My super-cute nephew just celebrated birthday number two. It’s all over now. He’s grown. No longer a baby. Big boy livin’ all the way! To celebrate her big boy’s birthday, my sister and brother-in-law threw him a super-fun space party. This is how it went down. Check out their awesome ideas, y’all!
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Happy Birthday! Cooper loved his rocket cake!
Jet packs and laser blasters anyone? The little guys really enjoyed (maybe a bit too much!) squirting each other and their mommies and daddies with their laser blaster water guns.
This DIY rocket photo booth was a huge hit! 1. We used insulation foam board to make a box (with the back side removed). 2. Then painted the whole box blue with spray paint. 3. Next was cut out white poster board for the rocket and trim out with red paint. Glue it to the box except for a few inches on the bottom. 4. Finally added tissue paper flames underneath and white paper stars in the sky. So cute!
My sister put together this cute space-inspired drawing area. 1. Put black poster board over an easel or stand. 2. Draw rockets or planets with neon crayons to get the kids inspired. 3. Add glow in the dark star stickers. Major fun!
To keep all those kiddos busy, we set out a large tarp for a moon sand play area. 1. To make moon sand: 8 cups flour + 1 cup baby oil. 2. Add in a bunch of space toys and trucks and you’re good to go!
These DIY jet packs are so simple. 1. Tape two bottles together with duct tape. 2. Spray paint the bottles silver. 3. Stuff with tissue paper. 4. Tape string loops on for arm straps. Done!
This was the best part of the day. We made bottle rockets! 1. Fill film canisters halfway with water. 2. Drop in half of an alka-seltzer tab in each canister. 3. Seal the lid and flip over. And…BLAST-OFF! Ours went as least 40 ft. in the air. It was so much fun!
We had so much fun at this space themed Blast Off Birthday!
Talk to me! What are your best birthday theme ideas for your little ones! Let’s chat in the comments below 🙂
Julie is a mama, wife, and Jesus-lover. A former classroom teacher, she spends her days playing and learning with her preschool-aged son and baby girl. She's convinced that every mother needs an extra dose of grace and truth for those real mom moments.