Thursday Theme – Star Wars

For the next several weeks, I’ll be doing specific theme party posts.. for kids AND adults, mostly for birthdays, but occasionally for weddings too.  How’s that for NOT specific?!  Just trying to keep my options open!

Today’s fun theme is STAR WARS!  I have two boys – almost 8 and almost 11 – and every year when January hits, it’s time for me to start birthday party plans.  BOTH boys (and their daddy) are huge star wars fans.. and it’s inevitable we’ll have SOME kind of Wookie or Jedi  involved in a party.

Kara’s Party Ideas has a FABULOUS post full of Star Wars birthday party ideas, so it’s a great place to start.  And I love all the Star Wars party food and little touches – FUN!

I found a great DIY tutorial for making light saber Star Wars invitations, from Party Ideas By A Pro.  When you click through scroll down for more super fun Star Wars food and desserts!

Another fab post, FULL of great Star Wars party ideas is from Amanda’s Parties to Go:  (be sure to check out the adorable “jedi training” photos!)  She shares lots of fun ideas for Star Wars party games

Make and Takes has even more ideas, WITH links and DIY tips for putting on a star wars party.  My boys would kill for the Death Star Pinata!

And finally… because we love Yoda, I had to include this photo of a Yoda pizza from gearfuse. How fun is this?!

Super Hero Party Ideas and Other Fun!

Spiderman… Batman… Superman… every boy wants a party with one (or more) super heroes involved.  Check out the tutorials and inspiration below!

First, check out the FAB Batman party inspiration from Anders Ruff… an incredible cake, batman party food, FABULOUS batman cake and cake pops, place settings, snacks, and more!

 

Some GREAT ideas from Designer Girl007… for a Super Hero Academy! She shares fun superhero activities and games that are easy to set up and fun for kids.  LOVE that she gives each guest a superhero certificate before they leave! Her blog post links up to a great CAPE TUTORIAL with MASK, from Family Fun.

From Ambrosia Girl, check out the great cape-making idea.  There is a quick FAQ at the end of the post to answer the pressing questions.  Such a great way to mix party fun AND take-homes!

 

And if you are up for a fun challenge (with fab results), check out the tutorial from Sweet Sugar Belle for STAR WARS cookies…  these aren’t exactly the definition of super-heroes, but I think they fit the theme too!  These use common, inexpensive cookie cutters found at most craft or baking stores.  Even if you aren’t up to attempting these, it is worth reading the post just to soak in some of the creativity!

I’m ready for a HERO party, aren’t you??