Interstellar Space Birthday Party Ideas
For this year's birthday, go with an outer space or alien birthday theme.
It will be an out of this world time for eveerybody!
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, "T-minus five weeks and counting... 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 literally dozens of simple to create 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.
Create your very own Area 51 and use an Area 51 warning sign to warn civilians to stay away.
Take advantage of this idea by creating a mock alien spaceship crash scene in a room using cardboard and aluminum foil.
You can offer the children special Area 51 badges when they arrive at the house which will give them access to this special 'sealed' room.
The Internet is abundant with images of aliens and alien spacecraft, both genuine-looking as well as cartoonish. Print up as many as you like and post them around the house.
You can also use a photo editing software to crop the birthday child into a scene of the first moonwalk!
A Lunar Landing playset makes a great cake topper! Many stores and supermarkets that carry birthday cakes will have a variety of alien or spaceman theme cakes to choose from.
Some will be in the shape of a UFO, space shuttle, moon or alien, but you can also add your own touches to the cake. How about the moon surface depicting the first landing on the moon?
Bake a round cake and ice it with gray frosting. Make craters in your moon cake by pushing different-size round objects into the frosting while it's half-set.
You can have a small Apollo spacecraft and astronauts figurines on top, as well as a few aliens lurking around unseen in the background. Don't forget to do a space mission-style reverse countdown before singing the birthday song:
"Get ready for the cake! 10... 9... 8... 7..."
And if you want space-themed candles, see below!
Using silver or yellow Frisbees, you can create your own alien invasion in your home.
Kids can take these home with them, but for a slight variation before they leave, give each child a disposable camera and have them 'capture proof' of the UFO in flight (they toss the Frisbee and take pictures of it).
An alien or rocket ship pinata is one of the best Space Birthday Party ideas, and a great way to end the celebration. Stuff with candy and prizes the kids will love.
You can have the kids play Pin the Head on the Alien instead of the donkey version of the game.
Take the children outside if you have the room, and set up a few 'planets' (you can use large bowls or buckets –large enough for a Frisbee to fit in them) and have the kids try to get their UFOs back home to their planet (into the bucket).
It's a simplified version of Frisbee golf, for any adults who've played it.
Thinking of food for an alien themed 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).
UFO burgers are a great way to break the ice. Use guacamole, or ketchup mixed with blue food coloring to turn it purple, to give the burgers a green 'alien' appearance. Kids will absolutely eat them up.
How many spaceships have you seen depicted that looked like hot dogs?
Use this idea to create more UFO ideas out of the staples of children's parties.
Alien-shaped cookies are a fun way for kids to finish off a meal, but if you want something a bit healthier, then 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.
We hope these Space Birthday Party ideas were rocket fuel for your planning. Don't forget to send us pictures of your awesome space birthday party!