Monday, May 21, 2012

[Party] Space... The Final Frontier

This weekend we celebrated Smarty Pant's 6th Birthday with a SPACE Party! The party was held at the boys' favorite gymnastics center-- one full hour of climbing, jumping and bouncing children.  Yep, all the parents were high-fiving each other and I think I saw a couple of fist pumps-- Yes!  :) The birthday boy had a BLAST and I think all of the kids were thoroughly entertained during the party and thoroughly exhausted by the end of the party.  All good!

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:: The Invitation ::

click here for more invite details

:: The Decorations ::

click here for details on the DIY 3D Stars

the rockets were created with upcycled water bottles, foil tape (from home depot's plumbing dept) and cardboard.

the little astronauts came from this Space Toob (found at JoAnns)

:: The Food ::

Milky Way Marshmallow Fruit Dip : 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 T vanilla, 1 container marshmallow fluff.  Whip it up with an electric mixer. Extra good with strawberries and fuji apples.

Astronaut Ice Cream (purchased from Amazon)
Click here for more details on the DIY Party Cups

Click here for more details on the DIY Glitter Cups

Star-shaped Yogurt Cookies (from Trader Joes)
Click here for more details on the DIY Glitter Cups

the cupcakes
the silver labels really came in handy and were purchased here

and the VERY home made rocket cake  :)

Honest Kids drinks (Rocket Fuel) & Water (Hydro Pod)

:: The Favors ::
astronaut ice cream from Amazon

:: The Fun ::
defying gravity

A big THANKS to my friends for helping put up decorations, set-up food, wrangle kids, serve food and clean up!  This party would not have gotten off the ground without their help!  After looking at so many "perfect" looking parties on various blogs, it's easy to forget how much work goes into a homegrown, imperfect and real party.  Phew!  I'm exhausted, but the happy smiles are worth the effort!

So I'm all partied out right now... but I'm sure I'll be up and running again for Happy Vee's special day in July!

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