Octonauts Party Ideas

by Emily Churchill

last updated 1/7/2019


Sound the octo-alert! It’s time for a birthday party featuring the animated problem solvers, the Octonauts! Take a dive down under the sea with Captain Barnacles and the rest of the gang as they celebrate your little one in a special birthday bash.  Be inspired by colors and location of the Octopod base, serving ocean themed food and desserts in an orange and blue themed party space fits with lots of familiar faces.

Octonauts Party Invitations

Your friends will be so eager to hop in the Gup-A and head to the party after receiving your party invitation in the mail!

Octonauts Party Decorations

Bring friends down under the sea with a backdrop scene full of ocean water and floaty bubbles. Make sure everyone knows why they’re here and hang a “Happy Birthday” banner high in your party space. Twist pieces of crepe paper to create seaweed and complete this under water look.
Keep to a simple white, blue and orange color scheme with our Octopod centerpiece as the focal point of your food table. Raise it up on a cake stand so friends can easily spot this underwater base!

You may not have the standard Octonauts hats but friends can all sport these colorful cones featuring a few of the crew! Keep the eating area clean with an Octonauts tablecloth that goes perfectly with your matching tableware.

Octonauts Party Food Ideas

Be inspired by the underwater atmosphere when it comes to food at your Octonauts party. Offer deli sandwiches on croissants, adding googly eyes to toothpicks to make them look like crabs.

Offer shell pasta salad, or seashell pasta salad, as a side!

While vegimals may not be readily available to serve at your party, you could always offer vegetables in single serve cups with ranch dip already inside. Those looking for a little more sweets, make a mini fruit cup handy for your hungry underwater adventurers. Looking to take it to the next level? Try your hand at crafting up a version of the Octopod made out of a watermelon!
Peso may be the medic of the Octonauts team but he’s showing up here to aide in a delicious dessert! Top cupcakes with an OREO decorated to look like this brave Octonaut!

Shiver me whiskers! A no brainer way to bring in a little color and taste to a party is always Jello! It comes in so many colors and flavors and always fits a party theme when you turn the cups into one of the characters! Download the free printable to create cute Kwazii cups to fill with orange Jello.

Personalize your drinks with water bottle labels or let guests sip some ocean water in adorable molded fish cups that guests can take home and remember your big day!

Octonauts Party Activities

Have Professor Inkling drum up a bunch of fascinating water themed play activities at your Octonauts birthday party!

  • Create a sensory bin with water beads or shaving cream and plastic ocean themed toys.
  • Break out the craft glue and household supplies to create ocean themed slime.
  • If it’s warm out, jump in the pool and practice diving down below with a series of games using dive sticks.
  • Set up a photo op station using this stand up submarine that’s perfectly made for photos with friends!

Octonauts Party Favors

Once friends are done exploring under water worlds with you, send guests home with a little flavor of the sea! Trim personalized candy bar wrappers and turn them into bag toppers filled with cheddar fish or other sea creatures, like these cheddar whales.

Tara from Spot of Tea Designs invited all the Octonauts to this birthday party and set it up to make the whole crew feel at home. Prepare the deck and get ready to plunge into the underwater world staged in your dining room! Stop by her blog to see tons of smooth sailing party ideas!



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