An “Out of This World” birthday party: Cole turns 2!

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Last year Cole was a very hungry caterpillar and this year he was a space explorer! I’m a sucker for a theme party, so my son’s birthday parties are the perfect opportunity get a little crafty and have some fun. Since Cole starting talking it’s been all about the moon. Practically every night he’s running from window to window shouting, “Moon, where are youuuu?” and “Moon! Big moon!” So I’ve known for a while now that I wanted to do an outer space theme party for his birthday. Here are some pictures from the party.

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Guests were greeted at the door.

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Space-themed balloons, garland and decorations everywhere!

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A craft corner for the kids to color and play with stickers. I printed out some coloring worksheets and found the space stickers at Michaels craft store. I hung up their masterpieces after the party 🙂

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The cupcakes were adorable and delicious! We ordered them from Swirl Bake Shop in Merrimack, NH. I’ll be featuring this cupcake shop in a post later on this year, so stay tuned for that!

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Inspired by a post on Divine Party Concepts, I put together a cute bean bag game for the kids. Each bucket represents a planet and they throw the bean bags in, stack the buckets, use the buckets as hats…whatever they felt like doing. Bargain side note: Each pail is a $1 at Dollar Tree!

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A quick search on Pinterest gave me the idea to make rocket ship goody bags out of zip-lock baggies, clothes pins and stickers. We called it “rocket fuel.” Half the bag was filled with chocolate covered cranberries and the other half with cheddar bunnies.

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It was such a fun day and we are so proud of our happy two year old. If you have any cool kids theme party ideas, please share in the comments section below!

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2 thoughts on “An “Out of This World” birthday party: Cole turns 2!

  1. What a darling birthday party! Lucky Cole! I don’t necessarily have a theme idea, but my mother has a cute idea – she’s a professional embroiderer and she’s making a “Happy Birthday ______-” tablecloth for each grandchild. Then we’re embroidering a motif for each themed birthday party. So for Cole you’d have a caterpillar and a 1, and a moon and star with a 2, etc. I imagine in the teenage years it would only come out for the family party but I hope that in 30 years it would start to be a memento of all the love mom put into celebrating those birthdays…

  2. Charlotte – I LOVE this idea! And I think I’m going to have to steal it for Cole 🙂 It’s so hard to find ways to create mementos that can be used and displayed! Love love love.

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