Transform Your Next Party with These Simple Ideas | Sage's Outer Space Party Inspiration Part One
Well she certainly has a knack for creativity. Our fourth daughter Sage is never dull on creative, fun, and out of the box ideas for a party. But I kind of love it too because it leaves me having to think more creatively on how to pull it off in a pretty and simple way. A strawberry themed party, a goldfish party (which we morphed into a mary poppins/ backyard fair party– and yes goldfish were involved), a tu-tu party…just to name a few of past ideas.
So when I asked her what she wanted to do for her 8th celebration I never saw this one coming–especially since she’s never shown interest in anything of this category... until now.
Outer space party is what she requested, so outer space is what she’ll get! :)
Follow my Pinterest board to see how I'm saving inspiration for the party.
If you’ve been here a while you know I love to put together a good party to celebrate our kids and coming up with the theme is always half the fun for us. As they’ve gotten older, having them be a part of the process has made it even more special.
So if you’re on the hunt for a new and creative way to celebrate your little ones' next big day without feeling overwhelmed on how to do it, here's my process and how I’m putting together this party that will be out of this world (haha, sorry I had to use that line somehow!)
And if you’re still coming up short with ideas after this, I’m sure Sage would be happy to help come up with some out of the box and creative ones for you too.
3 tips for putting together a party with ease:
1. Pull together inspiration:
I always start with Pinterest and grab inspiration there. Sometimes it’s an idea for a game, the way something is set up, the colors I like together, or the kind of food that is served. I’ll take note of any little thing that grabs my attention that I want to try to pull off and gather it all on a board. You can peek at the one I did for this party here.
2. Select your colors scheme:
Once I’ve got a board I’ll pull together a color palette to stick to for the decorations. This helps make everything look cohesive and also helps me when I’m buying things. I can easily get sucked into anything that’s pretty, but when I have a specific color scheme I’m going for it helps eliminate all the other things that won’t fit within that, even if they are super cute! I suggest keeping it between 3-5 colors and adding in at least one neutral color (usually for the backdrop of everything) like black, white, tan, or gray to balance things out.
3. Grab your party supplies:
Then I’ll start browsing Amazon for some cheap things to buy that will fit with the theme. Party plates, table cloth, a piece of decor that will tie the whole thing together. One (of the many) great things about having 7 kiddos is that I’ve invested in some party decor that I have used over and over again with each of their celebrations so I can pull from things I already have at home and then sprinkle in the theme within the food, plates & napkins, balloons, florals, or simple decoration around the table.
I'll share all the pics from the party and links for what we used in an upcoming post so stay tuned and sign up for my email list here so you never miss a post.
In the meantime here’s some past parties we’ve also done to keep you inspired.
And if you have any ideas to add into a space themed party, let me know in the comments below!