I guess I should start with the invitations...since B-Man wanted a Clone Wars theme, I searched eBay and found exactly what I wanted from a familiar name...Tink Designs. Hannah at Tink Designs helped me create the most adorable Dr. Seuss baby shower invites for my sister-in-law a while back so I was more than happy to do business with her again!
Thanks to a little help from the Biggest Kid I Know (a.k.a. Jedi Master Big "E"), he and Darth Vader (a.k.a. The Hubs) put on the best Jedi Training I've ever seen!! Well, yes it was the only one I have ever seen but I can't imagine finding one better...When Jedi Master Big "E" disappeared to his car and came back with an armful of obstacle course gear and wearing a Snuggie-inspired Jedi outfit, I knew this was going to be way cooler than I had ever imagined!!
Speaking of Wookie Cookies and Yoda Soda, here's the spread for the day...
The food labels were easy too, just find a font you like and some cardstock and let Word do the rest! I just found a label template that used the size I wanted and went to town. I would share the font I used with you...but in downloading several Star Wars fonts trying to decide which to use I downloaded a virus too...since I don't know which one it came from I figured I should keep my cooties to myself! :) I will share this awesome website I used to come up with a lot of the food names...www.StarWars.com has an Encyclopedia with all the character and location names from the movies as well as the Clone Wars cartoons. I also used it to find a picture for the water labels, which turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be! I started with Avery 6575 Permanent Durable I.D. Labels. These labels are pretty waterproof and super sticky so you don't end up with a huge mess once you put the bottles on ice. Definitely shop around...I found them at Staples for almost half the price on Avery's website. Then I made my own template in Word based on the size of the labels on a bottle of Kirkland (Costco) water, which I would love to share with you here but for some reason when I try to Google Doc it the format goes out the window...so if you want it send me a message and I'll e-mail it to you. Then it's just a matter of cutting the labels and putting them on the bottles...Definitely worth the time and effort in my book!
I know you all are wondering...did I make the Death Star Pinata??? Well, sort of...after sitting down and really reading the instructions my sanity momentarily returned long enough for my brain to scream..."JUST BUY A ROUND PINATA AND PAINT IT SILVER YOU IDIOT!!!!" So that's what I did! :) I bought a $15 baseball pinata and spray painted it silver. Then I added some black glitter grid lines and a circle where the planet demolishing beam comes out of. B-Man loved it but asked me, "Mommy, where is the green thing?" I had no idea what he was talking about but after a series of questions determined that he wanted a green beam coming out of it to blow things up with...too bad his Mommy isn't THAT crafty! :)