The Star Wars Birthday Party
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A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far Far Away...... Sasha wakes up 7 years old and finds breakfast in bed
Served up by her cousins!
Immediately, we begin setting up the decorations and making preparations for what will be the biggest, best Star Wars birthday ever!
Michelle arrives with her masterpiece R2-D2 Cake! This amazing cake was one of the highlights of the day.
Anya helps set the table...
....with Star Wars table wear
Alan sets up the food: Jedi Jelli Beans, Star Destroyer Pizza slices, Wookie Dip & Emperor Palpatine Potato Chips
The Yoda Sodas are chilled and ready
Uncle Jeff carves the Death Star Watermelon
Anna helps with the decorations
Classic Star Wars Poster. Jedi Training Corner Arsenal.
Model ships hang from the ceiling
The walls are decorated with Star Wars decals and Star Wars Pog Confetti litter the floor
Sasha and Anna prepare the Gungan Goodie Bags with Inflatable light up sabers, Star Wars pencils, stickers, etc..
The present pile is growing!
Sasha and Anna hide asteroids around the yard filled with Star Wars toys donated by our friend Don from our favorite local store "Cool Stuff"
The custom made Star Wars Bean Bag Toss (or as they call it in the South: Corn-Hole) is ready for play.
In addition to the store bought
decorations, Sasha and Anya drew some scenes from the movie as well.
Above the Stormtrooper decal you can see the famous battle between Vader and Luke as the Emperor looks on.
This first picture is Anya's first Star
Wars picture. You see Darth Vader on the left and R2-D2 in blue in the
Sasha loves drawing the Death Star.
Holly is ready to star filming.
Star Wars coloring books that were laid out all around the house (each kid got to take one at the end of the party.)
The guests start to arrive and sign in the Guestbook.
kids color and play while we wait for everyone to arrive
Baby Coleman likes (to eat?) the confetti.
Uncle Jeff, Aunt Lisa and Anna take a breath before the fun begins!
Star Wars Episode 4 plays on the TV throughout the party
Anya gets ready to party
Sasha is ready too!
More kids arrive
On TV Princess Leia hides plans for the
Death Star in R2 then hides from the Stormtroopers.
Tess was one of the official photographers for the event. Thanks Tess!
More kids arrive
Dylan double flips off the camera. Anya thinks this is hilarious.
Jess, Michelle, Ben, Bill, Coleman & Carter kick off the snacking
Star Destroyer Pizza slices are served with Yoda Sodas
We then hear the music queue for the
Imperial March playing in the living room.
Everyone crowds in as smoke descends the stairs followed by Special Guest Star: Darth Vader!
Vader approaches the crowd.
The kids grab light sabers to defend themselves. Everyone gets their picture taken doing battle with Darth Vader! Cool!
Makenzie and Amarhi
Sasha & Gisselle
Anna & Demarco
Katrina & Audrey
Dylan and Coleman
Bill and Carter. Tess.
Ben gets in a few good stabs as well.
Madelyn offers the final death thrusts
And just before he dies, Vader finds true love.
Holly makes a run to Rite Aid after the pictures are taken and prints off one for each kid to take home.
Goodbye Darth Vader! Thanks for coming to the party!
Outside the games begin.
The first game is The Hoth Asteroid Field Asteroid Hunt. Odds of finding a toy were better than 3720 to 1.
Again, Thanks to Don at "Cool Stuff" for sponsoring this part of the party by donating the toys.
Everyone finds an asteroid
And unwraps their toy!
There were all kinds of cool things
As the last kids find their toys, Sasha tosses a few bean bags.
The next game was Padawan Jedi Light Saber Training
Everyone had to keep their balloons in the air with their inflatable light sabers
This game ended quickly because it was a little windy and so hot that if the balloons touched the grass, they would pop!
Most of the kids had to go get a second balloon.
But it was fun watching them run around the yard with the lightsabers
Trying to keep the balloons from popping.
