Sunday, May 10, 2015

May the Force Be with You! {Evan's 5th Birthday}

We celebrated Evan's birthday a little early this year with a Star Wars themed party on Saturday!

Evan decided that he wanted to have his 5th birthday party at the Planetarium, just like big sister Chloe on her 5th birthday. I thought that it might be cute to have a space-themed party since it would be at the Planetarium, but while looking for party ideas on Pinterest, Evan decided that he'd much rather have Star Wars party. Yes. My boy loves Pinterest...and party planning! Ha!

Here were a few detail shots of the party that I took before it started. (The free collage maker that I once used is no longer free, so I'll be posting them individually. If anyone has any recommendations for a collage maker that I can use from my laptop, please let me know:))

We also served "Yoda Soda" and and "Luke Skywater". 

Check out the awesome cake that a local baker made for us!

We decided to take a few pictures before the party...because we always forget once the party starts.

I just don't seem to have luck with birthday banners.

I couldn't resist putting up Chloe's hair in little side buns! (Gwen Stefani's "Harajuku Girl" keeps playing in mind when I see these pictures of Chloe.)


Chloe had had enough pictures at this moment! Can you tell?

Then, the party began!

The light sabers I made from pool noodles, and Evan's number one reason for picking this party theme, were a big hit! Literally!

The birthday boy getting ready to blow out his candles - Thank you for taking a moment to satisfy this picture-taking momma's heart.

Then, it was time for the show.

I wasn't able to take many good pictures due to the darkness and my shutter speed, but here were a few of my captures.

The hallway leading to the planetarium was very cool.

The birthday slideshow

We had such a good time, especially the birthday boy! We had a lot of different activities to compete with in the month of May, but were so appreciative of the friends and family that came out to make Evan's party epic! May the Force be with you!

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  1. Nathan had a Star Wars themed party around that age (is it bad I forget what birthday year it was? altho, it is on the blog! lol!). I did the food and pool noodle life sabers, too! I just love how you did your daughters hair, so perfect for the party theme. That cake is perfect, too!

    1. Thanks, Carrie! Great minds think alike!