I can’t believe my baby boy is already four! When I asked him what type of party he wanted this year, he of course picked his current favorite- Star Wars. His previous parties have been Ocean (1), Lego (2), and Mickey Mouse (3).
We had a small party at the house with family and friends.
I had a mixture of pre-made and homemade decorations. I found the banner and lanterns at Target. I ordered the removable stickers on Amazon (they were relocated to his room following the party). Cups, napkins, silverware, confetti, and tablecloths came from Party City.
I found this template for making R2-D2 cups. Since my cups were on the smaller side, I altered the size of the R2-D2 photos to fit these 3.33×4 inch labels and skipped making the tops. They were easy to just stick onto white cups.
For beverages, we had assorted juices, water, and Honeydew Agua Fresca from The Broad Fork.
I used this template to make napkin lightsabers to wrap the silverware. Evan especially loved helping with these.
The bottom tier of Evan’s birthday cake was Vanilla (with a little extra vanilla extract added to substitute the almond due to guest allergies). The top tier was Green Tea Lemon. My mom decorated the cake in fondant and Evan helped cut out the stars. She brushed silver glitter over the stars and sprinkled it around the cake. She formed a BB-8 figure out of freshly made rice krispie treats and we decorated it with fondant.
I got the idea for Fruit Lightsabers and Vader Veggies from Clean and Scentsible. Chad was in charge of the grill and made Han Burgers and Hot Dogs. I also served crackers with a variety of cheese, pretzels, Ranch Dip for the vegetables, Honey Cinnamon Yogurt Dip for the fruit, “Death Star” Brigadeiros (used dark cocoa powder to make them darker), shortbread cookies, and “Boba Fet-ta Pasta Salad (Greek-Style Pasta Salad with Orzo).
I made shortbread cookies and cut them out with these Star Wars Cookie Cutters. I used Matcha (Green Tea) Shortbread to make the Yodas and replaced green tea with a vanilla bean for the other shapes. I cut out the shapes before refrigerating so the imprints would be more noticeable. I refrigerated the cut out shapes for about 30 minutes before baking.
Lola made Pancit (Filipino noodles for long life) and Lumpia (Egg rolls). They were a huge favorite, particularly with Claire.
I gave Evan the BB-8 cake topper for blowing out the candle (attached to a skewer with tape for the “thumbs-up” flame). BB-8 is currently his favorite character. After blowing out the candle, he was more interested in playing and rearranging the fondant than eating his cake.
For party favors, my stepmom put together these R2-D2 craft sets from Mom Inspired Life.
It was such a great day. Happy Birthday Evan!