For Landon’s sixth birthday, I had to make the party considerably more low-key than the epic Harry Potter birthday party I had pulled together the year before. Don’t get me wrong, I love planning parties (for my kids!), but that was a (exhausting) labor of love. We landed on a Space Party — cause who doesn’t love all things intergalactic!?
Invites were designed by Christian with ChicInvitations2 on Etsy — I love the way she included so many of the colors and fonts we used throughout the rest of the party! And, of course, I used Chubby Hearts Cookies again for part of our favors!
Upon arrival, guests “scanned” their hand prints to gain access to the lab. They received a NASA badge and were invited to practice losing gravity in the space-themed moon bounce! My favorite part of this party was that it lent itself to so many different activities. I created an entire Astronaut Training program. First, they completed a physical assessment, full of tunnel crawls, jumping jacks, and more. Next, they had a lung capacity test where they determined how many bubbles they could blow in one minute. This was followed by launching a stomp rocket as high as possible and then running over to try and survive an alien attack with Nerf blasters. Finally, they did some asteroid collection and thoroughly examined all the Milky Ways and Starburst their parents would let them consume :)
In addition to activities, there was, of course, an entire dessert bar! I hand painted an entire solar system and hung it from the ceiling, over top of the Galaxy Pops, Rings of Saturn Donuts, Moon Rock Candy, and so much more. These were purchased from various Etsy sellers and Simply Desserts in Fairfax! My mom, as always, made the beautiful cake and I was thrilled how it turned out — and it was hilarious to see all the kids with black tongues & teeth after basically devouring it :) This year, I also added tables just for the kids — they each had a jet pack at their seat back, complete with rocket fuel and so much more!