Blast off Birthday Party

 

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Blast off!

 

It is the start of the ‘birthday season’ in our household.  The first birthday for the year is Luke and he will be turning 5 years old tomorrow!   I’m in disbelief that my ‘baby’ will be FIVE! As his birthday falls over the Easter weekend he celebrated with a party with his friends on Wednesday.  I was quite rapt when he requested an alien/ space themed birthday.  Luke has quite a vivid imagination and I was worried his ideas would be a bit too ‘out there’ for me to achieve but I knew I could pull off a space themed party- especially as I had the “Blast off” stamp set and “Outer space” wheel sitting on my stamp shelves ready to be used.

blast off

 

outer space wheel

I obviously started with the invitations.   I didn’t want to have too much cutting out or anything too fussy/ time consuming so most of the stamping was on a single layer of whisper white cardstock.

invite

 

At this point I hadn’t even considered a colour theme- but when I stumbled across as a space themed tablecloth and a space shuttle pinata I decided I would go with blue, orange and yellow (and black and white)- or in stampin’ up colours Pacific Point, Tangerine tango, and Daffodil delight.    I managed to find lovely paper lanterns and stars to decorate the backyard

decorations

 

luke party

Of course, all of the party food was linked to the theme and I used the petal cone die to make rocket shapes and the Apothecary accent framelits to make labels for the food items.

mini meteorites

more alien cupcakes

 

milky ways

ufos

star cookies

space rocks

 

saturn rings

 

planet balls

hot meteorites

asteroids

 

alien slime

alien face biscuits

 

food tables 3

food table

food table 2

 

alien cupcakes

 

I made little cupcake toppers using the “Blast off” stamp Set, circle punches and scallop circle punches

 

 

 

blast off cupcakes

alien cupcakes 2

 

There was so much left over food.  At least some people stopped to enjoy the sugar feast

adam at luke's party

 

 

Luke LOVED his birthday cake

luke and cake 2

 

singing happy birthday

 

luke and cake

 

If laughter and excited squeals is anything to go by, then the kids all had a great time.  We played traditional games such as pass the parcel and musical bobs.  They went hunting in the backyard for planet tokens.  Those who managed to find Saturn received a prize.   I found a great rocket that the kids enjoyed colouring in

rocket

luke in rocket

 

They also had fun with the Space Shuttle Pinata

 

pinata

 

pinata 2

 

There were smiles all round! :-)

 

erin at luke's party

 

Of course, no 5 year old birthday party would be complete without a fun loot bag to take home

 

party loot

 

Here are the “Loot bag” contents.  I must confess that I think I have just as much fun as the kids trying to find items for the loot bags to fit the theme.

loot bag stash

 

Luke tells me his party was AWESOME and he is already looking forward to his 6th birthday party! I need to make it through the next 3 kids’ birthdays in April and May (as well as Jason and my birthday too) before I start thinking about his 6th birthday.   :-)