Monday, May 28, 2012

May the Force be With You

Planning birthday parties for the kids is so much fun! Taking their dream and making it real is a thrill. This year, little man wanted a Star Wars Lego party.
I seems most of the time, I have the hardest time finding stuff to go with the theme. Not this time! We had just made the decision for a theme and on a regular trip to Wal-Mart, I found the paper goods!Image DetailImage Detail. 
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napkins…plates…plastic cups…stickers…
Thank you Hallmark! All this, and the party was still 2 months out. Now for the Pinterest search on Star Wars and Legos
Next was the invitation:  If you don’t know how to use MS Publisher, it is time to try. Pull in a .jpeg, add your wording, save as a .jpeg, send to be printed at the photo lab, or print yourself.
For food I again got ideas from Pinterest. I used my Silhouette SD with a  free Jedi font to cut out the food labels. I glued the labels onto embossed Lego scrapbook paper.
So easy!
I stayed on the low maintenance side with the food. 8 year old boys like it simple!
Yoda Soda: 2 liter each of lemonade and sprite
Light Sabers: fruit Twizzlers cut in half with bottom dipped in white chocolate
Wookie Cookies: Toll House cookies
Wookie Balls: donut holes (I didn’t think the boys would take it “there” but they did, Ugh!)
Moon Rocks: M&Ms
Droid Chips: Wavy Lays
Cloud City Cakes: white cup cakes with a blue-grey buttercream icing. The Lego brix were made from colored white chocolate and a silicone Lego mold, found on Amazon. The other toppers were the Hallmark stickers back to back on a cut straw.

Ooh, it’s getting late. I will have to finish telling you more about our Jedi party later on. Time to start prepping the food for out Memorial Day cookout! Keep our soldiers and their families in your thoughts and prayers today.
We can never say “Thank You” enough to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Make it a great day, or not. The choice is yours!
Love, Whyt

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