Blast off with an outer-space themed-party
August 03, 2010
Outer space has long been an area of mystery and intrigue. Ever since Galileo developed the modern telescope more than 400 years ago, people have longed to learn more about the cosmos, and despite the fact that humankind has been able to explore the vast reaches of our solar system, almost all of the universe remains unknown. Many young children are fascinated by looking up at the night sky and learning about the various points of light that populate it. Why not encourage this curiosity by throwing your inquisitive son or daughter an outer space-themed birthday party? It's sure to be out of this world!
Of course, you'll want to send out terrific invitations. A great choice for your announcements would be to include imagery of an astronaut floating through space coupled with a space shuttle. You could also frame the invites as a request to your guests to join you on a mission to Mars or some other far-off planet.
The solar system has provided astronomers with some of the most magnificent visuals ever, so you should try to replicate the same awe-inspiring atmosphere when planning decorations. For starters, consider hanging replicas of each planet from the ceiling. Whether your guests are fond of the majestic rings of Saturn or prefer the beautiful blue hues of Neptune, they will certainly enjoy seeing their favorite planet hanging in front of them. Since the cosmos are full of images you can't see anywhere else, so you should place a fiber optic light up centerpiece on tables in an attempt to recreate this stunning imagery. Dimming the lights and watching the mix of colors dance in the darkness will be a treat for the eyes. Space exploration has also been continually represented through in and TV shows, so why not pay homage to one of the most famous small screen dramas - Star Trek - with a life size stand up of Captain Kirk?
Filling your home with fantastic decorations is only the beginning, as you will also need wonderful supplies to ensure your shindig is a success. A great idea would be to incorporate some black colors to complement the image of planets hanging from the ceiling. To start, drape a basic black plastic cover over your. Also, feel free to make use of the color when it comes to cups, plates and napkins as well. The inclusion of dark hue will have your guests thinking they're onboard a spaceship setting forth to a strange, distant world. Since there will be some dark elements in your intergalactic bash, a nice final touch would be to provide partygoers with glow sticks and glow bracelets.
Although the great unknown that is outer space will never be completely explored, the wonder of simply imagining what could be out there is sometimes all you need. Throwing a spectacular space birthday soirée will provide that special someone with an experience that they will surely remember for years to come, and will be able to look back on with fondness.