A space birthday party theme is easy to achieve with cosmic decorations and fun space themed finger food. Our space themed party was for our son’s first birthday complete with a space themed first birthday smash cake, space theme birthday decorations, and of course space themed food for guests.
Space Birthday Party Invitation
Every good birthday party starts with invitations to send out to guests. I created these fun space birthday invitations for the party, printed them at Shutterfly, and sent them out in silver envelopes.
You can download the space birthday invitation below to use for your space birthday party.
Space Birthday Party Decorations
Even if you cannot find space specific party gear you can easily gather enough supplies to create that space vibe yourself. My local party store did not have any “spacey” decorations but did have metallic tableware, balloons, and plenty of star decorations. I was able to find other items online to complete the space birthday party theme. Find a full list of supplies with links at the bottom of this post.
The space backdrop was one of my favorite parts of the space birthday party setup as it brought the entire look together. This particular backdrop is listed as a wall tapestry and could easily be used as a tablecloth, ceiling decor, or photo backdrop. It hung behind the food table with a silver “Happy Birthday” sign in front. I plan to rework the backdrop into something cool. Follow my newsletter to get an update when its ready :)
We used aluminum cake pans for serving dishes, wrapped serving platters in tinfoil, spread glow-in-the-dark stars on the table, and strung star garlands and swirls around the house.
Space Birthday Party Favors
Each of our young guests got party favors to take home with them. I stuck some glow-in-the-dark stickers on plain blue favor bags (2 for $1 from Michaels!) and added some curled silver ribbon. In the party favors were glitter star body stickers and a Surprizamal.
Space Birthday Food
The space birthday party food was fun to dream up and prepare. Once it all came together the space theme was complete. Each dish was paired with a cute space-themed sign with names like “Moon Munchies” for the veggies, “Galactic Goodies” for the candy dish, and “Stellar Salad” for the salad.
We served a veggie and hummus platter complete with star-shaped peppers and moon-shaped cucumbers. I’d like to make a special shout-out to my mom for taking the extra time to cut out and arrange this beautiful veggie platter. 😊
We filled a cake pan with fun-size Milk Way and individual Starburst candies. My husband commented “did you pick a space theme so you could get your two favorite types of candy?” 🤷♀️
These Fruit Rockets are perfect for a space birthday party! Just slide some fresh fruit on wooden skewers and call them Fruit Rockets. We used green grapes, blueberries, and strawberries. Both kids and adults loved them.
Full disclaimer: We quickly realized that wooden skewers did not go well for our young guests and ended up sliding the fruit off the skewers and into cups for them.
Our Stellar Salad was a Broccoli Cranberry Cashew Salad purchased from our local natural foods coop. To bring in the space theme I added a Swiss cheese moon and stars.
We also served Meteor Meatballs in the crockpot (not pictured), deli meat and cheese tray with Hawaiian Rolls, and Rocket Fuel juice boxes.
Space Birthday Cake
We ordered a 1/4 sheet cake for guests from Lunds & Byerlys. Not only did an awesome job decorating the cake, their cakes are fantastic. We went with a marble cake with raspberry filling. Yum!
At the time our son was not yet eating eggs (due to a reaction) so I made him a special egg-free smash cake complete with yogurt frosting. The smash cake was this Egg-Free Blueberry Cake recipe. Instead of making a sugar-laden frosting, I just smeared Siggi’s Whole-Milk Vanilla Yogurt in between the two cake layers and a thin layer on the outside of the cake. I highly recommend using Siggi’s yogurt in the place of frosting, it’s so thick and spreads on nicely.
Blueberries surrounded the base of the cake as well as a few on top.
The smash cake was topped with a blue glitter 1 candle, glow-in-dark stars and planets, and sprinkled with silver star-shaped sprinkles.
After his first birthday song and an attempt at blowing out the candle, the birthday boy dug right in!
After a few tastes of the cake he ended up just eating all of the blueberries.
Space Birthday Party Free Printables!
Download the birthday invitation and food signs to use at your space party.
Space Birthday Party Invitation includes:
2 – 5″ x 7″ PDF files, 1 file with background elements only, 1 file with heading
Moon Munchies, Galactic Goodies, Fruit Rockets, Cosmic Cake, Stellar Salad, Rocket Fuel, Meteor Meatballs, Solar Snacks
Space Party Supplies
- Galaxy Tapestry
- Glow-in-the-Dark Stars
- Silver Happy Birthday Sign
- Star Mylar Balloons
- Navy Blue Star Garland
- Silver Star Garland
- Silver Star Swirl Decorations
- Starry Night Plastic Tablecloth
- Silver Wrapping Paper
- Space Cookie Cutters
- Space Dinner Plates, Cake Plates, Cups, Napkins
- Mylar Crescent Moon Balloon
- Edible Glitter Stars
We had so much fun throwing our son’s first birthday party especially since it was a space themed party. The whole party went by so quick but we had a blast. My favorite part was watching my son dig into his cake but then only eat the blueberries.