Space Party Theme

Birthday Space Party Theme

This Space Party Theme is going to take the kids to a new dimension! 

Venture to the Black Hole, run rings around Saturn and maybe ride the Star ship Enterprise as they shoot their way into space.....

A space birthday is one popular kid's party theme so read on and I will show you how to prepare it with lightning speed and ease. OK fasten those seat belts...three, two , one, BLAST OFF!

Space Party Theme Invitations

Your space party theme invitations could go something like this:

Calling astronaut X
You have been selected for a very special mission on the Starship Enterprise
Your Mission is to help Captain X celebrate his 8th Birthday.
Countdown will begin at exactly: 15h00 on 18th October 2012
On arrival please report to Mission Control at: Address
Here you will be given your space itinerary
RSVP to the Mother Ship

  • Space Shuttle Ticket Invites
    Design the space party theme invites to look like tickets for a space shuttle ride at the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launch site. Include a ticket, boarding pass and a brochure of the destination.
  • Solar System Invites
    Download and print off a map of the solar system. Place an arrow on earth saying "YOU ARE HERE" and on the reverse write the party details.
  • Rocket Blastoff Invites
    Create a rocket template out of cardboard and use it to trace some rocket invitations on craft paper. Glue on a door and have the party details written inside the door. Attach some glow in the dark stars for decoration.

Space Party Theme Costumes

Ask the guests to report to Mission Control on arrival and then have them sign a space log book. Not many kids are going to already have a space costume, so instead, as the kids arrive, issue them with NASA name badges.

You could also buy cheap plain caps and using fabric pens, write NASA or the child's name on the front.

Space Party Theme Decorations

You could either decorate the room to look like the inside of a space ship or to resemble a planet.

Try and have a color theme such as blue and silver or black and white rather than lots of rainbow colors. 

Below are some of my favorite space party theme ideas:

  • Space Posters
    Put up posters of astronauts, space shuttles and planets. has a good selection which are not too expensive.
  • Planet Fantastic
    Paint polystyrene balls of all sizes and hang them from the ceiling using fishing line.
  • Launch Pad
    Have a Launch pad area sealed off with warning tape and if you can, create a rocket out of cardboard boxes as a centerpiece
  • Space Entrance
    Create a big sign to put over the entrance saying something like: "Space Mission Control Center – WARNING: Authorised Access ONLY!"
  • Alien Attack
    Suspend alien heads around the room made out of green balloons and with eyes drawn on them in black felt pen.
  • Spaceship Control Panel
    Take a large cardboard box and cover with silver foil or spray paint in silver. Make a number of small holes in one side and push some Christmas tree lights through the holes. Use lights that are different colors and which twinkle as they are more effective. Also make some larger holes and insert camera film canisters so they resemble knobs and buttons Attach the control panel to the wall unless you want lots of little hands playing with it!
  • Night Sky
    Paint the inside of a large cardboard box, black. On the outside base of the box, lightly draw a plan of the stars of the night sky including the famous star constellations such as "The Plough" and "The Big Bear". Make some small holes where the stars should be and insert small twinkling white Christmas tree lights – one light in each hole. The lights need to be inside the box. Lay the box on its side on a table which is child height and hang a large thick black cloth over it so there is no light coming into the box apart from the 'stars'. The kids can then take turns to place their head under the cloth in the box so they can see the twinkling night sky.
  • Moon Walk
    Have silver and white balloons all over the floor. You could even put glow in the dark items in each balloon before blowing up.

Here are the latest space party theme decoration kits to give you some more ideas...

Space Party Theme Activities

Rocket Launch
Method 1: Fill a small plastic film canister (the white ones work best) with one teaspoon of water. Quickly add one Alka-Seltzer tablet, put the lid on and place the canister on the floor with the lid side down. STAND WELL BACK. Wait about 10 seconds and whoosh! Your rocket should fly into the air.
Method 2: Put a small amount of baking soda (make it slightly moist with a few drops of water) in the dip on the inside cap of the film canister. Place a dessert spoon of vinegar in the canister and replace the lid taking care the baking soda doesn't fall out. Place the canister, lid side down on the ground and stand back. STAND WELL BACK. Wait a few seconds and then watch it shoot into the sky.

Create a Jet Pack
Beforehand collect as many empty cereal boxes as you have kids. Cover with plain black paper or silver foil and attach 2 pieces of elastic on one of the larger sides so as it resembles a backpack. Have the kids decorate their own jet pack with silver and gold stars and stickers. They can use the jet packs to store any treat and prizes they win during the party.

Personalized Moon Rocks
Collect some irregular and jagged shaped rocks. Allow the kids to personalise them with paint. They could paint them in random colors, put their names on or draw creatures from outer space.

Space Party Theme Games

Fancy a Moon rocket hunt, Space hop relay, Floating in space and many more space theme games, then CLICK HERE FOR A GALAXY OF SPACE PARTY GAMES.

Space Party Theme Food

Decorate the table to match your color theme e.g. silver, white, blue etc and then place balls of scrunched up silver foil among the food plates to resemble moon rocks. Suspend flying saucer paper plates from the ceiling. Here are some fun space party theme food ideas which I have given space names too. 

  • Moon Rocks - Mini meat balls on skewers
  • Flying Saucers - Pizzas
  • Planet Burgers - Hamburgers with all the fillings
  • Re-hydration Fluid - Juices and soft drinks
  • Astronaut Ice Cream - How cool is this!
  • Space Shakes - Flavored Milk shakes
  • Fizz Bomb Shakes - Pepsi or coke with a scoop of ice-cream floating on top
  • Planet Cupcakes - Cupcakes decorated with colored frosting – yellow for Saturn, Venus and Pluto, orange for Mercury, red for Mars, brown for Earth, green for Uranus
  • Shooting Stars - Star shaped cookies using my easy cookie recipe.
  • Space Candy - Find space named candy such as 'Mini Mars Bars', 'Sherbet Spaceships'
  • Mini Moon Rocks - Caramelized popcorn
  • Planet Cake - Prepare a basic cake using a packet cake mix or my all-in-one cake recipe. Place the mixture in a basin mould and bake as per the instructions. When cooked and cooled, cover with brown or green frosting. Make the surface look a bit rough rather like the surface of the moon. Dot with small plastic spacemen figures and stick a flag on top with the birthday child's name and age. A quick and super cool cake!

Space Party Theme Favors and Prizes

Space party theme favor ideas might include:

  • Posters and pictures of space
  • Mini Space characters
  • Rocket Balloons
  • Sherbet Space Ships
  • Glow in the dark planets and stars
  • Space Pens - the ones that write in water and upside down

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