Sheet cake with color of child's choice.
Plastic tub (margarine, etc) cover with white paper decorated with Beanie pictures or
designs. Place this on the cake centered around any writing that you want on the
cake. Place the Beanie of honor on the top.
Animal crackers, peanuts and popcorn, goldfish, other animal shaped foods.
For animal shaped foods:
Tomato halves upside down with olive slices and a large olive for the head makes cute
Scoops of vanilla chocolate chip ice-cream
with M&M eyes and Oreo cookies quartered for
ears make cute Dalmatians
( a little icing for the mouth and placed in a cupcake liner).
Make a large cookie shaped like the Giraffe iced with a cream cheese frosting and topped
with chopped peaches (spaced like giraffe spots). Use cut chocolate licorice rope
for the mane. (this was like a fruit tart)
Turtles (small watermelon half upside down with tiny shapes for feet and head)
Instead of cake we make cupcakes of his favorite beanie:
Tint the batter half green/ half pink and swirled it. Then for the frosting do
the same using some blue as well. Use red mini M&M's for eyes and red frosting
for the mouth. Cut fruit rollups (green only ) for a
strip of the scales and position them at the top.
Take Home Goodies:
Give each child a Beanie Baby. Let the child search for the beanie through
a "Beanie Hunt." Have enough clues for each child. For the
first clue have them draw from a basket.
Tie a ribbon to each Beanie and let them hang out of a basket. Before leaving the
party let each child choose one ribbon. You could even tie a balloon to the end.
Games and Activities:
1. Beanie Collars: Have the kids make collars for the beanies that
they brought to the party. Use a wide ribbon and sticky Velcro. Have them put
their name on the ribbon and decorate with mini pom-poms and markers.
2. Bean Drop: Need dried beans,
narrow top jar. Have each child try to drop 10 beans into the jar while standing
straight. One that gets the most in wins.
3. Pin the tag (or tail) on the Beanie
4. Beanie Hide and Seek.
Count all the beanies that you will use and hide them around. The child that
finds the most wins.
5. Hot Beanie
Wrap a Beanie Baby in a box. Play hot potato and the last child left gets the prize.
6. Beanie Charades
Give each child a Beanie Character name and have them act out who they are.
7. Beanie Baby Circle Tag
Have the kids stand in a circle. Players pass one BB around.
"It" stands in the center and tries to tag the person holding the BB. The
tagged person becomes "It." You could also let the children pass the BB
behind their backs.
8. Put a Beanie in a pillowcase and
have them guess which one it is.
As prizes, instead of a Beanie Baby per
game, give them a heart shaped "tag." The one with the most
"tags" at the end of the party gets the BB.
For more games, look under the Teddy Bear
graphics from Ty