Space-Themed Party at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & planne: Rachel De Marte Events | décor & lighting: Kehoe Designs | venue: Adler Planetarium
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24 Futuristic and Space-Themed Party Ideas [Photos]

Space-Themed Party at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL | PartySlate

It goes without saying, futuristic and space-themed party ideas will never be passé. Whether we are binge-watching The Mandalorian (yes, it’s on Disney+ right now) or reading about the latest mission to Mars, the thrill of future worlds constantly beckons. If space is a blank canvas, our imaginations are the paintbrushes. 

As the world wrestles with uncertainty, and the endless newscycle often feels more science fiction than fact, we continue to look to the event industry — one of the most innovative industries in the country — for inspiration. 

The thrill of future worlds constantly beckons. If space is a blank canvas, our imaginations are the paintbrushes. “

These 24 futuristic and space-themed party ideas not only remind us of the endless creativity of event planners and designers — they have us dreaming of celestial landscapes and new lifeforms. 

So whether you are looking to host a corporate holiday party with LED robots or throw a Bar Mitzvah with Virtual Reality stations, the possibilities are endless. Without a doubt, your imagination is the “final frontier.”

1. Sparkling Champagne, Glittering Starlight

Space-Themed Party With Person in a Space Costume Holding a Tray of Champagne
photo courtesy of Catering by Michaels

Chicago, IL

Who needs gravity? Just give us champagne.

Catering By Michaels brought delicious catering to the Columbian Ball at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Guests enjoyed everything from “galaxy mousse cakes” to “pop rocks truffles.”

Even the service staff partook in the festivities with photo-worthy space suits.

Click through to see the planetary-ceiling installation (as well as the colorful uplighting) that made this space-themed party one for the history books. 

photo courtesy of & caterer: Catering By Michaels | venue: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

2. Futuristic Party With a Winning Strategy

Futuristic Party With Man Playing Larger-Than-Life Battle Ship Game | PartySlate
photographer: Harley Bonham Photography

Scottsdale, AZ

The board game Battleship was so popular with kids (and adults) that it later inspired a science-fiction action movie.

Guess what? It also inspired this epic corporate holiday party.

This futuristic party boasted décor by Blueprint Studios — with everything from glow-in-the-dark arcade games to light tunnels. 

When it came to dining, M Culinary Concepts sparked our imaginations with a futuristic “salad-hands” wall and Dim Sum docking station.

Moreover, don’t miss the lounge seating that felt straight out of The Jetsons.

photographer: Harley Bonham Photography | décor: Blueprint Studios & The Balloon People| venue: WestWorld of Scottsdale | caterer: M Culinary Concepts | rentals: Epic Party Team & Cre8tive Event Rentals | production & lighting/audio: ADV, Dream Studios | drapes: Qwest Drape | custom fabrications: Behind the Scenes Production | photo booths: MISGIF

3. “Rings of Saturn” Space-Themed Party

Galaxy-Themed Party With a Pink and Purple Neon Glowing Room and Glow-in-the-Dark Centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Show Ready Photo

Concord, CA

The John Muir Gala was truly “Out of this World” with pink uplighting, hypnotic centerpieces, and glow-in-the-dark ceiling installations by Blueprint Studios, Hensley Event Resources, and Got Light.

Furthermore, the clear-tented space doubled the dazzle by reflecting up-lit décor.

Taste Catering & Event Planning also wowed guests with delectable cuisine and a bar setup with sleek cosmo paneling.  

photographer: Show Ready Photo | décor: Blueprint Studios | venue: Concord Jet Center | rentals: Hensley Event Resources | lighting: Got Light | caterer: Taste Catering & Event Planning

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4. We Heart Futuristic Entertainment

LED Robot Entertainer at New York Bat Mitzvah Party | PartySlate
photographer: Otero+Seclen Photography

New York, NY

It’s true: Guests will always remember this elegant, yet lively Bat Mitzvah at SECOND.

Event planner Urban Art & Design amazed guests with iridescent-fringe décor, a lavish balloon backdrop, and walking LED entertainment.

With a future this bright, we are feeling all the love and excitement.

photographer: Otero+Seclen Photography | planner & décor: Urban Art & Design | venue & caterer: SECOND. | rentals: Jersey Street Productions | graphics: Bombshell Graphics | balloons: Joshua’s Balloons

5. Tray Service with Style

Futuristic Party With Woman in a Platinum Blonde Wig With a Silver Space Uniform and Tray Surrounding Her | PartySlate
photographer: Arik Hoek

Houston, TX

This futuristic party dazzled with show-stopping entertainment by J & D Entertainment.

