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Space Party Theme

 

Space cupcakes
 http://makeupsomecupcakes.blogspot.com
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Fun ideas for an outer space themed birthday party.  Space party ideas that are out of this world! 

 Choose the ideas that fit your style and budget and then put them together for a quick and easy Space party. 

Make these cupcakes quick and easy by using peach rings around gumballs for Saturn, banana runts for moons and star candies on blue icing. 

Space Invitation Ideas
Print out party information on rectangle labels (found at office supply stores) and stick them on Milky Way, Starburst or Mars candy bars.

Black note cards with planet stickers.

Black note cards with star stickers.

Star shaped note cards.

Glue a picture of an astronaut on the front of a note card - use a picture of the birthday child's face on the astronaut cut out. 

Black or white cards with "Area 51  TOP SECRET" written across the front.

For the Space party information:
Launch Date: (date of the party)
Lift off Time: (time the party will start)
Scheduled Return to Earth: (time the party will end)
RSVP to Mission Control Headquarters @ __(phone)

Space Party Decoration Ideas
Cover walls with black paper (or use rolls of black landscaping plastic) and draw or paint stars and planets on the paper with glow in the dark paint or chalk. 

Hang plastic glow in the dark stars from the ceiling.

Black and blue streamers and balloons.

Decorate the party table with a black table cloth and sprinkle star and/or planet shaped confetti on the table.

Cover with a clear plastic table cloth.

Fill small vases on the party table with rock candy lollipops and tie with ribbon.

Sprinkle starburst candies on the table.

Parents and party helpers can dress in black suits and sunglasses - Men in Black. 
   

 

Space Activities
Bounce House - Let party guests feel weightless with a bounce house. 
Foil Alien
- Teams try and make the best alien from a roll or foil.  Divide party guests into teams of 3 or 4.  Give each team a roll of aluminum foil.  Teams choose one person from their team to be the alien and then use the foil to wrap around the alien to make them look like one.  Pants, shoes, shirts, antennas, face shape, hands, feet ... anything they can think of.  

Variation - Give each guest 1/4 of a roll of foil and let them each create their own miniature alien.
Stomp Rockets - Buy several stomp rockets and let the guests see how far they can make them fly.

Space Party Games

Moon Rock Relay - Teams race to find rocks hidden in sand.  Before the party fill two plastic pools with sand.  In each pool hide an equal amount of small rocks.  Divide guests into two teams and give each a container to hold the rocks they find.  One by one each member of the team must race to the pool, find a rock and bring it back to their team's container.  Set a time limit or amount of rocks that the winning team needs collect.  The smaller the rocks the harder the challenge.  

Moon Rock Transfer - Using the small rocks collected in the Moon Rock Relay above set out 10 rocks on a paper plate.  Set out another paper plate next to it and give guests a pair of chopsticks.  One by one time the guests on how long it takes them to transfer the rocks from one plate to another using only the chopsticks.

Moon Walk - Teams travel one by one from the start point, around a cone (or planet) and back to the start using only two pieces of paper to step on.  Cut out several large moon or star shapes (8" x 8") from heavy cardstock or poster board.  Divide kids into two teams.  The first person from each team takes two of the shapes and lays them on the floor in front of him/her.  They have to make it to the turnaround point and back by only stepping on the two shapes.  They will step on one, put the other one in front of them, move the one from the back to the front and continue on.   When they return to the line the next person from their  team takes a turn.
Variation - Team Moon Walk - Let the teams go on the moon walk together.  Give them one more shape to stand on then there are people on their team.  They will have to work together to move the shape from the back to the front so they can all step forward. 

UFO Challenge
- Party guests throw a UFO (Frisbee) through different targets.  Set up targets using hanging hula hoops, baskets, or string circles on the ground.  Assign each target with a point value.  Give each guest 5 turns to try and get the most points.  If possible give each guest a different colored Frisbee - then have them take one turn at a time to see where everyone's UFO has landed.

Space  Food Ideas
Flying saucer pizzas
Planet burgers
Saturn chicken rings (or onion rings)
Tang drink boxes
Fruit cut into circle slices - kiwi, oranges, melons
Moon pies
Popcorn ball planets

Space Party Favor Ideas
Bubbles
Stomp rockets
Telescope
Starburst
Mars candy bars
Milky Way candy bars
Moon Pies
Pop Rock candy
Rock candy lollipops
Glow in the dark stars
American flags
Parachute men
Light up / glow necklaces
Star shaped sunglasses
Frisbee
Book on planets or a star gazing guide
Tang juice drink box

Goody / Loot Bag Ideas
Black bags with star stickers
White bags with American flag stickers
Wrap party favors in a blue or black bandana and tie



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Sesame Street
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