Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lego Star Wars 6th Birthday

We celebrated Nathan's 6th birthday back in August and I am just getting around to posting it.  A little behind, huh?

So, Nathan is all about Legos.  They boy lives and breathes Legos.  They are literally ALL OVER MY HOUSE-I have even found some in the fridge!  His second favorite thing is Star Wars. Obsessed. What was a mama to do, but combine his two favorite things--hence a Star Wars Lego birthday party!

This post is going to be about the food and decorations.  I have a ton of pictures of the action, but can't really post them due to the fact that lots of the kiddos in the pics aren't mind.  Only three are, and I wasn't sure if all the mamas out there would want their kids pictures on the www.  ;)

My hubby always cuts out and paints a special figure to greet the guests, kinda sets the mood for the whole party.  Who is better to say "Hello" to everyone than a Storm Trooper! Of course he needed some silver and black balloons!

When everyone came inside, I had our entryway table all set up. I bought the black buckets from the Target Dollar Spot (that place makes my heart go pitter patter).  Then I found a Vader head online and turned it into a SVG file.  I used my Silhouette machine to cut out Vader's head in silver vinyl and then put it on each bucket.  I tied blue and silver ribbon on the handles.  These are the buckets that the kids used for the candy bar.

Also on the table are the bubble light saber wands.  The kids loved these, although I should hav bought more pink ones.  A lot of the girls were pretty disappointed when they didn't get pink.

I also had a jar of Legos.  The guests had to guess how many were in the jar and write it down on the paper that I created in Photoshop.

What party is complete without a ton of sweets??!!  Have to sugar those kids up and then send them home!  I had a candy buffet set up and made these little signs for each bucket.  You can't really tell from the picture, but the candy Lego bricks are in little Vader Easter Eggs.

I also found these cute marshmallow pops at Walgreens of all places! But, if you can't find them there, I also saw them at Toys R Us this weekend, a bit pricier, though.  I had yoda ones, too.

Cupcakes with character rings and cookies were on the dessert table, too.

The cute forks I bought for the cake.  I found them on Etsy and it was love at first sight!

The banner above the dessert table took me forever to make!  The back paper is silver glitter, though you can't really tell from the pic. 

I had a ton of food set up in the kitchen for everyone. We had Jabba the Hut Dogs, Sand People wiches, X chicken Wings, and Han burgers.

I made another banner for our mantel, and then N brought down all of his little Lego Star Wars people.

As far as activities go, we had a Jedi Obstacle course that was so much fun.  The kids wore their bathing suits, went through a waterslide, a pvc car wash thingy that I found on Pinterest, used their pool noodle foam light sabers to keep balloons up on the trampoline, and shot nerf gun darts and lego minifigures.  They also threw water balloons at some more wooden cut outs that my hubby made.  

Then they went on a scavenger hunt. Here is an example of two of the clues. There were six.

At the end of the scavenger hunt was a little packet of legos for the kids to put together.  My dear, sweet hubby went to the Lego store one day during his lunch hour and stared at the Lego wall.  He came up with his very own Star Wars Lego creation, a Storm Trooper Buggy.  I love him and the kids loved having their own little set. I loved the price. I put them in a clear baggie with a picture of what it was supposed to look like.  All the kids were able to build it without any help!

After all the fun, it was ice cream sundae and cake time!  I had a little ice cream sundae bar set up and the kids dove right in!

I love this picture!  My little Emma is so, so excited for her big bubba. Pure love. :)

Happy, happy birthday baby boy (6 months late on here).  I love you to the moon and back, N!

*****  I have gotten many requests for the food/candy cards, signs, Lego guessing sheet, and for the rest of the scavenger hunt.  They took me hours to create, but I loved every second of it.  If you would like a copy of the everything, I have decided to sell it all together for $15.  If you need changes, to it, it will be an extra $5.  I hope you understand! If interested, please email at *****