Party at the Planetarium!

Planning a party is one of the parts of a parent’s job description that can be the most daunting. What’s age-appropriate? Where are the best places to consider as party venues in Huntsville and Madison County? How can you throw a good party and stay within your budget? We plan on helping busy parents find the answers to those questions and more in our series, “It’s My Party“, where we invite real, local parents to share their great party planning experiences with other readers.

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Big thanks to Elisa G. for sharing her daughter’s birthday party experience with us!

Star-Gazing Birthday Party

Age & gender of child: 9 year-old girl

Party Theme: Stargazing birthday party

Party Location: VBAS Planetarium on Monte Sano Mountain


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Facility Rental Costs: $120

Number of Party Guests: 30

Invitations: We sent an Evite with a star theme

VBAS planetarium

Decorations & Food

The Cake: We served cake, pie, cookies, macaroons, truffles, mini cakes, a cold coffee bar, water, and edible arrangement fruits.


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Favors & Activities

Games & Activities: We had a wonderful presentation about the solar system by the VBAS Astronomical Society for children. This was followed by a star show inside the dome. We also did some star-gazing outside with a cool real telescope. Everyone enjoyed this!

Favors: We gave each guest National Geographic booklets to find the stars from your back yard, and lanterns covered with red cellophane to see the stars at night.

Planetarium Party Pro-Tips

This is a fantastic party option for summertime birthdays, as the night is cool. Remember to bring your own chairs and decorations for the picnic area. We really loved the VBAS staff.

Photo Credits: VBAS Planetarium


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