Seeing as how I am the s-l-o-w-e-s-t blogger on the planet, it’s looking like time I put up some information about the Space Party we had for my 5 year old a few weeks back.
Let me back up…. for Christmas this last year, “Santa” gave my son an astronaut suit, complete with helmet. He is a bit obsessed with “Star Wers, Dark Vader and Life Savors” (his words, not mine), so I thought we could broaden his horizons a bit and get him imagining space as a whole rather than just “Luke the Sky Walker”.
What with the Paper & Cake printable partyware team being, well, ME, I made the executive decision to design a Space Printable Birthday Party collection. I figured if my son was into it, there was a good chance he was not alone.
So, here is the invite – and the beauty of it is that it’s available in our store, so all you have to do is type your own info into it using Acrobat Reader, a free download from adobe.com. Easy, right?
I could not WAIT to share this part of the decorations with you all. Because it is budget central over here at the Barnes house (our family is on a mission to save save save wherever possible) I was really excited to have the opportunity to use a giant plastic bin full of Space related paraphernalia that my dad gave me from his days working at JPL. Pins, buttons, maps, photos, illustrations, you name it – the perfect bunch of stuff to choose from!
So, using two frames I had in the closet, I removed the glass and covered the cardboard filler with silver sparkly scrapbooking paper. The pins and buttons are just stuck in to the backing – no tape or glue needed. Two sets of 3M removable picture hangers did the trick to hang them above the table near the front door.
Next, I put together photo collages using brightly colored photographs of Saturn, various moons, and mars, to hang above the fireplaces. These were held together with Fotoclips (tiny plastic fasteners), and secured to the wall using some blue painters tape.
For some added interest, I placed this “Mars” book (from the plastic bin) and several space themed library books on tables around the house.
In addition, you can bet that I used pennant banners, lawn dots and garlands GALORE from our Space Printable Birthday Party collection. They are SO easy – just print on cardstock on your home color printer, and cut. For the lawn dots, I added wooden skewers to the back to stick them into the lawn along the front walkway.
Avery has a label you can run through your ink jet printer and stick right on the front of your CD. Of course the label is also available on the Space Printable Birthday Party, wink wink. Package it in a silver CD bubble wrapper from here, and there you have it for about $2 per favor.