Sep 24, 2009

1, 2, 3…Blast Off!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

Last week was my son Zachary’s birthday and we threw him a birthday party that was out of this world! It was a small party, with just his pals from school, and all the kids had a blast! The party was at the Craft Studio (they were amazing, btw!), an adorable kid’s birthday venue in Manhattan. His small table (I didn’t want to go crazy, after all…he is only 5!) came with a space cake, space cookies, and earth ball chocolates.

Here are some details that had Zach over the moon…

Keeping with our signature monochromatic look, we limited the colors to red, white, blue and silver.

We had a space cake created with ufo cookies, planet cookies and rocket cookies.

Remember satellite wafer candies? We used these nostalgic candies to create a flying saucer garland to border our cake plate. It was really fun making that! We also used a milkglass cake stand with a ring around the stand to mimic the ring around Saturn.

We included a cookie favor board so that the kids could take cookies home after the party. We found fabric with little red stars and used it to tie around cello bags on a space cookie favor board.

We provided these personalized rocket-shaped favors for Zach’s friends to take home. We filled all of the rocket favors with foiled chocolate earth balls.

We provided these personalized rockets hats for Zach and his friends to wear during the cake festivities.

We hung this personalized rocket garland above the cake.

We hung papier mache planets over the table. DIY details from my dear friend Linda Facci of Facci Designs on how to make these later on my blog!

The kids did space-inspired activities (space face painting, space plaster projects) on these customized constellation table mats. The table was also filled with more papier mache planets to make the kids feel as though they were in space!

Other favor goodies included star brownies, astronaut food and space2-0 water from the the space store, as well as rocket lollipops.

Photography by Jen Huang Photography.

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