Space Party Theme
Fun ideas for an outer space themed birthday party.
Space party ideas that are out of this world!
ideas that fit your style and budget and then put them
together for a quick and easy Space party.
Make these cupcakes quick and easy by
using peach rings around gumballs for Saturn, banana runts for
moons and star candies on blue icing.
Space Invitation Ideas
Print out party information on rectangle labels (found
at office supply stores) and stick them on Milky Way, Starburst
or Mars candy bars.
Black note cards with planet
Black note cards with star
Star shaped note cards.
Glue a picture of an astronaut on
the front of a note card - use a picture of the birthday child's
face on the astronaut cut out.
Black or white cards with "Area 51 TOP SECRET" written
across the front.
For the Space party information:
Launch Date: (date of the party)
Lift off Time: (time the party will start)
Scheduled Return to Earth: (time the party will end)
RSVP to Mission Control Headquarters @ __(phone)
Space Party Decoration Ideas
Cover walls with black paper (or use rolls
of black landscaping plastic) and draw or paint stars and planets on the
paper with glow in the dark paint or chalk.
Hang plastic glow in the dark stars from
Black and blue streamers and balloons.
Decorate the party table with a black table
cloth and sprinkle star and/or planet shaped confetti on the table.
Cover with a clear plastic table cloth.
Fill small vases on the party table with rock
candy lollipops and tie with ribbon.
Sprinkle starburst candies on the table.
Parents and party helpers can dress in
black suits and sunglasses - Men in Black.
- Let party guests feel
weightless with a bounce house.
- Teams try and make the best
alien from a roll or foil. Divide party guests into teams of 3 or
4. Give each team a roll of aluminum foil. Teams choose one
person from their team to be the alien and then use the foil to wrap
around the alien to make them look like one. Pants, shoes, shirts,
antennas, face shape, hands, feet ... anything they can think of.
Variation - Give each guest 1/4
of a roll of foil and let them each create their own miniature alien.
Stomp Rockets - Buy several stomp rockets
and let the guests see how far they can make them fly.
Space Party Games
Moon Rock Relay
- Teams race to find rocks
hidden in sand. Before the party fill two plastic pools with sand.
In each pool hide an equal amount of small rocks. Divide
guests into two teams and give each a container to hold the rocks they
find. One by one each member of the team must race to the pool,
find a rock and bring it back to their team's container. Set a
time limit or amount of rocks that the winning team needs collect.
The smaller the rocks the harder the challenge.
Moon Rock Transfer - Using the small rocks
collected in the Moon Rock Relay above set out 10 rocks on a paper
plate. Set out another paper plate next to it and give guests a
pair of chopsticks. One by one time the guests on how long it
takes them to transfer the rocks from one plate to another using only
Moon Walk - Teams travel one by one from
the start point, around a cone (or planet) and back to the start using
only two pieces of paper to step on. Cut out several large moon or
star shapes (8" x 8") from heavy cardstock or poster board. Divide
kids into two teams. The first person from each team takes
two of the shapes and lays them on the floor in front of him/her.
They have to make it to the turnaround point and back by only stepping
on the two shapes. They will step on one, put the other one in
front of them, move the one from the back to the front and continue on.
When they return to the line the next person from their team takes
Variation - Team Moon Walk - Let the teams go on the moon walk
together. Give them one more shape to stand on then there are
people on their team. They will have to work together to move the
shape from the back to the front so they can all step forward.
UFO Challenge - Party guests throw a UFO
(Frisbee) through different targets. Set up targets using hanging
hula hoops, baskets, or string circles on the ground. Assign each
target with a point value. Give each guest 5 turns to try and get
the most points. If possible give each guest a different colored
Frisbee - then have them take one turn at a time to see where everyone's
UFO has landed.
Space Food Ideas
Flying saucer pizzas
Saturn chicken rings (or onion rings)
Tang drink boxes
Fruit cut into circle slices - kiwi, oranges, melons
Popcorn ball planets
Space Party Favor Ideas
Goody / Loot Bag Ideas
Mars candy bars
Milky Way candy bars
Pop Rock candy
Rock candy lollipops
Glow in the dark stars
Light up / glow necklaces
Star shaped sunglasses
Book on planets or a star gazing guide
Tang juice drink box
Black bags with star stickers
White bags with American flag stickers
Wrap party favors in a blue or black bandana and tie