3, 2, 1 – BLASTOFF!
Planning an outer space theme birthday party? Whether you’re celebrating the first trip around the sun or your older kiddo’s birthday, you’re sure to find some galaxy inspired cakes, decorations, snacks, games and diy ideas to get your party ready for take off!
- Outer Space Birthday Cakes
- Decor that is out of the world
- Space themed birthday invitations
- Galactic goodies – cookies, cupcakes and more
- Fun food ideas for blastoff.
- Gift ideas for the little astronaut
- Cool space themed activities for kiddos – they’re a blast!
- FREE PRINTABLE – Pin the astronaut’s face into the spaceship portal.
- Party favors with a space flair (Space rocks are a must!)
Solar System Themed Cakes
Way too cute sun and planet cake for the younger kiddos! This adorable cake is sure to delight your little astronaut. Head on over to cakegoodness.com for tips for this cake. (You’ll probably need cake pops for the planets).
Solar System Surprise Cake!
Your little astronaut will love this cake! The outside features blue icing, rocket ships, stars and planets. But wait until they cut into it and surprise! They will find the sun, mars, earth and other planets are hidden cleverly inside! Since the recipe is a little hard to find, I added it to a recipe card for “star bakers!”
As shown in the recipe, you’ll make the planets with “cake pops” of different colors. There are a couple of cake pop bakers available: this one is similiar to a waffle maker or a silicone cake pop mats. Of course, you’ll also need a white cake recipe and plenty of food coloring.
Here’s how to make this fun surprise planet cake!
You can get some astronaut characters and easily decorate the top of your birthday kiddo’s cake.
Need something a little simpler? Check these out – super cute space decorations to easily dress up a special astronaut’s birthday cake.
Outer space decorations
For in person – or drive by – birthdays! Cute outer space birthday sign for the lawn – easy to edit!
Have a few left over empty plastic bottles? Spray with silver metallic spray paint, add some flames (orange felt or tissue paper will work) and attach to a cardboard “backpack”. Not only is this fun for the kids, it’s easy – and inexpensive to do! You can also make fuel tanks for the party guests too – and attach them to the chairs for a fun decoration.
DIY Rocket Ship
Get the birthday girl or boy involved in creating their own rocketship! For details on how to create your own step by step, check out the rocket ship tutorial 🙂 What’s more, star mylar balloons really add to the atmosphere!
Instant decor – Add this large door banner to greet the guests. And, too, this doubles as a photo op prop!
Astronomy Academy for Space Explorers
Fun and easy outer space birthday decor – happy birthday banner, tablecloth, napkins and plates – perfect for the galactic table. And too, you can also get an entire party pack – complete with balloons, swirls, cupcake toppers, banners and backdrops with one kit.
Astronaut and Space Ship Balloons
Astronaut themed balloon arch will really add to the party decor! The kit includes the round space colored balloons. to blow up and attach to the arch. Finally, you can add a rocket ship balloon or astronaut balloon to complete the look! Don’t forget the balloon tank to make the job easier!
Outer Space Birthday Party Banner
First trip around the sun? Fun banner to serve as a backdrop for your baby’s first birthday! There are plenty of more banners to choose from – for girls and boys!
Outer Space Theme Birthday Invitations
For your kiddo’s first trip around the sun, these smiling planets and sun birthday party invitation really set the tone.
Houston – We have a one year old! Funny space theme birthday party invitation for your kiddo’s first birthday.
A little pink and purple pastel galaxy invitation for a baby girl’s first birthday.
This rocket ship is front and center on this space theme birthday party invitation.
Blast off! Outer space theme birthday party invitation – easy to edit details and age.
Join us for a space party! Looks like fun. Your kiddo will love this birthday party theme.
Future astronauts will love this 3, 2 1, BLAST OFF Invitation featuring planets and an high flying rocket ship. You can get a free preview – and customize this easily with CORJL.
Let’s find some galactic goodies!
Adorable planet (and sun!) cookies for the little ones birthday – you’ll need to order these at least 3 weeks in advance. Or try your own hand with a fun cookie cutout recipe (here’s one from two sisters) and these space themed cookie cutters. Too cute!
You can recreate these super cute space ship cookies with a cookie cutout recipe and these space theme cookie cutters.
Personalized candy for the space party!
Personalized Hershey Kisses candy would also make a great addition to the snack table.
