Star Wars Party

Here's a riddle for you:
Star Trek is to "Trekkie" as Star Wars is to ___________?

Well, whatever the term is, my son is one of them.  A Star Wars fanatic!!!
At some point in this past year he had some exposure to Star Wars at his cousins' house.
He came home asking me a lot of questions that I couldn't answer.  Then a really nice Santa gave him the first movie, and light saber and a few "guys."  The obsession just keeps growing.  And I have a feeling we've only scratched the surface.  I'm no longer fighting it.  I see how incredibly excited he gets when he's telling me he wants to be Obi Wan Kenobi when he grows up.

So we decided to throw a low key, Star Wars party!

One of my fave bloggers Kalleen {At Second Street}, first showed me how incredibly fabulous a star wars party could be.

It was from her that I learned how to make homemade light sabers.
I had a bunch of wrapping paper rolls I had saved for the sake of light sabers.  I used the pipe insulation and pvc (the guy at home depot cut it right up for me) that fit right over that.  Then I wrapped it in foil tape and colored duck tape.
light sabers

The week prior to the party was the best week of this kid's life, so far.  He had all of these light sabers to play with!  I often found him hugging them.  He wanted to challenge everyone to a battle with one in each hand.
light saber play

At the party.  We played hot potato with one light saber.   Then we played duck, duck, goose (tapping on heads with a light saber) and substituted the words jedi, jedi, sith.  Then we brought all of them out, turned on the Star Wars theme music and all the kids went to battle.  These things are nice and soft, and really light, so they really worked great for the kids.  I think at this moment, my son thought he was a real jedi.

I made light saber snacks by dipping pretzel rods in carmel, then in blue chocolate.  I don't know if the kids got the correlation, but they tasted good.

The kids had star shaped pb j's and the mom's had chicken salad sandwiches.  I threw in some chips. fruits and vegetables and I called it good.
star sandwiches

We did cupcakes instead of cake.
I made these simple toppers by punching out of some star wars scrapbook paper.

I actually made too many.  I was about to throw them away, then I thought of my blog friends.  If there is by chance, any of you out there, throwing a star wars party and in desperate need of 19 cupcake toppers, just leave a comment and a way to contact you.  I'll mail them your way.  Throwing these away would be a tragedy to a true Star Wars fanatic.

And you know I couldn't pass up the chance to try a Star Wars cookie.  I actually had several friends who know my son's addiction, refer me to this cookie cutter set at Williams Sonoma.

So here was my first attempt at Yoda.  I think this was the hardest cookie I've ever done.  One wrong move and it changes the face a ton.  Besides, what does Yoda really look like anyway?
yoda cookie

Darth Vader wasn't quite as hard.  Although, my son was disappointed that it was just his face and not the whole body with the light saber.  I might have to use "the force" to accomplish that task!
darth vader cookie

And that was their favor!

There was so much more I could have done with this theme.  But for my son, this simple party was his dream come true.  He told me several times later, "I had the best day ever!"

I hope he grows out of this phase sometime before the age of 20.  But for now, the Star Wars toys are here to stay.  I better study up and watch the movies so I can answer his burning questions.  Like, "What does it mean when a jedi has a braid?"  And, "Is he a droid, or a robot?"

And if any of you know the answer to my riddle, let me know.  :)


  1. I will totally take your left overs. I loved your party ideas. My son is a super Star Wars fanatic... He will love the toppers.

    Andrea007thompson at gmail dot com

  2. You are a good Mom, my son would be jealous he would love a Star Wars Party too and he is going to be 27, i might make some of the light sabers for him and his friends. they'd love them

  3. I am planning a star wars party for the summer...would LOVE your leftovers if they haven't been scooped up yet.

  4. Oh my goodness. Scott would die for those yoda cookies.

  5. Such a cute party! Had to comment, because I've got a couple boys with the same obsession.
    Oh, and the braid means he's a padawan, or student.
    And they are droids, not robots, because they have artificial intelligence.
    Oh, it doesn't end when they're 20. (Mine sons are 11 and 7 and I see no end in sight). They just grow up and pass the obsession on to their sons. Obviously the obsession gets passed on slightly to their mothers. Hey, at least I've never had to deal with an Elmo or Pokemon obsession!

  6. I'm sending my cupcake toppers over to Andrea who was the first to comment! If anyone else wants to make them, I left a link to the paper I used. I punched them out with a 2" circle punch . Super easy!

  7. Super cute as always Ash!!! Your kids are so lucky to have such a creative mom!

  8. This is so adorable. Very impressive job with those cookies. I'm not sure if I could ever have a hand steady enough to make anything look like Yoda.

  9. A MAZE-ing. I won't show my son, because he'll think I can do all of this!

  10. You are amazing. Do you take requests? If you do, I want to throw one at you. I love all the adorable invitations and other printed things you two do. I think you've said before that you use Photoshop for these. I have Photoshop and would love a small, basic lesson on how you make such cute tags etc. Who knows, maybe I'm an idiot and everyone should already know about this. If you are ever searching for something to post about......

  11. Ashleigh, I love your party. OK I think you did everything a little better than I did. I so wanted to do those cookies but was too scared of my lacking skills.

  12. are amazing!!! What a fun party! What lengths did you cut the light saber materials to?

  13. Will you be my sons mom?? K, thanks.

  14. Saweet! I loved the light sabers. Such a fantastic idea.

  15. I don't think I've had the chance to tell you how GREAT this party was! Jack had a blast and it was just a great way for the kids to have fun and for us mommy's to chat! The food was fabulous as well! Thanks so much for a great time!
    Jack is loving the light sabers. He and Jared have fights nearly every night with them... fun times!

  16. Can I just say LOVE the idea of jedi jedi sith!! Agh!! Genius!! We've already had our Jedi party over a year ago, but we could still play this just for fun!! I know you've already had your party too, but if anyone else is planning one, I made a printable certificate on my (totally neglected) blog. Of course you don't need a party to have a certificate either tho! :)


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