For months and months, our son was (and still is) obsessed with Space. By the age of 2 he could name all of the planets and could tell you about them!! Smarty Pants!! So when it came time for his 3rd Birthday, it was a no-brain’er to throw him an Outer Space Birthday filled with lots of “Astronaut Training” Games and even a huge Space Shuttle to play in!
We started the fun with the “Astronaut Training” Games! The kiddos gained Space experience while digging for Moon Rocks, running a relay from the shuttle to the stars, AND learn a rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”! Once they did all these, they were officially Astronauts and earned their Party Favor Jet Packs!!!
The moon rock dig was simply packing peanuts with a few glass craft beans mixed in! Aside from the crazy mess, it was a great time! Each kid was so excited to keep their “Moon Rock”.
These Jet Packs were the most time consuming of the whole party… But SOOO WORTH IT! I posted a status on Facebook asking for empty soda bottles, painted them silver… and then simply added the felt flames, and duct tape straps. Easy peasy, and they were a huge hit!
The cake was a “out of this world” creation from Batter Bake Shop!
My favorite part of the whole party was the the Space Shuttle. All the kids had a fantastic time zooming in Space in the large ship! It was super easy to make. ..I went to our local moving company and purchased a wardrobe box. I opened it up and painted it to make a shuttle!
At the time we had a perfectly sized entryway that could couple as the inside of the shuttle. I filled it with balloons and strung string lights on the ceiling to give a star effect. The kids had a blast!
Here are some other great shots from this special mission!
Our son had such a great time at his Outer Space Birthday! He really enjoyed every second. It was a proud momma moment for sure, because he was just beaming all day! The day was full of many blessed moments of giggles, smiles, and fun filled memories. These are the days that make being a crafty mom allll worth it!