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.
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.
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.
The eye patch was made from black foam paper and elastic. I simply cut the foam and hot glued the elastic to the patch.
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.
Even our dogs had something to wear. Here is our very own Pug-o-naut…
These signs were hanging on the door to our home to invite the guests into the party. That’s my boy in the photo! 🙂
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!
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
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
Fish Biscuit Bean Bags
Pick out some orange fabrics, trace a fish onto the fabric, sew and fill with rice!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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