Kids Space Themed Party

Moon birthday cake

It was O’s 4th birthday last week and we had a little party with his friends the weekend before to celebrate.

As usual when I’m stressed cleaning (why I thought I needed to clean so much before the kids arrived is anyone’s guess?!) and getting things ready I forgot to take decent people-party photos.  But here is a snapshot of the party with a lot of DIY elements that might be of interest to others with small people who are interested in space!

First up we created this cardboard box rocket out of 2 boxes, lots of tape, a Stanley knife and silver spray paint.  It’s not the perfect cardboard rocket, but the kids loved it and it was the hit of the party!

Cardboard rocket DIY

I painted a large rocket to tape to the door and lots of engines for the kids to play ‘pin the engine on the rocket’.

Pin the engine on the rocket

These rockets were printed from here, which the kids coloured in.  Attached to paper pockets (made of paper taped together), then the kids put a straw in the pocket and blew through it firing the rocket into the air! They worked really well!

Flying rocket craft flying rocket craft

We had planned to have some things outdoors in the garden, but of course after a week of sun, it was torrential rain and winds! We managed to get a gazebo up, only for it to fall over again in the wind.

Anyway our planned outdoor activities were buckets of balls for throwing with labels saying ‘bounce, catch and throw these planets’.

A space rock hunt, with rocks I had painted with silver and blue glitter paint.

space moon rocks

Finally I made some space slime with this method (using food colouring, glitter, PVA and Aldi’s Almat laundry detergent).  I also added some little astronaut figures to play with in the slime (sorry forget to get photos!).

Of course there was food as well, Again, not many photos before the kids tucked in!

space party food

Aside the moon cake, we had cous cous moon dust, meringue asteroids, fruit rockets, star sandwiches, earth biscuits and pancake rockets.

moon birthday cake

What themed kids parties have you organised?

J x



  1. September 22, 2015 / 6:37 am

    Love this – looks fab. We are doing a space theme next month so going to copy a few of these ideas xx

    • September 26, 2015 / 9:53 pm

      Let me know if you need any ideas or pointers of where to find things on the web. 🙂 x

  2. September 22, 2015 / 6:38 am

    What an amazing birthday theme. Love all the different activities!

    • September 26, 2015 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks! We had a great day! 🙂 x

  3. September 22, 2015 / 8:35 am

    Looks like a fab party! Love all the activities that you came up with. Lots of fun! Belated Happy Birthday O!! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  4. September 22, 2015 / 9:05 am

    What a fab party, with lots of great creative fun ideas. Hope he had a lovely birthday.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  5. September 22, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Jenny this is so cool!!! Happy birthday to O. I hope he had a great day. I can’t wait to do themed parties. I absolutely love the creative games and activities you’ve set up. I bet everyone really enjoyed themselves! 😀 I love the way you’ve used everyday things like rocks and balls and made them work for the theme. That’s so clever. I’m popping over from #letkidsbekids 🙂 x

    • September 26, 2015 / 9:50 pm

      Thanks Chloe! I’m really happy with how it went! Not easy to plan with two little people running around beforehand, but it went so well. 🙂 x

    • September 26, 2015 / 9:37 pm

      Hope your digging plans are going well? There are so many great ideas on Pinterest too if you’re ever stuck. I bet it will be great! 🙂 x

  6. September 25, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    OMG… I absolutely love your cake – so simple and so effective!

    • September 25, 2015 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you so much! I thought it was cool! 🙂 x

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