Now as a disclaimer...I had visions of having all the snacks and everything layed out nicely on plates with cute labels before the girls walked in the door from school...and great pictures of the spread to share with you. I was on track to have everything ready because most of it was done the night before...and then the doctor had to reschedule my routine prenatal appt for the morning before the party. That's a guaranteed 2 1/2 hours out of my day since it takes an hour each way including dropping the kids off with a sitter. Then the appt. itself ended up taking forever...so all day at home to get ready turned into less than an hour. But you know what...the girls had fun and loved the party, so whatever...that's just how life is some days.
Starry Cheese with Moon Crackers
All you do is buy sliced cheese (or slice it yourself) and cut the stars out with a cookie cutter. Of course, I didn't want the scraps, so after the stars were gone, I brought out the scraps. The girls were even MORE impressed with the slices with star-shaped holes than they were with the stars themselves.
These were really easy to put together, and an idea I came up with myself. Just swirl the background frosting and add the stars. For more information about how I made these and references for the constellations, you can see my post here.
No awesome picture of these...but it was just Capri-suns, and we told the girls about how astronauts have to drink in space.
Star Cut-Out Cupcakes
I used the same frosting as the Constellation Cupcakes, but we actually didn't serve these at Firecracker's party. I made them to take to Firecracker's class at school. They're not quite as spacey as the constellation cupcakes, but they're easier to transport and less messy for kids to eat....perfect for taking to school.
You can see my tutorial here for how to make them.
I'm sure there are a lot of other ideas out there...what would you serve at an Outer-Space Party?
For some additional easy ideas, you might want to check out this post by Katie at GoodLife Eats, Etc.
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