It’s always fun to help plan a party for my dear little friends, especially when they have such interesting ideas about what they want for their parties! Miss Kealin was super excited to get the American Girl Doll of the Year this year who was an astronaut. This inspired her to want a space themed party for her birthday, and I was totally happy to help her out with a STEM activity filled event. So scroll through and catch all these space party ideas and steal a few for an astronaut party or rocket party of your own.
Kealin’s space birthday party was thrown for her and ten of her closest friends. An FYI: parties with lots of intricate projects are MUCH easier to throw with small groups. I’m totally down with the 40 kid wild adventure, but when you’re making robots and doing adult supervised crafts, it’s going to be a true challenge. Of your sanity. Ten was the perfect number for a party like this!
Here’s my birthday girl! We found a fun astronaut helmet (buy it here) and made her a DIY “future astronaut” t-shirt to wear at her space party.
I think Miss Kealin is pretty darn cute, so here’s another gratuitous picture. This time with her Astronaut American Girl doll that inspired it all!
The space party ideas: dessert table
Dessert tables DON’T have to be extravagant. This was was really really simple, and honestly, most of the things on it were made out of recyclable paper or things I had on hand already, like the purple sequin backdrop we once used in the Glam Emoji party.
Don’t you just LOVE these cookies? My talented friend at Public Displays of Confection made them to match the party graphics. They had such a neat galaxy background to them.
Of course, you can’t do a dessert table without a few really corny type items…Star Bursts…Milky Ways…ha. The kids will think it’s clever, I promise!
space party ideas: tablescape
The kids were most excited about their table where they got to have cake and cookies out of all the decorations.
The water bottles made to look like rockets were a HUGE hit. The printables are available in the Etsy shop.
A few customized 2 inch circles made perfect napkin rings.
space party activities
With a theme all about outer space, having lots of STEM activities for the kids to do was a perfect fit! In the next post, we’ll go into detail about how to pull off all our activities, but you’ll see the highlights below.
If you’re going to tackle a few STEM projects with a big group of kids, make sure you have some support staff! With a flick of the Cricut Machine, I made these awesome “Mission Control” t-shirts for the adults and helpers at the party who were guiding the kids through the projects.
Every kid at the party got a passport for the Space Agency Cadet Training. Every time they completed an activity, they got a stamp on their passport.
One lesson learned from this party: make sure you have enough time for all your grand plans! The scribble bots we made took a tad bit longer than we thought they were (the kids needed lots of help!)
As the kids finished their projects, there were party bags with their name on them waiting to catch all their goodies. Bags like this make it so when it’s time for little guests to leave–all their things are already in one place.
Come back in a few days for details on the party activities!