We are big-time Star Wars fans, so I was really happy when Lucas wanted that to be his birthday theme. Can I just say that I actually love throwing boy birthday parties more than girls. There is so much imagination in little boys! Okay so I will try to remember everything I did. PS....excuse the glare in some of the pictures. It was a hot summer sunny afternoon!
PSS...this is a LONG post. Lots of pictures. Sorry!
Birthday table. The backdrop is actually a chalkboard. I got a large piece of wood cut at Home Depot and painted it with chalkboard paint. I wanted it to look like a starry night. Sorry for the glare!!
We also took pictures of the kids in Star Wars masks, which I used those masks as the birthday invitation. Resource below.
Birthday Table: resources at the bottom. Here's the food list:
- Fruit Lightsaber: fruit kabobs
- Death Star Donuts: chocolate-dipped donut holes on a stick
- Ewok Nibbles: pretzels, goldfish, wheat squares
- Vadar Veggies: carrots, broccoli, snap peas
- Skywalker Sugar Cookies: sugar cookies
- Galactic Cupcakes: cupcakes
- Obi-Pop Kornobi: popcorn
- Leila Buns: small cinnamon rolls on a stick
- Palpatine Pizza: pizza
- Yoda Soda: green soda drink
- Warrior Water: bottle water
Jedi Training Camp--The main party entertainment was the Jedi Training camp. A few weeks prior to the party, I talked to Lucas's Uncle Eric about dressing up as a Jedi Knight and training a bunch of wild boys to be Jedi Knights. He took this responsibility very serious and watched a lot of Disneyland's Jedi training camp YouTube videos. It was awesome! He even spoke like a Jedi and the kids loved it. I did purchase the Jedi Knight outfit because I was short on time to make anything for him. But it could easily be made with a long white robe with a brown sash. Or if you like to buy the one I have, let me know!
Jedi Eric taught the boys how to use their light sabers, how to swing and properly act like a Jedi Knight. Then they had to go through an obstacle course and practice their skills. The best part was when there was evil in the force and Darth Maul showed up. You should of seen the looks on the kids' face. It was awesome! I have to admit. I was scared, but they all ran and attacked him. But my ultimate favorite part was when Darth Maul and Jedi Eric went at it and had a pretty good lightsaber fight. I'm sure it brought back a lot of fond childhood memories for those too. Don't worry...Darth Maul was Lucas's daddy.
PSSS...I miss our backyard.
cut wood and chalkpaint: home depot
adult costumes: party city
padawan outfits: I bought brown fabric on sale at Jo-Anns to make tunics for each guest. So, you cut
out a rectangle piece and then cut a hole for the neck. I suggest cutting the holes not too big or the tunic
will fall off their shoulders. I also bought white fabric and cut long strips for ties. No sewing.
blow-up lightsabers: amazon
white modern trays: amazon
star wars pez candy: amazon
star wars squishy figures: amazon
gable boxes: i owned from previous party but you can get some here.
star wars printable masks: BessiePooh
party labels and food labels: me
black and white striped table cloth: my own but got fabric from Ikea and made into a tablecloth
star wars cookies: Sweet Treatz by Mary
star wars fondant cupcake toppers: Pastel Fiesta
party straws, cupcake holder, food cups, striped bags: Hey YoYo
star wars 3-d cake and cupcakes: Sweet Lisa's