10 Fun Finds to Celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants’s 20th Birthday

by Hilary Braaksma

10 Fun Finds to Celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants’s 20th Birthday
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the hit cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants. Generations of fans are looking forward to the prequel spin-off slated for production this year and to Nickelodeon’s July 12 SpongeBob SquarePants Big Birthday Blowout, which celebrates the occasion with an original one-hour TV special. To get your kids (or yourself!) ready for all this awesome Bikini Bottom news, check out these fun SpongeBob finds for fans.

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SpongeBob Pillow Pet


Settle in to catch up on your favorite SpongeBob SquarePants episodes with this comfy SpongeBob SquarePants Pillow Pet. This Pillow Pet opens into an 11-inch pillow and is made of high-quality, super-soft chenille.

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SpongeBob Short Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt


Older kids and parents alike can advertise for their favorite cartoon fast-food joint with this vintage-looking Krusty Krab t-shirt featuring SpongeBob happily flipping burgers. This soft, cotton graphic T-shirt is made of comfortable, breathable material.

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SpongeBob SquarePants Best Friend Necklace Set


‘F’ is for friends who do stuff together! For friends who are as tight as SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star, this best friend necklace set is perfect. These pretty pineapple-under-the-sea pendants are lockets that open up to a photo of Bikini Bottom’s best BFFs, Patrick and SpongeBob.

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SpongeBob Big Face Backpack


Kiddos will be able to take SpongeBob with them wherever they go when they use this SpongeBob SquarePants backpack. This roomy backpack is 18 inches tall and has adjustable straps for comfort and external pockets for extra storage.

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Bold and Brash Squidward Wall Painting


SpongeBob SquarePants fans will love this recreation of Squidward’s hilarious self-portrait, titled “Bold and Brash.” Silly SpongeBob fans will be delighted to see this iconic SpongeBob moment on display in a bedroom or playroom.

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SpongeBob iPhone Charger Wire Protector


You can’t stream every single SpongeBob episode without charging your devices first—might as well do it in style with these SpongeBob wire protectors for iPhone chargers. These charger protectors are also compatible with iPads, iPods and iWatches.

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SpongeBob Aquarium Decoration


If you have your own aquarium at home, treat your underwater friends to some decor right out of Bikini Bottom. This 8-inch recreation of SpongeBob’s humble pineapple abode will look great alongside other decorations from the same line—including Squidward’s Easter Island home and the Krusty Krab restaurant.

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Patrick Star Sequin Flip Pillow


For fans of Patrick, this sweet sequin pillow is a great finishing touch for their bedroom or favorite hangout spot. The simple black sequins can be flipped with the swipe of the hand to reveal a design feature a silly, surprised Patrick Star.

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SpongeBob SquarePants Radio Control Krabby Patty Vehicle


The littlest SpongeBob fans among us will love this remote control Krabby Patty car being driven by SpongeBob. We all know SpongeBob doesn’t have a stellar driving record, so kids can control this full-function toy with an easy-to-use remote control.

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SpongeBob 7-Quart Slow Cooker


Yep, it’s been 20 years—that means SpongeBob fans have crossed over into the slow cooker demographic. Super fans who grew up on SpongeBob and are slowly making their steps into adulthood are sure to get a kick out of this funny but practical appliance.