It’s almost surreal to think that just a little over 2 years ago I was sharing my pregnancy journey with little Ro. Now he’s a big boy two year old. And I do mean big! We just had his check up and we’re up there in the percentiles.
We had so much fun celebrating him this past Saturday with a sun, moon, and stars themed party. I especially loved planning this one because black and gold are two of my favorite colors and this party had a ton of both! Be sure to scroll to the bottom for details on where you can find some of the decorations. ENJOY!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for a good themed party. This one was no different and I had fun coming up with names for the food. We kept it very simple, mainly foods that toddlers would enjoy with one or two added for the grown ups.
A quick side note on the pasta salad: I had originally wanted THESE NOODLES but the store I’ve bought them at before no longer carries them. Needless to say, I was devastated (first world problems, I know) but improvised with some shells as moon craters.
Hubby recently got a new grill as a present so he was more than happy to take care of the hot dogs. Definitely way better than boiling or nuking them!
In keeping with the times, I call this one my eclipse cake. It’s alternating layers of chocolate and yellow cake (from a box cuz this mama didn’t quite feel up to making it from scratch) and regular white icing. To get the pearlescent/metallic look, I used shimmer spray (can be bought at Walmart in the baking section). Crumbled rock candy and Milky Way bars made for great, not to mention delicious, garnish.
We had special sprinkles and icing for the kiddos to decorate cookies. Turns out this is best suited for older kids, but they had fun!
This was a big hit! I took a large shipping box and cut here and there to create the body of the rocket. Washable makers and paint for decorating and let the kiddos go crazy!
My boys love playing in it even after the party.
I did some traditional bags with sunglasses, glow bracelets, and on-theme treats (moon pies, star crunches, and Milky Ways). Then I found these fun moon rocks on Pinterest. All you have to do is wrap trinkets and candy into layers of aluminum foil.
The kids loved unwrapping them and finding little surprises as they went. Since we had a much younger crowd, I kept them in a container but I had originally thought it would be fun to do a moon rock hunt! With older party guests, that would definitely be a highlight.
Want to throw your our spacey party? Here are some details:
Balloon Tassels, Star Danglers, Tassel Garland – Walmart
Black and Silver Balloons – Walmart
Gold Confetti Balloons – Pretty Cute Cuts
Name and “2” cake toppers – Gav and Ro
Ro’s Shirt – Made by your’s truly
Stay tuned for part II, the photo booth!