Oliver recently turned four and in keeping with his current obsession requested a rocket party to celebrate. This was his first birthday party with friends (the children have "friend" parties every other year starting at the age of 4) so I wanted it to be memorable. That being said, I also knew that I wouldn't have a lot of time or energy to put into it. Hello, brand new baby! One way I cut down on party prep was to limit the guest list. I also hired a friend to bake the cupcakes and didn't do much decorating other than the simple rocket banner.
I made the rocket ship invites out of gray card stock. I cut yellow and red party streamers into thin strips and attached them to the back with tape to look like fire. Ollie hand delivered the finished product to his friends along with a silver balloon.
In the end Oliver had a happy afternoon celebrating with his friends. They enjoyed his new Stomp Rocket, played a game of Alien, Alien, Astronaut (think duck, duck, goose...) and ended on a sugar high of chocolate cupcakes.