Space Party Supplies {out of this world ideas}

3, 2, 1…Blast off! Have an aspiring astronaut or budding scientist in your life? Our Space Birthday party supplies are perfect for letting his imagination soar!

Space Story Board

The space party supplies collection offers an invitation, thank you notes and the following space party supplies:

  • cupcake picks (4 designs, 8 per sheet; personalized upgrade for name and age available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • cupcake wrappers (1 pattern, 2 per sheet),
  • cello toppers (2 per sheet),
  • bottle/beverage wrappers (1 design, 2 per sheet),
  • dessert labels (12 pre-filled plus a blank sheet; personalized upgrade for 12 of your own names available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • napkin rings (6 per sheet),
  • favor box label with sheet of 2″ round favor labels (8 per sheet),
  • favor tags (8 per sheet with “Thanks for Blasting By!”; personalized upgrade with child’s name available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • straw slips (3 designs, 12 per sheet),
  • 8′x10″ activities mat,
  • banner (as seen above plus large “BLAST OFF 1, 2, 3″ letters for DIY backdrop),
  • astronaut placecard/ name badge (blank sheet of 6 per page; personalized upgrade for 12 names available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • 20″x 30″ poster (“Space Station” text only; personalized upgrade available in the a la carte section of the shoppe),
  • 8.5″ x 11″ pattern papers (3 designs),
  • NOTE: The standard party décor kit is not personalized, but for a small personalization fee we can add names and ages to most items! Not sure what to add to your cart. Just convo us in Etsy and we’ll help!

No little astronaut, but you have a budding scientist…or artist…or rock star?! We have over 35 birthday party supplies and holiday party supplies kits. Come have a look!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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space birthday party photo booth

My customer, Kathleen, sent me these wonderful pictures of her handsome little Owen turning 3. Don’t you just love those curls?!

This is Owen and a few of his little friends posing in front of a DIY space inspired photo booth Kathleen created from a large sheet of black paper, paper stars and a rocket ship balloon. Even the simplest backdrops make for sweet birthday pictures to share with guests.

Kathleen also shared all the activities she created for Owen’s party. In her own words: “Activities at the party were a moon walk, using inflatable air mattresses we borrowed from friends, we painted rockets and decorated them with stickers and stars, etc. We made the rockets from 2-liter pop bottles and added cardboard fins, plus used a doll cone for the top of the rocket and then spray painted them red and white. We also searched for moon rocks, which were just plastic Easter eggs wrapped in aluminum foil. The kids loved looking for them! They liked it so much we hid them all again while they worked on another activity. We also had some rocket themed puzzles that they could paint with water colors and take home. Finally, we had a space themed back drop which we made, and we took photos of each child wearing the space helmet we had gotten our son for his present.”

And I just had to show you the favors Kathleen set up for her little guests. I love that not only did they get favor boxes full of fun food favors, but they also received books! I love the educational component. {Great job Kathleen and thank you for allowing us to share your little one’s big day!}

You can find our complete set of printable Space birthday party supplies in the shoppe. And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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rocketship {cake} to the moon

Our customer, Helen of Bonito Design, sent over these pictures and I’m in love with this cake! It’s a replica of my space birthday party collection rocket ship design and the baker, Ruthy’s Cakes, did a fabulous job! Not only is the cake lovely, but the board with the partial Earth is the perfect display. And I’m sure Aaron, the birthday boy, was over the moon for it! {wink}

Here are a few more details styled by Helen:

{Thanks so much Helen for sharing Aaron’s big day with us! You did a lovely job!}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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little green men cookies

My kids have a fascination with aliens and Martians, so I came up with these simple little green men to go with Kim’s Blast Off Space collection. Then my kids talked for an hour about whether they were aliens or Martians and where they really came from! Ha!

Okay, so here’s the best part. These cookies are VERY simple to make. I just used a 3 inch wrapped candy cookie cutter for the cookie and a few simple things to decorate:

  • outlining and flooding icing in neon green,
  • a small amount of white flood icing for the eyes, and
  • a black food color marker.

First, outline the cookie with green icing.

After they are outlined, flood the cookies, then quickly drop in three little white dots for eyeballs.

Let all of this dry overnight. The next morning, use the green piping icing to add little squiggles as ears.

Then using the markers, make dots in the eyeballs, and draw on the mouth. It’s easier if you make a lip outline then color it in. To finish up, pipe on lips with the green icing.

