Saturday, July 18, 2009

Man on the moon

We recently had a space party for LittleSquib's 6th birthday. Note my pathological Bree Van de Kamp attention to detail


Pull-out invites with 3D paint rivets


Our dvd played NASA space footage on the telly on mute while a thumbdrive belted out a space compilation:

Bad Moon Rising (Credence Clearwater Revival)
Black Star (Radiohead)
Far Out (Blur)
Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (Carpenters)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Thin Lizzy)
Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John)
Drops of Jupiter (Train)
Goodbye Milky Way (Enigma)
Farewell Rocketship (Children Collide)
Outer Space (Freezepop)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
My Star (Ian Brown)
Kelly Watch the Stars (Air)
I lived on the Moon (Kwoon)
Spacewalk (Lemon Jelly)
Life on Mars (Bowie)
Man in the Moon (Voice of the Beehive)
Man on the Moon (REM)
Moonshadow (Cat Stevens)
Wandering Star (Portishead)
Rocketman (Elton John)
Sleeping Satellite (Tasmin Archer)
Space Oddity (Bowie)
Starman (Bowie)
The Whole of the Moon (The Waterboys)
To the Moon and Back (Savage Garden)
UFO (Sneaky Sound System)
Under the Milky Way Tonight The Church)
Walking on the Moon (The Police)


A helium astronaut, stars, and a Saturn pinata in the lounge room

A **zipperobe TARDIS and outer space (made from garbage bags) in the spare/guest room

Gingerbread astronauts and rockets

Fruit rockets and cheese star biscuits

Zappo the Alien, another Women's Weekly classic, right up there with Princess Shazza

Loot Bags

Note that the badges on the loot bags match the cake (how deranged can one person be?). Contents: freeze dried Giant Sandwich, mini Mars bar & Milky Way bar, chocolate space sticks, glow-in-dark stars, spinning UFO top, earth marble, space jokes, astronaut figurine


Included alien mask making

LittleSquib was dressed as a dalek

One of her presents was 'I can be a Space Camp Barbie'. Space needs more pink

Squiblo wore a retro rocket scarf

* The decorations stay up for BigSquib's sci-fi space party at the end of the month
** For overnight guests to hang their clothes in


squib said...
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squib said...

I can't get a handle on this Blogger. The spacing and so on is a bit weird. Sorry it's all over the place

Samantha said...

your party decorations take my breath away

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Looks fine to me Squib.

You are the rockinist mother known to me.

Melba said...

Very impressive squib, well done. But even more impressive is the size of your guest room!

squib said...

Funny you should say that, Melba. When we put in plans to build that room, it ended up on the front page of the local paper under the headline 'Freo getting dense'

wari lasi said...

What to say? Impressive stuff.

Mother of the Year. Little Squib is one lucky child.

Leilani said...

I hope my kids never see this or they'll be wanting me to make more effort. Although I did make that alien cake for a party last year too.
Very impressed, especially with the rocket gingerbread.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

The Boy had a Thomas the Tank Engine cake for his fifth.

However, this was made by professional cake wranglers as the Mrs and myself are a bit crap at this sort of caper.

catlick said...

Love your work. I have been known to build cakescapes: building sites, complete with cranes and trucks, or golf courses. The supermarket sponge is my friend. It's a bit out of date now, but my tour de force was a life size chocolate crackle ET bas-relief. If I were an artist, food would be my medium.

Cath said...

Bugger a Croquembouche.... I want a Chocolate Crackle ET - now I want to see THAT on MasterChef 2!

squib said...

a life size chocolate crackle ET bas-relief

good grief! have you got a picture?

eat my shorts said...


Adopt me. Please?

Leilani said...

Good idea, MasterChef 2010 team challenge to cater for a 6th birthday party. Including the cake.

patchouligirl said...

I am totally in awe squib. Jack does have a glow in the dark solar system stuck to the roof of his room but I've yet to even start to figure out theme parties.

The only party theme I remember my parents doing was they did a pizza party for my 12th birthday - all the kids got to make their own pizzas. They put all kinds of stuff on their pizza and then didn't want to eat their own creations. It was fun though. I dont know if theme parties were so much the go in the 1970's though.

Whose parents did theme birthday parties and which ones do you remember?

squib said...

EMS okay, but if you're older than 6, you have to do all the housework and cooking and shopping. When can you start?

Patchouligirl, my mum didn't do parties. Or occasions in general

WitchOne said...

MY GOD! My coupe de grace was a cake made from honey joys and chocolate crackles then piled in a lopsided pyramid.

At least they were eaten.

You are definitely mother of the year, when can you adopt my children? Just at birthday time you understand.

the projectivist said...

there's a career for you in Event Catering For Children's Parties if you want it.

did you have some of those flying saucer sweets? the ones with sherbet inside? my children love those things.

eat my shorts said...

EMS okay, but if you're older than 6, you have to do all the housework and cooking and shopping. When can you start?

By older than six, you mean chronologically, no?

Cooking and shopping? Oh, yes indeed I can manage those. I get to spend your money though, right?

Cleaning? Hm. Cleaning you say? I'll get back to you. (Will the rules allow me to delegate?)

Let's not forget my skills as an educationalist. I'll teach for birthday party food, I'm not above that.

Louche said...

Wow, I am both awesomely impressed and insanely jellis of your rockin' party making skills.

I usually outsource all the food and cake to my mother.

As I kid I loved the AWW party cake book, the swimming pool cake was much admired but never received.

eat my shorts said...

I could make it for you.

For the right price.

Kettle said...

Squib a monumental result! Good on you. I wouldn't be in the least surprised if AWW contact you to head up the next kids' party publication.

My darling parents put on a Halloween-themed party for my eighth birthday. Mum forgot to put sugar in the cake; it was the scariest thing there.

catlick said...

good grief! have you got a picture?

I did have one squib, but like all photos of aliens, it was blurry, poorly lit, and somewhat open to interpretation.