Since we are venturing into the unknown with our party planning ideas, I figured that planning a Galaxy themed birthday party was a must. This is a great party theme for little kids, boys, girls, teens, and adults because it’s so incredibly versatile.
If you’re going to throw a party that is truly out of this world, then here are some of the essential elements you need!
Galaxy Themed Birthday: Kids
Galaxy Themed Birthday: Kids Decorations
If you’re throwing a galaxy themed birthday party for your little ones, then here are some important things to keep in mind. In order to keep the party more kid-centered, I’d keep to a different color palette that is softer and brighter. Go ahead and incorporate black and dark blue/purples, but toss in some pink and golds to soften things up. This set of balloons and decorations is right up any kid’s alley. Add lots of sparkle like these silver stars or these gold glitter ones for a pop of glitz and glam.
Galaxy Themed Birthday: Kids Activities
In addition to decorations, you’ve got to have some activities for the kids to participate in. So, why not host a “star viewing party”? If you have littles or your party is in the winter months, then going outside isn’t practical. Instead, try placing these awesome glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling and walls. Or have kids make forts and decorate them with strings of star lights like these or use a projector like this. Give kids a list of shapes or constellations to find and reward the winner with a telescope like this.
Galaxy Theme Birthday: Kids Food
Galaxy themed cupcakes are an awesome way to incorporate the theme into the food. If you’re looking for a little bit of a change though, you should try making cups of galaxy themed jello! Combine blue and purple jello, then top with whipped cream and some of these amazing edible star sprinkles! It’ll make the kids feel like they really are out of this world. Then add a galaxy cake and you’re sure to create a party that’s out of this world!
Galaxy Themed Birthday: Teens
Galaxy Themed Birthday: Teen Decorations
With a teen or adult party, it’s totally okay to go dark and deep with your color scheme. Toss navy, deep eggplant, and black together to create a backdrop for pops of bright silver and gold. Grab a set of gorgeous tableware here that will keep the guests mesmerized. Toss in a few of these sunburst lights that are out of this world and you’ll have a true party on your hands!
Galaxy Themed Birthday: Teen Activities
You can absolutely have the teens stargaze, whether it’s outside bundled up or in the basement with flashlights. Another activity you can do with teens is to have them bring a pair of old shoes to upcycle into galaxy themed shoes! Have kids bring in a pair of keds-like tennis shoes. Then gather the supplies:
Start by having the teens tape wherever they don’t want the shoe painted. Then paint a base coat of black mixed with blue, purple, and a little pink. Next, using a sponge, sponge on some white in a random pattern. Finish with detailing in some stars in white and adding a little sparkle if desired. Make sure to seal the design in with modgpodge or ScotchGuard.
Galaxy Themed Birthday: Teen Food
Teens are pretty easy to feed because in general, they will eat anything. This is a great time to have them try something new like these cool freeze-dried space fruits or Astronaut Ice Cream. I also feel like teenagers are a little better about appreciating fine desserts like macaroons or designer cupcakes.
Hopefully, these ideas will help you launch your next birthday party out of this world and out of this solar system! What else would you incorporate into a galaxy themed birthday party?