Let them dry another hour or two, and you are finished. Easy for mom, and the kids will have so much fun!

For more cookie ideas, head on over to my blog, The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle. See you back soon for another fun how-to! And as always, we hope you’re inspired!

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planet & spaceship cupcakes

For our new space birthday party collection our partners at Sweet Tooth Cottage used our printable cupcake pick designs to make edible sugar paper planet and spaceship rounds. How simple and fun are these!!

They come in sets of 24 with four designs (the fourth is the red planet on our invitation) and are already cut as rounds so you just have to peel them off and place them on your cupcakes or cookies. You can find them with the rest of the space collection in the shoppe now.

Happy weekend everyone and as always, I hope you’re inspired!

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real parties: Wyatt turns 4!

My friend Danielle at A Few of My Favorite Things was raving about this cute space party the other day and since I just finished a space collection I of course had to take a look. As soon as I saw these fabulous paper lantern planets I contacted the talented hostess Kate Martin of Beautiful Days Events because I just had to share these with you!

Here are a few details from Kate:

 Activities included sledding in our backyard, a coloring station with space themed coloring pages and spacemen/rocket shaped crayons from etsy, and a space hunt where the kids searched the house for felt stars, asteroids and space themed laminated pictures… and of course the “rocket” balloons which were a big hit!

I made all the decorations: planets, birthday sign and space themed felt board. DIY felt wrist band favors (the kids LOVED them!), stamped stickers, crayons and space snack bags were given as favors. My husband was a huge help with the planets! Saturn’s ring was just a large piece of cardboard cut out with a hole in the middle, covered with colored tissue paper and placed over the top of the lantern. The lanterns were the perfect solution in creating larger planets as I couldn’t find any to purchase that were big enough, paper mache seemed like a nightmare and we definitely wanted something 3D vs cut out poster board.

Thanks to Kate for letting me share Wyatt’s party and to Geneve Hoffman Photography for all the gorgoues po! You did a fabulous job!

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BLAST OFF!

This entire space birthday party collection is inspired by my oldest son’s love for science (if you’ve not seen his science birthday party that was featured in Columbus Parent magazine, make sure you take a peek before you go). His most recent passion of the sciences is all things space: moon, stars, planets, rocket ships. In this space party supplies collection you’ll find all the wares to host an out of this world party that your little astronaut will never forget, from dessert table details to bright polka dot placesettings to unique treat ideas.

Every great party starts with the guest’s excitement when they receive the invitation in the mail and for those that know my asthetic, I LOVE pops of color in unexpected places. We kept the invitation bright by incorporating fun patterns into our planets and then we carried Saturn’s pattern to the back of the invitation.

I love getting creative in the kitchen. With the boys in tow and a huge mess when we were done, I came up with a few things for the dessert table:

mini space shuttle cakes - these fun no-bake mini space shuttle cakes are super easy to assemble (read all the how to details).

corn flake meteorites - a family favorite and super simple to whip up (read all the how to details).

iced Moon Pie treats - I thought it would be fun to not only display the moon pies (these are on multi-colored straws) but to ice them at various stages: crescent moon, half moon, full moon (read all the how to details).

Milky Way shakes – and what kid wouldn’t love a Milky Way shake?! Especially one that has a mini Milky Way candy bar attached to the end of a colorful straw. I served the shakes in old fashioned milk bottles wrapped with my rocket beverage wrappers and an orange spoon tucked inside. And for the coaster, we cut out some spikey red suns. I loved that part!

With all the treats ready to go I styled a quick dessert table using printable items from the collection. The art in the backdrop was created with a few canvas boards from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store ($18), dark blue paint ($1.50) and letters that are available with the banner shown at the base of the table (both printable files $4.00 in the shoppe). To add a little more demension I punched out various size stars and made a pattern around the art. I also used the stars on the red glass cupcake plate with a touch of hot glue.

For the dessert labels, the set includes labels for Starburst, Moon Pies, planet pops, cupcakes, cookies, Mars bars, Milky Way shakes, meteorites and then I thought it might be fun to play on fruit and veggie colors with orbit oranges and comet carrots. Plus there is a blank sheet so you can make up your own.

