This year, the lil man insisted on having a Star Wars theme and going to Laserforce for his birthday…which was pretty much my worst nightmare when it comes to parties, because not only would it have to be scaled right back for transportation purposes and lack of space at the venue, but I also know absolutely nothing about Star Wars! I still have not watched any of it…
To get in the mood, I gave Tammy from The Lilybug Project a brief for the Star Wars themed invitations and she created downloadable files for me to use on Vistaprint.
The next step was planning the party table. I had to be really restrictive with the menu, as I wasn’t going to have the convenience of being at home with the freedom of lots of space, so the lil man and I chose the our top menu items together. The Chewbacca Bites are just our simple bliss ball recipe, and the tie-fighters are BBQ shapes stuck to each side of cheese cubes with cream cheese. And check out the matching themed namecards!
Next, I had to work out the easiest way to represent the theme effectively. Here is the trial run we had at home, based on how much space we would have at the venue….
The “7” ballon, stars, and marbled balloons came from Pop Roc Parties.
The BB-8 cookie jar, plain white and star-printed balloons came from The Warehouse.
The table cloth came from K-Mart and the light sabers came from a Dollar Store.
Matching themed HAPPY BIRTHDAY poster by Tammy from The Lilybug Project – this was a customizable downloadable file that allowed me to print in any size (this was A3, but I could have easily gone up a couple of sizes).
Now, the most important thing – THE CAKE! Lemon-yoghurt cake with vanilla bean buttercream, a solid white chocolate deathstar and some glowstik lightsabers. It definitely wasn’t perfect – I have a long-standing feud with fondant – but the lil man was beyond stoked with how it turned out.
Last but not least, the party bags…and lucky for us, there was so much to choose from at The Warehouse! We printed off the Darth Vader cut outs and glued them on plain paper bags from Looksharpe. From left-to-right:
Sherbet sticks from Kmart
Star Wars icy pops from The Warehouse
Lightbsabers (glow sticks with silver duct tape for handles) from Kmart
Glow-in-the-dark stars from a Dollar Store
Party blower, cookies annd lollypops from The Warehouse
That’s all for now! We have a very happy [almost] 7-year-old!