Care Bears has been around for a while. A whopping 35 years, as a matter of fact! This means that some of their target audience are already grandparents. This makes Care Bears one of the most adorable traditions of several generations. What better way to celebrate 35 years of caring than with a Care Bear party? From Halloween costumes to birthday decorations, there are many ways to share your Cares. This article will mostly focus on Halloween party planning, because it was inspired by Fun.com’s costumes, but the ideas can be used any time.
Halloween is nothing without costumes, as far as I’m concerned. This year, I’m headed out as Grumpy Bear. The costume from Fun.com comes with mittens and shoe covers, so I’m a pile of blue fuzz from top to bottom. Speaking of bottoms, these costumes come equipped with fuzzy tails, which I find funnier than perhaps I should. The only downside with these costumes is that they zip up in back, so you may need a bit of help getting in and out. The mittens can be slipped off, and dangle from the sleeves when not in use. Useful for when you need to eat or drink at your party.
Kids’ and ladies’ costumes are available, of course. I particularly love the Share Bear costume pictured above. With so many options available, the whole family could use Fun.com to set up a whole family of Care Bears!
Other options for costumes are less traditional and/or faithful, including pajamas, which can be worn more comfortably, but have a cutie mark which is split by the zipper, and lack mittens, shoe covers, and tails. The flip side, of course, is that one gets much more use out of pajamas than costumes.
There are many great ways to make your party food more magical. Here are some ideas and recipes for the perfect Care Bear party:
Some magical ways of decorating food easily include:
One great thing about Halloween is the ease of purchasing decorations that are easily altered for party decorations. Here are fun and easy decorations, including ones which are easier during the holidays.
Remember, when you’re decorating, to be creative. Picking out Care Bear specific decorations combined with more generic ones will keep the theme focused, without staring at 900 pictures of Funshine Bear.
With 35 years of Care Bears to celebrate, you can bring our magical friends into any celebration, whether it’s Halloween parties or Christmas ornaments. Make your own, or buy officially licensed* merchandise to make each celebration exactly how you like it.
How do you celebrate? Let us (and Care Bears) know:
*Officially licensing merchandise is important, because we always want to support the creators of the things we love, and buying unofficial merch takes money from the folks who bring us joy, and puts it in the pockets of folks preying on our passion.
Fun.com provided a Grumpy Bear costume for the purposes of this post.
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