The first one is from my little man's 1st birthday party. It was a blast and I gotta say, pretty darn cute. We had a space theme complete with robots and rocket ships. I found a fabulous little vintage table cloth that was my jumping off point. Then I started the search for paper cupcake thingies and found some fun cupcake topper picks, a paper robot centerpiece and a bunch of other fun-o-rama stuff to go with them.
Since it was springtime, we planned on being outside and assigned play station space stations at various points of the yard. One station was for photos. We made a big backdrop out of blue tri-fold posterboard and cut stars and comets out of foil sticker sheets. My wonderful husband created a space alien in his ship and a moon on the computer which were printed, cut out and glued to the back drop. We had a cool NASA space helmet and jacket for the kiddos to wear in front of the backdrop for their big photo op.
Snacks were served in aluminum tins labeled with things like "nuts & bolts" for Chex mix and "satelites" for banana chips and "rocket fuel" for juice boxes and so on. The crafts were groovy pieces of this black art paper that colors come through when you scratch 'em. The kids drew some really cool pictures! And they had funny space stickers to put all over the place. Oh, and bubbles. What's a party without bubbles?
The kids ranged in age from 9 months to 5 years and they all had a blast! The slide was the launch pad. The sandbox was the moon. The tunnel was the worm hole. It was three hours of far out fun!
Anyway, here are some shots of the shindig. Hope you enjoi!