24 Sep

REAL PARTIES: Rockets and Aliens Birthday {Toy Story Inspired}

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Cotton Candy Rockets with Pop Rock Aliens, DIY (and pretty darn adorable) Monster Aliens with giant googly eyes, Rice Krispie treats shaped like Rockets… sounds like BLAST, right?!

There are so many clever, creative details in this Rockets and Aliens birthday party dreamed up by Natalie from Southern Belle’s Charm for her son’s 5th birthday. If you’ve got a Toy Story (or Monsters vs. Aliens!) fan in your circle, this one’s especially for you!

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Read on for lots of fun pics and all the party details, as told by Natalie… 

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

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“My son Greyson loves Toy Story, and I love to incorporate his ideas into a party that we both love! His favorite character is Buzz Lightyear – so we went with a Rockets and Aliens party for his birthday this year.

I stuck to a palette of limes and blues and used rockets and “G“s as the focus for the party. We have always called him G since he was little and – due to the space ranger influence, {G Force} was a perfect match!

There were paper lanterns hung as planets with slinkies {inspired from the movie} as the fire” from the rockets.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

I used tissue poms and a polka dotted lime background to create the dessert table background, and added a custom banner with his name on it.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

We made monster aliens to decorate the table!

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

There were lots of polka dots, rockets and G’s to pull the theme together. We found the little aliens from the movie and used them on the cake and as filler on the tables. My son wore a custom shirt made by Olive&Ollie.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Food & Drinks
We served a picnic lunch in Alien lunch sacks complete with rocket peanut butter sandwiches and Toy Story 3 grapes.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

The adults had chicken salad in croissants with celery/carrots in ranch served in votive containers.  There was fruit skewers too!  I like to serve the same thing for adults as the children but in a different presentation style. This party was for both groups of people!

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

For drinks we had a Blue Cosmic Cooler and decorated lime Pellegrino bottles with rocket labels.

We served the drinks for the kids in lime and blue frozen rocket cups to keep their drinks cool on the hot day.  And before they left we had blue rocket Popsicles made from molds.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

There was a gorgeous cake to accompany the Dessert Bar, which also included: Cotton Candy Rockets with Pop Rock Aliens, Rice Krispie Rockets, cookies, cupcakes, Buzz Lightyear Pez, and candy galore!

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Favors: It was a swim party {we live in Las Vegas and it was 115 degrees on the day of his party!} so the favors were swim toys, floats, water blasters and sand toys – all with Buzz Lightyear and the Aliens on them.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

For the adults we gave out sugar cookies with fondant rocket toppers.

Rockets and Aliens birthday party ideas

Activities: We asked everyone to show up to “Star Command” at 11:00 am and the kids “soared into Space” (a.k.a. our swimming pool) with games and activities.

DIY projects: I made the invitations, favor tags, banner, treat bag tags, labels for food/beverages, thank yous, and birthday hats.

Shopping resources: Party City for polka dot napkins, Polka Dot Market for balloons, Paper Lanterns and Favor Bag toys from Dollar Tree.”

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Thanks again to Natalie for sharing this fun party!

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Lucy SAYS:

This is amazing!
My son is Toy Story crazy and I was looking for inspiration for his birthday party. I wanted a clear theme without going to Disney crazy and I love that you’ve done that so effectively!
Does anyone know where I could get a paper punch rocket similar to this?

Reply February 10, 2011 at 5:42 am

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Dee SAYS:

Everything looked great and I am sure the party was a big hit! How did you create your green backdrop with the polka dots?

Thanks

Reply February 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

Natalie-Southern Belle's Charm SAYS:

For the backdrop – I found these at the thrift store – but if you just purchase fabric and cover foam board it works just as good. Lean on the table or hang on the wall.

February 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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Pinky SAYS:

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I’m having a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy themed party in a few weeks. I’m blatantly stealing your adorable idea of the cotton candy and pop rocks cones. You’re brilliant! Thank you so much for the great ideas.

Reply February 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

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Stacey SAYS:

Cute! How did you make all the cut outs? With a cricket machine?

Reply May 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

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renae SAYS:

I LOVE THESE IDEAS!!! I JUST USED ALL OF THESE FOR MY SONS 7TH TOY STORY ALIEN BIRTHDAY PARTY. PERFECT IDEAS. THANK YOU!!!

Reply June 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

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sharon SAYS:

Thanks for the idea / theme for our youth dept. at church!!! The colors were very vibrant and I like the DIY projects!

Reply June 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm

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Elise SAYS:

how did you do the backdrop/background.

Reply July 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

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Hana SAYS:

where did you get the rockets from they are soo cute, you did an amazing job.

Reply January 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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Brittany SAYS:

How can I get the recipe for the cotton candy in the ice cream cones?

Reply July 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

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Angie Torres-Zamora SAYS:

<3 It and so do my son I wanted to know were can we get some of those adorable glitter rockets?

Reply December 15, 2014 at 8:12 am

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