It all started with a Luke and Leia obsession. And a double birthday that needed to be planned. Sometimes these things just write themselves. But what could we do to make it unique, fun and affordable?
30 minutes before the party I decided I needed a photo booth. Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am for a husband who humors all of my schemes?
We assembled the props and hung our backdrop. As can be expected, the weapons were the most popular.
Uncle Nick and Aunt Susan
Grandma and Grandma
Then the rest of the cast began to arrive.
She decided to come back to the light side.
Mace Windo with his perfect Jedi stance.
After Yoda had a good
nap meditation break, he was ready to party.
The boys have been asking for a bouncey house for years. This was the year.
There was a lot of bouncing.
When they got tired of bouncing, we got ready to launch our Millenium Falcons.
And raced down the driveway.
After a blow-out on our uneven Geonosian-like terrain we traded in for our two-seater back-up box on wheels and continued our missions.
Then it was time to launch.
I’m a Boba Fett fan. I told my husband I wanted to launch something at the party. Hours later he made my dream a reality – but a lot, lot bigger. And he wouldn’t stop playing with it in the backyard. He built a simple PVC pipe Boba Fett (wine cork) launcher that he mounted to a piece of plywood, spray painted Cloud City-style and connected to our air compressor.
Before they launched, they made their Boba Fetts and Slave 1s:
And launched them over and over and over again. And again.
We sandwiched the note in between the layers.
And finished the cake.
The note was delivered to Obi-Wan, returned to the siblings and then licked clean of all frosting by Luke.
Luke trying to get Claudia to look at his blue milk.
Yoda still defending the galaxy.
After more bouncing and Boba launching each guest left with their own custom bleached out Star Wars t-shirt to remember the day.
And these two declared it the “best birthday party ever!” (They actually declared that at 7:45am when the people came to set up the bouncey house but I won’t split hairs.)