My little guy Blake just turned 5 and we celebrated his birthday with an outer space theme this year. I incorporated grey, orange, lime green and blue as the primary colors for the dessert table. Lots of easy details you can do yourself.
I designed the invitation above. Custom printables for this collection are available at my Etsy Shop
The cake was inspired by the invitation. You can easily create this cake using cookie cutters and colored fondant to create the shapes.
You can emboss the age on fondant using a rubber letter stamp that you can purchase at your local craft store.
The Booster Fuel capsules are mini push pop containers from Shop Sweet Lulu
and I just filled them with M&Ms. The filler in the jar are silver jaw breakers
. For lots of fun and creative ideas for push-up pops, be sure to pick up a copy of my friend Courtney Dial’s new book Push-Up Pops.
The Planet Pops are red velvet cake pops dipped in orange candy melts. You can find Bakerella’s
The space shuttle, astronaut and planet stick candies are from Oriental Trading
. I also purchased the favors there including outer space sticker set, note pads, pencils and foamy stickers. The candy are placed in plastic cylinder cups filled with silver jaw breakers.
I created custom candy bar wrappers which would work great around granola bars or any cereal bar treat instead of candy.
Sugar rocket cookies embossed with a “5” and “B” coordinate with the party invitation.
The cupcake toppers included a silver sticky dot which I purchased from the local craft shop.
I also found the tissue paper decorations at Party City
. They were very inexpensive and looked great.
I’m always looking for ways to fill larger jars with inexpensive filler. I used Trix cereal for my Space Rocks.
Customized Hershey Kisses.
A plain goodie bag with a custom thank you tag.
I made the Meteoroids by placing a candy melt on a small round pretzel and topping it with a silver sixlet candy. Just put the candy melt on the pretzel and place it in the over for couple of minutes…let it melt a bit them place the sixlet on top after you take it out of the oven. These can be flying saucers or spaceships too.
Moon Rocks are Cookie Crisp cereal. You can fill a large container for just a few dollars.
Chocolate dipped pretzel sticks with orange sprinkles.
Mini water bottles with a custom alien wrapper. Straw from Shop Sweet Lulu
You can purchase custom printables of this collection, including all of the paper items above at my Etsy shop.
Dessert Table Styling, Cake and Cupcakes, Printables
Mini Push-Pop Containers and Straws:
Tissue paper fans, Sixlet candy: