Director Jewels: Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas

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Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

When I was planning Lincoln's Octonauts birthday party, I ran into some challenges when it came to Octonauts birthday party food ideas. Lincoln is on a special diet due to some recently discovered food sensitivities, so he can't have dairy, gluten, wheat, oats, or eggs. Making a birthday party food plan with those specifications felt impossible, but really, it turned out just fine. Lincoln loved just about everything, and if our guests thought the cake tasted weird, they didn't say anything.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Party Table | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

For the party table, I just did a blue tablecloth, representative of the ocean. We attached small sparkly fish and sea creatures (cut with my Silhouette Portrait) to balloon strings and let those dangle above and behind the table. It gave a good impression of an underwater world.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Party Table | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

We found pictures of the characters online to use for the food signs. You can find my free printable of these signs here.

Our menu included:

-Peso's Sticky Starfish (similar to Rice Krispies treats, but made with vegan rice cereal, shortening, and gluten-free marshmallows, cut into star shapes).

-Shellington's Jumping Jellyfish Jello

-Gup of Fruit (cut from a canteloupe to resemble the Gup A)

-Seaweed Chips (homemade kale chips)

-Tweak's Buncha Muncha Crunchy Carrots

-Professor Inkling's Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Hummus

-Sea Cucumbers

-Tunip's Fish Biscuits (cupcakes made with this vegan recipe)

-Barnacle Kabobs (grape skewers)

-Kwazii's Shark Teeth (vegan "cheese")

-Coral Chunks (dried pineapple)

-Jellyfish Juice (orange juice)

-Fresh, salt-free ocean water (bottles)

We also served sweet tea, but it was added at the last minute and didn't get a clever tag. Ha!




Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Party Table | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

It really turned out cute - and everything was healthy! Definitely a win.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Professor Inkling's Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Hummus Dip | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

The Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Hummus included a bell pepper cut to resemble an octopus. Andrew drew on eyes and a monocle with a Sharpie. I wish bell peppers came in pink!

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Canteloupe Fruit Gup A | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

The Fruit Gup A was probably the cutest thing on the table. I meant to put some characters in it and forgot, but I thought that would have been a nice touch. (tutorial on how I made it coming soon)

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Canteloupe Fruit Gup A | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

My kids were probably responsible for clearing out the strawberries, watermelon, canteloupe, and blueberries used in this fruit assortment all on their own.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Tweak's Buncha Muncha Crunchy Carrots | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

The Buncha Muncha Crunchy Carrots were definitely the easiest thing to make.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Peso's Sticky Starfish | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

The Sticky Starfish did not retain their sticky awesomeness very well. Within about an hour, they were pretty crunchy and hard to eat. I may need to create a better recipe.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Shellington's Jumping Jellyfish Jello | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

The kids loved the jello, too. It wasn't Jello brand - I found it in the health food section at my grocery store. It's not free of sugar, but it does not have artificial color.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Tunip's Fish Biscuits Cupcakes - Allergen Free | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

I'm surprised how much we loved these cupcakes (link above). They're vegan. It's the best no-egg baked goods recipe I've discovered yet.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Octonaut Logo Cupcakes | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

For the frosting, we made easy coconut whipped cream.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Dashi's Sea Cucumbers | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

Sea Cucumbers were really easy, too - just slice 'em up!

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Kale Seaweed Chips | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

Seaweed chips were made using a kale chips recipe we found on Google or Pinterest. I honestly don't remember which one, but most of them are pretty similar. They turned out great. They were actually one of my favorite things on the table.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Kwazii's Shark Teeth | Jellyfish Juice | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

There was actually some real cheese offered in the Shark Teeth option, but my kids just ate the vegan option. I didn't think I should force our guests to put aside all normal things in one shot.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Fresh Salt-Free Ocean Water Bottles | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

I didn't have a way to prop up the Fresh Salt-Free Ocean sign, so I used a little bowl of beans. But then I think everyone thought they were supposed to eat the beans. So it was a bit confusing.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Kelp Cakes | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

I had every intention of cutting up some Larabars (my kids' favorite snack lately) to be "Kelp Cakes," but ran out of time.

Octonauts Birthday Party Food Ideas | Peso Penguin Costume | Under the Sea Party at directorjewels.com

Addie, ever the food thief, was happy to sneak in a rice chip before the party officially started.


Lincoln was perfectly thrilled with his birthday cupcake, the food assortment, and all the other party activities! And that, friends, is why I plan parties - the sheer joy on my kid's face.

I hope you enjoyed these Octonauts birthday party food ideas! Let me know in a comment below if you use them for your own party!

16 comments:

  1. Ahhh, you should party-plan professionally! That octopus in the hummus is too stinkin' cute. This might beat out the fire fighter party as my new favorite! --Camille E

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    1. Thank you so much! I used to do small theme parties when I worked for a library...have been tossing around the idea of professionally planning, too! This was definitely one of my favorites.

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  2. I also didn't realize you guys were vegan! Even cooler. I am but my husband isn't... We are still going back and forth over whether our first baby will be raised vegan our not. Tough! --Camille E

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    1. We're not EXACTLY vegan - but my son can't have gluten/eggs/dairy/oats/wheat so a lot of vegan recipes fit our needs automatically. Grateful to have the resource!

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  3. Hi, this party looks fabulous well done!!! The little signs that you have in each of the foods did you make these? or buy them? Do let me know as I would love to do a similar party for my son thank you.

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  4. Hello - what a fabulous party well done!! I would love to do this for my son and I would like to add the little food signs - did you make these? How can I print these out please? Do let me know, thank you. Regards Lisa

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    1. Can I get that file too? I am doing this on Saturday for my son. So excited!

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  5. Thanks so much for all these ideas! I can't wait to try them out...

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  6. Good morning, I was just wondering if you have the signs or any other Octonauts related stuff that you could send me? My son is having an Octonauts party and would love to be able to print out more things.

    Thank you

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    1. This is the only printable I have available at the moment for this theme. Sorry! Good luck with your party.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing! My husband has Celiac disease, so we too wanted to keep our son's birthday party all gluten free. You have so many wonderful ideas here.

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    1. So glad the ideas helped! Hope your party was fun!

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