A Star Wars Birthday Party {Cute Ideas!}

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I am sort of a party fanatic.  I love parties.  I love themes.  And I love reading about what other moms do with their party themes!  This darling idea for a Star Wars birthday party was sent to me by one very creative mama.  Here is how she created an event to remember.  The force MUST have been with her…

Star Wars 1st Birthday Party submitted by Christine Thomas

We all love to throw parties but especially on a reasonable budget, right? Take a look at a few of these ideas to help inspire you while planning your next big event!

Cake made by Cinderella Cakes

Paper straws, fruit cups and popcorn bags purchased fromSweet Lulu

Star Wars T-Shirt fromOld Navy

Helium Tank rented from The Original Balloon Shoppe

Cupcake and sugar cookie supplies purchased from William’s Sonoma

Bulk Candy purchased from Oh Nuts

Favor Bag Stickers printed at Cotsco Photo

Centerpiece Ribbon Ball Topiary Tutorial found here(EASY)

Picture Frames purchased atIKEA for $.99

Fruit Snacks, Food/Drinks, & Ribbon purchased from Costco

I handmade the sugar cookies with the cutter purchased at William’s Sonoma.

Balloons were purchased in bulk and blown up myself.

I used a paper cutter to cut out the squares for the birthday sign. I found a scrap book store to cut out the white letters. Many will let you do that for free if you purchase something from them, if not it is only a few dollars to use their cutters.

I used one of Luke’s bibs as a pattern and just sewed a pocket on one side, then put right sides of the fabric together. I used his foam bath letters to trace his name and ironed them onto some backing before sewing them on.

His hat was an extra sheet of sparkle paper rolled up and stapled in place while hot gluing some trim to the end and ribbon at the top (super easy.)

I raised his cake on a wrapped empty cardboard box on top of some extra fabric.

Pretzels and Jumbo marshmellows were dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with some sprinkles I had laying around.

Trader Joe’s kettle corn filled the popcorn bags and all food was labeled with a card.

Favor Bags included glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces. I bought a big thing of sidewalk chalk in bulk then bundled 3 pieces together with some ribbon for each bag. I found some water balls in packs of 3 in the dollar bin at Target. Also included were a bag of fruit snacks and a small clear bag full of cheerios. I bought a package with 20 individual bubbles and put 1 in each bag.

The actual bags were purchased at Target by the brown lunch sacks. Yes the have colored ones now about $1.50 for 50 sacks!!!

The key here is buy packages of things that come with multiples then split them up.

Keep an eye out early on and you can find some great things to include in your goodie bags. I personalized each sack with a photo sticker from Costco Photo. You get a sheet with 20 stickers for $2.99.

My goal was to have yummy food for the adults as well as the kids.

I made a pasta salad from the food network. (I used Giada’s recipe she made for her daughter’s first birthday.)

PB&J’s, fresh fruit and little snacks were served in individual cups for the kids to take. Baby food was provided for the little ones there as well.

My little man wore a $10 T-Shirt from Old Navy.

So handsome!

Cupcakes were homemade then placed in star wars liners and topped with an action figure. Kit purchased here.

The Tables had a Ribbon Topiary Centerpiece.

I placed them in a silver bucket that was a couple dollars at IKEA.

I found this stuffed Yoda at Target of all the places. Check the children’s bedding section.

I took these $.99 double sided frames from IKEA, and placed 2 pictures from each month of Luke’s life 1-12 and had them line the eating tables.

Turned out to be quite a hit.

The invitations I put together in Photoshop I downloaded a background and a Star Wars font for free on the internet.

I then mounted them on blue and black sparkly paper and put them in a silver envelope. Get creative, and you too can make a custom invite!

Visit me at my blog here and leave me a comment with your email and I will email you a PDF of the party printables for FREE and you too can create your very own Star Wars Party for your little Jedi.

I would love to hear about your parties as well!

xoxo

Christine

Thanks for sharing Christine!  If you have a party you would like me to feature (extravagant, simple or somewhere in between) please send me an email to jennifer {at} tinyoranges.com.

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    Carrie says:

    I have to ask… Stay at home mom? Or work from home mom? I can’t believe how much planning went into this but it is a wonderful set up. How far in advance did she plan? It looks like a lot of work.

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    Steph E. says:

    Please post more party ideas! I hate going to google and finding ideas but that are completely out there and nothing is local/heard of. This is great!! Please keep the ideas coming.

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    elle says:

    wow! AWESOME!!!

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  4. 4

    Super cute party with great ideas and tips! Fabulous job!!

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    Shannon Ashworth says:

    My son absolutely loves Star Wars and I am Planning a Star Wars Party for his 6th Birthday. I love your ideas and think they are absolutley adorable. You have given me a lot of ideas to work from. I am Super Excited!

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    Kara says:

    This party is adorable! My daughter will be turning 5 in 4 weeks and I am in the process of planning a Star Wars “Princess Leia” party for her. Great job on the party!

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    Chris says:

    Wonderful ideas!!! Where did you get the water bottle labels??

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    Stefanie Dietz says:

    Your Star wars birthday party looks like it was sooo cute and so much fun! Do you still have the printable’s? I am having my sons party star wars! Thanks Stefanie

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    Susan says:

    Great party stuff! I would love to have a copy of the printables — my six year old is dying for a Star Wars party this year!

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    carrie coleman says:

    I love your star wars ideas! I’m having my sons 5th birthday party soon and it is star wars theme. I’d love a copy of your printables.

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    Ashley says:

    I would like the party printables. Doing this for my sons 1st birthday! LOVE it!!!

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    Tammy says:

    Hi, Ivwould love the printables for my sons party please.
    Thanks!
    Tammy

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    Nohemi says:

    Hi, I’m having a Star Wars Bday party theme for my son and would love a copy of the printables. Nice Work!! It looks awesome. I’m thinking of using some or your ideas. Thanks!
    -Mimi

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    Gloria says:

    Just loved what you did for your little man’s party using Star Wars theme. My son is super crazy about Star Wars and could use all your help. Thankyou for sharing your amazing ideas. I have a newborn and I was nervous about having a party in the next couple of months. Could use all your ideas and printables. Big Thanks!

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    Emily says:

    I am planning a combined party for my son and daughter soon. I would love a copy of your printables.Any ideas for the girls too? Thanks so much! Love the ideas!

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    Tanya says:

    Hello, I’m doing a Star wars party for my 9 year old. Please send me a copy of your printables. Thank you in advance. (Also, thank you for sharing)

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