Monday, September 2, 2013

Star Wars Party

My sweet little 5 year old boy requested a Star Wars Party.
That's exactly what he go this past Saturday.

The wind on Saturday made things a bit more challenging for the tables.
But I think we managed alright.
I took the easy way this time and bought a party pack of printables from Etsy this time.
It certainly made things bit easier and I really loved the stripes and circles (NOT dots -- because "boys don't like polka dots" according to Brady).

Snacks were on our menu......Padawan popcorn, Vader Veggies with Droid Dip, Princess Leia Lays, Boba Fett Fruit, Grape Sabers, and Yoda Soda ( and, R2D2 H2O- not pictured).

We also had cake
with Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda (who you can barely see behind the candle) on top.

and delicious cupcakes....

OH - and Wookie Cookies.
These were a hit!

In our Jedi Training Facility, the trainees had to prove themselves worthy of becoming a padawan by completing an obstacle course.
The two Jedi Masters led the way.....

First obstacle, driving a pod racer.....

Walking over the lava....

Through the tunnel and down the slide.

Once everyone had completed their course, they took an oath and received their training robes.....

 Thank you Nana LeeAnne for the perfect, homemade and personalized robes.
They are awesome!

Next up, everyone received their light sabers and were trained in using them.

 After that, it was time to destroy the Death Star.
I think Hubs learned a lesson here.  
Next time, tie the pinata to a tree instead of holding it yourself.
Else, you will get whacked....

After all that hard work, it was time for some refreshments.
We sang to the birthday boy and got some food!

Everyone enjoyed the break.
It was super hot out there....

Then, it was gift opening time.
Always a fun part of a birthday party!

After all the gifts were done,  Darth Vader showed up to 
challenge these kids to join the Dark Side.

But no one wanted to join him and evil was soundly defeated.

Lastly, it was time for some photo ops!
All the young jedi with Jedi Master Pippa and Darth Vader.

The Birthday boy and Darth Vader.

Darth Vader and my 4 kiddo's....

Brady loved his party.
I think all the kids had a great time !
Thank you so much to my hubby for double duty as a Jedi Master and Darth Vader.
And thank you to our sweet friend, Emily, who agreed to come and be Jedi Master Pippa for us!  You both were awesome!!
IT was a fantastic day.


Tad said...

This looks fun! We had so much doing doing a Star Wars theme at VBS this summer.

Wendy said...

Sorry, the comment is from Wendy. Somehow I was logged in as Tad.