LED-costumed performers (and glow-in-the-dark wearable trays) had everyone feeling right at home in this futuristic setting.

Servers donned metallic and robot-patterned leotards, while colorful laser lighting transformed the scene into an intergalactic Cloud 9.

photographer: Arik Hoek | entertainment: J & D Entertainment

6. Rad Relativity

Space-Themed Party With Laser-Cut Bar Décor and Pink and Blue Uplighting | PartySlate
photo courtesy of Rachel De Marte Events

Chicago, IL

Every detail of this space-themed party — planned by Rachel De Marte Eventshas us reaching for our cameras.

Kehoe Designs created an imaginative landscape with futuristic furnishings and geometric centerpieces.

Guests could order a Tang cocktail in a space pack at the laser-cut bar or enjoy photo ops with actors dressed as various sci-fi characters.

Finally, The Gold Coast All Stars topped off the evening with lively entertainment.

photo courtesy of & planner: Rachel De Marte Events | décor & lighting: Kehoe Designs | venue: Adler Planetarium | entertainment: The Gold Coast All Stars | caterer: Food For Thought | entertainment: Smilebooth

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7. X Marks the Spot at This Space-Themed Party

Galaxy-Themed Party With Three Women in Silver Space Costumes and Multicolored Space Helmets | PartySlate
photographer: Michael Kress Photography

Pittsburgh, PA

Guests were ready to explore the galaxy and beyond at this SpaceX event planned by Evoke Design & Creative.

Syzygy created a neon dreamscape with bright lighting and up-lit backdrops.

Futuristic robots, astronaut performers, and the vintage arcade-game Space Invaders kept guests entertained on and off the dance floor.

Click to see how Occasions Caterers kept everyone satiated and fueled.  

photographer: Michael Kress Photography | planner: Evoke Design & Creative | décor: Syzygy | venue: Carnegie Library | caterer: Occasions Caterers | entertainment: Snap! Entertainment & Washington Talent | lighting: Atmosphere Lighting

8. In a Galaxy Far Far Away

Space-Themed Party With Purple and Blue Uplighting and Storm Trooper Entertainment | PartySlate
photographer: Black Cat Photo

Oakland, CA

There’s no doubt about it: Other galaxies were just within reach at this space-themed party.

Blueprint Studios – Rental and Bright Event Rentals set the scene with funky space-age furnishings and a bar setup with constellation-decorated panels.

Furthermore, The Lux Productions captured our imaginations with dynamic, neon lighting installations.

We especially love how Entire Productions mesmerized guests with LED robots and Storm-Trooper performers.

photographer: Black Cat Photo | planner: SpotOn events | décor: Sharp stick studio | venue: Chabot Space & Science Center | a/v: The Lux Productions | rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental & Bright Event Rentals | entertainment: Entire Productions | caterer: Grace Street Catering & Wine

10. Shuttle to the Stars

Space-Themed Party With LED Bar Set Up and Gold Suspended Planet Décor | PartySlate
photographer: Kara Fein Photography

Los Angeles, CA

With a gigantic shuttle suspended overhead, there’s no limit to the places you can go.

This space-age gala at California Science Centerplanned by Bob Gail Eventsbrings us that much closer to the far reaches of the universe.

Bob Gail Music provided lively entertainment while  La Tavola Fine Linen wowed with futuristic linen.

Without a doubt, the details of this celebration were modern yet timeless.

photographer: Kara Fein Photography | planner: Bob Gail Events | décor: Kathryn Watson Designs & Lilla Bello | venue: California Science Center | entertainment: Bob Gail Music | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rental: Revelry Event Designers | printing: Messex Industries | installation: Main Event Props | lighting: Peterson Event Lighting

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10. Music of the Spheres

“The Galaxy’s Greatest Hits
photographer: Fig Media- Photography

Chicago, IL

When the Chicago Symphony Center puts on “The Galaxy’s Greatest Hits,” you can expect a spectacular party.

Star Trek star George Takei mingled with guests, while dramatic starlit uplighting transformed the already majestic auditorium.

We especially love all of the fabulous floral décor by Kehoe Designs

photographer: Fig Media- Photography | décor: Kehoe Designs | venue: Chicago Symphony Center | caterer: Blue Plate Catering | harpist: Bill Pollack Music | ice sculpture: Nadeau’s Ice

11. Kaleidoscope-Views of the Universe and Beyond

Space-Themed Party at Moonlight Studios in Chicago, IL With Projection Mapping and Installation Artwork | PartySlate
photographer: Moonlight Studios

Chicago, IL

This visually-magnetic event at Moonlight Studios gets its inspiration from NASA’s twin Voyager space probes.

