Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’
Becky B!! Congratulations!! You were the 27th person to "like" Inviting Inventions and won our lightsaber invitation giveaway!
Once you have your party, please add it to our site, so we can see what you did!
Thank you to everyone who entered. Please check out our newest giveaway where you could win a $50 gift certificate to My Little Jedi, an online store filled with all things "party!"
Mikie M, the woman behind Inviting Inventions, who created this awesome Star Wars Party and these two fantastic Star Wars tutorials on how to make R2D2 cups and lightsaber napkin wraps, is doing a giveaway!
She will be creating 16 handmade personalized Star Wars lightsaber invitations for one of our lucky readers just like these...
Pull on this little tab and...
...watch the invitation come to life!!
If you are the winner, all you'll do is send Mikie your party info, and she will design and send 16 handmade invitations right to you! How cool is that?!
To enter the contest, just "like" Inviting Inventions on Facebook, then come back here and leave a comment saying you did just that. Easy peasy!
We’ll pick the winner at random on Thursday, July 14th at 10:00PM (PST). Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry. We will use random.org to generate our winner and will notify you by email.
We have been seeing some fantastic Lego parties here at our Catch My Party. Because Legos create infinite possibilities, so do these parties. Plus this is a theme that works great for boys of all ages.
I'm featuring some of my favorite elements from these parties. Click on the link or party photo to see the party the photos came from.
Lisa M's Lego Build a Birthday
Mikie M's Lego 5th Birthday
Stephanie S's Lego Party
Malu Boutique's Albert's 7th Birthday
Shelley K's Lego Star Wars Birthday Party
Melissa M's Lego Party
Skye H's JT's 10th Birthday Party
Mikie M created this amazing Star Wars Party for her son’s 6th birthday. She made a ton of the decorations herself.
Last week I posted the tutorial she put together for her cute R2D2 cups. This week I'm posting the tutorial she made on how to create these cool lightsaber napkin wraps (including the file for the lightsaber handles). Thank you, Mikie!
Moms of Star Wars fans, Mickie has totally hooked you up!
- Napkins - red, blue, lime green or purple (use all one color or a variety)
- Cardstock - either a medium gray tone or white
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Tape - regular or double sided
- Silverware - this is optional but does make it easier to keep the napkins in the shape of a lightsaber
Step 1 Print lightsaber handle image on cardstock and cut out with a paper cutter or scissors. You can download the lightsaber file here. There are 6 handle wraps per page.
Step 2 Place silverware in a stack about an inch from the edge of the napkin. Silverware should hang down past the bottom of the napkin. Fold the napkin over the silverware and continue flipping the silverware until it is completely rolled up. Without silverware simply roll the napkin up.
Step 3 With the napkin edge facing up, place the printed lightsaber handle half way over the napkin and wrap it around the bottom of the napkin. The bottom of the handle should cover the bottom of the silverware.
Step 4 Use tape to secure the handle around the napkin. You can either use double stick tape or regular tape to secure the handle edge to the other side. Make sure the top and bottom of the handle line up.
Step 5 Your lightsaber napkin is now ready! Be sure that the seam is placed face down on a table or towards the back if in a basket or other container. If you want to make a double lightsaber you can unfold the napkin once and place the handle wrap in the middle.
Thank you, Mikie for this fabulous tutorial.
If you haven’t already checked out Mikie’s Star Wars party, please take a look. It's really inspiring.
Also, stay tuned for Mikie's upcoming giveaway where you could win a set of these amazing handmade Star Wars invitations designed by Mikie herself.
Mikie M created this amazing Star Wars Party for her son's 6th birthday. She made a ton of the decorations herself for the party including these R2D2 cups. That's right, she designed the labels herself and stuck them on.
Well, people have been contacting her about how she made them, so she generously put together this tutorial and even gave us the labels for you to download. Seriously, Mikie, how generous, thank you!
So for those of you throwing Star Wars parties in the near future, you can make these great R2D2 cups to with very little effort. See for yourself...
- White cups with lids (which are available here.)
- 8 ½ x 11 white ink jet labels or white paper and double stick tape (if you use paper and tape, apply the double stick tape to the back of both labels and then apply them as instructed below)
- Scissors (optional: paper trimmer and/or circle cutter)
- 5/8 inch circle punch
- Ink pen or pencil
Step 1 Print Image
- Print out R2-D2 image on ink jet label or paper. You can download the label here. There are 3 cup labels per sheet.
- Cut out cup labels using scissors. You can use a paper trimmer on the sides but the top and bottom are slightly curved to fit the shape of the cup so they need to be cut out by hand. Be sure to cut off the black guide lines.
- Cut out lid labels with scissors or circle cutter. If using a circle cutter set it for just under 2 ½ inches. Be sure to cut off the black guide line.
Step 3 Mark Straw Hole on Lid
- Place the round lid label on the top of the lid. It should fit in the inner circle of the lid. Then hold the label in place as you flip over the lid to mark the straw opening.
- Using a 5/8” circle punch, align the mark in the center of the punch and punch a hole in the label.
Step 4 Apply Lid Label
- Turn the lid back over and peel the backing off the label. Apply to the top of the lid. Be sure to line up the 5/8” hole with the straw hole of the lid.
Step 5 Apply Cup Label
- Remove backing from label and align the top edge of the label just below the top rim of the cup. Once it is properly aligned press one side down at a time making sure you don’t wrinkle the label.
Step 6 Almost done!
- Fill cup with Yoda Soda or your favorite Star Wars beverage and apply lid!
Thank you, Mikie, for creating this tutorial for our readers (including the image). How sweet!
If you haven't already checked out the photos from Mikie's Star Wars party, you must. You'll be blown away. And take a look at the other incredible parties Mikie has added to our site.
Also stay tuned for Mikie's 2nd Star Wars tutorial, where she shows you how she made these napkin wrap light sabers.
What great Star Wars parties we've seen on our site! They are all so creative and unique, with tons of inspiring elements, I had to show them off.
Vesna V's Jedi Master Aniken 1st Birthday Party
Amanda P's Star Wars Lego Party
There are so many more amazing elements that I couldn't fit into this post. Click on any of the photos and see the complete parties. It's worth it!