What People Ate
Kids and parents noshed on heavy finger food that could be lunch or snack and included “Jar Jar Links” (mini corn dogs”), “Fin Solo Sticks” (fish sticks), Boba Fruit skewers, Padawan Pasta Salad in individual cups, Jabba The Hummus & Veggies, etc. Guests were encouraged to use the light saber napkins and eco-friendly bamboo forks, hand-stamped with silver chevron pattern and blue stars.
What People Drank
We kept the kids hydrated with “Yodapple Jedi Juice” and “Jawa Wawa” served in “Star Wars” themed reusable milk bottles. Each had a chalkboard label so they could write their names to keep track. Straws had little “G” flags. The Jedi’s parents went to the dark side with “Vaderitas” (ginger beer margaritas) in mason jars.
The dessert table was the real show stopper. R2D2’s Smore Push-pops were a crowd-pleaser, as were the Death Star cake pops. The Wookie’s Cookies were adorned with the faces of C-3PO, Chewbacca, Yoda and Darth Vader, all made from molding chocolate using cookie cutters. Serving cake to younger kids can take forever, so I always go with cupcakes- they only eat the frosting anyway! They were wrapped with “star” cupcake wrappers and decorated with character inspired cupcake toppers. Guests saved them and took them home! The salted caramel chocolate Stormtrooper cake was devoured by the adults.
Before leaving the party, guests got their photos taken, which were printed and mailed with thank you notes. Favors were set below a Yoda saying and included a light saber bubble wand and “Chewy Treat” (cocoa krispie treats).
Activities / Games
Guests were greeted by some familiar faces—R2D2 and C-3PO. Kids put on their “Luke” or “Leia” Jedi robes made from felt & the requisite Leia hair bands, and picked up their pool noodle light sabers before heading to Planet Much for a fun activity filled afternoon. They could indulge their creative sides by designing their own R2D2-inspired droids, coloring in “Star Wars” coloring book pages or decorating their own “rebel spaceship” made from a cardboard box. For those that like more action, we had a “Destroy the Death Star” cornhole game and a bouncy house. They were also able to take off in a Luke’s landspeeder or Han’s Millenium Falcon, both made from cardboard boxes. A Jedi even stopped by to teach the kids on how to use the force. They used that new knowledge to break open the Death Star piñata. It was more like a Death egg. #pinterestfail.