Boy Mama: An Octonauts Birthday Party

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An Octonauts Birthday Party

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

We had many different themes tossed about for this birthday party. First it was fire fighters, then The Little Einsteins and finally, finally, my son settled on an Octonauts theme. More specifically a Kwazii Kitten Octonauts Party.  I have to admit that next to a fire fighter party, an Octonauts party came in a close second for me as the planner. I happen to enjoy the show myself and love all the things my boys have learned from watching the show and reading the books.

So here is our party in a nutshell.  I have described some things in a bit of detail here and others have their own post. Simply click on the link for more information.

Invitation

I created the invitation using the clip art from Wonders of Disney. The clip art is FREE and high quality. This invite was printed on card stock. The top half is the front and the bottom half is the back of the invite.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party invitation

Wearables

Octonauts Hats

My son insisted on having Octonaut hats and eye patches for the guest. I was thankful that there were only 8 children attending because the hats were a bit time consuming.  Click the link above for more details.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | How to Make an Octonauts' Hat

Eye Patch

The eye patch was made from black foam paper and elastic. I simply cut the foam and hot glued the elastic to the patch.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Kwazii Kitten Pirate Flag T-Shirt

This t-shirt was not at all a necessity for the party, but I had great fun making it and my boys LOVED them. See the link above for more details.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Even our dogs had something to wear. Here is our very own Pug-o-naut…

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Decorations

These signs were hanging on the door to our home to invite the guests into the party. That’s my boy in the photo! 🙂

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Treasure Chest

I placed the chest full of the goodie bags and some extra gold coins on the food table as a decoration. When the time came to pass out the bags, we took the chest outside and my son passed them out.  Click the link for directions!

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Fun and Games

We decided to keep the party pretty low key. The weather was warm and sunny. We asked all the guest to bring a swimsuit and towel and simply let the kids have fun with water. I had a few games planned just in case, but the kids enjoyed themselves so much there was no need!  Here’s what the choices were:

koosh balls and spray bottles with a big tub of water

play pool

plastic buckets, water and paint brushes for “painting” the fence

a bucket of balls

water table with blue rocks and our Octonauts toys

fish biscuit bean bags and Octonauts books for quieter play

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Underwater Koosh Balls

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Fish Biscuit Bean Bags

Pick out some orange fabrics, trace a fish onto the fabric, sew and fill with rice!

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party bags

Food

“Fish” Biscuits

I used my son’s favorite homemade goldfish cracker recipe to create fish biscuits (like the Vegimals make in the show) for the guests. No worries, no fish in these crackers! For the recipe, click the link above and use a fish shaped cookie cutter.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

The Cake

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Goodies Bags

Our goodie bags consisted of telescopes, gold coins and ocean creature stamps from Oriental Trading Company, light up sea urchin balls, as we called them, from Target, a homemade birthday magnet and Octonauts playing cards. Directions for the magnets are below and you can download the cards simply by clicking the image.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party bags

Birthday Magnets

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Playing Cards (FREE!)

(Click the image to download the Octonauts playing cards)

I printed the cards on card stock- the image in the middle is the front of the card and the other two images are the backs of the cards. I then cut out a set for each guest and tied them with twine.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party


And last but not least….

Thank You Cards

I created these cards on my computer using the Octonauts logo. I changed the image to my son’s face and the words from OCTONAUTS to THANK YOU.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | An Octonauts Birthday Party

It was a fabulous party and now that it is over, my son said he would like a Captain Barnacles party next. Well, at least I have another year to plan! 🙂

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19 thoughts on “Boy Mama: An Octonauts Birthday Party

  1. There wouldn’t be any way you could send me a digital copy of that invitation I could edit for my son’s birthday party, could you? I would pay you for it. My son would love that!

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  3. Hi I love all your great octonauts party ideas. My 4 year old son wants a octonaut party this year and I am having trouble getting invitations that are not from the UK since his birthday is Feb 15. Would you mind sharing your templates with me as well please? I would so greatly appreciate your help.

  4. Hi. My son is turning 3 and he is crazy about Octonauts. I have been looking around and came across your page…what a great job you have done! Anyway, I’m wondering if you can share your sign’s template or your thank you template?

  5. I am turning 29 in November and who says you can’t throw yourself a party or celebrate your birthday only wn and enjoy party by yourself. And grown ups are allowed to have fun to. I am determined to throw self a party all day long day after actual birthday it is Sunday and friend will want to take me out to eat. And being disabled I can’t get jib back on topic. I am determined to throw myself a birthday party and some how combine The octonauts and pokémon because I like them both and don’t care what others think. Already have smeargle octonauts figures and going to make some octonauts and pokémon food. Pokémon bowling. Still working on idea for octonauts game and I will let my octonauts figures minus Tunip and Inkling take turn bowling pokémon I bought ping pong balls and going to use ball to bowl pokémon on solid surface. I will make fish biscuits sandwiches and stuff like that.

  6. Such a fab birthday party – a lot of thought and effort went into it – what a lucky boy Tucker is to have a Mummy like you 🙂
    I am planning an Octonauts party for my soon to be 5 year old and I wondered if you might be willing to share your fantastic invitation so that I don’t have to start from scratch?
    Well done x

    • Nicola, Send me an email @[email protected] and we can chat! Happy to help you!

      • Hi Stephanie, Would you mind sharing the template with me as well?!! My three year old boy wants an Octonauts party and it’s been hard finding anything for it. Your blog has really helped! I tried emailing you at the above address but I got back an ‘error’.

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  8. What a wonderful party!!! Such great ides!
    The fish bicuits caught my attention. Are they puff pastry with cheese ontop? I clicked the link but sadly it didn’t take me to the recipe.
    Xxx
    I’m pretty excited we will have an octo-party soon too!
    Thane for sharing

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