Come join Baby Bear (your child's name) for a beary special first birthday party". You can even use a Care Bear Font on your computer and use it to write on your invitations.

Here is great link to download a Care Bear font you can use this font on invitations, envelopes, and thank you notes. Care Bears Font After you download the font, make sure you put it in the directory C:/Windows/Font on your computer. Then you will be able to select this font in your word processing program.

Care Bear Birthday Party Decorations

The best colors for streamers and balloons to use at your Care Bears first birthday party are rainbow colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Use Care Bears Plastic Tablecovers and set the tables with Care Bears Tableware like Dinner Plates, Lunch Napkins and Cups. You can also go to a quick copy shop like Kinko's and have a Care Bears picture or a picture of your child enlarged and laminated for placemats.

You can choose to purchase Care Bears Care Bears Centerpiece for your party tables or you can make your own. You can do this by taking helium filled Care Bears Mylar balloons and attach them to the Care Bear stuffed animals with rainbow colored ribbon.

Mylar balloons are great for a Care Bears first birthday party, as they are safer for young children and are harder to pop. (The Care Bear stuffed animals may need weighed down depending on their size and the amount of balloons attached)

You can make or purchase a welcome sign for your party that says, "Welcome to (your child's name) Care Bears First Birthday Party".

Tie balloons to your mailbox to help guests find your house. You can place bear footprint cutouts or enlarged laminated Care Bears pictures from the parking area to the front door or back yard depending on where your party is being held.

You can tie helium balloons to the backs of chairs, the ends of tables, ends of your Care Bears banners, even on some of the presents. If you have older children attending you can use different colored balloons to designate different play areas for different age groups, this is a great way to keep the younger children safe since older kids tend to be more rowdy.

You can take laminated pictures or posters of Care Bears, rainbows, stars, suns, hearts, and clouds and tape them all over your party area. (You can tape them on walls, fences, table umbrellas, the backs and seats of chairs, coolers, doors, and trees.)

Play Care Bears party music in the background, and when the children arrive to the party, decorate them with a Care Bears party hat. You can also decorate with some of your child's Care Bear stuffed animals, toys, and books put them out where they can be seen and played with. (Make sure that all items placed within reach of small children are large enough and age appropriate, to avoid choking hazards.)

Do you want life-size Care Bears first birthday party cutouts? It's easy; Click here to find out how (link will open in new window): Do It Yourself Life Size Cardboard Cutouts

Care Bear Party Icebreaker Activities

Remember to have your party guests start the party right by giving them cool Care Bears Cone Hats or cute Care Bears Masks.

Bubbly Bear: There isn't a child out there who doesn't love bubbles as much as the Care Bears do. Though you can blow them yourself, it will be more convenient to use a bubble machine. While the children are crawling and running around chasing the bubbles, it is a great idea to have some Care Bears party music playing in the background to get your guests moving.

Have you ever tried to make your own bubble mixture at home and it didn't work? Here's the formula for making the perfect homemade bubble mixture. Homemade Bubble Recipes

Care Bear Coloring Pages: Provide kids with crayons and markers, and coloring books while waiting for the party to begin. To keep the party as mess-free as possible use Crayola Color Wonders markers and finger-paints. Make sure that there is always an adult present while small children are coloring and finger painting, since children tend to want to mark on everything in the room. Also remember marker lids and broken crayons can be choking hazards.

Tattoos: Temporary tattoos are a fun Care Bears first birthday party substitute for face painting. It is not particularly safe for one year olds to have face paint on, as they may eat it or rub it in their eyes.

Baby Playdough: Playdough is a great 1st birthday party idea for your Care Bears themed birthday party; it will spark curiosity in your baby and guests.

Give your birthday baby and little guests plastic animal cookie cutters and some Playdough.

If they choose not to use the cookie cutter just let them play and explore on their own, the cookie cutters can be sent home with them as a party favor.

Do you want to make your own homemade playdough? Here are some Homemade Playdough Recipes, there are non-edible and edible playdough recipes to help take away that worry of "what will happen if my child ate some of it?"

Care Bears Movies: You can play your kid's favorite Care Bears DVD as guests arrive until the party activities begin.

Home Videos: You can show home video of your baby's 1st year "highlights", this is great because most little children love to watch other babies on television. That way they can be occupied until all the guests have arrived.

