Ever since my little Udayan was a baby he was fascinated by the sky and especially the moon. Actually “moon” was one of his first words and for a good year or two he wouldn’t go to sleep at night without first having seen the moon. Over the years I have encouraged my son’s interest in outerspace by buying him books, puzzles and DVDs about space. As a result his knowledge has grown a considerable amount so it was actually no surprise when his birthday came around and he asked for a space-themed birthday cake.
Every year I throw little birthday celebration for my kids with just immediate family and friends and I look forward to planning the little details. This year however, I was 34 weeks pregnant with complications so it was a bit difficult executing my vision. Since it was a birthday party for a little boy, I kept the colour theme fun and vibrant with blues, oranges, and lime green. The quick backdrop was made with navy craft paper from Michaels arts and crafts. I bought two rolls of paper for $7 each, and drew starts with a chalk pen to resemble the night sky. I used black river rocks for moon rocks and my husband’s Star Wars spaceship as décor on the cake table. The personalized outer space name banner was created by Karissa Heyden from Little Lion Lovlies Co. and it was the perfect piece of décor for my space-lover. My son loved the banner so much that we hung it in his room as soon as the party was over. Handmade banners and party décor can be purchased from Karissa’s Etsy shop here.
The cake table consisted of a two-tier space-themed cake very similar to one that my son saw and loved while we were browsing the Internet, as well as cupcakes, cakepops, macaroons, sugar cookies, and rock candy. Angela Nushis of Angie’s Sweet Little Kitchen made and delivered the Earth and moon cakepops, rocketship sugar cookies, and the space macaroons decorated with little yellow and white edible stars. Angie’s creations fit in perfectly with the theme and as usual were enjoyed by all the guests. The quality of the ingredients used is evident in the taste and freshness of anything that you order from Angie which is why she is my go-to person for all the sweets that I do not have the time to make myself. If you live in the GTA or neighbouring cities, I highly recommend Angie for all your sweet treat orders. She makes all sorts of delicious creations from cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops, to cookies, macaroons, pies, and biscotti! For order and pricing inquiries you can contact Angie through her Facebook page here.
The alien cupcake toppers were purchased from Chelsea from Your Little Cupcake. The toppers, made from texturized cardstock, acid-free glue and lollipop sticks are 100% food safe so you don’t have to worry about sticking them into your cupcakes. Each set comes with 12 toppers in your choice of colours. You can visit Chelsea’s Etsy shop here to see all the different cupcake toppers that are in stock but keep in mind that Chelsea accommodates custom orders as well if you cannot find what you are looking for.
The kids enjoyed colouring space-themed colouring sheets that I had printed from the Internet and building spaceships with Lego but perhaps what the children enjoyed the most was playing with the balloons. It just goes to show you, children are happiest with the littlest things and it is often unnecessary to stress about the little details of party planning as I usually do. My little boy had a wonderful time celebrating his fourth birthday and honestly with everything that was going on at the time, I couldn’t have asked for the day to go more smoothly than it did. It really was a lovely day and I am glad Udayan will have these memories to look back on someday!
Here are a few more pictures from the party, captured by Suresh Raja of Blossom Studios.