Projection mapping and installation artwork transformed this spacious venue into a kaleidoscope of psychedelic colors and futuristic fancy.

Don’t miss how the crystal chandeliers sparkled in different colors with ever-changing uplighting.

photographer & venue: Moonlight Studios | event production: Canvas Wedding + Event Design  | sound: Sound Investment AV | caterer: Haute Boxx

12. Timelessness is Trending

Futuristic Party in Helicopter Hanger With a Clock Lit Up on the Floor | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Revel Decor

Chicago, IL

Look: There is so much to love from this intimate dinner in a helicopter hanger.

Revel Decor transformed the space with ethereal uplighting, mod furnishings, and winter floral installations.

Limelight Catering also wowed guests with their creative menu and artfully plated dishes.

We especially love the bar of neon lighting spanning the banquet table — as well as the clock-face projection mapping.

photo courtesy of, design & décor: Revel Decor | venue: Vertiport | caterer: Limelight Catering

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13. Betting On Good Times Ahead at This Futuristic Party

Casino-Themed Futuristic Party in Tent With White Linen, Black Chairs, and Geometric Neon Chandeliers | PartySlate
photographer: Vanessa Tierney Photography

San Francisco, CA

We are willing to bet that this casino from the future impressed guests all night long.

Got Light transformed this clear tented space with abstract LED lighting installations.

Sleek black chairs and long white banquet tables by Blueprint Studios – Rental added a mod (and luxe) vibe.

TPD Design House created imaginative event branding, so no one is likely to forget this fantastic event or the company behind it. 

photographer: Vanessa Tierney Photography | planner: Twenty Three Layers | décor: Farmgirl Flowers | venue: The San Francisco Mint | lighting: Got Light | rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental & Casa de Perrin | event branding: TPD Design House | caterer: Stag Dining | custom casino tables: Elevate Customs

14. Celestial Soirée

Celestial-Themed Bat Mitzvah Party in a Purple Uplit Room With Neon Orange Centerpieces | PartySlate
Photographer: Kari Otero Photography

New York, NY

The Bat Mitzvah girl had her moment of stardom at this celestial-themed celebration.

Event planner and designer Florie Huppert Design created a magical landscape of starlit projection mapping, twinkling candlelight, and glittering drapery.

We especially adore the glittery-silver backdrop framing the bar area.

photographer: Kari Otero Photography | planner & design: Florie Huppert Design | venue & caterer: Apella | photo booth: Shake and Share Media | graphic design: FHD Invites You | entertainment: Allen Dalton Entertainment Group | games: Royal Entertainment

15. It’s a Fact, We Love Science Fiction

Futuristic Party With Neon Lighting, Whirlpool Projections, and Futuristic Furnishings | PartySlate
photographer: Nadia D. Photography

Atlanta, GA

You see, all eyes were on this geometric installation at the opulent Fox Theatre.

We love this science-fiction-themed event with its neon lighting, whirlpool projections, and futuristic furnishings.

Greeters on stilts, along with bubble dancers, dazzled guests at every turn during this visually-stunning event.

photographer: Nadia D. Photography | décor: WM Events | venue: The Fox Theatre | a/v: Active Production and Design | rentals: PeachTree Tents & Events & Cort Furniture | entertainment: Party on the Moon, Lee J. Howard Entertainment, & Amusement Masters

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16. Electric Extravaganza

Gala With Futuristic Décor and Colorful Abstract Lighting Installations | PartySlate
photographer: Show Ready Photo

San Francisco, CA

An ever-changing and abstract-lighting installation — designed by Got Light — makes the future look brighter.

Hensley Event Resources and Blueprint Studios – Rental teamed up to create a utopia of up-lit glass banquet tables and geometric centerpieces that evoke a solar system in orbit.

We especially admire the up-lit cocktail tables that resemble flying saucers.

photographer: Show Ready Photo | décor & rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental | venue: California Academy of Sciences | rentals: Hensley Event Resources | lighting: Got Light | caterer: McCalls Catering & Events

17. Opulence in Orbit

“Galactica” Gala Space-Themed Party With Planetary Décor Ceiling Installation | PartySlate
photo courtesy of Pilar Pava Events

Miami, FL

No doubt about it: The imaginative scope of this “Galactica” gala is as infinite as the universe itself.

Designer and Producer Galaxy Productions enthralled guests with a giant planetary ceiling installation as well as captivating neon tablescapes.