First Birthday Party Food and Drink

First Birthday Cake

Rainbow Cake

You will need a 14" round cake pan, 1 box of Pillsbury's Funfetti cake mix, 1 container of any white ready-made frosting, 1 tube of orange decorating cake gel, edible glitter or colored sugar, and yellow, red, green, and blue food coloring. Make the box of Pillsbury's Funfetti cake mix as directed on the box in a 14" round cake pan, when the cake has cooled cut it evenly in half. Now put icing on the top of one of the halves that will be the bottom layer, place the other half on top of the bottom layer and then apply the icing to the sides.

Separate the remaining frosting into 4 separate bowls evenly, now take the food coloring and dye each bowl of icing a different color one yellow, red, green, and blue. Now ice the cake so it looks like a rainbow and separate each beam of the rainbow with the orange decorating gel, and finish it off with some edible glitter and a Care Bears First Birthday Candle. This is a great Care Bear cake idea.

Care Bear Cake

Bake a rectangle shaped cake color it with party themed colors, then use Care Bear cake toppers, you can add whipped cream for clouds also. You can use a Care Bear cake pan and decorate it according to the directions that come with the Care Bear cake pan.

First Birthday Party Food

When it comes to first birthday party food for a Care Bears first birthday party theme there are two different groups of people that you have to feed, the babies at the birthday party who probably are not eating solid foods yet, and the older kids and other parents.

Before deciding on any food for your party's menu, it's a good idea to call the parents of the children that will be invited to the party to see if they have any food or drink allergies.

For the babies that are eating Stage 3 jarred food, Gerber has a wide assortment of jarred foods that will be perfect for your Care Bears first birthday theme. You can have the babies snack on Gerber's Biter Biscuits and Zwieback Toast. They are for babies who are learning to feed themselves.

Here are some soft and easy to chew foods that may be easy for the children who have started eating solid foods and have teeth, typically babies between 12 - 24 months old and they are:

  • Pasta
  • Soft Fruits
  • French Fries
  • Baked Beans
  • Cheese Puffs
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Macaroni Salad

You can have them snack on Gerber's Veggie Wagon Wheels and Veggie Puffs.

For the older kids and the adults many party foods will fit your Care Bears first birthday theme perfectly, you can serve sub sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, vegetables and dip, cheeseburgers, chicken, fruit kabobs, pizza, chips, etc.

1st Birthday Drinks

Some popular Care Bears party drinks are white and chocolate milk, Juicy Juice - Harvest Surprise (one serving of Harvest Surprise contains 2 of the recommended servings of fruit & vegetables in a day). Another great tasting and great for kids drink is Capri Sun fruit-flavored Roarin' Waters.

Rainbow Ice: Fill ice trays half way with several Kool-Aid flavors (fruit punch, grape, raspberry, orange, etc.), then after they freeze put another colored Kool-Aid flavor in the tray filling it to the top then freeze them again. Now you have multi-colored ice cubes. (For an added touch use star or heart shaped ice cube trays.)

Care Bears First Birthday Favor Ideas

Party favors are the perfect thing to give your guests to thank them for attending your baby's Care Bears first birthday party. Make sure that the party favors and all other Care Bear party supplies that you buy are safe for small children. Avoid favors that break easily, are small, have pointed edges, or have small parts. If your looking for the perfect already made favor boxes then use Care Bears Party Favor Boxes or Care Bears Treat Bags with the party favors listed below.

Here is a list of the most popular Care Bear party favor ideas:

  • Care Bears Notepads
  • Small Care Bear Toys
  • Care Bears Sticker Sheets
  • Stuffed Plush Bears
  • Care Bears Blowouts
  • Care Bears Whistles

First Birthday Care Bear Games

Care Bears Pinata: No party is complete without a Pinata game, and since this is your baby’s first party make sure you use a pull-string kit on your pinata.

Which Bear? Grab various Care Bear stuffed animals and Care Bear toys and have the children take turns guessing which bear it is you're holding up and if they can guess the Care Bears name correctly they get a prize.

Sing Songs: Sing simple fun children's songs that involve body movement and funny sounds. Many babies have certain favorite songs. Click here for a list of 1st Birthday Party Songs with lyrics for your Care Bears first birthday party.

Bear Dance: Play a Care Bears music CD and have all the parents encourage their children to jump up and swing to the music!

The Great Bear Chase: If there are a lot of babies attending your Care Bears first birthday party do this game in small groups. Remove all bears from the immediate area, and have a parent take a Care Bear stuffed animal and throw it a couple feet away and who ever gets it first wins a sucker. When the other babies see the prize, they are sure to play, do this activity until all children receive a sucker. If some children choose not to chase after the Care Bear, make sure they also get a sucker so they don't feel left out.

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