The invitations and all of the matching paper products were designed by Elizabeth at theinkjunkie.com. She does an amazing job designing exactly what I ask for and her customer service rocks. I called on my family print shop to print the party paper goods and I was ready to blast off for my son's 5th birthday party!
My little astronaut's grandparents built this one of a kind rocket ship for the birthday boy and his friends.
The inside of the rocket ship was equipped with video game parts that are as old as Space Invaders. That's an old school video game, in case that term is light years away from your memory.
To create a palatable planet menu, I planned for some easy to prepare finger foods and made sure everyone knew exactly what extra-terrestrial treat they were eating, by using food cards.
Little Dippers - chicken nuggets with dipping sauce served in a stellar star shaped bowl from the dollar store
Flying Saucer Pizza - bagel bites pizza
Shooting Star Sandwiches - twinkling with turkey and my mom's delicious chicken salad
Saturn's Rings - Funyons onion rings (could also use cereal loops)
Asteroids - Cheese puffs (could also use grapes or whoppers chocolate candy)
Cosmic Candy Bars!
An extra-terrestrial table scape!
This astronaut board gives you an astronomical view of the planet party.
Rocket ships, beware of the black hole!
This was the extra-terrestrial version of a bean bag toss.
No telescope needed for this solar system sighting!
We strung inflatable planets from the tree to the roof top and gazed into the galaxy.
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The astronauts went into orbit as they searched for moon rocks hidden in the yard.
Extra-terrestrial tin buckets with foam stickers make marvelous moon rock holders.
The moon rocks were plastic Easter eggs filled with rocket ship gummy candies and space themed stickers and covered with tin foil. The kids had a blast with this extra-terrestrial take on an Easter egg hunt!
A local bakery came through with this cosmic cupcake rocket ship cake, along with a crescent moon and star cupcakes. Solar system sweetness at its finest, if you ask this astromom!
I came up with an out of this world idea to make planet play dough for favors for our party guests.
Using a tried and true homemade play dough recipe (I'll post later, so I can keep you 'post'ed on the party for now), I made a double batch of play dough in each color above.
Planet Play Dough to go!