I never posted the pictures from Benny and Nolan’s 6th birthday party this past summer and seeing how everyone is going bonkers this week for the new Star Wars movie, I thought I would finally share. I really wanted to document it because we had so much fun with all the many ideas for Star Wars related food and party fun and but their birthday hit such a busy time that I never got to, so here goes.
The boys spent the night at my parent’s house the night before their party and were so excited when they walked in to see their Star Wars table. For the back drop of the table I used huge black paper, splatter painted it with some yellow paint and glued on yellow letters that I printed in Star Wars font. We have various Star Wars masks and light sabers so it was really easy to spruce up the table with extra Star Wars fun.
There are endless ideas for Star Wars food (thank you pinterest)! This party was so fun to plan and create.
We always have two cakes, one for each boy so doing Dark and Light Side cakes were perfect. It helped that they each wanted a different kind of cake also!
For party favors, we used bouncy balls… plenty for everyone to have as many “galaxies” as they wanted.
And lightsabers made from pool noodles, duck tape and electrical tape. I cut pool noodles in half, duck taped the end of each and added some black electrical tape to make them look more official.
These were perfect because the party included a water slide and some water fun. I had no idea what a hit these light sabers would be! Everyone LOVED them. And they are inexpensive enough to make that there were plenty to go around.
They came up with all kinds of games, from sending them all down the slide with each person, to the intended use of fierce battles without the sting of a plastic lightsaber. Even the adult’s political conversation turned to a light saber battle in an attempt to solve the never-ending debate between these two in the bottom right corner. 😉
Months later my boys are still playing with these things! Ken will drag these light sabers in from the garage for regular battles in the family room.
The boys loved their light an dark side cakes and especially the trick candles that were on top of them!
The Star Wars party was a hit and so fun to do!
Having twins makes it a little tricky at birthday time to allow the boys to choose how they want to celebrate and the theme they want. They are such completely different boys that they never seem to agree. Nolan really wanted to go to Boondocks, a local fun center while Benny really wanted the Star Wars party. So we compromised 😉 and did both.
They took a couple friends with them to Boondocks on their actual birthday and had such a fun day!
It’s hard to believe they are already well on their way to 7. But they remind me often as they already debate what their next party will be..maybe, just maybe they will decide together next year.