Complete DIY Star Wars party from start to finish complete with handmade outfits for all the kids and a full on Jedi suite for the birthday boy!
What People Ate
Snacks and treats with Star Wars inspired names: Padawan Popcorn, Tatooine Turkey, Imperial Pepperoni, Chewbacca Cheese, Clone Wars Crackers, Obi-Wan Kabobbies (fruit kabobs), Vader Veggies, Ewok Snacks (teddy grahams), and Pretzel Sabers (large pretzel sticks dipped in colored melting chocolate)
What People Drank
Jedi Juice (fruit punch in blue and orange) and Wookie Water
The whole party!
When the birthday boy's g-mommy (grandma) had a duel with his daddy using pool noodle light sabers!
Most Touching Moment
When the birthday boy yelled out "This is the best birthday ever!" while playing chase in his Jedi outfit with all his friends!
The Birthday Boy in his Jedi Robe and outfit!
Homemade cupcakes and cake with pretzel stick lightsabers. Simple design stacked on a 3 tier cupcake stand to make an impact
Pool noodle light sabers, felt padawan robes, star wars party bracelets, and a little bag of Star Wars themed toys
Activities / Games
Musical Placemats with Star Wars placemats and music (played just like musical chairs), light saber battles, music and playground fun
Well under $200. The food/drinks/cake cost $60, cake and cupcakes were made from scratch at home, very simple but big impact! All other food was cut and prepared at home as well. The tags, invites, thank you's, banners, etc. were all designed/printed/made by hand by myself and a friend (we found a website to download star wars fonts for free which made a huge difference in the look and feel!). All of the star wars bagged favors, tablecloths, napkins, plates, etc. were given to me (these were not necessary to make the party great though. I had planned on plain black, blue, red, green and was going to mix and match) Pool noodles and felt for the robes and sabers were bought on sale/with coupons for very cheap and with some cutting and duct tape were the hit of the party! Less then $40 all together and very simple and quick. Birthday boys outfit was handmade by me (his mom) with two patterns bought on sale for $2 and fabric on sale and with coupons for about $15. We had all of the extra decorations, cookie jar, darth clock, star wars ornaments, etc. from my husband's and brother's minor obsession. We had a large Darth Vader cutout that we got from Wal-mart for free when they took down a display. Bubbles were bought on sale at the end of summer for $.25/6 so $1 for 18! We decided the theme early and shopped sales to get what we wanted, all though because we had such a small budget some things were cut from the plan or changed, it ended up perfect! A bit more work, but completely worth the end result!