Birthday parties are a big deal to those little people in our lives, so why not make the decor just as special?
Marie Nicole is sharing her son’s rocket ship themed birthday party with us today. A little Tattered Angels paints, Canvas Corp cardstock, and a few other clever items and this party was one to remember but not to stress over!
Let’s see how Marie pulled this all together! My son turned 3 this year! I am still getting over the shock of him not being a baby anymore. When they say kids grow up quickly they aren’t kidding! Well, this year my boy has a number of little friends in the neighborhood, and he actually grasps the concept of a party, so I thought it would be fun to pull together a little celebration for him. He’s been interested in rocket ships lately, and turns out rockets make a fun party theme!
I started by cutting out a rocket shape from a big cardboard box we had in our recycling pile. I didn’t use a template, just free-hand drew the rocket. Then, I painted it using some TATTERED ANGELS DIY AND DECOR PAINT. I used the colors, CRYSTAL and VERDIGRIS. Then, after the paint was dry, I cut a hole out for a window and then glued some more pieces of cardboard to the backside to make it stand up. The kids had fun taking photos through the window, or just make-believing that they were flying in a rocket ship!
Next, we needed to make a few planets. These were super simple and fun to make! I picked up a few plain white paper lanterns at my local department store. Then, I grabbed a few colors on my TATTERED ANGELS GLIMMER MISTS and spritzed the lanterns. They soaked up the colors beautifully and really looked like planets! After the party, we hung these in my son’s room right above his night light that projects stars on the ceiling. Pretty awesome, right?
For the cake, I went simple by using a boxed mix and creating cupcakes. I did also make a big cake that we saved for after the party to sing happy birthday to my son and let him blow out the candle while just family was around. I used my Cricut and some CANVAS CORP CARDSTOCK to cut rocket ship cupcake toppers. I just cut out the shapes using some WHITE CARDSTOCK, assembled the pieces, and inserted them into the cake with a toothpick.
Since my son’s birthday is very close to Christmas, one activity we had for our friends was making their own rocket ship themed ornaments. I picked up some stickers, fillers, and empty plastic ornaments and the kiddos had fun filling them and decorating them. They were able to take them home and hang them on their own tree!
Also, what Christmas is complete without decorating cookies? We baked our Christmas sugar cookies in rocket ship shapes, put out a bunch of frosting and sprinkles, and let our guests decorate and take home cookies, as well. The kids loved the sugar!
We also filled a plastic bin with some moon sand and astronaut figures, so the kids had a fun sensory and dramatic play area. They loved the feel of the sand and adding the figures just gave their imaginations a boost! The parents also loved having an activity on hand to keep the kids busy while they visited.
The party became a memorable event full of friends, food and family. My son still talks about his birthday, so even though it was pretty simple and low-budget, he still had a blast! To me, that makes this party a total success.
I hope this has given you a little inspiration in your own crafting and party planning! It doesn’t have to be over-the-top or overwhelming! Just put together a few fun ideas with your loved ones in mind.