Party Recap

Cullen's love for anything space-related inspired an out-of-this world birthday party. We had a "blast" celebrating our astronaut's big day!

My husband and I made most of what you see which made the party even more special to us. And of course we had help from our little ones.


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    rocket cake, cookies that matched the graphics, wedding cake mini comet cakes (cupcakes), planet cake pops, asteroids (rock candy), astronaut ice cream (freeze-dried), ice cream

  • Party Favors

    rockets filled with lollipops and stickers, water guns, sand art

  • Activities / Games

    photo op made to match graphics, astronauts protecting our planet from aliens with water guns, a "moon" walk (jump jump), moon sand art

  • What People Ate

    Roast beef au ju(piter) po-boys, pb&j stars meteorite balls (meat balls), little dippers (veggine tray), fruit tray, melted moon (cheese dip)

  • What People Drank

    alien punch, rocket fuel, rocket water

  • Budget

    who knows?! (My hubby and I made most of the stuff ourselves so we start months in advance and don't track $ well)

  • Funniest Moment

    when the "alien" showed up to the party with his belongings (cell phone, wallet) in ziploc bags in preparation for getting soaked

  • Best Dressed

    NASA workers (birthday boy and his little brother) and the aliens


Party Helpers



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    L Isa P wrote:

    Hi- I love this idea! Can you tell me where you bought the supplies and how you went about doing this. Thanks!

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    L Isa P wrote:

    How did you make the planet balls? I love it!

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    L Isa P wrote:

    Where did you get these containers?

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    Stacey N wrote:

    Sure! I bought the plastic bottles to dispense the sand at Hobby Lobby (Walmart sells similar ones), the sand and sand art bottles at coloredsand.com, the cast iron skillet at Walmart, and I made the sign and color labels. The kids loved it!! I would suggest having a few adults helping. You let the kids fill with layers os colored sand and when it's almost full take the sand art bottle and move it around on the cast iron skillet with a little sand in it (purpose of this is to build friction which compacts the sand). Then fill with sand again then repeat the cast skillet compacting again. You may need to top it off just a tad more before putting the cork on the bottle to complete it. Have fun!

  • Stacey N

    Stacey N wrote:

    thanks! These ones are just a set sold at orientaltrading.com I made the ones for tha cake table backdrop but the ones here are just inflatables!