Looking for a DIY birthday party idea you can pull off and totally rock your kid’s world? We’re more than impressed by Roxanne McClure’s rad rocket birthday party for her boy and girl kiddos. Yep, it’s a joint birthday bash full of gender neutral designs that are super stellar. She shot for the moon and went above and beyond it. Creative is an understatement. We mean, even the fruit is cut into star and moon shapes! Any kid at this birthday party had the time of their life, no doubt. Between the pizza, popcorn, and rocket ship balloons, how could you not?! Get ready to be sent into outer space: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Blast off!
Roxanne says, What do you do when two siblings born two years apart share the same birthday weekend? Have a gender neutral double out of this world birthday party, of course! 5 Four 3 Two 1…. It was time for a Birthday Blast Off! My kids love rockets, looking at stars and finding the moon every night so it was easy to come up with the theme. Putting together a traditional galaxy party with dark blues and blacks for them didn’t really fit our vibe so we went with red and coral hues (fitting for boys and girls).
I have always been a DIYer and this party was no exception. I had an idea of making my own backdrop so out came the table saw, some paint, and pampas grass to create our Rad rocket. I know Pampas grass has been used for weddings and parties over the past year but for this party it was ON FIRE and I loved how it came out!
When it comes to tabletop, there are many celestial paper plate designs to choose from these days. I went a little out of the box and found some groovy plates at Bonjour Fete that fit our vibe/palette and reminded me of shooting stars. The Meri Meri rocket cups were a must and so adorable. Creative Amme made red Saturn sir sticks that were a perfect addition to the table and the kids loved them! The table incorporated stars, moons, and planets fit for our little astronauts.
When deciding on florals I knew Rachel from Night Shade Florals was going to knock it out of the universe. I wanted to be sure that we had several varietals of florals that were playful and vibrant. Rachel used poppies, french tulips, butterfly ranunculus, narcissus and more to create bright and beautiful center pieces.
Kiddos (rocket) fueled themselves with individual Moon (Pizza) pies and food boards that could please any pallet. As always the sweets on the table were a huge hit. A spinning circle of gummy bears, marshmallows, chocolate and more was accompanied by macarons with constellations and a birthday cake by Sift Dessert Bar that was beyond mouth watering.
I love my littles to the moon and back. We had a blast in our backyard party (that got moved inside due to rain haha) and I hope you love it as much as we did!
Cool, right?! For another party that’s outta this world, check out this space themed birthday party!