Here’s what Erin said about planning the party- “When our first son was born, a really funny thing happened in the delivery room. My husband turned to me, holding our sweet Luke, and whispered, ‘Luke, I am your Father.’ Mind you, we did not name our son after any of the Star Wars movies, but my hubby knew I’d need a quick laugh, and boy did he get one.
While in the hospital, I dreamed up this birthday party for my then newborn son. I’ve waited 4 years to pull off his “May the Fourth be with You” party and what fun we had!
I wanted to have a party where the kids didn’t just sit around and do typical birthday stuff like open gifts and eat cake. So, we made a Jedi Training Course out of hula hoops, soccer cones, a mini slide and fabric tunnels.
Once the kids made it through the obstacle course, they were awarded with their very own, hand sewn, Jedi or Princess robe and Light Saber. The Jedi’s wore brown hooded robes and the princess’ wore white gowns with metallic gold belts and buns made out of yarn and a headband. They looked adorable!
We then played pin the “saber” on Yoda and awarded the kids with a Star Wars sticker. We made a Pez Toss out of antique Star Wars character Pez dispensers. (Think of those games at the county fair…) The kids loved this game because they got to try to rope the characters with their glow in the dark bracelets (another prize!).
We had a lunch break, where we served Jedi Fuel Packs, which were silver cupcake boxes filled with a Darth Dog (hot dog), Princess Lays (potato chips), and Light Sabers (green grapes on a long toothpick on the end of a foil covered wine cork). Jedi Juice was served in individual R2D2 and Darth Vader sippy cups and for the adults, we provided Yoda Soda (Sprite) and Wookie Water.
Once the Jedi’s were fueled up, we served cupcakes, dusted with edible glitter and sugar Yoda’s and Darth Vaders and of course, Sabers.
To end the party, we had the children take a whack at the Darth Vader pinata. Each kiddo got to take home their robe and saber, along with a Star Wars puzzle and their Jedi Juice cup.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Sparkler Candles Cupcake Boxes
This ANGRY BIRDS SPACE FOURTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kelly Alexander of celebratethesemoments. This party definitely looks like it was a fabulous time, for the boys and girls alike! You probably can’t go wrong when there’s a sling shot and cake involved :].
Here’s what Kelly said about planning the party- “My son, Finn, asked for a Space Angry Birds birthday party months and months and months ago (as that was the latest “Angry obsession”). We had an absolute blast with it, and he couldn’t stop talking about it (nor could his buddies), so to me that is a total win. It all started with the painting of a pretty elaborate backdrop, which I’m actually fairly proud of, and weeks of making paper maché birds. I ordered the golden eggs and space birds gummies, but designed and printed most of the other party stuffs myself. So what do I think makes for a great 4 year old boy birthday party? Let me break it down to some of the key ingredients:
2. More Sugar
3. A massive slingshot
4. A few more cool games like “Pin the Bird on the Pig”, tabletop Angry Birds, and a Treasure Hunt for the stolen golden eggs
5. A few GREAT friends
6. To be able to not only EAT your cake but LAUNCH it too!
7. And some super cool take home goodies
= ONE GREAT PARTY!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Angry Birds Party Supplies Lollipop Sticks Striped Paper Straws Plates, Cups
Shannon said this about planning the party- ”I figured at age 2, this would be the last year I could call the shots on my son’s birthday party theme. Even though he’s growing up so fast, I knew I wanted a sweet theme that was still a bit babyish. His first and favorite song has been Twinkle Twinkle Little Star so I knew that was the way to go.
I convinced a friend to save her old windows for me for the backdrop, which I backed with a navy shower curtain and tiny twinkle lights. I whipped up some puffy white clouds to hang above it using felt and batting. Then I went crazy with the desserts. From the gold glittered cake pops to the shooting star sugar cookies to the pineapple stars, everything was homemade. I added a bit of gold washi tape to all of my white serving pieces to tie it together a bit as well.
Since I went crazy with the dessert table, I cut myself some slack and ordered pizza. But not before a Star Bar was born! I filled glass bottles with tea & lemonade and covered anything that stood still with those little gold teacher’s star stickers. Some homemade constellation embroidery told everyone about it!”
Invites: Paper Cut Couture
Print: The Wheatfield by Katie Daisy
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Clear Cellophane Bags Washi Tape Lollipop Sticks Cupcake Liners Striped Paper Straws Paper Treat Bags
What a fabulous ROCKETS & ROBOTS + SPACE THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Louise Sanders of SunshineParties! I hope you gain a lot of inspiration and party ideas here!
Louise said this about planning the party- “Send your little boy shooting into the stars with this vintage-inspired Rockets and Robots space-themed party. We created this party theme for my little boy, Thomas – he was turning two!
For the Party Table decor we used mainly blue and orange. The decor consisted of honeycomb paper balls or “planets”, home-made rockets, spaceship and robot masks, rocket favors and of course the space rocket cake.
We created this space theme by using our designs from our latest Sunshine Parties printable set. All digital design elements can be printed on a home PC printer and handmade. This makes the party unique and still affordable and best of all it doesn’t take that long! With a little thought this party can look out of this world and your little boy will be over the moon! Excuse the pun!”
Vendors and Credits:
Venue- Akimbo (in Durban, South Africa)
Photography- Louise Sanders
Party Design, Printables and Decor- SunshineParties
Cupcakes- Isla Louise
Cake- Marlise Ross Cakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tissue Balls Baker’s Twine Cupcake Stand Gumballs Tin Paint Pails
This STAR WARS THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Mariana Zago of Docinni was so fabulously executed! I hope you enjoy all the fabulous details and ideas here!
Mariana said this about planning the party- “I felt really challenged when asked to create a “Star Wars” Themed dessert table. My client explained to me how crazy her little boy was for the whole Star Wars Saga, and I felt the pressure to not let him down. I had to go back a few years, remembering when I were a child and used to watch Star Wars myself, but I have to say my memory is not that great, so I went and watched all the movies again. I had to get in the Star wars Universe in order to decorate the table and not miss the important details about the movies. I decided to start with the “creation of the universe”, making a sky full of stars as the background using a piece of mdf and led lights. From there I new I had to make the goodies all Star wars related, so we came up with R2D2s made of chocolate, Darth Vader cake pops, Stormtroopers cookies and an awesome spaceship cake! I even had a whole collection of star wars dolls from the 90′s, sitting on a stand in front of the table. The guy I rented it from made me promise I would take real good care of his “babies”. LOL. The little boy was thrilled with his custom-made dessert table, and I have to say I now belong to the Star Wars Lovers group :).”
Vendors and Credits-
Photography: Adriana Carolina
Cake: Edith Sanchez
Tags: Dani Gomes
Desserts: Riki Carolei and Mariana Zago
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Paper Lanterns Lollipop Sticks Mini Cocktail Containers Gumballs