Jude turned four in May and he insisted on having a rocket themed birthday party. He likes Miles from Tomorrowworld but this wasn’t a strictly Miles party. I ended up using some Miles themed items from Party City simply because I couldn’t find any space themed b-day stuff for younger children anywhere near my house. I had to get the Miles stuff from Party City online even! I was pretty bummed but got lucky because at least it was on sale. Apparently if your kid doesn’t want Mickey or Jake, you’re screwed. At least this gave me a prime opportunity to use Pinterest! I love an excuse to plan a party and what better way to challenge my party planning abilities than a space party?!
First, I booked a covered area at our local park. This was way cheaper than anywhere else in town and I had a budget to follow. Besides, space is technically outdoors right? And who doesn’t love having a fun day at the park?!
Second, I seared Pinterest for food, cake and decor ideas! The most fun part of this whole party was the food and cake. I loved trying to figure out different space related items to go with the theme. We had everything from star crunch, starburst, and moon pies to rocket dogs and rocket fuel (aka lemonade)!
Because I had trouble finding low priced invitations online, I made invites and thank you cards on Canva. It was so much fun designing these. My son loves green so I had to make these with green on them. You can buy them from my Etsy store (be warned, this store is still in the beginning stages and tons more products will be added in due time!).
Check out all the fun pictures. Have any questions? Comment below! I’d love to hear your awesome rocketship & space ideas too!
Another thing we had were “Moon Rocks” which were easter eggs with candy inside (you could do little toys inside instead) and then wrapped in tin foil, as well as “Rocket Fuel” which I used lemonade for, but you could really use any drink!
Like I mentioned above, most of the decor was Miles from Tomorrowworld from Party City. I was lucky enough that my boyfriend is super talented and he made these really amazing space background for taking pictures, and a rocketship too!
So, most of all, I’m really proud of the homemade rocketship birthday cake I made. Okay, so the “cake” part wasn’t homemade, it was from a box ’cause homegirl ran out of time, but the frosting was homemade! This was my very first attempt at making fondant, and not to toot my own horn, but I think I made out pretty damn well. I even colored the fondant myself (I made marshmallow fondant, it was super easy!) and decorated it too. Take a look at how this awesome rocket cake turned out – and apparently it tasted good too because everyone gobbled it up!
Because I know I’m not the best cake decorator, I know that pretty much anyone can accomplish a cake like this! I was lucky enough that because I’m a hoarder, I had bought a rocket cake pan a while back on clearance thinking that SOMEDAY I would need it. And, well, that day finally came. Now I can tell everyone they can’t make fun of my hoarder-ness any longer. 😉
Overall, the party was a lot of fun and Jude was so happy to have friends and family (and even his teacher!) show up for a good time. I ended up going home with tons of leftover candy… I had to throw it out so I wouldn’t eat it! 🙂 I really loved working on this rocket themed birthday party! I hope this post gives you great ideas for your little one too!
[yikes-mailchimp form=”1″ submit=”I want post updates!”]