As a parent, the initial year of your child’s life is truly out of this world! You’re so full of love, completely amazed by all the firsts and desperately craving more sleep. And yet, it’s time to celebrate that together, you’ve all reached an important milestone – the 1st Birthday! Join me as we take a look at this gorgeously decorated Outer Space Themed First Birthday Party!
Inspiration abounded for mom Victoria as she dreamed up the idea for Lennon’s First Launch party! Visions of astronauts, moons and stars and rocket ships came together for this beautifully coordinated Outer Space Birthday Party. Sticking with a serene color palette of blue, yellow, silver and white, all of the decor details, from Lennon’s portrait to the rocket ship balloons, was executed perfectly. We’ll dive into all the details in just a moment, but first, grab our Party Planning Checklist, to help you plan your next celebration with ease!
Space Themed 1st Birthday Invitations
As you begin planning your outer space themed party, you’ll want to begin with the invitation. You could focus on the sun, moon, stars and planets or astronauts and rocket ships for this theme – either option has tons of potential! Along those lines, here are two space themed party invitations from Little Prints Parties that would be ideal to customize! You could go with the “Houston we have a ONE year old” theme or opt for the astronaut’s first trip around the sun invitation.
Outer Space Party Decor Ideas
Once you’ve selected your color palette and style elements, it’s time to decorate! Lennon’s party space came together in a truly amazing way! One of the first things that catches your attention is the giant ONE balloon display on the wall behind the dessert table. Such a simple concept, just the word ONE repeated 9 times in the main party colors, but it sure makes a sophisticated, modern statement, doesn’t it?
Another fun element, especially for the little guests, are the balloon jet packs on the backs of the chairs. I bet the kids went crazy for these!
The long party table was decorated with stunning floral arrangements from Pavan Floral that captured the colors of the event perfectly and also didn’t feel too girly. Geometric party plates in shades of yellow and green were topped with the most adorable silver moon plates and a customized star name plate. Every guest also had a star cup with a rocket ship stir stick and a custom made stir stick with an illustrated version of Lennon’s sweet little face (an element you’ll see repeated throughout the party space).
Space Themed Food & Drink Inspiration
Guests at Lennon’s party enjoyed a variety of foods, drinks and desserts, most of which incorporated the celestial theme of the celebration! Sandwiches were cut in the shapes of stars and rocket ships, miniature quiches were served ready to go and check out the beautiful grazing table, full of delicious meats, cheeses and fruits everyone could enjoy!
Now let’s talk about this breathtaking dessert table y’all! I’ve already mentioned the backdrop that I loved, but adding another floral arrangement and serving sweet treats on a variety of trays and cake stand shapes and sizes, really focuses your attention on this spot. And then of course, there’s the desserts…
The birthday cake, designed by Janice Wong Cakes, is absolute perfection. I love the blue outer space sky with the rocket ship and planet floating above the Earth. And the little ombre smash cake, decorated with gold stars and topped with a star sparkler candle, is so adorable – and I think little Lennon, sitting in his balloon rocket ship decked out high chair (how amazing is that?!) liked it too!
Gourmeletas provided a variety of space themed custom sugar cookies, cake pops and donuts too. This is definitely a dessert table I’d like to swing by!
Finally, adults at the party loved the addition of the coffee and churro carts! Further customizations included stamps of Lennon’s face on the churro sleeves and customized coffee sleeves that read, “Lennon’s First Launch.”
I hope you loved this sweet little first birthday party as much as I did! Take some of the amazingly coordinated details that inspired you and incorporate them into your next event!
- Photographer: Victoria Petrovsky
- Design and Decor: Creative Amme
- Balloons: Sharp Balloons
- Floral Designer: Pavan Floral
- Cake Designer: Janice Wong Cakes
- Bakery: Gourmeletas
- DJ: Will Gill
- Rentals: 3 Little Birds Event Planning