When George told me he wanted to have a Star Wars birthday party for his fifth birthday, I started searching the interwebs ASAP.
The goal: Easy but adorable ideas a real lady with lots of small children could actually pull off.
All you really need are regular marshmallows, cupcakes and an edible marker. This is the pack I used and it was SUCH A BREEZE. I thought I’d need several so I bought the multi-pack but for the 36 cupcakes, I only needed one.
Next time I’d probably get the edible markers in primary colors because there’s a black one plus more options for future projects.
At the party we also served a bunch of other kid-friendly fare. With little Star Wars names. (But what in the uglification is going on with that tape you ask? #windproblems)
- Super Simple Homemade Mac-n-Cheese
- Cheesy Stars (wheat bread cut with a star-shaped cookie cutter and broiled with cheese on top)
- Tie Fighter Cheese & Crackers
We also made light sabers out of pool noodles. Yes, that’s tape. (And 2 episodes of The Americans on Amazon Prime.)
And ordered a Death Star beach ball. As one does.
There were SO MANY FUN THINGS TO GET ON AMAZON that it was hard to contain myself. But I usually think less is more for kids’ parties. Just a few nods to the fun go SUCH A LONG WAY with the Under 6 crowd.
Like this Jell-o that I put a tiny Han Solo action figure in.
Seriously the highlight of the party.
The last thing we did was free. I made a station on Pandora, just by typing in “Star Wars soundtrack”. All afternoon we listened to dum-dum-dum, da-da-dum, da-da-dum… plus tons of other songs that fit right into the intergalactic theme.
But don’t think it stopped there.
Because there was also the school celebration.
It took a little time, but they were so yummy and so cute, I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Here’s the recipe: Chocolate Graham Crackers.
May the fun be with you.
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