As a party planner, I've been hit with all kinds of party themes. In the case of the space-themed birthday party, the party plannin' mom wanted to host a fall festival but the birthday boy insisted on a party that incorporated his favorite thing, SPACE!
I was privy to conversations among family members and I knew the challenges they faced. I wasn't, however, prepared for the request to design a party invitation for a space-themed fall festival.
You read it correctly. Leaves. Hay. Bobbin' for apples. In space.
... because there are trees, seasons, and hay. In space.
Mom and I had a heart-to-heart. I wasn't going to allow the invitation to reflect BOTH themes. It would be too much. As you can see, I settled on the space theme.
I arrived with the spaceship favors and realized Mom was determined to incorporate fall festival elements.
S'mores and coloring pages sat atop a work bench and in front of vinyl trees on the wall that had fall-themed leaves adhered to their branches.
Not far from the coloring station, a space-themed sweets table offered guests some goodies to snack on.
There were lots of chocolate-covered sweets. OMG! I love the idea to drizzle store-bought cupcakes with theme-colored chocolate.
Other chocolate-covered sweets included strawberries and star-shaped rice krispy treats.
Modeled after a fall festival, there were activities set in each corner.
The photo booth was a hit with the birthday boy!
Glow sticks made for lots of fun. Oh, and something about a cardboard box makes every toddler happy.
Blast Off Bowling was a hit!
The DIY space-themed cake turned out cool too:
All-in-all, this party was a collaborative effort. The birthday boy was pleased, party guests had a blast, and that's all that matters.
Here's hoping your day is OUT OF THIS WORLD!