Have A Blast With A Space Themed Birthday Party
When it comes to your kids and their birthdays, you'd give them the moon if you could. While that goal may be out of your reach, the next best thing is throwing them a space-themed birthday party they'll remember for years to come. Here are a few ideas to help you make your child's party out of this world!
When you are setting up the decorations, don't forget to make the party glow! There are plenty of stars, planets, and other lights in the night sky, so it's natural that you'd want to illuminate your child's party. Make use of glow sticks, adhesive glow-in-the-dark stars, or any other crafty constellations you can dream up. The kids will feel like they're exploring outer space from the moment they walk in!
Balloons are a birthday favorite, and they can add an extra-special dimension to your space-themed party. You can use glow-in-the-dark balloons along with the rest of your glowing decor, perhaps even drawing alien faces on them so the kids feel like they've stepped onto a different planet. Another fun idea is to buy round balloons, decorate them with permanent marker, and let them float around the room like planets in orbit.
Have kids come up with their own creative space-themed costume and wear it to the party. Whether they make their own futuristic space suits out of recycled tin foil or sport other types of space astronaut costumes, kids will love the feeling of being "in character" with the party's theme. Give the kids' new astronaut identities credibility by writing their space explorer names on name tags they can stick to their space suits.
What would an astronaut be without a rocket ship? Once all of the space explorers arrive, help them get set up to make little rockets of their own out of a toilet paper roll or plastic bottle. If you give them lots of options for colors and decorations, each child's finished rocket will be unique. Let the little astronauts have free rein with glitter, markers, stickers, and whatever else you have on hand. You don't have to spend a lot on this craft, just save a little of your recycling!
There are a lot of creative things you can do to turn any snack into an intergalactic delicacy, such as cutting sandwiches into star shapes or serving the aptly named rocket pops. But to be really authentic, let the kids try some of the foods that real astronauts eat. Backpacking supply stores often carry freeze-dried meals, some of which might appeal to kids as well (like spaghetti)! You can even check dessert off the list--and skip some of the usual birthday mess--by serving freeze-dried ice cream.
Even though these ideas are simple to put together, your child will look back on his space birthday party and remember how stellar you made it! You, your family, and your guests (even the parents!) will have a great time exploring space without even stepping outside of the neighborhood.