The weather has been a bit iffy all week, but the today dawned clear, cool and breezy! The perfect (well, a bit windy working with plastic tablecloths!) day for a party!
Brantley is quite into Star Wars right now. He's seen a few of the movies, but is on the verge of the full out boy immersion in Star Wars. So a Star Wars party was to be had! While Daddy and I both like Star Wars, we aren't into the "Dark Side" of Star Wars yet, so we wanted it to be fun and playful. So it was a creative challenge (you know I'm up for it!) and here's the finished product.
|Darth Chocolate cakes and Clone cakes|
|Yummy Yoda Soda (Sprite and lime sherbet)|
|Jedi Juice and Warrior Water (we peeled the water label off and made labels that said "Happy Birthday Jedi Brantley"|
|The food table! Droid Dip and Vader veggies. Wrapped boxes completed the look, and made a nice landing pad for Brant's Lego ship|
|Death Star Dogs, Galactic grapes and pretzels dipped in blue and red chocolate made Light sabers|
|The main table|
|The gift table|
|The first was light saber training. The young Padawans had to bounce a ballon on their light sabers|
|The girls all had Leia bun headbands|
|We couldn't leave the little brothers unarmed! Will had a great time!|
|They completed the Light Saber training!|
|Next, they had to rescue Princess Leia from the balloons! She was trapped inside, and the kids had to pop each other's balloons to rescue her|
|Even the little guys got in on it!|
Brantley helped me to make the cupcakes, and with the left over batter, we made a marbled layer cake. Brant had a blast swirling the batters together. Then he iced it all himself. It was the cake we put his candles on. I'm so proud of how independent he's getting!
|John Merritt brought Brant homemade bubble juice and a giant bubble wand!|
|Thanks Reed and Georgianna, the name was a hit!|
|Brant's new pose, in his cool apron from Natalie!|
|a close up of the clone cakes and toppers I made|
|Darth chocolate cakes were a hit too!|