Space Party Ideas
Calling all potential Space Cadets! Come and see if you have the right stuff at a training session at the ‘xxxxx’ Family space Centre!
Zoom over to xxxx’s party! Launch date: Launch time: Return to Earth: Report to Star Command with RSVP:
Find an image or make an image of a rocket for the cover of the invitations
Cut out Green alien shapes from card and add googly eyes and pipe cleaner hair for a fun invitation
If you have a large swing and slide set or other outdoor equipment, turn it into a space station by wrapping tin foil and bubble wrap around it. Make a rocket out of some cardboard boxes.
To make a mission control site, grab some flat cardboard sheets, and glue things like buttons and bottle tops to make them look like lots of buttons and switches.
Hang inflatable planets, space ships to the ceiling.
Black out windows with sheets or cards
Play footage of space launches on TV or the computer
Turn Foil roast pans into alien shuttles
Blow up dozens of white balloons to cover the floor, pretending it is the moon. This will be both a cool look and the kids will have a ball with them!
Silver and gold stars everywhere!
Download some space music and have it playing in the background
A basic space backpack can be assembled from shoeboxes, empty soda bottles and rolls – lots of tin foil and some space stickers! The kids will be delighted to get their own space accessories.
Have laminated cards to hang around the necks of the guests with their Astronaut name, photo (if you can do it!)
The $2 shop often has foil wigs in crazy colours – Add some crazy face paint for some very cool photo opportunities!
Make some alien masks from card – Add pipe cleaners and googly eyes
Games and crafts
Space Training sessions – Become the Flight director and explain the kids need to go into training to become astronauts. Launch rockets into the air – Rocket balloons could work well here, or find a rocket launcher at toy stores etc
Find the aliens – Treasure hunt game to find the most aliens, return them to the mother ship and save the planet!
Pin the Ray on the Sun
Ring around the Sun (Ring around the Rosie!!)
Turn Duck Duck Goose into Space Space asteroid!
Design your own planet – Have plain circles set out and a variety of decorating tools and ask the kids to decorate and name a new planet
UFO sightings – Get a grown up to throw a Frisbee over the heads and have the kids take turns trying to get a picture of it
Pin the Alien to the UFO
Paint Space Rocks – put out different sized rocks and washable paints and let the kids create their own piece of the moon
Saturn Ring Toss Game
Make aliens out of..anything! play dough, craft accessories, card, pipe cleaners – Put some things out and let the kids imagination go wild!
Asteroid Throw – Make a ‘planet’ out of cardboard, and cut out some holes – prop it up and get the kids to throw asteroids (crumpled up silver foil balls would work brilliantly!) through the holes
Decorate Space Cookies! Have some plain or shaped cookies and a variety of icing, sprinkles, and mini marshmallows out. Always a favourite activity
Colouring in pages with Spacemen and planets is a great way to start the party!
Label your drinks
Make sugar cookies and sandwiches in the shape of rockets, planets, moons
Little balls on stick (cheese balls, melon balls and meatballs all would work) for little planets
Lots of cheese – Cause the moon is made of cheese!
Mars bars and Milky Way bars are a must
Flying Saucer pizza (mini pizzas)
Rather than 1 cake, do 9 cakes to show the planets and decorate accordingly – the small cakes can be cupcakes and Jupiter the main one
Lots of fun ideas for favours
Inflatable space shuttles
Glow in the dark items