A friend of mine has been working on a fundraising campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and I wanted to come up with a fun way to help. This wasn't technically a birthday party, but all the ideas would work great for one! We decided to work with a space theme since it is a more recently popular theme in the party world, plus it is great for gender neutral. My friend invited the LLS Boy & Girl of the Year to enjoy the celebration with us - so sweet and they both are cancer survivors, so definitely deserved a fun afternoon!
For the decor, we wanted to bring a galaxy to life, plus play with color. Black bulletin board paper covered our backdrop, and we added a giant balloon garland. We double stuffed a giant marble balloon inside a giant coral balloon to create a planet, and then blew up a world balloon - big hit! A large foil rocket topped off the scene. To add a little sparkle, we added glitter, foam star stickers all over - easy and you can use leftovers for the craft table. On the tables, we used lots of our space party supplies that can be found in our shop. Galaxy plates, robots, colorful stars and more brought the space feeling alive. Our galaxy confetti was an easy way to fill the white space on the tables. We used our fun rocket cups to hold the crayons and art supplies - sometimes at kids' parties, juice boxes are the easy way to go!
We needed to keep a lot of children busy with activities, but didn't want to make a giant mess (which it seems a lot of fun space crafts do). I stumbled upon these straw rockets and they looked perfect for our group. The blog even has an easy to print template. The kids LOVED them - they would blow through their straws to "launch" their rockets, and they seemed to have the best time shooting them around. For another easy activity, I ordered solar system sticker sheets. Easy and kept the kids entertained while they waited for more people to arrive.
Overall, it was a great event, and a great fundraiser for LLS. If you are looking for a fun theme, we highly recommend getting outta this world with a space theme!