Last Minute Ideas – Astronaut Birthday Party

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Every child of ours has an amazing first birthday party.  It’s a chance for our family to see how much they’ve grown, and a chance for us to go all out and have our family & friends over.  Aubrey’s first birthday was never shared on here (but you can catch all the details here), Luke’s was an awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme (perfect for summer!) and Ryan’s theme had us stumped.

Of course it was already the first week of November when we were still determining ideas (his birthday is the 19th) and I kept pushing it off.  Finally we decided on an astronaut theme and I hit Amazon to grab everything we could use for the astronaut birthday party (thank you Amazon Prime!) For all our parties, the age ranges of kids in attendance vary from under a year to over 7 years old.  I needed to also keep it budget friendly since his birthday is just a month away from Christmas.

First thing I purchased was the same set of crayons I bought for Luke’s birthday.  But, since I bought them the week of the party, I loaded them into mason jars for coloring stations.

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250 bulk crayons in 6 colors

We added in outer space stencils that were nice and large for the kids to easily decorate the roll of butcher paper I added to each table.

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12 plastic Outer Space stencils approximately 5″ in size

astronaut birthday party - last minute ideas - coloring station

100 pack of Space Stickers (1.5″  diameter)

Creating the table setup was easy.  Take some colorful inexpensive rectangle table cloths, tie the excess around each leg, then layer on top white drawing paper (We used Alex 18″ Paper Roll) and secured that with tape underneath.  The roll of paper will last a LONG time as it’s 75 feet long!

Next up – FOOD!  A friend of us shared this super easy trick for cooking hot dogs.

astronaut birthday party - last minute ideas - easy to make hot dogs

Take your crockpot, add in all the hotdogs, add water, and cook on high for one hour.  We like to keep the kids food easy & accessible so (hopefully) they can manage on their own (depending on their age) and give the adults some time to converse!

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Pirate Booty .5 oz bags – perfect size for kids

astronaut birthday party - last minute ideas - easy kid friendly food ideas

Apple & Eve juice boxes

The only other big thing we had at the party to keep the kids entertained was the large Little Tikes Inflatable Jump House.  there’s 2 versions.  One has the jump part covered and one does not.

And as a special send-off with the littles – we had a local cookie baker create these adorable rocketship sugar cookies!

astronaut birthday party - last minute ideas

And that’s it!  We had food for the adults but this was the quickest party I’ve ever put together.  You can have Pinterest Taste on an Amazon Timeframe!

astronaut birthday party - last minute ideas

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