For kids, birthdays are some of the best moments in their young lives. Their friends come over to celebrate their special day with them and when the party centers around a fun and exciting theme, wonderful things happen. This year, go with an outer space ‘alien’ birthday party theme!
The images of little green men or flying saucers are two of the most universal images of aliens. And they make memorable invitations.
Using green construction paper (for the aliens) or silver (for flying saucers), you can make your own invitations. You can also find pre-made cards in this style if you don’t have the time.
Use creative and fun words such as, ‘The word is out … Timmy’s party is going to be out of this world!’
You can also keep the invitations simple, printing out the cards on your computer using a space age style font, as though written by NASA.
There are virtually dozens of simple and creative ideas to decorate the house in an alien theme. Using construction paper (green, silver, and yellow), you can hang alien and spaceship likenesses all around the house.
You can also:
The Internet is abundant with images of aliens and alien spacecraft, both genuine looking as well as cartoonish.
Print up as many as you would like and post them around the house. You can also use photo editing software to crop the birthday child into a scene of the first moonwalk!
Many stores and supermarkets that carry birthday cakes will have a variety of alien theme cakes to choose from.
Some will be in the shape of a UFO or an alien, but you can also add your own sense of decorum to the cake.
How about the moon surface depicting the first landing on the moon? After all, there’s talk about returning to the moon at last.
You can have a small Apollo spacecraft and astronauts figurines on top as well as a few aliens lurking around unseen in the background.
When you decide to go with an alien birthday party theme for your child, then you want the games to stick with that idea. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
Thinking of food for an alien birthday party isn’t all that difficult once you get those creative juices flowing. The important thing is to keep it simple and focus on the foods that kids love (and not necessarily what you prefer them to eat on a regular basis).
Alien shaped cookies are a fun way for kids to finish off a meal, but if you want something a bit healthier, try using a melon baller to create fruit balls and call them ‘Alien planets.’
For drinks, try Black Hole Punch. Use seltzer water and grape soda, but don’t forget some dry ice to create a haunting and out-of-this-world effect.