bubble themed birthday party

7 Creative Ideas for the Ultimate Bubble & Pop Themed Party!


After a loooong week of school and work, your pack deserves a day of family fun! Or maybe you just need a brain break during the week. Perhaps you’re in the market to celebrate something special. No matter what occasion, there’s one special ingredient sure to bring a little extra flair into any event. We’re talking about bubbles, of course!

If you’d rather enjoy the party without the planning, book a trip to Great Wolf Lodge where every day is full of excitement. In the meantime, enjoy these 7 bubble activities at home. Don’t worry about spending on materials, most of them can be found around the house. Check out the instructions below to get started!

 7 Ideas for Bubble Fun

Here at Great Wolf Lodge, we absolutely love bubbles! Until your next trip, here are 7 great ideas for a party or even just to break up a long day at home with friends and family. When you’re at the lodge, make sure to attend our Hustle and Howl Dance party to experience our bubble fun!

Tip from our pack: If you’re making your own solution, Dawn brand dish soap helps create the best bubbles!

1. Painting with Bubbles

About 20 minutes

Materials Needed:

  • Bubble Solution
  • Food Coloring
  • Plastic Cups or Containers
  • Straws
  • Paper or Card Stock

Bubble art is a simple activity to keep the kids engaged. Gather your materials and print out our character sheets. Pour the bubbles into several cups and add food coloring to each one. Then dip a straw in, point it at your paper and blow. POP POP POP and you have a Great Wolf Lodge painting! Don’t forget to upload a snap of your masterpiece to social and tag us!

 Download activity sheets 1, 2, 3, and 4

2. Bubble Wands

About 15 minutes

Materials Needed:

  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Colorful Beads
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Scissors

Having kids create their own wands makes blowing bubbles even more exciting and is super easy to do. Have the kids pick out their favorite cookie cutter shape. Use it to mold a pipe cleaner into shape. Take another pipe cleaner and decorate it with colorful beads.

Twist the two together to create your own original bubble wand. You might want to have some bubbles on the table before you finish. The kids will be eager to put their new toy to use!

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3. Rainbow Bubble Snakes

About 20 minutes

Materials Needed:

  • Empty Water Bottle
  • Duct Tape
  • 1 Sock
  • Dish Soap
  • Food Coloring

This activity is a unique and colorful twist on blowing bubbles. Begin by cutting off the bottom of the water bottle. Slide your sock over the opening and use duct tape to secure it in place. Next, pour some dish soap into a shallow container with some water and stir gently.

Drop some food coloring onto the bottom of the sock to secure your rainbow aesthetic. Dip the sock into the solution. Gently blow into the top of the water bottle and watch your rainbow bubble snake take form!

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 4. Bubble Wrap Letter Game

About 10 minutes

Materials Needed:

  • Bubble Wrap
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Push Pins

Here’s a great exercise for young kids who are still getting familiar with the alphabet. The best part? It only takes about ten minutes to prepare! Begin by writing letters on the back of a sheet of bubble wrap. Use different color markers to create a rainbow alphabet. Once you finish, attach the bubble wrap to the wall using your push pins. Remember, you’ll have to flip your sheet around to begin the activity so make sure the letters are written backward. That way, they’ll appear the right way around once it’s time to kick things off.

Ask the kids to pop the letters and call them out as they go! You can test their existing knowledge of the alphabet by asking them to pop specific letters or to spell out certain words. Don’t forget to ask them to pop “their letter,” or the first initial of their name!

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5. Giant Bubbles

Materials Needed:

  • 1 Heaping Tbsp. Baking Power
  • 1 Heaping Tbsp. Guar Gum
  • 1 Cup Blue Dawn Dish Soap
  • 1 Gallon of Water
  • 2 Sticks (6-12 Inches in Length)
  • Cotton String or Yarn
  • Metal Washer or Heavy Bead
  • Large Bucket

What’s more fun than bubbles? GIANT bubbles. They are a breeze to make and are sure to keep the whole family amused. Make sure to clear your schedule, because this next activity can up to an hour or more. Check out our instructions below to get started. Don’t forget to upload a picture of your giant bubble bash to social and tag us!

6. “Unpoppable” Bubbles

Materials Needed:

  • 4 Tbsp. Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dawn Dish Soap
  • Soft Winter Gloves
  • Bubble Wands

Everyone loves to try to catch bubbles, but they almost always pop when touched. Upgrade your bubbles with a solution that makes them strong enough to hold in your hand, bounce them around or even give them a little squeeze. Follow the instructions to find out how.

7. Bubble Lollipops

Materials Needed:

  • 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 2/3 Cup of Sugar
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Cherry or Flavoring of Your Choice
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Food Coloring
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Hard Candy Molds

To go along with our bubble theme, we’re turning our focus to these homemade translucent round lollipops! See our instructions below to try the activity.

That’s it for our bubble party activities! We hope you had a blast. Great Wolf Lodge is dedicated to creating family traditions, one family at a time. These days, we’re looking to take that mission out of the lodge and into your home. Check in each week to see what Wiley and the rest of the Great Wolf Kids are up to. We’ve even partnered with some familiar faces to bring you the very best of DIY fun!

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