Let me start off by saying this. I have NEVER watched a Star Wars movie. Nope, sure haven't. All this hype and hoopla over this last movie has had nothing to do with me. My husband and kids on the other hand are Star Wars fans. Naturally, Gavin wanted to have a Star Wars party. Trust me, I tried to change his mind. How about Barney? Or Paw Patrol? Or Legos....Nope...Star Wars it was.We are eyeball high in basketball season here. We have 4 kids playing all on different teams which makes our weeks a bit crazy. Gavin's birthday isn't until February but when I went to plan his party, every weekend in February was booked solid with basketball tournaments. This past weekend was our only open weekend. Can I throw together a Star Wars party in one week? I didn't know if we could pull it off....but we certainly did our best to try!
As soon as we had the theme ironed out, my brain went to work. Last year around this time I was planning Sadie's 50's diner party and my mom made each of the girls poodle skirts. I sure did call my mom this time around to make more costumes. Jedi robes and Princess Leia robes and buns it was! Thanks, Mom! The kids LOVED them!
Nellie designed me a printable party which was once again awesome. I emailed the file to the UPS store and had it printed there on cardstock. (our printer was out of ink). I wanted to do so much more decorating for the party, but ran out of time. (I also had a huge mother/daughter craft session the day after the party that I had to plan for.) It worked out well that Gavin had some star wars ships and toys that we could use for decorations as well!
Hot dogs into Hoth Dogs....easy peasy.
This was Gavin's first "real" party and he kept thanking us for the party....so I think we pulled it off! Was I glad it was only 2 hours? Why, yes, yes I was! Giving 15 2nd graders light sabers and a lot of sugar makes for a very fun and wild party!
The force was strong here that day....and fun was had by all!