I love a great party especially planning a great party. Daddy has wanted to watch Star Wars with the children for a long time. I had my reservations about letting a 4 year old and a 7 year old watch Star Wars due to the well...hmmm...all of it. I prefer a "life is all roses type of movie"; however, I gave in and my kids have been hooked ever since. So naturally when it was time to start planning Cooper's 5th birthday his first choice was Star Wars of course!
Next Up: Drinks! C3PO H2O. We used gold spray paint to cover the bottles. Caps were left on so that it would give the bottle a paint free area to put your mouth to drink. Cooper was responsible for drawing C3PO's face on all the bottles.
Can't leave the OJ glasses out. Peel and stick chalk board vinyl cut out to
look like Darth Vader's mask and a chalk marker.
What's a party without themed food? Food labels were made with flattened foil cupcake holders, black card stock, and white vinyl cut out with my Silhouette.
|Yummy Cinnamon Rolls|
|Fruit Light Sabers. Red and Green Grapes on wooden skewers and duct tape at the end for the silver handle.|
|Waffles - a family favorite!|
Yoda Yogurt: Vanilla yogurt mixed with a little green food coloring.
Boba Berries and Jedi Super Food (granola) to build your own fruit parfait.
|Hans Solo Sausage Casserole (i.e. breakfast casserole). Not a family breakfast without one of these present.|
Found this great utensil holder and cut out vinyl lettering from my Silhouette to match the party theme. Best part is that the vinyl can be pulled off and the holder can be re-purposed for later parties. My daughter was quick to point out though that the holder should actually say, "May the fork be with you". She's Good!
Games & Activities! No party is complete without games (at least according to my 2 party people). What's a Star Wars party without light sabers? We cut pool noodles in half and covered the ends with duct tape and black electrical tape. Bubble wands ($1 each) got the same duct tape treatment around the handles.
|New Episode: The Cousins Strike Back!|
For a fun activity, the parents used the bubble wands pictured above to create flying Death Stars that the kids could pop in air with their light saber noodles. Let the fun begin!
Party Favors: In addition to the light sabers, everyone received a bag of Wookie Cookies! No bake chocolate and oat cookies to look like a mini chewbacca, cellophane bags, and a thank you note printed on card stock and folded in half and stapled. Super yummy and sweet.
|C&C = Cousins & Best Buds!|
|Birthday Boy enjoying the fruits of his labor!|
|New Chewbacca Doll from Maw-Maw & Pa-Pa!|
|Coop picked his cake out himself. We actually googled pictures to find what he liked. Took a huge sigh of relief though when he picked the cake from Publix, go figure! His smile in this picture was enough of a thank you for me!!|
Happy Birthday to My Favorite Jedi and Happy Party Planning to All of You!
Next up...Parker's 8th Birthday next week. Her party of choice: Littlest Pet Shop.
Stay tuned for more party fun!