Mission to Space Party


by Apr 3rd, 2011 // Birthday Party

Mission to Space Party

Is it already April?! Wow! I’ve been meaning to post about my kid’s 5th birthday party since February. We had such a fab time putting it together and the party was a great success! The activities were so much fun that we’ve been re-living them nearly every weekend since the party! I’ve included templates for making your own similar party.  But seriously, you don’t have to wait for a special event to do it. You can make it an awesome weekend activity.

My kid, who was an astronaut for Halloween, requested an Astronaut Training party. We used Paperless Post for the invitations and invited party goers to “report to duty” at a state park that offers an indoor / outdoor venue. A week after the invitations went out my kid asked if it could be an astronauts AND aliens party. Um, hello curve ball!

When guests arrived they were given a badge and training credentials to hang around their necks and a training manual.

The manual included four levels of training that each commander needed to complete in order to earn junior astronaut certification. 

Level 1: Rocket Ship Construction

We used recycled toilet paper rolls and construction paper to make rocket ships.

When each kid’s ship was compete he/she earned a sticker.

Level 2: Robotic Arm Operation

The kids used this awesome toy Toysmith Robot Claw to grab bouncy balls out of a big bucket. We ordered a giant assortment of bouncy balls from Oriental Trading Company – 50 balls were only $12!

Level 3: Zero Gravity Toss

Each kid was spun around 3 times and then they had to throw a bean bag and knock down these stacked cottage cheese containers. Such a simple concept and BY FAR the most popular station at the party.

Level 4: Alien Egg Hunt

We ordered 150 plastic eggs and stuffed nearly 150 little alien guys inside. We hid all the eggs outside and when levels 1 through 3 were completed, all the kids got to go outside for an alien egg hunt!

Space Themed Food

We offered all kinds of space themed food including a Hydration Station for juice, Little Dippers (veggies and dip) and moon rocks (red and green grapes).

We even got the local deli to make Rings of Saturn shaped sandwiches for the party.

Of course the cake was a rocketship – my first attempt ever at decorating a cake.

Along with handmade marshmallow alien pops.

Definitely a big hit with the kids.

Check out all the fun signs we made for the party. Feel free to download any / all that you like:

Training Manual Cover
Training Manual Page 1 & 4
Training Manual Page 2 & 3
Level 1: Rocket Ship Construction
Level 2: Robotic Arm Operation
Level 3: Zero Gravity Training
Level 4: Alien Egg Hunt
Hydration Station Sign
Little Dippers Sign
Mini Moon Rocks Sign
Rings of Saturn Sandwiches Sign

10 Comments on “Mission to Space Party”

  1. 1.) Sharon
    April 4th, 2011

    I love this idea!!

  2. 2.) ctb
    April 5th, 2011

    Wowzers! What a lot of great ideas – go you = )

  3. 3.) Aimee
    April 5th, 2011

    Fantastic party plan! I'm sure everybody had a great time. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4.) HP
    April 5th, 2011

    This is the cutest thing I've ever seen.

  5. 5.) angie
    April 5th, 2011

    We were so sad to miss this party. Looks like the birthday astronaut had a great day!

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  8. 8.) casey
    May 29th, 2014

    Hi! I am a teacher and am currently doing a space unit where I created space camp for my students. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ideas you have here!! I tried to download the certificate and badges but it says it was deleted. Would there be any way you would send them to me????? I am sorry to ask but they are perfect for the unit I am teaching!!! I hope to hear from you soon!!! Thanks!~Casey

  9. 9.) Rachael
    February 18th, 2015

    Such a cute idea! I am also planning an event at school and the templates for the space party are perfect. Would you mind sending them to me (Badge, Manual and Certificate)? Thank you!

  10. 10.) Leigh
    April 13th, 2015

    What an awesome party & fabulous printables!
    The links to the printables however aren’t working.. would have loved to have used them for my 5 year old’s party this Friday 🙁

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