Space Themed Dinner and Drinks Menu: A Galactic Feast


Welcome, space travellers, to our thrilling space-themed dinner party! This evening, we’ll embark on a culinary journey through the cosmos with a menu inspired by the mysteries and wonders of the universe. From stellar appetizers to galactic main courses and cosmic desserts, this menu is designed to transport you and your guests to the far reaches of the galaxy, with a few nods to Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a night of interstellar dining and otherworldly flavours!

Embracing the Spirit of a Space Party

A space-themed party is all about adventure, imagination, and a touch of the unknown. The food and drinks should reflect the excitement and wonder of space exploration, with each dish showcasing creative presentations and cosmic flavours. This menu includes a variety of exquisite dishes that will make your guests feel like they’re dining among the stars, aboard the Millennium Falcon, the USS Enterprise, or the TARDIS.

Appetizers: Stellar Starters

  1. Rocket Skewers
    • Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil leaves, balsamic glaze, wooden skewers.
    • Instructions: Skewer a cherry tomato, a mozzarella ball, and a basil leaf onto each skewer. Arrange on a platter and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve chilled.
  2. Planetary Cheese Balls (Perfect for any Starfleet Academy event):
    • Ingredients: 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 8 oz cream cheese (softened), 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions, 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, paprika, and parsley for garnish, crackers for serving.
    • Instructions: In a bowl, mix cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and green onions until well combined. Shape the mixture into small balls. Roll each cheese ball in chopped pecans, paprika, and parsley to create a planetary appearance. Chill until firm. Serve with crackers.

Main Courses: Galactic Entrees

  1. Meteor Meatballs with Space Sauce (A hearty dish worthy of the Rebel Alliance):
    • Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, 2 cloves garlic (minced), 1 tsp dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste, 2 cups marinara sauce, 1/4 cup BBQ sauce.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a bowl, mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Shape into meatballs and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until cooked through. In a saucepan, combine marinara sauce and BBQ sauce and heat until simmering. Add meatballs to the sauce and coat well before serving.
  2. Cosmic Chicken Alfredo
    • Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breasts, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 cloves garlic (minced), 1 cup baby spinach, salt and pepper to taste, fettuccine pasta, blue food colouring.
    • Instructions: Cook fettuccine according to package instructions, adding a few drops of blue food colouring to the water. Drain and set aside. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and cook until golden and cooked through. Remove and slice. In the same skillet, sauté garlic until fragrant. Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Toss pasta with sauce and top with sliced chicken.

Sides: Cosmic Accompaniments

  1. Martian Mashed Potatoes
    • Ingredients: 4 large potatoes (peeled and chopped), 1/2 cup milk, 4 tbsp butter, salt and pepper to taste, green food colouring.
    • Instructions: Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and mash with milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Add a few drops of green food colouring and mix well until the desired colour is achieved.
  2. Asteroid Asparagus (A stellar side for any intergalactic meal):
    • Ingredients: 1 lb asparagus (trimmed), 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes until tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.

Desserts: Cosmic Treats

  1. Galaxy Cupcakes (Inspired by the infinite possibilities of the Star Wars galaxy):
    • Ingredients: 1 box chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients needed for mix), 1 cup butter (softened), 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, food colouring (blue, purple, and pink), edible glitter and star sprinkles.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven and prepare cake mix according to package instructions for cupcakes. Bake and let cool. In a bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk, beating until fluffy. Divide frosting into separate bowls and add different food colourings to each. Spoon different colours into a piping bag and swirl onto cupcakes. Decorate with edible glitter and star sprinkles.
  2. Moon Rocks (Rocky Road)
    • Ingredients: 12 oz dark chocolate (chopped), 1 cup mini marshmallows, 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers.
    • Instructions: Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Stir in marshmallows, nuts, and graham crackers. Pour mixture into a lined baking dish and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares before serving.

Drinks: Refreshing Beverages

  1. Stellar Lemonade (A refreshing drink for any Starfleet officer):
    • Ingredients: 4 cups sparkling water, 1 cup lemonade concentrate, 1/4 cup grenadine, ice cubes, lemon slices for garnish.
    • Instructions: In a pitcher, combine sparkling water, lemonade concentrate, and grenadine. Stir well. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices.
  2. Interstellar Blue Lagoon (Alcoholic Option)
    • Ingredients: 1 oz vodka, 1 oz blue curaçao, 4 oz lemonade, ice cubes, lemon slices for garnish.
    • Instructions: In a shaker, combine vodka, blue curaçao, and lemonade with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon slice.
  3. Sonic Screwdriver (Alcoholic Option) (The Doctor's favourite cocktail):
    • Ingredients: 2 oz vodka, 1 oz orange juice, 1 oz blue curaçao, ice cubes, orange slice for garnish.
    • Instructions: In a shaker, combine vodka, orange juice, and blue curaçao with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice.


A space-themed dinner party is a fantastic way to bring the excitement and wonder of space exploration to your home. With this menu, you can create a delicious and out-of-this-world experience that will delight your guests and make your party a memorable event. Enjoy the food, the drinks, and the cosmic atmosphere!


Can I prepare these dishes in advance? Yes, many of these items can be prepared ahead of time, allowing you to focus on hosting during the party.

What non-alcoholic drinks can I serve? In addition to the Stellar Lemonade, you can offer a variety of non-alcoholic drinks like sparkling water with fruit slices, herbal iced tea, or a non-alcoholic punch to keep all guests refreshed and happy.

How can I cater to dietary restrictions with this menu? Offer a variety of dishes, including vegetarian options like Rocket Skewers and Martian Mashed Potatoes. Clearly label any potential allergens.

What's the best way to serve the food at a space-themed party? Plated service works well for a more formal atmosphere, but buffet-style serving can also be elegant if presented beautifully and allows guests to sample a variety of foods.

How can I make the party more interactive with the food and drinks? To make the party more interactive, consider setting up a DIY dessert station where guests can decorate their own Galaxy Cupcakes. You can also include a space trivia game or a costume contest to keep everyone entertained.