Our boy doesn’t officially turn 5 until Wednesday, but we held his party this past weekend and some of the things were too cute not to share!
I asked my boy a few months ago what kind of party he wanted. At the time, he was going through a Star Wars phase. He’s still going through that phase, though isn’t the die-hard fan he was (oh the mind of a 5-year-old.) It was definitely a different party than many of his classmates. (We’re about to attend our 4th Paw Patrol themed party soon.)
I didn’t want to go over the top, but I wanted to have some cute Star Wars items….starting with the invitations. I made these in Photoshop and printed them at Sam’s Club as a 4×6 photo.
My next focus was the cake. My friend Jen was going to a Wilton tent sale a few months ago and she found the discontinued Darth Vader pan for me, plus the cupcake liners and toppers we used. My colleague, Amy, made the cupcakes for me.
Then came decorations. My husband and I were in Target and found the paper lanterns. I KNEW I wanted BB-8 hanging in the house after the party (he’ll go downstairs. I originally thought my son would want him in his room, but he doesn’t.)
The balloons came from Amazon. I had our local grocery store blow them up the morning of the party – and they were deflated less than 24 hours later.
My son’s favorite part were the cookies. I made these using cookie cutters I bought a few years ago. I did not use icing on the cookies (intentionally.)
My favorite part were the water bottles. I made the labels (and they’ll soon be in my Etsy shop.)
My son did not want his friends to sing “Happy Birthday” because his birthday wasn’t Saturday. He instead settled for the Imperial March and it was pretty awesome.
And as far as activities went, I did have a couple of games planned, and we abandoned them. The kids instead played in the yard with with our boy’s toys. Everyone had a blast, and I couldn’t complain.