Get ready to LAUNCH a "spacial" theme birthday party that's out-of-this-world!
Here are a few space theme party packs for you to compare with.
Here's a cool idea for a space party invitation:
Find a picture of a Space Shuttle, trace it onto card stock or construction paper and cut Space Shuttle-shaped invitations. Draw some of the shuttle details like windows and the NASA logo. Here is what you can write: "Your presence is requested to launch (kid's name) (*th) OUT OF THIS WORLD birthday party!!! Launch Date: (date), Launching site: (address), Lift-off time (time) and return to Earth (ending time - if there is one). RSVP to mother ship (phone #). It'll be a BLAST!!"
Instead of Space Shuttles you can cut out stars, planets, aliens etc.
Here's a similar but different variation for the wording: what you can write on the front of the invitation: " 3... 2 ... 1... Blast Off!!!" And here's what you can write on the inside: "Please join us for an 'Out Of This World' party celebrating [child's name] 6th Birthday! Blast off: Saturday, January 12, 2009. Count down begins at 1600 (4:00 p.m.) Space Station: (put your address here), R.S.V.P. to [child's name] parental unit: Harry and Claire Mills (555) 555-5555 (put your phone number here)".
You can also check out these printable space party invitations:
It's a great idea to designate a SPACE ROOM!
First you need to cover the windows with either black blankets or black plastic (like the gardening plastic used for flower beds). You can move the furniture away from the walls and cover them with white sheets for "moon rocks". You will need a Black Light to create the Space effect and you can also use green bulbs for an eerie green glow throughout the house. It's a nice touch to add Space-related birthday party signs. Here are two examples you can use (decorate your party area to resemble a space ship control station): "Launch Status Center" and "Control Station".
You'll need a whole bunch of inexpensive glow-in-the dark items to hang up in the SPACE room and to hand out to the little astronauts (the kids love'em!). Paint foam balls (using Glow-in-the-Dark Spray) and hang them from the ceiling with fishing wire so it looks like the planets are hanging in mid air. You can also paint rocks with the same glow-in-the-dark paint and disperse them throughout the space theme birthday party areas. A really cool idea is to shove glow sticks into green balloons. Then draw and alien face on each balloon with a permanent marker. Great as a space party decoration!
Next, cut out planets, moons and stars from fluorescent poster boards. Punch holes in the planets and hang them from the ceiling. You can make alien heads by blowing up green balloons and drawing black ovular circles for the eyes and two dots for the nose. Then attach these to tables and chairs.
For tablecloth, use scrunched-up aluminum foil to create a cool celestial look. You can also make flying saucers by stapling two plastic plates turned upside down and hang them from the ceiling as well.
The floors can be covered with an assortment of balloons. Silver and white balloons would probably fit best into the space theme birthday party. Put glow in the dark items inside the balloons for an awesome effect!
It's rather easy and fun to create a homemade Space costume for the birthday child. Take a look at these cool homemade Space costumes submitted by our visitors with photos and detailed how-to tips:
See All Homemade Space Costume Ideas
Space Icebreaker Activities
When the kids arrive to your Space theme birthday party, have them prepare air packs (2 liter bottles taped together with duct tape straps). You can spray these with quick-drying silver spray paint. You can also have them decorate it with some color glow necklaces and other glow in the dark stickers to create an amazing effect in the Space room.
Here are a few more great theme birthday party ice-breaker activities:
A Space Snow Globe
Each kid gets a baby food jar (or any other little jar or clear water bottle for that matter). They then add star-shaped sequins, glitter, water, baby oil and blue food coloring - and VOILA - Space in their hands!! (Just to make sure, use hot glue to secure the tops so that all the space fluid doesn't drain on your carpet...)
The kids can decorate Flying Saucers (made out of two paper plates turned upside down, stapled together and a clear plastic bowl fastened to the top) with markers, glitter and sparkly jewels. These can be used later towards the end of the theme birthday party (after the glue dries) in an outdoor contest to see whose flying saucer flies the farthest. You can also get a bunch of Frisbees, have them decorated and use them in one of the games below.
Space Coloring Pages
A great ice-breaker for all parties are Space coloring pages! You set a table with markers, crayons, or anything else the kids can paint with and let everyone color in Space coloring pages until all the guests arrive.