For the kid’s table I used bright polka dot plates and napkins with a rocket ship napkin ring, lime green polka dot shatterproof cups with a fun straw slip (to help the kiddos keep their cups straight) and one of my favorite items, the astronaut patch placecard. For the centerpiece I used multi-colored and patterned Sky Balls. (It was almost impossible to keep the kids away from them during the shoot so I can attest that they would be a great favor idea.)

On the topic of favors, I had fun with this one. We designed a gable box label that reads “Astronaut Training Academy Kit” and a set of four labels to package little goodies up in: freeze dried snack (aka Moon Pie), anti-gravity cubes (aka Starburst), space goggles and mission accomplished (which could be cute as a badge for the kids to pin to their shirts). We also designed cello toppers and favor tags that say “Thanks for blasting by!”

And what about a few “Out Of  This World Activities” to keep the kids busy. We painted mini planets (set of six Styrofoam balls for $1 at Dollar Tree) and my son had a multitude of other ideas. Don’t be surprised if I post at least one in the next few weeks.

And last but not least, I’m so excited to share that we used the rocket from our design to monogram a t-shirt for the big day. The front has an applique of the rocket and the sleeve has a monogram outline of the rocket and a name. These are perfect for the birthday child or as a favor for all the guests and are available through our partners at Sew Jewell.

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iced Moon Pie treats

We’re almost ready to reveal the entire Space collection, but while we wait I thought I would share another simple treat I created for the dessert table. Introducing the iced Moon Pie! I thought it would be fun to take a normal moon pie and ice them to be the various stages of the moon: full moon, half moon, cresent moon. To serve I pierced them with a colored straw and filled the jar with Twizzler bites. They still make me smile and the boys thought they were awesome! 

And the best part is they’re super simple to make. Just unpackage your Moon Pies, pipe an outline on each pie (I used a #4 tip, connector and resealable bag), melt the remaining icing, spoon it in and pull it to the edges with a toothpick. They’ll dry flat.

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mini space shuttle cakes

I love getting in the kitchen, grabbing everything from the pantry and just creating. I know what you’re thinking… and yes, it is a huge mess when I’m done. But sometimes I come up with fun things like these mini space shuttle cakes for my new Space birthday party collection!

Here’s what you’ll need for each shuttle cake:

  • 1 Hostess cake (select the ones with the flattest tops from the box)
  • 1 Little Debbie cake (you may have to trim the end with a straight edge knife so it stands flat)
  • 1 mini Reese’s Cup
  • 1 Hershey’s Kiss
  • 1 Keebler Grasshopper cookie
  • 2 orange Spree candies
  • 2 tablespoons of icing tinted orange

Assembly is super simple:

  1. Unwrap all of the ingredients
  2. Score a grasshopper cookie (as shown in the image above) for the shuttle’s tail fins using a straight edge knife (don’t use serrated; it will make the cookie splinter)
  3. Tint the icing orange using gel food coloring (liquid will make your icing runny) and melt it in the microwave for 8 seconds
  4. Using the Hostess cake as a base, put a small amount of icing in the center and top it with the Little Debbie cake. Do the same to apply the Reece’s Cup making sure that you don’t use too much or it will leak out the sides
  5. Using the remaining icing, cover the Hershey’s Kiss and the cookie pieces. Allow them to set for at least five minutes
  6. Finally, add the Kiss, tail fins and windows (Spree candies) with another small dot of icing each and serve 

As always, I hope you’re inspired and stay tuned for more from our new Space birthday collection!

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corn flake meteorite candies

As I posted on Tuesday, we’ve been busy styling a new Space birthday party collection this week. And when we style new collections we like to share fun treat ideas, crafts and more to go along with them. For the new Space collection we made these meteorites, or corn flake balls. They are actually a long-time family favorite… okay, my mom is addicted to them, brings them to every family function and refuses to seek treatment, but what can I do because I love them too?!

The best part is, they’re super easy to make, only require a few ingredients and take no time at all. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Karo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
  • wax paper

Easy steps:

  1. Mix sugar and Karo in saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly
  2. When thoroughly combined, bring to a boil for one minute
  3. Remove from heat and quickly stir in vanilla and peanut butter until well blended
  4. Stir in corn flakes
  5. Allow to cool briefly and roll into balls on wax paper (TIP: Dampen hands with cold water so the hot mixture doesn’t stick to your skin… Ouch!)

Check back next week for more ideas and a look at the entire collection. As always, I hope you’re inspired! And stop over at Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com for more of my Kellogg’s treat ideas.

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