My hat is off to mom’s of boys. I’m already totally spoiled by having sweet Petite to indulge my whimsical and girly opinion – the outfits, costumes, parties to plan. I know that mom’s of boys can do cute/fun/theme-y stuff but it just seems so much more limiting! My friend Lindsay totally rocks out her son CPS’s birthday parties every year (Art PArty complete with personalized aprons, easels and canvasses, anyone?) and this year was no different. CPS is totally and completely obsessed with Star Wars and Lindsay went with it, as only she could. Check out the fantastic details of CPS’s Star Wars pancake breakfast (and May the Fourth Be With You!):
The alcove in the entry way all decked out with light sabers, bags for the Death Star piñata and Jedi CPS from Halloween last year. A perfect welcome to his party.
Each of the “goodie bags” was tagged with a Padwan’s name so there was no confusion!
Each kiddo had a special Padawan tunic to wear during their “training”.
And the light saber pool noodles were ready in case Darth Vader suddenly appeared…
C-3PO H2O kept the Jedis-in-Training hydrated throughout the party.
Some more of my favorite details:
Totally my favorite party of the party. I will always come to your kiddo’s birthday party if there is a bubbly adult beverage involved!
Lindsay transformed her living room (because in dry South Texas it actually decided to rain on the day of the party) into a galaxy far far away with black plastic table cloth hung on the walls and each star painted on by hand. I offered to glitter the stars… ;o)
The only time in the history of Star Wars that row after row of Storm Troopers didn’t look intimidating!
Each Padawan had a tunic to wear and after completing their “training” tasks was issued a (pool noodle) light saber.
In between training tasks, the Padawans returned to their “planet” – a colored circle with their name on it — genius idea for pre-schoolers. It helped keep the kiddos organized and allowed Lindsay to set up the next activity.
Like saving Han Solo from his frozen state! Lindsay even snuck in a science lesson by offering the kiddos hot and cold water to help rescue him.
Surprise! Darth Vader made an appearance at the end of Jedi-training!
He put up a good fight… but alas, he was defeated by the new Jedis and their pool noodle light sabers!
With Darth Vader out of the way the Jedis moved the party outside and took on the Death Star! Lindsay even managed to find Star Wars fruit snacks to stuff it with!
It was a wonderful party and Lindsay went all out making it an amazing memory for CPS. On a personal note, it was Petite’s very first party! She hung in there for q good chunk but got fussy right before cake. Of course.
CPS’s party also lit a fire under my booty to start planning for Petite’s first birthday… in MARCH!!!! ::eye roll:: I know, I know. But just accept it. I’m going all out. 🙂