Monday, March 9, 2015

A Star Wars Birthday Party

Yesterday we celebrated Lawson's 6th birthday. Our boys are crazy about all things Star Wars (and when I say Star Wars, I mean the old movies, not the new, animated Star Wars Rebels TV series) they are hardcore about it these days.  So when I began thinking about a party for him, it was a no brainer to go with a theme that he is over the moon about…so Star Wars it was!

There are so many options of party items to be found online so I took advantage of Oriental Trading Company and several other sites to help pull it off.



I'll start with the food, you can't have a party without lots of fun munchies.  (I used cute food labels from an Etsy store and couldn't find Wookie cookies that I liked so I went with R2D2 cookies instead.)





We started with a scavenger hunt, then moved into Jedi training and finally ended up knocking down the Death Star. They had little bags for their scavenger hunt items as well as for the candy that the Death Star dumped on them.


We even had a visit from the Master Jedi himself. Yoda did a fantastic job teaching them about the use of light sabers as well as helping them with their agility and skill levels.   I think the boys thought that meeting Yoda was pretty cool.


Each boy received a Jedi robe, light saber and then passed the Jedi training exercises with flying colors.  The agility test culminated with a light saber fight with none other then Yoda himself.



Then everybody got in on the fight with Yoda.  I'm pretty sure they all had a terrific time!


Here are my cute little Jedi's in training.  Even Theodore got in on the action, one light saber is never enough!

Lawson enjoyed destroying the Death Star.  This was my first attempt at making a piƱata and I must say it took a while to do (3 days in fact).  If I do it again, I'll know to start about 7 days earlier so that each layer has plenty of time to dry, I ended up having to rush it a bit but overall I think it turned out just fine.



We sang "Happy Birthday" and opened presents.  I'm pretty sure its safe to say he had a thoroughly great time!! And definitely enjoyed his Yoda Soda…can you guess what Ava Jane enjoyed?




I must say a BIG thank you to my Mom who helped me (through 2.5 snow days-with all 4 kids at home) make eleven adorable little Jedi robes, sized to fit each trainee.  I couldn't have done it without her help!!  I think it was a total hit!

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