We've created a whole page full of free and original printable Space coloring pages, check them out!:
Prepare a pail-full of rocks beforehand. Have the kids paint them with glow-in-the-dark-paint (or fluorescent paint). When the kids are busy at some other activity, hide them around the house and yard in preparation for the Moon Rock Hunt (as explained in the games section - link below). If you don't have glow-in-the-dark paint you can always spray rocks with silver glitter or take aluminum foil and wrap it around foam balls or even little toys...
Prepare a whole basket of craft materials (such as toilet paper tubes, yarn, eyes, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, glue, tape, etc.) and let the kids use their own imagination to create alien beings.
To make the goo pour a one pound box of cornstarch, a cup and a half of cold water and a tablespoon of green food coloring in a big bowl. Then mix with your hands until the mixture is smooth. You can put a glob of alien goo in little plastic bags and give each kid one to play with (if the goo gets too dry, add a little more water).
Homemade Space Cakes
Check out the cool Space theme party cake ideas on coolest-birthday-cakes.com, the Web's largest gallery of homemade birthday cakes. You'll find thousands of cakes submitted by visitors like yourself with photos and how-to tips.
Space Party Food and Drink
Space theme birthday party food:
Here are some great Space theme birthday party food ideas (make sure to put little signs at the base of each dish explaining what it is.)
- Flying Saucer Pizza (individual pizza's)
- English muffin moon pizza planets (the English muffins give the crater-like effect of the moon)
- Flying Saucer Sandwiches - mini Pita Bread filled with a variety of items from chicken spread, ham spread, PB & J, cheese spread, lettuce, tomato and lunch meat
- Falafel moon balls
- Cosmic fruit salad (tropical fruit salad with pineapple in star and moon shapes - Dole brand)
- Little dippers (chicken nuggets with dipping sauces)
- Round corn tortillas (flying saucers)
Space theme birthday party drinks:
- Alien juice from Mars (green soda pop or 7up with green food coloring or green ice cubes)
Tip: In ice cube trays put green food coloring for green ice cubes.
Space theme birthday party treats:
- Milky Way and Mars bars
- Cosmic Candy (cotton candy)
- Moon Rocks (popcorn and caramel corn)
- Starburst Candy
- Sugar cookies shaped like stars and moons, sprinkled with yellow sugar
- Cupcake saucers (cupcakes with M&M's on the rim to get the effect of lights for the saucers)
- Alien sugar cookies (Use gingerbread boy cookie cutters to make sugar cookies. Cover them with green frosting and use red candies to make eyes. TA-DA!! Gingerbread alien boys...)
- Jell-O Planets (Make blue Jell-O for the sky with floating planets inside using green and purple grapes. Be sure to put the grapes in when the Jell-O is half set, so they don't sink to the bottom.
- Glowing Jell-O Jigglers - Make Jello Jigglers cut into cubes - Margarita flavored jello turns out to be a cloudy solid-ish mint green - very unique looking from other flavors. Serve them in a bowl or platter that contains saran-wrapped glowsticks. It produces an eerie alien glow!
Space Party Favors
After throwing such an AWESOME space theme birthday party, you'll want to have the kids re-enter the atmosphere with some impressive space favors.
Items can include rocket pops, pop rocks, space pencils, moon balls, glow-in-the-dark stars, space stickers, Mars bars, alien key chains, glitter pens, metallic markers, rocket erasers, bottle of bubbles, little flying saucer Frisbees, space yo-yo's and lots of other glow-in-the-dark items.
Space Games and Activities
Here's an entire page with the coolest ideas for Space theme birthday party games, such as:
- Flying Saucer
- Hot Moon Rock
- Weightlessness race
- and many more (including visitor-submitted game ideas)...
You should also read these VERY important tips to help you survive (and enjoy) game time!
OK, now we're ready for an out-of-this-world Space theme birthday party!
Your Space Parties and Ideas
Some of our visitors have gone the extra mile and written up their complete Space theme birthday party story with photos and everything they did. We call these stories "Party Tales" and they serve as a great inspiration! Take a peek at other people's Space theme Party Tales and you're sure to find lots more outstanding Space theme birthday party ideas:
If you'd like share your complete party with us, then once your party is over, send us your own PARTY TALE and we'll create your very own theme party page and photo gallery that's hosted on our site! (Family, friends and just about anybody will be able to find inspiration from your child's birthday party and comment on YOUR ideas!)
5 4 3 2 1 BLAST OFF!!