If your little one loves pretending to be an astronaut and is obsessed with all things rockets and planets, a space party is the perfect way to celebrate their upcoming birthday with family and friends. Just think of all the cute photos and memories you could make!
We totally understand that party planning can be tricky, but whether you’ve got months ahead of you or only weeks left to organise it all, there are so many ideas for you to to have a go at, from those all important invitations and terrific tableware to beautiful balloon arches and fabulous party bag favours for your guests to go home with – the opportunities really are infinite.
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Don’t worry, though, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, as we’ve got plenty of space-themed decorations, games and accessories for you to browse, including a dedicated food section full of tasty, Instagram-worthy treats. Check them out below.
Best space party ideas
First things first, you need invites to let everyone know when and where the big day is. Printed
A party wouldn't be a party without balloons, are we right? This particular balloon arch kit will
3. PartyTouchesUK Outer Space Party Decorations
Turn your table into a space centre with PartyTouchesUK Outer Space decorations. Choose one or two
Get ready to blast off with these super shiny party plates! Made from a durable cardboard, they're
If cake decorating isn’t your thing, some cake mini astronaut toppers like these can really turn
6. Waitrose Space Galaxy Cake
To make it even easier, Waitrose have expertly crafted this two-tier cake so you don't have to.
Once you've made some delicious sweet treats (or bought them - we won't judge) you can display
At 6.56ft long, the BEISHIDA Foil Fringe Curtain makes a brilliant backdrop for all those
The tots will love posing and pulling funny faces with the DPKOW Outer Space Birthday Party Photo
Your little one can dress the part with the help of this Astronaut NASA Pilot Costume. The
11. 1pc Space Theme String Light
How cute are these string lights? Kitted with mini astronauts, rockets and planets, they’re
Create the ultimate outer space vibes with this fun Moredig light. It projects a gorgeous display
A wonderful place to hide and play, this tent should keep the kids entertained while you're
A great alternative to plastic, these biodegradable rocket boxes are fantastic for serving party
15. CraftCabinPartyShop Party Bag-Planets Craft Kit
Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do at the party (or one to send your guests home
Fun food ideas for a space-themed party
To make your party truly out of this world, there are many food-related space party ideas to tickle your taste buds. Here's some of our favourite ideas that will create the ultimate party food spread:
Make as usual and fill with your favourite toppings but use moon and star cookie cutters to create fun shapes. You can also do this with cookies, fruit and other foods you fancy.
Create fun rockets with fruit! All you'll need is strawberries and your favourite fruits. Cut, then skewer the fruit pieces onto a kebab stick and then top with a full strawberry to give that pointy rocket look.
This one is super simple. Grab some pretzels (these can either be plain or coated), some edible eye decorations and some green icing. Then pop the icing in the two empty knots and stick the eyes onto them. The bit at the bottom of the pretzel should look the mouth.
A fun option to get the kids involved. Grab some pizza bases and get creative with your favourite toppings. You could cut pepperoni and peppers into stars with cutters or create a fun spaceship or alien out of topping arrangements.
Space themed games
Parties can become very chaotic, especially when babies and tots are involved, so to keep the little ones entertained, there are plenty of space-themed games and activities you could set up for them.
How cool would it be to create your own rockets and launch them into outer space? Or, at least, your garden. Grab some empty plastic bottles, turn them upside down and tape some pencils to each one. Turn it over and fill it with vinegar and a little bit of baking soda, (then pop the lid back on or stick a cork in it and turn it upside down (you need to be quick for this bit). Within a few seconds it should blast-off into the air!
The rules of this game are simple. All you need is some small discs or something you can use to represent a planet that you don't mind being thrown. If you have time you could create your own realistic looking planets out of card or any craft supplies you have lying around. You then need a hula hoop or something to create a circle on the floor. The aim is to get your planet as close to the centre as possible, so it looks like Neptune for example (which has rings around it).
Arabella Horspool is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby at Bauer Media. She's a bookworm who enjoys cooking and spending time with her many pets.