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Bubble Party

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A picture of children chasing bubbles

A successful bubble party only needs enthusiastic children and bubbles to chase.

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Throw a bubble party for your kids. Whether you just want to entertain your kids for a couple of hours or you need help planning a bubble blowout for 20 children, make the day fun for them and inexpensive for you.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes to prep; an afternoon to enjoy

Here's How:

  1. Plan your bubble party. Your child has come to you with a big idea: a bubble-themed party! Before you burst her bubble and say it can't be done, take a look at the many ideas for a bubble party that makes her and those tiny bubbles the star. (If you're just looking for an impromptu afternoon of fun with your kids instead of a formal party, skip to step 2.)
  2. Pick a bubbles recipe. Save money with recipes you can create at home. Many use ingredients you already have in your kitchen. You won't have to take a trip to the toy store to buy bubble solution anymore.
  3. Choose your bubble wands. Look around the house for great bubble wand ideas. Straws, cups, pipe cleaners, spoons, fly swatters, wire hangers and so much more can be turned into a bubble wand. You can even use a soda bottle as a bubble blower. Gigantic bubbles require a more elaborate bubble wand but you can make it out of household items.
  4. Find containers for your bubbles. Since your bubble wands are various sizes and shapes, you'll need containers with larger openings than the typical bubble bottles you would buy at the toy store. An empty pie pan, serving tray, bucket or mixing bowls are good containers that can be used for both big and little bubble wands.
  5. Try some bubble activities. Just when kids thought blowing bubbles couldn't get better, you're going to break out some bubble activities. Bubble prints on paper are a beautiful, colorful way to make a keepsake of your bubble fun. For more advanced bubble enthusiasts, bubble projects include a dry ice crystal ball bubble, frozen bubbles, burning bubbles and more.

Tips:

  1. Make your bubble solution a day in advance, if possible. This gives all of the ingredients time to thoroughly mix together.
  2. Soak your bubble wands in the bubble mix for at least 5 minutes. The wetter they are, the better bubbles your kids will get.
  3. If you're throwing a more formal bubble party, like a birthday party, think of everything that screams the word "bubble." Have a ball pit, bubble wrap and bubble machine on hand for kids to experience the ultimate bubble party.
  4. A bubble party can also be incorporated into other birthday themes. Think: SpongeBob SquarePants, Little Mermaid, Bubble Guppies and Finding Nemo for cartoon character parties. A luau, swim or beach theme can include bubbles for non-character parties.

What You Need

  • Bubble Solution
  • Bubble Wands
  • Various Containers
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