I think Demarco and this red balloon lasted the longest
Anya and Audrey give up and take a swing break
Balloonless kids help the ones who are still in the game.
Aunt Elissa video tapes the fun. Thanks Lisa!
Finally light saber training draws to a close.
The next game is to release Han Solo from a block of carbonite.
The kids have to pour water over the block of carbonite (ice) to release the Han Solo figure frozen inside.
This took much longer than I expected. Even though it was like 90+ degrees.
But that's OK. It made up for the Balloon Jedi Training being so short.
The night before Elisa wanted to use a tupperware container to make some salad dressing...
....I had to tell her "No. You can't use that container. I need it to freeze Han Solo!"
That's a sentence you probably only get to say once in your lifetime.
Also you would think freezing Han in the center of an ice block would be easy, right?
It's not. Getting him in the center is harder than you think.
It took about 4-5 different attempts and methods
I eventually figured it out.
OK, back to the party. Looks like they almost have Han Solo released from the ice.
A new bucket of water and a few more cups
... and voila! Han Solo has been rescued by Princess Sasha and Princess Anna of Alderan
Now the kids mill about playing with their toys
Tossing the Star Wars Bean Bags
Ben and Bill get in on the Cornhole action.
It's especially hard with kids running all over the place
But they score some holes.
The idea is to get your Bean bag in a hole
about the size of a Womp Rat.
I knew a guy who could bull's-eye them from his T-16 while flying around Beggar's Canyon.
Dylan finishes off the ice block
Amarhi does some gymnastics
Anya keeps on swinging
Time to open presents
Sasha sits in the present opening chair and the gifts keep coming
Anya moves over to one corner of the room so she can open her gifts as well
Tearing into bags and boxes
A 3-D Solar System from The Bolls. And Ewok from Mommy & Daddy.
Sasha loves this little Ewok
Cool Grinch shoes from the Hansens
Bath toys for Anya
More Petshop stuff
Some Fairy presents from the Rowlands
Old School Tinker Toys from Mommy & Daddy and a Jelly Fish Aquarium from Grandma & Grandpa Fisher.
A new Green Light Saber from Mommy & Daddy!
A Darth Vader Costume from Mommy & Daddy!
A cool Monster Truck with Motorcycles for Anya from Grandma & Grandpa Fisher.
A Yoda costume from Mommy & Daddy
And a talking Yoda plush doll
A Old School Super Spirograph!
What's in this bag?
New shoes from the Hansens
Cindy Lou Who Shoes!
Sasha opens a Star Wars tent from Mommy & Daddy
Then a Croquet set from Grandma & Grandpa Fisher
There were tons more presents
This went on for about 40 minutes.
Eventually we all went back outside for a play break
We tested out the new Croquet set!
We have a big L-Shaped yard now that makes for a good course.
Playing with Star Wars toys from the Asteroid Hunt
Anya finds one that was missed in the corner!
Jess and Michelle talk about girl stuff - Shoes and hair care I assume.
Coleman gets his hands on a giant hammer! Makenzie stays inside to watch the rest of the movie.
Gisselle and Katrina do some coloring.
Sasha tries out her new Star Wars beach chair.
Finally it's time to eat that R2-D2 cake!
Everyone gathers round.
Alan lights it up
R2 is ablaze
Everyone sings Happy Birthday and then Sasha blows out the candles.
Then the many layers of cake are devoured.
This cake was as yummy as it was cool looking! Thanks again Michelle!
Cake eating went on inside and out
After cake more backyard play
And light saber sparring
Blasters and bubbles!
Tess helps Anya with the Bubble saber, while the boys surround Gisselle.
Inside the party winds down
Coleman eats.... something?
Dylan looks sleepy.
The Star Wars party was the biggest and best birthday party ever! Thanks to everyone who helped make it the great success it was!
Sasha tries on her new Darth Vader costume. A foreshadowing of Halloween this year? We'll see!
May the Force be with You!
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