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Rocketship Chicken Roll Ups and Other Space Party Foods

Updated on July 11, 2012
Food ideas for a space party.
Food ideas for a space party. | Source

Space Themed Party Foods

Throwing a space themed party can be nothing short of out of this world! But a party is not complete without the food to complete it. So what kind of food should you serve at an astronaut's lift off? Read on to find some fun and exciting food to add to your next space adventure!

Rocketship roll ups.
Rocketship roll ups. | Source

Rocketship Chicken Roll Ups

Rocketship chicken roll ups are very fun and easy to make. They are sure to be a hit with all of your little astronauts!

Ingredients for Roll Ups:

  • Chopped chicken (or any filling such as lunch meat or veggies)
  • Slice of cheese of your choice
  • Lettuce
  • Mayonaise, mustard, or Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 slice of cheese
  • Slices of apples (two per sandwich)
  • Orange and red pepper slices (sliced thin)
  • two or three strawberries and/or blueberries for the USA

Directions:

  1. Take one tortilla and place the lettuce, cheese, and chicken on tortilla.
  2. Add your mayo or dressing and roll up the tortilla. Place the roll up on a plate in a vertical fashion.
  3. Add half of a cheese slice to the top of the tortilla.
  4. Take two slices of apples and place on either side of the bottom portion of the roll up, on the outsides. (See picture for more detailed examples.)
  5. Cut out the letters for USA from the strawberries and blueberries and add to the outside of the roll up on the rocket part of the sandwich.
  6. Add pepper slices to the bottom of the roll up to form the fire from the rocket. And serve to your space enthusiasts!

Flying Saucer Cookie Pictures

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Cut out the dough.Alex carefully places the mini milkyway in the center.Then he wraps the dough around the candy.Place on a cookie sheet and bake.Your finished cookie will look like a flying saucer!
Cut out the dough.
Cut out the dough. | Source
Alex carefully places the mini milkyway in the center.
Alex carefully places the mini milkyway in the center. | Source
Then he wraps the dough around the candy.
Then he wraps the dough around the candy. | Source
Place on a cookie sheet and bake.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake. | Source
Your finished cookie will look like a flying saucer!
Your finished cookie will look like a flying saucer! | Source

Flying Saucer Cookies

When I started to think about what treats I could serve at a space party, my mind immediately went to a Milkyway candy bar. Although these are tasty treats, I wanted my little space friends to have an extra special treat. So I decided to make Flying Saucer Cookies.

Ingredients:

  • Sugar cookie dough-You can use the store bought tube (this is what I did to save time) or you can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
  • Mini Milkyway candies (one for each cookie)

Directions:

  1. Using the cookie dough of your choice, roll it out into about 1/4 thickness. Then using a 2 inch diameter biscuit or cookie cutter, cut circles out of the dough.
  2. Place an unwrapped candy in the center of the cookie and wrap the dough around the candy.
  3. Follow the baking directions on the package or from your cookie recipe.

These cookies are sure to give your guests a surprise when they bite into them. They are best served warm so that they still have a gooey center. However, I can assure you that they are still delicious when completely cooled.

**After making (and then eating) these cookies, I realized that to make them look even more like flying saucers, you could add small frosting dots around the base of the Milkyway 'bump' to make it look like lights. I think that this would give it an even more authentic look.

Alien 'Blood' Punch

This is incredibly easy to make. Simply stir up some limeade or other green drink. Add some carbonated beverage like Sprite to it and serve!

If you don't want to make alien blood punch, then serve Tang. It was of course the drink of the astronauts!

You can even have some 'real' space food for kids to try.

Finger jello stars.
Finger jello stars. | Source

Finger Jello Stars

Making finger jello stars is very easy and will be a huge hit with your kids! If you already have a finger jello recipe, feel free to use yours. Here's one that I used.

  • 3 small boxes of lemon gelatin
  • 4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • 4 cups of boiling water

Mix together and place in a 9x13 inch pan and place in the refrigerator until set, about 2 hours.



I hope that your outer space adventurists enjoy these space treats as much as mine did. To infinity and beyond!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Haha, yes he was eating it up, especially since his sister wasn't there to take over! :) They don't tell their friends that (yet) but my daughter does usually change her clothes and brush her hair when we get ready to cook because she knows that pictures will be involved! Thanks for the visit Cyndi!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      How fun! Your little boy Alex is so cute. You can tell he was just "eating up" his time on camera. Hehe. You're also so creative! I bet the kids love watching you do all these yummy recipes. It would be so funny and so cute if they told their friends, "yeah, when Mom cooks, she takes pictures of her creations." Hehe. Fabulous job!! Many votes!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Rebecca! I'm going to link you solar system cupcakes to this one as well. :)

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks ishwaryaa22, I so appreciate your visit, comments and shares. We did have lots of fun with it!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for the pin Alissa. I'm sure those little guys would really find them out of this world! :)

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Hehehe, aren't you funny! Glad you thought it was full of some useful ideas for parents. We had fun making them!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      This is so great Cardelean! My boys will love this. I'll try the rocketship one! Voted up and shared! Kelley

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      How creative!I love the rockets, the green alien blood, and all of these ideas for a kid's party. Well done!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A dynamic combination of creativity & taste! The rocket chicken roll up, flying saucers cookies and jello stars all sound yummy, easy-to-make and ideal for space parties. Look like you & your kids had fun! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up, Socially Shared & will pin.

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      Alissa Roberts 5 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Love all of these ideas! My boys would go crazy over the rocketship chicken roll-ups with jello stars. And I am eye balling those flying saucer cookies - yum yum! Thanks for all the fun food ideas - voted up and pinning!

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! This hub is 'out of this world' with creative ways to entice kids to eat healthy! I love your ideas of taking simple food, i.e. a chicken wrap, and turning it into something so fun that there isn't any reason why a child would not want to take a giant bite into this 'rocket ship' sandwich.

      The entire hub is a winner for parents who want to hold a space party-or for any afternoon lunch meal. I love the star jello and the alien blood punch. Too bad your mom was so lame that she wouldn't buy any Tang for you when you were a kid. Oh, I've got an idea-if you ask her, I bet she would buy your kids Tang and then you could sneak a glass or two.

      Rated up and across.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks! Have a great night. :)

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! can't wait to read in more detail. Photos look awesome-have to run to work.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Aww, thanks Rose! I appreciate your continued support.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Your party ideas are so much fun, Cara!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      No biggie, I don't always look at the amazon capsules! :)

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      Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

      Well I guess that shows how thoroughly I read this! LOL

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks! I actually put that in as an amazon capsule in case people wanted to purchase some. It would be fun to try!

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      Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

      Very creative, Cara! You could also include that freeze-dried "space" ice cream. The astronauts used that too. Voted up!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Wow, thanks for the very kind compliment Jason. Although kids today don't really get to experience the 'awesomeness' of astronauts going off into space, I was of that era. I definitely remember the Tang connection and wishing my mom would buy some for us! So glad you enjoyed this so much and thanks for your visit.

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      Jason Marovich 5 years ago from United States

      This is a really unique way to have fun with chicken roll ups. Awesome that you remembered Tang, the drink of astronauts, too! Your final photo, of the finger jello stars, is amazing. It's always fun to find an article, like this one, that is so original. Voted up and awesome.