We especially love the variety of centerpieces that include bloom-woven planets and glow-in-the dark orbs.

photo courtesy of & planner: Pilar Pava Events | décor: Galaxy Productions | venue: Ocean Bank Convocation Center | caterer: Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design & Bacardi | graphics: Mia Almaguer

18. Virtual Vibes

Bat Mitzvah Space-Themed Party With Virtual Reality Stations | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Midtown Loft and Terrace

New York, NY

This space-themed Bat Mitzvah at Midtown Loft and Terrace impressed friends and family with neon furnishings, globed ceiling installations, and a Virtual Reality station.

Luckily, reality was even more fun. After a few virtual adventures, guests were willing to return to the party at-hand and celebrate on the dance floor.

photo courtesy of, venue & event production: Midtown Loft and Terrace

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19. The Perfect Space for a Space-Themed Party

Bar Mitzvah Space-Themed Party With Glow-in-the-Dark Planetary Centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Chris Herder

Englewood, NJ

This galaxy-themed party at SPACE EVENTS was equally spectacular with floating planetary centerpieces, astronaut ice cream, and a “Please Find Your Planet” seating station.

We especially love the planetary ceiling installation suspended above the dining area, not to mention the bowling lane.

photographer: Chris Herder | venue: SPACE EVENTS

20. Cosmic Celebration

Corporate Event Space-Themed Party With LED-Costumed Drummers and Aerialists | PartySlate
photographer: American Image Gallery

San Francisco, CA

This corporate event was truly “out of this world.”

Sublime lighting by Got Light transformed this hip industrial space into a celestial wonderland.

Aerialists and LED-costumed drummers gave glowing performances, while cosmic signage made for a stunning backdrop. 

photographer: American Image Gallery | planner: Russell Harris Event Group | venue: The Exploratorium San Francisco | lighting: Got Light | caterer: Global Gourmet Catering | furniture: AFR Event Furnishings | entertainment: Earth Circus | a/v: Everything Audio Visual | photo booth: LA Photo Party

21. Absolute Magnitude

Corporate Event Space-Themed Party With Giant Planetary Décor Ceiling Installation and Rectangular LED Cocktail Tables | PartySlate
photographer: Werk Creative

Denver, CO

It’s true: Outer space was an arm’s reach away at this impressive galaxy-themed party.

We love the eye-catching ceiling installation as well as the vibrant neon furnishings — not to mention the Saturn-like centerpieces drawing all eyes to the dining area.

photographer: Werk Creative | design: Elective Hive | venue: Seawell Ballroom | caterer: Epicurian

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22. Partying at Light Speed

Bar Mitzvah Futuristic Party With Vibrant Green and Blue Uplighting | PartySlate
photographer: Brett Mountain Photography

Warren, MI

Light and video replaced more traditional décor at this futuristic Bar Mitzvah.

Guests enjoyed riveting entertainment with a VR station and LED-foosball table.

Don’t miss the abstract neon-acrylic centerpieces or how the entranceway was transformed into a visually-stunning space portal.

photographer: Brett Mountain Photography | planner, entertainment, & activities: Star Trax Events | décor: Designs by Debbie LeClaire | venue: Stage 3 Productions

23. Spinning Through the Galaxy

Tommy Hilfiger 2018 Holiday Party With Futuristic Entertainment and Futuristic Décor | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Astarte Creative

New York, NY

Tommy Hilfiger’s 2018 Holiday Party might be in the past, but it has the future written all over it.

Astarte Creative set the scene aglow (literally) with LED hoop artists and LED violinists.

Other futuristic entertainment included mirror-suit dancers and LED stilt-walkers.

Neon signage and vibrant uplighting made for a galactic backdrop.

photo courtesy of & entertainment: Astarte Creative

24. Sci-Fi City

Out of This World, Space-Themed Party Bat Mitzvah With Futuristic Centerpieces | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Siagel Productions

Boston, MA

Imagine the cities of the future. Where this will be skyscrapers soaring past the stars or flying cars zooming through puffs of clouds?

This “out of this world” Bat Mitzvah party has us anticipating future cityscapes. Towering centerpieces evoke a Sci-Fi Skyline while vibrant uplighting suggests the atmosphere of some distant planet.

Even the LED dance floor has us pondering the dance moves of the future.

photos courtesy of, event planning, design, & entertainment: Siagel Productions | venue: Temple Israel of Boston | caterer: MAX Ultimate Food | rentals: PEAK Event Services & Bubble NYC Event Rental Furnishings | centerpiece décor: Fancy Faces | led dance floor: Music Masters | galaxy linen: Spandex USA

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Space may be the last frontier, but the perfect space-themed party is just within reach.