Are you planning a party out of this world? A space-themed party is sure to impress your guests and make your special day one they’ll remember! Here is your complete guide to planning the perfect space-themed party. From choosing the perfect venue to picking food and drink ideas, these tips and tricks will have your celebration set for blast off!

Choosing a Venue

When planning your space-themed party, the first thing to do is choose a venue. Outdoors is typically the best option for any space-themed party to capture the vastness of the galaxy. However, if weather isn’t on your side or you don’t have access to an outdoor venue, any hall or space can be transformed into an otherworldly wonder. When choosing your venue, look for ways to make the space seem as expansive as possible, such as using wall hangings of stars, planets and galaxies.

Decorations for a Space-Themed Party

When it comes to decorations, let your imagination go wild! You can create a stunning galactic set up with the help of some starry decorations, streamers and balloons. Hang twinkling stars from the ceiling and walls to give the illusion of the universe in your party venue. Silver and black bunting, banners and tablecloths will also bring a lunar energy to your celebration. Fairy lights and glowing orbs can also create a mystical atmosphere. Table decorations such as baubles and planetary centre pieces also bring a unique touch to the event.

Food & Drink Ideas for a Space-Themed Party

Food is an integral part of any party, especially when it’s themed. Servings of round coloured sweets and snacks in silver or black containers give the perfect space-themed effect. You can also make some out-of-this-world dishes such as moon and star cookies, marshmallow meteors, spaceship sandwiches and cupcakes with star decorations on top. For drinks, consider making a rocket fuel mocktail to add some extraterrestrial taste!

Music & Entertainment Ideas for a Space-Themed Party

Music is essential to any party and there is no better way to bring your space themed celebration to life than by playing the classic older sci-fi movie soundtracks, intergalactic funk, space rock and themed EDM tracks. To guarantee your guests have a great time don’t forget the karaoke machine because what’s a space party without some singing?

Invitations for a Space-Themed Party

As soon as you’ve decided on the details of your space-themed party, it’s time to start sending invitations! Themed invitations tell your guests that this is an event worth attending! Look online for free templates or order personalized cards with space graphics that’ll transport your guests to another planet. Don’t forget to specify the dress code for added effect.

Games & Activities for a Space-Themed Party

Games and activities are a great way to keep your guests entertained during your space themed party! You can create an intergalactic mission by giving each guest a mission card with tasks or clues that must be done in order to ‘reach their destination’. Another popular game is scavenger hunt using space themed items like alien masks, astronaut helmets, stars and planets toys, etc. Alternatively make a dance off competition by playing some intergalactic tunes. The creativity between games and activities is endless.

Creative Costumes for a Space-Themed Party

No matter the age of your guests, one thing is sure: everyone loves dressing up! Suggest wearing costumes related to outer space themes such as aliens, astronauts, robots, aliens or galaxies in stars. Alternatively provide some dress up items in each corner of the room for those who don’t want to wear full costumes. Gifting guests costumes when they arrive is also a great touch.

Shopping List for Planning the Perfect Space-Themed Party

To make sure you have everything ready in time it’s important make a shopping list of all the items you will need. Examples include decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, banners) dress up clothes or accessories (e.g., silver or black bunting, starry wall hangings), food and drinks (e.g., sweets, cookies) and games/activities (e.g., scavenger hunt items). Make sure you plan in advance so you have enough time to purchase all the necessary items.

Tips & Tricks for Hosting the Perfect Space-Themed Party

Now that you know how to plan the perfect space-themed party here are some tips and tricks that can help make sure it goes off without a hitch:

  • Make sure to organize all party materials ahead of time—the last thing you want is to be rushing around on the day of the party.
  • Schedule most activities in advance so that everyone has something to do while at your gathering.
  • If you’re serving food, make sure it is easy enough for everyone to handle as they mingle around and socialize.
  • Take lots of pictures—you can document this special day and share photos online.

Planning a space-themed party can seem daunting but with some creative ideas, thoughtful touches, and proper organization it can be the most magical event of the year! Just remember to stay organized, have fun and blast off into a galactic celebration!