Back to the Jedi party though. Originally, before, we knew we would be throwing a much larger elephant party to raise funds, I had envisioned a rather elaborate Star Wars party. But once we started planning more seriously for the elephant saver fundraiser and began to realize how big it was going to be, I asked my little Padawan if it might make more sense to downsize her Star Wars party. I was impressed that at such a young age, she actually agreed to what I saw as very adult logic. But agree she did.
Nonetheless, as her mother, I wanted to give her the best Star Wars party I could conjure up even if it was going to be on a much smaller scale. We invited a few of her closest friends. That would be Lesley's Stella and Ever and Cady's Max in case you were wondering. Anyhow, enough talk. Let's move on to the photos!
|Just a few short weeks before Aria's party Frecktree uploaded this awesome Star Wars "redress" and I had to snag it for my little Star Wars fan. If you don't know about Freckletree, seriously go check out her shop. She makes the cutest owl hoot hats and just added a new dress line, made from salvaged tees.|
Party activities. So, the older the kids get, they seem to want more organized party activities. This is not my strong point, but I managed to whip together four: 1) a Jedi foraging and tracking expedition AKA treasure hunt 2) storm trooper target shooting, 3) laser obstacle Jedi training course, and 4) the death star pinata.
|The Foraging and Tracking Expedition: the little Padawans followed clues that eventually led them to a stash of Space Ice Cream that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.|
|The "lightsaber" was a simple wooden dowel that was painted green. I added silver duct tape with black sharpie details for the handle. The kids had a blast destroying the death star. Stella and Aria got serious when the Death Star came crashing down.|
|And of course there was cake. It was a dark chocolate Darth Vader cake as Aria requested. Aria helped her daddy decorate it. I think Ever thoroughly enjoyed his slice.|
|Of course what is a party without friends? Aria and I are blessed to have some of the most wonderful friends anybody could ever hope to ask for.|
|We sent everyone home with these yummy Star Wars treats from Sugar and Spice Arts. Ann Marie was a treat (pun intended) to work with. She even held off on shipping so I wouldn't have to stash the treats for too long. The best part? Inside each chocolate Millennium Falcon was a delicious Oreo cookie. Ann Marie packaged each one individually with an assortment of Star Wars themed chocolates and added tags with the party guests' names.|
Don't forget to stay tuned for how much Aria raised for Elephant Family.