Andrew celebrated his 4th Birthday a couple of weeks early with an Outer Space Party yesterday. Amazingly, every single child he invited was able to be there! (Which is shocking since it was the middle of December on a Saturday). I had such a fun time planning his party and I think he had a good time, too! A special thanks to the grandparents, aunts, and uncle who were able to help out! I could not have pulled off a party for 12 little ones without you! (The pictures in the basement are a little dark, sorry).
We started out making Solar System pictures with foam stickers in the kitchen as our friends arrived.
Once everyone was there we headed to the basement where the kids all put on jet packs (thank you for the many hours you spent on these, Chad) and prepared for Space Camp.
We played Astronaut Says (like Simon Says). "Astronaut says shake a friend's hand."
Next up was Musical Planets (like musical chairs, except when the music stops, everyone finds a planet to share instead of being out if you are the last one there. We played until we were all sharing the same planet).
We tried out an "Astronaut" Parachute game together after that. (sorry, no pictures of that one).
The children played "Land the Rocket Back on Earth." They got to take a spin in a swivel chair while everyone else counted down, and then they stuck their rockets on Earth.
We played "Astronaut, Astronaut, Spaceship." (Like Duck, Duck, Goose)
We ended Space Camp with a Pull String Pinata.
Then blasted off back upstairs for cake and ice cream.
When treats were done, we all headed outside to hunt for Moon Rocks. (Lollipops wrapped in aluminum foil). We played outside until all the parents came to pick up the little astronauts and bring them home with their crafts, goody bags, jet packs, star balloons, and inflatable space shuttles.