Here are the remainder of the fun ideas we used for my son’s Stellar Space-Themed/Rocket birthday party.
The day before the party, I took my son to Denny’s for his birthday breakfast, and to buy 10 of these cool rocket cups. After searching around on-line, I knew these would make the best favors, and the waitress was great about it, letting me pick the colors I wanted and everything. I filled each rocket cup with “pop rocks,” “milky way miniatures,” and “starburst” candies. No, I can’t get away from the theme. And why would I want to?
My son had fun helping me make this photo op. We spray painted a huge box left over from some IKEA furniture, and cut out a hole for their heads. I used sharpie and acrylic paint to add all of the rocket details.
The boys had fun taking pictures during the party, and with a little Photoshop magic (I actually use Paint Shop Pro), I turned their pictures into this… They made good thank you’s to send after the party.
I don’t have many pictures of the decorations, but will share the space-themed ideas I used anyway. I got a few star-shaped Mylar helium balloons in silver. I also found these rocket ship cut-outs at the dollar store.
I added glitter and suspended them from the railing with fishing line, so that they could be floating mid-launch. I got metallic red and blue tablecloths on clearance after the 4th of July. There was one with a pattern that I didn’t think would work for this party, until I realized that the back side of the tablecloth was silver foil (see the picture of the favors above). It gave a great spacey feel to the party.