“OCTONAUTS, Report to your stations”
Well, with a little boy obsessed by Kwazii Kitten and Dashie Dog, there was no guessing what
theme he would choose for his 5th Birthday Party.
Before I could begin a thing, I had to sit down and watch one of our many Octonaut’s DVD’s and
Matthew gave me the run down on who was who. I met Captain Barnacles, Tunips the vegimal
and many more funny little sea creatures. From that point on, my mind went into over drive and I
survived on very little sleep over the weeks leading up to the big day.
I wanted the guests to feel like they had stepped into an undersea adventure. I decided that the
dessert buffet needed to be positioned so that it was the first thing the guests saw as they
entered the room. With an underwater backdrop and sand colour table cloth to replicate the
bottom of the ocean, there was an immediate sensation of being in an underwater world. The
Tissue Paper Tassel Garland gave a Seaweed effect to the table. These are extremely stylish
and easy to make using Favor Lane’s Garland Kit’s which come in a variety of different colours.
The food on the dessert buffet had to represent the characters. So we had Captain’s Cupcakes
and Kwazii Cakes which were made by the very clever Mabel from Sweets for my Sweet. These
were displayed on stunning Rosanna Cake Stands from Favor Lane and sat on a bed of raw
sugar for a sand effect. The Octoron’s (Macaron’s) by Dee’s Sweet Boutique were a hit and as
always, looked and tasted divine.The main attraction on the dessert buffet was by far the “Octonaut’s Gup Cake” made by Sweets for my Sweet. It looked amazing. Other goodies on the table included, Octojello served in our Mini French Apothecary Jars. Our Vintage Striped Wooden Icecream Spoons in Sea Breeze
were attached with natural twine. Shells were scattered over the table to compliment the ocean
floor effect.Dashie Dog and Peso Penquin were not forgotten. A very clever friend made iced cookies as
seen below. To say the kids loved them would be an understatement.
Upon arrival each child was given an Octonaut’s Party Hat, Kwazii Eye Patch and Octonauts
Flag from Favor Lane.
Before the children got stuck into all the yummy dessert treats, we served some funky oceans
nibblies such as, “Octorolls” (Nori Rolls), “Sea Urchins” (Potato Gems) and “Sauci dog rolls”
(Sausage Rolls). This was washed down with some “Octojuice”.
After eating, we played “Pass Peso’s Parcel” and “Put the Patch on Kwazii”. Kwazii was drawn
by the clever Mr Favor Lane. An activity table was also set up with Sea Creature Play Doh Shape
Cutters, Octonaut’s Colouring Sheets and Cardboard Goggles to decorate with lot’s of under the
sea stickers, glitter and more.
Each invited guest was given a Favour Bag to thank them for coming. Inside were many little
treats such as an Octonauts Notepad, fish sharpener, Arnott’s Under the sea shapes, crayons
and a sea creature stamp. All items available from Favor Lane online party boutique. In addition each child was also given a tin pail as they were leaving which they filled with
“Barnacle’s Beans” and “Octopods”. They also received a Retro Swirl Lollipop – Favor Lane. This
was a nice way to make sure siblings didn’t miss out.
Special guest and birthday present “Bluey” the Japanese fighting fish was the star of the day. We
were under the sea after all :).
Main Cake and Cupcakes: Sweets for my sweet
Macarons: Dee’s Sweet Boutique
Photography: Vaio Photography
All Party Products, Cake Stands and Styling: Favor Lane