Earlier this year, I was asked to create a custom Modern Outer Space Birthday Party for a dear friend of mine. My daughter and her son have been friends since they were just 4 months old, so it was an honor to create something “out of the world” for the birthday boy!
We quickly decided on the colors turquoise, orange and lime green. The first thing I did was get started on the invitation. I loved the cute clipart set by DreAmLoft!
Next, I started on making the centerpieces. I had a vision that I wanted them to look like a real moon with craters and have a large rocket blasting off from it. To personalize it, I added a “P” and a “4” to the rocket’s port holes. I also added planets and an astronaut. I found some silver star wire at the dollar store and wrapped it around the base. Then, I made chocolate star lollipops in matching colors and stuck them around the base as well. I just love how it turned out! (Later this week I will share a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the moon centerpieces.)
For the dessert table, I made Marshmallow Aliens (chocolate covered marshmallows), Saturn’s Rings (gummy rings), Outer Space Goldfish, Pop Rocks Marshmallow Pops, Moon Rocks (Cookie Crisp cereal), Space Worms (gummy worms), Pretzel Rockets (chocolate covered pretzel rods), Space Money (chocolate coins), and Gumball Meteors. There were also cupcakes in 5 different flavors. The kids loved all of the goodies!
It was so much fun putting this party together! Happy 4th Birthday Parker!
Modern Outer Space Birthday Party
Event Planning & Photography: Katie Farmer of Celebration Lane
Dessert Table, Custom Centerpieces, Favor Bags: Celebration Lane
Invitations, Cupcake Toppers, Favor Tags, Table Tents, Labels: Celebration Lane
Embroidered Birthday Shirt: Taylor Alexandra Designs
Rocket Plates & Napkins, Rocket Balloons, Space Stickers and Party Favors: Oriental Trading
Favor Bags, Plain Plates, Balloons, Candies: Party City
Cupcakes: Hey Sugar Cupcakes
Decorated Cookies by: Carmen C.
Clipart by: DreAmLoft