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Have a Star Wars birthday, you will

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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?

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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.

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Uncle Nick and Aunt Susan

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Grandma and Grandma

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Then the rest of the cast began to arrive.

Senator Amidala

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Darth Vadar

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She decided to come back to the light side.

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Mace Windo with his perfect Jedi stance.

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After Yoda had a good nap meditation break, he was ready to party.

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The boys have been asking for a bouncey house for years. This was the year.

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There was a lot of bouncing.

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When they got tired of bouncing, we got ready to launch our Millenium Falcons.

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And raced down the driveway.

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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.

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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.

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Before they launched, they made their Boba Fetts and Slave 1s:

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And launched them over and over and over again.  And again.

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Then it was cake time. I saw this cake on Pinterest and wanted to recreate it. Leia insisted on putting a note inside the cake.  (Just like Leia put a note inside R2D2 in the movie.)

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We sandwiched the note in between the layers.

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And finished the cake.

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The note was delivered to Obi-Wan, returned to the siblings and then licked clean of all frosting by Luke.

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Luke trying to get Claudia to look at his blue milk.

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Yoda still defending the galaxy.

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After more bouncing and Boba launching each guest left with their own custom bleached out Star Wars t-shirt to remember the day.

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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.)

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5 Comments

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  3. we were so bummed to miss the party but the blog helped us feel we were there…..Happy Birthday to our favorite Jedi kids!

  4. Girl…you rock in hosting b’day parties :)

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