Remember these cafeteria trays from this event? Well, it turns out, they make good astronaut trays, too. Most of the food we served was pre-packaged (like it would have to be for space). I just printed off labels with space names, like “Galactic Grape H2O,” “Atomic Applesauce,” and “Cosmic Carrots.”
The main dish was make-your-own “planet pizzas.” My husband convinced me to take some shortcuts on these, and I’m glad I did! You don’t want to mess around with hungry little astronauts!
All we did was slice English muffins in half, put on pizza sauce, let the kids add their favorite toppings, and top with a piece of string cheese to make the planet’s ring.
I found this rocket drink dispenser (the box says “Get Blasted”) at Ross and had to get it for the occasion. We realized a little late why it was so cheap. It was missing its hardware, but Boy Scout Barry (I think I should start calling him BSB, for short), saved the day with a trip to Ace Hardware. We filled it with (are you ready for this?)….TANG, what else?
We also made popsicles from the same mold I used for the cake. They were great to have after the rocket launching (since it is still ridiculously hot in Phoenix).