How to build a space-themed birthday party

How to build a space-themed birthday party

Don’t know what on Earth to do for your little one’s next birthday party?

Maybe Earth’s the problem. Try venturing further afield for some intergalactic inspiration…

This space-themed party idea, inspired by the LEGO® DUPLO® My First Rocket set, looks out of this world, but it’s actually totally doable.  

You’ll already have some of the main materials at home – tin foil, gift wrap, card – then it’s just a case of picking up the rest and getting crafty.

Your little one won’t need any convincing either. Space is the ultimate adventure – with supersonic vehicles to fly, bizarre creatures to befriend, and gigantic planets to explore.

Sold on a space-themed birthday party? Let’s make it happen!


Take your little guests to another dimension with these interplanetary ideas:

-          Balloon planets look just like mysterious worlds floating on your ceiling.

-          An astronaut helmet gets your little one into character. If, however, they’re more of a cheeky alien, paint their face green and track down a party bopper headband.

-          Confetti cannon rockets liven up the party, without the big bang that can startle little ones.

-          Glow-in-the-dark plastic spaceships can be stuck to the ceiling before the party, and then unveiled later on. Simply cover the windows and turn out the lights for a big “wow” moment. Pick up a packet at your local bargain store.

-          A constellation of shiny stars, made with leftover foil gift wrap, catches the light, and little imaginations, when popped on the walls.


Make your own entertainment with one of these far-out activities:

-          A rocket craft picture gets little ones thinking creatively – and geometrically.

-          A LEGO DUPLO rocket-building mission encourages aspiring astronauts to join forces.

-          A star search refocuses everyone if spirits run too high. Spread paper stars across the floor, give each astronaut a bowl or bucket and let the hunt begin! At the end, exchange stars for a treat.

-          A cosmic Space Spinner, made using LEGO DUPLO bricks, will test balance and speed in guests both big and small!

-          Pass The Planet, played by throwing a ball from child to child, strengthens coordination and works up an appetite just in time for the party food. 

After the big day (and a big rest!) we’d love to see how you made the theme your own, so share your photos and ideas on our Facebook page.

Still not decided on a theme? Why not check out our pirate or vehicle party ideas.