Purple Octopus Party

My daughter recently turned two and absolutely loves purple octopuses! I’m honestly not sure where that all started… my sister made her an octopus card for valentine’s day that said “I’m stuck on you” and she carried it around for days! (I think that was actually after she started liking octopuses but I’m not sure). Anyway, I was sure that I needed to have a purple octopus birthday party.

The first thing I did was Google “octopus party” and look on Pinterest… I found practically nothing. So I started from scratch and decided to wing it. I know it’s an eclectic theme for a party, but I wanted to post about it in case anyone is interested, especially since there isn’t much out there!

My son and I made little octopuses out of card stock, colored both sides and glued googly eyes on… check them out:

(each octopus was about 4 inches square and I hung them from the light over our kitchen table)

The main attraction was the 4 foot purple octopus I painted on a piece of foam core! I leaned it against the wall and the most adorable thing happened… we were about to leave to go on a birthday outing and she walked up to the huge octopus and said goodbye to it before we left! I wish I had that on video. :)

The only other thing that I found about octopus parties were octopus cupcakes. I didn’t try them, but I should have because they are creative and cute… If you click on the image it will take you to the original blog that posts about them.


I don’t know if you remember the post I did about our family’s birthday tradition of hanging balloons over the kids’ beds, but of course I made sure there was a purple one over her head when she woke up.

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

2 Comments on "Purple Octopus Party"

  1. Where did you purchase the foam core? You did a great job

    • I got the foam core at Hobby Lobby. I’m pretty sure all of the craft stores have it in addition to stores like Blick Art Materials.

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