Celebrate the anniversary of the first spacewalk by hosting a Space Birthday Party. Thirty-five years ago a Soviet Cosmonaut made history by stepping outside of his spacecraft and spending 10 minutes outside of it. March 18th, 1965 was an important day for Alexei Leonov. Here are some ideas for hosting a great Space birthday party.
Create space party invitations by cutting construction paper or cardstock into the shape of rocket ships. Print the party details right onto the rocket. “Blast off for Justin’s 8th birthday party. Join us for an out of this world great time.”
A fun party activity would be to build model rockets and launch them if you have a field near your party spot. Or use a rocket balloon launcher for easy fun. Astronauts on a spacewalk often have to do repairs or build items in space. Let your party guests try their hand at a similar activity. Give them a pair of bulky gloves to wear and then see how well they can assemble some tinker toys.
Use the Star shaped cake pan to create a space birthday cake. Make sugar cookies in the shapes of the sun, moon, and stars for your guests to decorate. Astronaut food has improved from the days of eating food from a tube but a favorite still today is astronaut ice cream.
Your party guests are sure to have a great time at this space birthday party. A great place to host this type of party is an observatory or during the evening in a place that you can get a great view of the stars.