REAL PARTIES: Rockets and Aliens Birthday {Toy Story Inspired}

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Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Cotton Candy Rockets with Pop Rock Aliens, DIY (and pretty darn adorable) Monster Aliens with giant googly eyes, Rice Krispie treats shaped like Rockets… sounds like BLAST, right?!

There are so many clever, creative details in this Rockets and Aliens birthday party dreamed up by Natalie from Southern Belle’s Charm for her son’s 5th birthday. If you’ve got a Toy Story (or Monsters vs. Aliens!) fan in your circle, this one’s especially for you!

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Read on for lots of fun pics and all the party details, as told by Natalie… 

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

“My son Greyson loves Toy Story, and I love to incorporate his ideas into a party that we both love! His favorite character is Buzz Lightyear – so we went with a Rockets and Aliens party for his birthday this year.

I stuck to a palette of limes and blues and used rockets and “G“s as the focus for the party. We have always called him G since he was little and – due to the space ranger influence, {G Force} was a perfect match!

There were paper lanterns hung as planets with slinkies {inspired from the movie} as the “fire” from the rockets.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

I used tissue poms and a polka dotted lime background to create the dessert table background, and added a custom banner with his name on it.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

We made monster aliens to decorate the table!

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

There were lots of polka dots, rockets and G’s to pull the theme together. We found the little aliens from the movie and used them on the cake and as filler on the tables. My son wore a custom shirt made by Olive&Ollie.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

FOOD & DRINKS
We served a picnic lunch in Alien lunch sacks complete with rocket peanut butter sandwiches and Toy Story 3 grapes.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

The adults had chicken salad in croissants with celery/carrots in ranch served in votive containers.  There was fruit skewers too!  I like to serve the same thing for adults as the children but in a different presentation style. This party was for both groups of people!

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

For drinks we had a Blue Cosmic Cooler and decorated lime Pellegrino bottles with rocket labels.

We served the drinks for the kids in lime and blue frozen rocket cups to keep their drinks cool on the hot day.  And before they left we had blue rocket Popsicles made from molds.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

There was a gorgeous cake to accompany the Dessert Bar, which also included: Cotton Candy Rockets with Pop Rock Aliens, Rice Krispie Rockets, cookies, cupcakes, Buzz Lightyear Pez, and candy galore!

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

FAVORS 
It was a swim party {we live in Las Vegas and it was 115 degrees on the day of his party!} so the favors were swim toys, floats, water blasters and sand toys – all with Buzz Lightyear and the Aliens on them.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

For the adults we gave out sugar cookies with fondant rocket toppers.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

ACTIVITIES
We asked everyone to show up to “Star Command” at 11:00 am and the kids “soared into Space” (a.k.a. our swimming pool) with games and activities.

DIY PROJECTS
I made the invitations, favor tags, banner, treat bag tags, labels for food/beverages, thank yous, and birthday hats.

SHOPPING RESOURCES
Party City for polka dot napkins, Polka Dot Market for balloons, Paper Lanterns and Favor Bag toys from Dollar Tree.”

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

45 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Rockets and Aliens Birthday {Toy Story Inspired}”

  1. Ces says:

    what a great idea especially if you want to incorporate Buzz Lightyear/ toy story without being too Disney about it.

  2. WOW!!! SO many gorgeous details!!!! I’m always happy to see that a BOY party can be just as FUN and beautiful!!!! Mommy to 2 girls :)

  3. Melissa R. says:

    omg omg omg omg omg!!!! i love everything!!!! so cute :) just suggested it to our family friends for their son’s 4th bday :)

  4. robin says:

    you are an inspiration! I wish my farmers market tables were this cute!

  5. Victoria says:

    My favorite detail was the slinky holding the lantern. So appropriate with the theme!

  6. so super cute-love all the fun details!

  7. PartyMom says:

    This is such an adorable party…I love the way the slinkies were used…so creative!

  8. Adriana says:

    Super cute party, I know someone who is planning an Alien/Monster party, I can’t wait to share!

  9. As a mom of two boys, SOOOO love this!

  10. This is so stinkin’ cute! Excellent choice for the color scheme and Toy Story character choice. Very detailed I love the way everything meshed together so perfectly – Two thumbs up!

  11. Too cute! I love the color scheme, and it looks so easy to do. Good job!

  12. Natalie - Southern Belle's Charm says:

    Thank you everyone! I had a “blast” planning it.

  13. Ivy Colon says:

    WOW!!! love the little mosters..clever-clever-clever!! Loved it :) Great job!!

  14. I love the colors and the whole design. Super Cute!

  15. kathy Giron says:

    Love the party! Where did you find blue slinkys and the glittery rockets?

  16. Natalie - Southern Belle's Charm says:

    @ Kathy: the blue slinkys are from the Dollar Tree. I made the rockets – let me know if you need them.

    • Lyndsey says:

      Hi Natalie, I LOVE this party, if you get the chance can you e mail me, I would love to get all the information on where and how I can get everything to duplicate this party :). Do you do invitations to? I got to have these invites :).

  17. Sandra (Ribbons and Favors) says:

    What a great job on a boy theme party! Of course, I would have to love the cookies in the little CELLO BAGS with the cute tags. But…I must say.. it was nice to see a healthy snack become part of the party as well.

  18. What a super party ~ the kids must have went nuts!

  19. natalie, everything looks amazing!! congrats :) i’m so excited just to see my cupcake/cookie toppers on here!!!

  20. The Rice Krispy rockets are cute! Going to have to get out the cookies cutters for my next event.