Wednesday, March 30

Long ago...In a Galaxy Far Far Away...

My little Big boy turned 5 on Monday!! This past saturday we threw him his birthday party with all of his little friends. Upon Parkers request we threw him a Star Wars themed party! Let me just tell you.... Star Wars parties are a blast to plan!! If my budget were a little larger and I had all the time in the world I could have gone way, I mean WAY overboard with this theme. I started the week of the party off by making 17 Jedi Cloaks for all the little Padawans at the party. Thats right people 17!!! I am not much of a sewer but I thought it would be a cute idea so I winged it and came up with my version of a Jedi Cloak. I traced one of Parkers t-shirts and a hoodie, sewed the pieces together, tied a rope around the waist and VIOLA.... a Jedi Cloak! They were a hit with all the little kids.

I also made Light Sabers for all of the little kids. I was originally going to buy them all a cheap one as a party favor but since we were having Darth Vadar come to the party I thought he would appreciate something a little softer so he didn't return home with bruises everywhere. I searched some other party blogs and found the wonderful idea of making them out of pool noodles. So I went to Target and got pool noodles for $1.00, cut them in 1/2 and wrapped them in Duck tape. Easy as pie and once again the kids LOVED them.
I was trying to save money this year on the party since we are adopting and since we are at the top of the wait-list for our referral for our daughter and fees will be due soon I didn't want to blow through my budget. I decided to make the cake myself. It was cute for making it myself... I am by no means a cake decorator but Parker loved it. I baked and iced it the night before and while I was cleaning up my messes the next morning I discovered that some little fingers had found their to the icing. It's like they have a little sugar sensor that goes off when high levels of sugar our in our house and they start sniffing around like a dog on a bunny trail and once they find it they can't hep but lick....
So I had to re-ice my lovely little cake....
End Results...

We enjoyed Padawan Pizza... Wookie Cookies... and Yoda Sodas... It was great!!

Here are some fun shots of the party...

Little Jedis receiving their light sabers to fend off Darth Vadar

Darth VADAR!!!!





Cloak ceremony...

Jedi Parker Knight

Princess Leah and Obi Won

Yoda Sodas

Parker was thrilled about his party. He loved every minute of it. 

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