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Have an ‘out-of-this-world’ party with these galaxy desserts

Have an ‘out-of-this-world’ party with these galaxy desserts

July is #spacemonth here at PAPER/PLATES, and in addition to lunar landings, Neil Armstrong, and the Hubble Telescope, that makes me think of birthdays.

Growing up, birthdays were a big deal at my house. They meant two key things: that you got to choose a special birthday dinner, and that you got to invite over your closest friends for a birthday party. Specifically, a themed birthday party. We had "under the sea" parties featuring blue light bulbs and inflatable fish that hung from the ceiling. We had Parisian parties where we enjoyed Welch’s sparkling grape juice in champagne flutes and a Christmas light silhouette of the Eiffel Tower hung on the wall. We had '50s parties featuring inflatable guitars, soda shoppe-style floats and a viewing of Grease (whose mature plot lines went completely overlooked). 

As soon as we kicked off #spacemonth, I knew I had to do a post that honored those over-the-top, themed parties of yore, so here are five space themed recipes that can take your party to the next level. The next stratosphere, even! (Hardee-har-har)

Galaxy Candy Apples

Galaxy candy apples from Some of This and That

Galaxy candy apples from Some of This and That

These candy apples are spot on for a shimmering night sky. Their high luster and hefty dose of edible glitter make them distinctly out-of-this-world.

Get the recipe → Galaxy candy apples

Galaxy Bark

Galaxy bark from Life With the Crust Off

Galaxy bark from Life With the Crust Off

When perusing for space themed recipes, one thing becomes abundantly clear—you’re going to need a lot of purple and blue food coloring. This simple recipe for chocolate bark is made celestial with ample food coloring and candy stars. 

Get the recipe → Galaxy bark

Cosmic Cake

If you are up for a challenge with fondant and cake decoration, this crowd-pleaser is for you. A dome cake base is topped with cosmic fondant and sprinkled with edible silver paint to make a perfect galactic centerpiece.

Get the step-by-step guide → Cosmic cake

Alien Pretzels

Alien pretzels from Butter With a Side of Bread

Alien pretzels from Butter With a Side of Bread

A fun spin on chocolate dipped pretzels, these cute little aliens would make a great addition to any space party. (Or Halloween party!)

Get the recipe → Alien pretzels

Galaxy Donuts

Galaxy donuts are probably the trendiest celestial dessert on the internet these days. Catch the wave with this baked and swirled recipe that's sure to impress.

Get the recipe → Galaxy donuts

Book pairing: "Leaving Orbit" by Margaret Lazarus Dean & whole wheat sourdough bread

Book pairing: "Leaving Orbit" by Margaret Lazarus Dean & whole wheat sourdough bread

5 books you have to read if you really love space

5 books you have to read if you really love space