Our little astronauts were treated to a kid-friendly space-themed feast at our Rocket birthday party. All of that rocket building and launching can work up quite an appetite. Here’s what we had at “launch time.”
Remember these cafeteria trays from our “Back to School luncheon”? 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 their new space names. We served:
- Galactic Grape H2O
- Atomic Applesauce
- Cosmic Carrots
- Planetary Pizzas
We let the astronauts help create their 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 will start calling him BSB, for short), saved the day with a trip to the hardware store. We filled it with (are you ready for this?)….TANG! What else? (affiliate link)
We also made popsicles from the Tovolo Rocket Pops Molds (affiliate link) that I also used for the cake topper. They were great to have after the rocket launching (since it is still ridiculously hot in Phoenix). I love how they turned out!