Sound the Octoalert! This Octonauts inspired boy’s 3rd birthday party is swimming with creative details
Planned by Leah of I Heart Table Art to honor her son, Jack, she achieved a clean, fresh look for the party styling by selecting ocean shades of blue and green with generous splashes of white.
You’l notice the cake and other party food ideas, as well as the decorations, printables and party games, all coordinated with both the theme and color scheme.
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Don’t miss a single picture of the ocean dwelling creatures and the party supplies, beautifully captured by Peggy Saas Photography.
Styled around amazing printable graphics and a backdrop by Pretty and Print, Leah designed an under-the-sea, ocean floor dessert table that surely inspired shouts of “jumping jelly fish” and “flappity flippers”!
Delightful blue and white cake stands, paired with white plates, made perfect display pieces for gorgeous desserts.
Sweet little Octonauts characters top a beautiful cake by Sweetharts Cupcakes. Isn’t the kelp detailing perfect?
I love how the Octonauts’ faces were expertly captured in fondant for both the cupcakes and on enticing sugar cookies by Charming Treats.
Their zips of color added to the overall energy of the table, too. Kids get so excited to see their favorite characters as part of the desserts!
Other dessert options included blue and green cake pops which looked impressive lined up on display.
Custom printable wrapped candy bars were another wonderful addition to the dessert table; I especially like the contrast of the darker blue on these pedestals.
One of my favorite DIY ideas from this ocean adventure was the candy jars! Leah made these by painting the lids of glass jars and affixing small character figurines.
I think the colorful candy choices look amazing shining through the clear glass!
I also loved Leah’s ingenuity in creating the aquariums by using glass vessels, colored rocks, plants and Octonauts characters. These little details made the dessert table an underwater masterpiece!
Colorful tassel garland by Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations highlighted a sweet beverage station.
For the main meal, Leah set up a delightful dining area under a water colored tent with beautiful honeycomb balls. Lovely pops of color were added to the tables and chairs with a spread of confetti dots.
Polka dotted straws in milk glasses paired with pale aqua plates for fun place settings that multiplied the water color effects. I love that each plate was topped by an Octonauts hat. Each guest received lunch in a clear clamshell with a cute, custom “crew meal” label.
At the conclusion of their ocean adventure, guests received darling favor boxes (Favor Lane), with custom favor tags and fun Octonauts inspired loot, flag, notebook, eye patch and snack.
Sound the Octoalert? False alarm; its just the squeals of delight at this incredible boy’s Octonauts inspired 3rd birthday!
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- Octonauts Cupcake Wrappers
- Octonauts 6Pc Party Character Flags
- Octonauts Party Favor Box
- Octonauts Centerpiece
- Green and Blue Streamers & Balloons Decorating Kit
- Octonauts Octo-Crew 8 Figure Pack
- Octonauts Gup D Playset
- Tetra Cube Aquarium Kit
- Octonauts Party Hats
- Paper Party Striped Straws
- Blue Starfish Chip and Dip Tray
- Blue Candy Kit
- 3-1/2-Gallon Beverage Dispenser
- Wide Mouth Ball Jar
- Sanding Sugar for Cakes
- Turquoise Swirl Glass Pedestal Cake Stand
- White Porcelain Round Cake Stand