I used printables from Hello My Sweet to decorate the party, and the sweets (all but that big chocolate cake and the cinnamon rolls) were delivered by Montreal Confections. They made the party! When the boys saw all of the desserts, their eyes went wide (and that includes the dads who snapped iphone pictures...)
The detail on the cookies and cupcake toppers is unreal. The little Chewie in the fighter ship is edible - I was told that they were completely handmade and hand-painted. Incredible.
The signage was so fun and helped to create a fully cohesive party. I'm showing off my very favorites, but we also served "han-burgers," "palpatine's pizza," "hutt dogs," and "thermal detonators." Great fun. For most of the boys (including mine) it was the first time they were trying any kind of soda. We mixed limeade with a touch of 7up and called it "Yoda Soda."
My favorite is still "Leia's buns." Thanks to my sister, Melissa, for making them for our party!
I didn't use all of the printables that came with the pack. But, since I paid for them, I found another use for all of the cupcake toppers and other character signs that I didn't need for the dessert table: a mobile. I strung up double-sided pictures from our dining room's light fixture. It was a fun touch that made a big statement. Instead of tablecloth, I opted for a length of wrapping paper, and die-cut black stars to scatter over the length of the table.
The party can't be all nice-to-look-at and no activities, right?
1. my happy 6 year old!
2. pool noodles, cut in half and wrapped at the base with masking tape, make for awesome light sabers.
3. Darth Vader meets planet-of-the-apes masks - they were a weird hit.
4. We froze Hans Solos in, er, jello and then made teams race to dig him out. It took them about a minute.
5. initiation into jedi training involved tattoos.
6. the best thing about throwing a themed party? The parents know what will make your son happy.
After all of the party excitement, we sent the boys home with their mask, light saber, one of these Star Wars cups filled with goodies, and the most amazing Vader cookies I've ever seen:
These were my fave. When Marlyn dropped them off, my eyes bugged out. I even took an extra and popped him onto my cake. To give them as favors, I wrapped them individually in cello bags, and for extra fun, cut a little paper cape - he was much more menacing that way.
I hope you liked our Star Wars party! The kid in me loved every minute of it, and my son has been grinning and talking about it ever since.