Outer Space Birthday Party Food Ideas
FREEZE DRIED ICE CREAM is full of flavor and has a light and crispy texture that requires no refrigeration. This space ice cream dessert treat is sure to be a hit at your party!
Astronaut Style Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Sandwiches! , Fun space dessert treats for the group includes real ice cream and fruit – with no freezer required.
Clever “space” plates
Another cute rocket ship plate – this one with watermelon, carrots, radishes, orange, star crisps and tiny cheese circles
Kiddos will love these special treats. Not only do they look fantastic, they taste great too!
Alien jello cups
Easy outer space treats everyone will love – mini moon pies!
Rocket ship straws – that really blast off!
These fun straws actually blast off when the kids blow into them. Find the free rocket ship templates and the diy steps over at buggyandbuddy.com
Don’t forget the rocket fuel!
Personalized party cups add to the fun! What’s more, you can change the age and text for your special party.
Gift ideas for the little astronaut
Outer space planet play set for the little ones. How cute are these soft felt planets? The set includes the sun, planets, rocket ship and girl or boy astronaut. Adorable!
Here’s a space theme pillow for the kiddos which makes a perfect gift. Highly recommended – says one mom. “Great for my toddler’s space themed room. Thought it would just be a decorative pillow but it has become his snuggle “hugger” pillow.”
Books make great gifts! I am the Solar System – a fun books for younger astronauts.
Glow in the Dark stickers!
Most younger kids love glow in the dark stickers – but why not have their whole room glow with this very cool space theme? Girls AND boys will love creating their own space with this kit – perfect gift for the little astronaut. Likewise, the birthday boy or girl would also love the starry light show!
Future astronauts need to show the world they are on the way! Here’s a clever “future astronaut” shirt – works for boys or girls!
Outer Space Birthday Activity Ideas
Galaxy Slime – for a super goopy time! The kiddos will love to get their hands slimey with this multi color “galaxy slime”.
What happens when you mix vinegar with baking soda? Here’s a fun rocket ship activity to get the kiddos excited. But be aware – the chemical reaction can cause the rocket to fly high – adult supervision is required! Find the how to at armandhammer.
Free PRINTABLE Pin the Astronaut in the portal GAME!
Kids will love this rocket ship game 🙂 Party goers get an astronaut in a helmet and try to pin the face in the portal. Closest to the circle wins! Space ship is a large size 24″ x 36″ – astronaut faces are printable on 8 1/2 x 11 standard paper. To download the free printable game, simply sign up for our newsletter and you’ll have instant access.
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Party goers can have a race through outer space – with these fun space mazes. Free printable download available from kidsactivitiesblog. Best of all, these are sure to keep the little astronauts busy for a while!
Moon Rock Hunt
A fun outdoor activity is to stage a “moon rock” hunt. Just get some round balls (these have the planets names on them), wrap in foil and hide around the yard. Head over to getyourholidayon for the free printable Moon Rocks sign for the game. Great fun for the younger kiddos.
Make your own robot!
Super Fun: These robot theme stickers can be mixed and matched to create one of a kind robots. Each sheet has 2 or 3 different designs of eyes, mouths, hands and feet so they can get creative in designing their very own robot. If you have a big group, this is perfect – there are 36 sheets of robot parts for the group to enjoy!
Sewing Crafts for older kiddos 🙂
For the crafty types, here are some super cute patterns with the outer space theme. This would be fun for older kids to help create for the little ones.
Party favors with a space flair!
Space ship and planet crayons with cute coloring cards. Fun favors to send with the kiddos/
How great are these? Mini pringle potato chips party favors decorated with the space theme and galaxy start dust. Kids will love to take these home from the party.
Or send the kiddos off with their own “space rocks” popping candy party favors.
Kiddos will love these planet theme “stress” balls! What’s more, they are perfect as a party favor.
Space suits for the birthday girl or boy!
Here’s an adorable space themed dress for the astronaut to be – colorful planets, stars, asteroids and more!
Girls and boys will love this dress up astronaut costume for kids. This NASA inspired white spacesuit is perfect for the birthday kiddo!
Always popular, NASA t shirts are great gifts for the party girl or boy!
Dad can get in on the action too with his very own out of this world Dad party shirt!
Countdown to the party!
Hopefully you found some great ideas for your little one’s space themed birthday party. In conclusion, if you need any custom designs for your kddo’s party, just let me know!