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Blast Off Space Birthday Party by Julie Verville

BY SHINDIGZ | OCTOBER 31, 2016

Living in the "Space City" means lots of astronaut references, Space Center Houston where you can visit and explore rockets, moon rocks and experience space and where little boys and girls dream of becoming astronauts! This blast off party was just the ticket for a space enthusiast!

What better backdrop for a space themed birthday party than a giant moon standee!?! For added contrast and to extend our table’s backdrop beyond the 6’ table, we covered a photo booth backdrop in seamless, gray paper. One of the best things about this DIY backdrop is that you can cover it in virtually any paper, fringe or textured item for an instant part backdrop. And then once the party is over, you can carefully dismantle and use again! For dimension, we inflated 4 silver, star mylar balloons that we added to either side of our moon/space backdrop.

For a bit of color, we utilized this navy blue tablecloth which we pulled forward for a floor-length appearance. A little moonlight sparkle was created by layering a floral sheeting table runner across the center of our tablecloth.

Our table’s centerpiece was this airbrushed space theme cake sitting atop a black milk glass pedestal. For dessert variety, and to introduce rocket ships, we displayed sugar cookies decorated in our party’s colors on a simple silver tray.

For a whimsical touch, we also displayed orange rock candies, aka "Meteorites" and old-school astronaut ice cream.