So, you know that whole "less is more" thing that I have going on this month?
Well, I'm sticking to it...and it's paying off.
Thanks to some tips I found on Pinterest, my husband and I pulled off the easiest...and...according to our young Jedis...the BEST Star Wars Birthday Party.
So here's what we did:
Fed them pizza and Yoda Sodas. (It's just 7up poured over lime sherbet.)
I didn't get a picture of the sodas, because they disappeared so fast!
I served the Yoda sodas in clear cups with these glow-in-the-dark straws from Walmart.
Then the boys attended "Jedi Training School".
They were tested in their ability to identify sounds, and items by taste and feel.
Once they had passed the initial test of their Jedi skills,
they earned their very own light sabers.
Steve made these light sabers using pvc pipe, covered in foam pipe insulation, and "decorated" them using duct and electrical tape.
Much of the party was spent sparring in the back yard.
A little boy's dream come true!!!
(Thank goodness no one got hurt!)
Some people who shared their Star Wars party ideas online made little Jedi robes. I thought that was cute, but unnecessary. And instead of a "death star pinata" we did a "meteor shower". We used black, silver, and white balloons with small prizes inside. The kids popped the balloons to find their prizes.
The funny thing is that when the kids popped the balloons, the prizes (little toy soldiers, candy, etc) would fly across the room. So the boys took to searching under couches to find their prizes. They found stray markers, marbles, pennies, and broken crayons, etc. They came to me all excited about their finds. Let's just say my house is cleaner now after the party! :)
The dessert was brownie (Guy's request) with a very primitive fondant Yoda laid on top
and ice cream...EASY, EASY, EASY.
Of course, Steve might not say so...since he spent 4 hours making the sabers, but at least four of the children present said that this was the best birthday party ever!
Far be it from me to question the experts!