Would your child love to visit outer space? Then get ready to blast off to a fantastic Space Birthday Party with this complete space party guide!
For easy planning order your Space party supplies on-line. Then use this birthday party guide to plan the rest of your decorations, food, and games for a great Outer Space party!
To make your own invitations, use a photo the solar system or a view of planet earth from the internet…or if you are really clever, insert your child’s face as if it’s looking out the window of the rocket ship…and add wording like this:
- 3-2-1 Blastoff! You’re Invited to a Party that is Out of this World!
- Mission Date: [party date]
- Blastoff Time: [party time]
- Launch Site: [address]
- RSVP to Mission Control at: [your phone number]
Take a look at these personalized Space Party invitations:
- Choose purple, gold and black as the colors for streamers, balloons, and table covers.
- Play the soundtrack from a space movie like Star Trek, Star Wars or the classic 2001: a Space Odyssey.
- Hang a banner on the wall that says “Welcome to Space Station [child’s name]”.
- Decorate the table with home-made moon rocks. Just spray paint a variety of rocks with silver paint.
- If you have a toy solar system set, hang the planets from the ceiling over the table.
- Or hang blow-up space ships and astronauts if you can find them.
- Otherwise hang large silver cardboard stars and lots of balloons!
- Use blue Christmas lights to outline the table or a doorway.
- Place bunches of balloons around the party area. For each group of 5-7 balloons, use one Space mylar balloon with the cheaper latex colored balloons. Always tie five helium balloons to the birthday child’s chair.
- Check at your local science museum for posters and other supplies to use as decorations.
- Space Coloring Pages – As children arrive, let them color one of these free printable space coloring pages while you wait for all the guests.
- Commander Says – Play just like “Simon Says”, but give instructions to move in slow motion (like they would in outer space), as they jump, turn around, run, etc.
- Collecting Moon Rocks – Before the party, spray paint a lot of rocks silver and hide them in the yard. Then send the guests out to find as many as they can.
- Floating Objects – Explain to the kids that objects in space will float around in zero gravity. Then turn on a bubble machine and let them catch/pop the bubbles.
- Moon Walk – Use an air mattress on the floor and let the kids walk and jump on it as if they were on the moon.
- Lost in Space – Completely cover a long table with black cloth that falls to the floor. Under the table, tape glow in the dark stars to the cloth and the underside of the table. Send the kids crawling under the table to see space. Let them take a flashlight for security if needed.
- Flying Rockets – Lay a few hula hoops on the ground as planets and have the guests throw bouncy balls (the rockets) at them.
- Rocket Balloons – Use long thin balloons and a hand pump. Let the kids release the balloons up into the air and see how high they go.
- Rocket Craft – These directions show how the kids can make their own rocket from an empty paper towel tube. It looks like it works just as well with a toilet paper tube.
- Flying Saucer Craft – Here’s an easy craft using paper plates to make a great looking flying saucer.
- A matching Space Shuttle piñata is always a hit with the kids!
Honestly, kids will be having so much fun at this party that you don’t need to worry about food. They will devour whatever you serve! If you do want to tie in the space theme, here are a few ways to do it:
- Sandwiches, cheese slices and cookies made with a star shaped cookie cutter.
- Serve all the food on foil pans and use silver colored utensils. Or give food a space name like Asteroids for cubes of cheese and salami, Comets for cheetos snacks, and Flying Saucers for pizza bagel bites.
- The first astronauts drank Tang orange powdered drink, so serve that too.
- Have the kids make their own space pudding in a Ziploc bag using these fun directions.
- Make your own Space Ship Birthday Cake with these simple directions from Family Fun.
- Or use a star cake pan to get beautiful results at home.
Take the work out of planning the favor bags by ordering complete Party favor sets, and add mini Milky Ways, Pop Rocks or Star Burst candy.
Make a little card for the favor bags with the mnemonic “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” that kids use to remember the planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Yes, I know they now say Pluto isn’t really big enough to be a planet. It’s now called a dwarf planet.)
Take a look at our ideas for using personalized party supplies