ABOUT THE THEME
Take your guests on a journey to the unknown with a celestial-themed event. Use your invitations as an opportunity to clue guests into the theme with glow-in-the-dark lettering, and encourage them to come as earthling explorers or extraterrestrials—reflective clothing (à la space suits), holographic and neon accessories are all encouraged.
Drape the event space in black linens and glow-in-the-dark stars to impersonate an infinite surrounding of space. If you’re into a little DIY project, you can turn paper lanterns into planets with a little paint and the addition of a few floating rings. Really hit the theme home with a candy station: include all the outer space favorites like Moon Pies, Starbursts, Mars bars and Milky Ways.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Intergalactic, Galactic Rodeo
Hire a DJ who can read your crowd and keep the party pumped up with hypnotic top hits and stellar beats.
DRIED FRUIT AND NUTS
Pretend your a true space cadet with dehydrated food. There aren’t any refrigerators in space to keep food fresh, so you’d have to rely on dehydrated, pre-packaged meals and snacks. But that's not to say you can't elevate this spread—dried fruit and nuts are common on charcuterie boards, so there are plenty of well-known combinations to choose from.
PURPLE RAIN COCKTAILS
Assign a signature sip to your party that can play up the fluorescent, ultra-bright color scheme, like purple rain cocktails. Play with the name to make this cocktail more space-related (think: rocket fuel, space juice or celestial storm).