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Birthday BLAST OFF! {Space Party Theme}

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It seems like there have been a lot of great boy birthday party submissions lately, and I’m excited to continue that trend with this FANTASTIC Space party theme designed by the ultra-creative Kim of The Celebration Shoppe! Of course there’s no reason why this couldn’t be enjoyed by a space-loving girl too! Kim’s birthday parties are always so inventive & unique though…from the food presentation to the themed activities. {For a couple more great examples, check out these fabulous Mad for Science and Dino-ROAR themes she created.}

One of my favorite parts of this particular party has to be the cleverly themed desserts! Milky Way Shakes… Cornflake MeteoriesMoon Pies (adorned with crescent moons!)… Kim even figured out a way to build adorable little “Donut Shuttles” out of store-bought treats like Hostess Cakes, Little Debbies, mini Reeces, etc. How fabulous is that?!

space birthday party theme

Read on for lots more inspiring pics + all the creative party details AND a 15% OFF promo code for anything in Kim’s shop {good through March 6th}!

space birthday party theme

space birthday party theme

space birthday party theme

space birthday party theme

space birthday party theme

space birthday party theme

space birthday party theme


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kim

“This entire party collection is inspired by my oldest son’s love for science. (If you’ve not seen his science birthday party that was featured in Columbus Parent magazine, you can check it out here!).

His most recent passion of the sciences is all things space: moon, stars, planets, rocket ships. In this collection you’ll find all the wares to host an out of this world party that your little astronaut will never forget, from dessert table details to bright polka dot placesettings to unique treat ideas.

– Mini space shuttle cakes
– I love getting creative in the kitchen. With the boys in tow and a huge mess when we were done, I came up with these fun, no-bake mini space shuttle cakes.
Corn Flake Meteorites – These are a family favorite and super simple to whip up! Get the read all the how-to details here.
Iced Moon Pies – I thought it would be fun to not only display the moon pies (these are on multi-colored straws) but to ice them at various stages: crescent moon, half moon, full moon. It was really simple. I’ll be posting a few how to tricks in a few days.
Milky Way shakes – and what kid wouldn’t love a Milky Way shake?! Especially one that has a mini Milky Way attached to the end of a colorful straw. I served the shakes in old fashioned milk bottles wrapped with my rocket beverage wrappers with an orange spoon tucked inside.

With all the treats ready to go, I styled a quick dessert table using printable items from the Space collection. The art in the backdrop was created with a few canvas boards from the craft store ($18), dark blue paint ($1.50) and letters that are available with the banner shown at the base of the table (both $3.50). To add a little more dimension, I punched out various size stars and made a pattern around the art. I also used the stars on the red glass cupcake plate with a touch of hot glue.

For the dessert labels, the set includes pre-printed labels for Starbursts, Moon Pies, Planet Pops, cupcakes, cookies, Mars Bars, Milky Way shakes, and Meteorites. I also thought it might be fun to play on fruit and veggie colors with Orbit Oranges and Comet Carrots. (There is a blank sheet so you can make up your own!)

For the kids table, I used bright polka dot plates and napkins with a rocket ship napkin ring, shatterproof lime green polka dot cups with a fun straw slip to help the kiddos keep their cups straight, and one of my favorite items: the astronaut patch placecard.

For the table centerpiece, I used multi-colored and patterned Sky Balls. It was almost impossible to keep the kids away from them during the shoot so I can attest that they would be a great favor idea too!

I had fun with this one… We designed a gable box label that reads “Astronaut Training Academy Kit” and a set of four labels to package little goodies up in: “freeze dried snack” (Moon Pie), “anti-gravity cubes” (Starburst), “space goggles”, and “mission accomplished” (which could be cute as a badge for the kids to pin to their shirts). We also designed cello toppers and favor tags that say “Thanks for blasting by!

Out Of This World ACTIVITY
We painted mini planets (set of six Styrofoam balls for $1 at Dollar Tree) and my son had a multitude of other ideas.

And last but not least, I’m so excited to share that we used the rocket from our design to monogram a t-shirt for the big day! The front has an appliqué of the rocket and the sleeve has a monogram outline of the rocket and a name. These are perfect for the birthday child or as a favor for all the guests and are available in the shoppe with the rest of the Space collection.”



Get 15% off ANYTHING at The Celebration Shoppe with promo code HWTM 15!
Offer good through March 6th.

By |2016-12-24T09:50:13+00:00February 28th, 2011|Kids Birthday, Parties for Boys, Theme Parties|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Maureen Anders February 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    This is soooo bright, fun and happy feeling. I LOVE the creative dessert rocket. Kim is just the sweetest and clearly very talented – so happy for her and this fabulous party!

  2. sreelu February 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    What a beautiful party, my 6 year’s old would flip over something like this. thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration.

  3. Carolyn Horten February 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Really cute party, love the banner

  4. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe March 1, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Thanks so much for sharing Jenn! AND for calling me “ultra-creative.” Between your and Maureen’s sweet comments… you ladies have made my week!

    • MaryJo Anderson November 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      Hi Kim, I am doing a space theme for my son’s 5th birthday in a few weeks, I have gotten so many ideas from this post! But I am stuck….I can’t find the mulit colored sky balls anywhere! Help please! They are such a perfect idea for the centerpiece!

  5. Kristie March 1, 2011 at 7:07 am

    What a fun party! I love the bright colors and the clever names for the treats!

  6. Jen March 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

    This is just adorable; I wonder if I can get my guys to go with something like this in April. They unfortunately gravitate towards the generic Party City themes…blah!! Gone are the days when they had no opinion!


  7. HiLLjO March 1, 2011 at 10:14 am

    So cool! The orange and blue are awesome.I love the donut rocket tutorial!

  8. Bridget March 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Fabulous! I love the bold colors and super creative ideas! What little astronaut wouldn’t want this for a birthday?!?

  9. Sandra April 30, 2011 at 5:28 am

    My son would love this theme! You did an awesome job.

  10. Trevi March 30, 2012 at 3:19 am

    I love this theme. The colors are what really attract me. My son is having his birthday at the Challenger Center in April, these products are perfect for his space mission. In your blog, you did not mention where the polka dot paper plates can be purchased. Can you tell me where I can find those? Please?

  11. Jamie Swens June 25, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Sara Moisan I found this sit with space stuff.

    • Jamie Swens June 25, 2012 at 1:27 am

      sorry meant site

  12. Ganza Gonzalez January 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm


  13. Momsters February 5, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Loved the ideas… We chose your idea in our Top Picks – Outer Space & Astronauts Birthday Theme

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