Rocket Birthday Party

This Retro Rocket Birthday Party was originally hosted by Brittany from Grey Grey Designs.


I’m lovin’ this party.  You have to check out the picture where they put a HUGE rocket going up the stairs to make it look like it was blasting off!  What a fantabulous idea!  There are just so many cute details.  Love the rocket pop cookies too!

Enjoy Brittany’s Rocket Party…..

My boo is two!  I can hardly believe it! I thought this party was never going to happen! I had to reschedule it from his actual birthday until two weeks later because we were moving in the midst of all this fun!  The theme was inspired by this cute Michael Miller fabric, “Rocket Rascals” fabric. It had a fun, retro-vibe to it. I got the fabric off Etsy, from BellePepper Couture.
Isn’t he the cutest boy?
His shirt was custom monogrammed from my friend Mollie, who runs an embroidery business out of her house.

I need a big impact item for the front entrance of our house, since it is all stairs, so I went with a rocket blasting up the stairs. This picture does not do the size justice. I cut the shape out of a huge cardboard box and then covered it with butcher paper and painted it . The “flames” are cellophane.

Since it was an afternoon party, I went with a sweets display. We had candy, cookies, cupcakes, etc. To say that I have tons left over is an understatement!
I found the rocket birdhouses on either side of the buffet at Michael’s and hand painted them to match the theme.
The adorable cupcake toppers are from the lovely CiaoBambino on Etsy! She also did the favor tags for me.
A close-up of the tags. They had little astronauts and rockets and said “Greyson’s 2nd Birthday.”
I handmade all the cupcakes and icing from Martha Stewart’s recipe for buttercream and dyed the icing myself. I am a control freak to the nth degree.
The rocket cookies were custom designed and baked for me by Laurie at Whimsy Cookie Co. She is local in Memphis, but she ships!  Check her out, she was awesome to work with and she can do anything!
The marshmallow pops were the world’s easiest thing to make and the kids LOVED them. They had red all over their faces.
I made all the food tags on my printer with and photo paper. I thought they turned out super cute!  We also had Airheads as well. I got almost all the candy at Wayne’s Candy Company in downtown Memphis. We have one of the best bulk candy stores right in our backyard!
I don’t normally like working with fondant, but I took a chance this time and tried to make his cake myself. I accidentally put flour in the blue fondant instead of cornstartch and it looked crazy!  But, he didn’t care!
The beverage station was a combination of bottled water with custom tags, “Rocket Fuel” (Crystal Light), and soft drinks.
I got this cute dispenser at Target after mine sprung a leak at my last party!
The cute galvanized pail is from the Etsy seller, BrodyandMa. I didn’t even have her do this custom!  She already offered it in the fabric that I loved!
Since we just moved in, we don’t have a lot of stuff on the walls, so I painted this banner to put alongside the food table.
The favors were PopRocks and Milky Ways for the Adults, and Elmo Rocket books ($1 spot at Target) and the candy for the kiddos.
Again, the favor tags were from CiaoBambino.
I got this rocket tent on for $20!!!!  Insane deal. This was also his present from us.
My sweet birthday boy!
He did NOT cooperate for presents!
Keepin’ it real.

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