Hello, it's me, Sam's Mom. I've been suggesting super cool kid's birthday party ideas on Party411.com for a while now, so I thought I'd start blogging a bit more and share some more ideas to help with kids birthday parties. (It's been long enough that I've been posting that I'm now Sam and Justin's Mom!)
I thought I'd start with a theme that is near and dear to my children's hearts - Star Wars. Oh yes, Star Wars mania has hit my house with full force (pun intended). We have Star Wars shirts, underwear, pajamas, toys, backpacks, costumes, lunchboxes, fruit snacks...you name it; and we probably want it or have it. Good thing for my children, my husband and I both grew up watching Star Wars and are happy to watch the movies over and over and over....
When planning a Star Wars party, you have to first ask yourself an important question - movies or TV? There are great Star Wars movie party supplies and Star Wars Clone Wars TV show party supplies. Both are super cool and you should really decide based on which Star Wars series your child is currently obsessed with. For us, we'd go with the movies.
Paper goods are obvious for this one. Choose the themed plates, cups and napkins and pick silverware and tablecloths to match. Simple, inexpensive and fun!
For favors, I love these Star Wars masks from the kids section of StarWars.com. You can print them out on your printer (in full color) and put them out for the kids to play with at the party or take them home. I'd either print them on cardstock or mount them on cardboard and attach popsicle sticks at the bottom.
I'll also make sure the kids get Star Wars tattoos and a Storm trooper wrist band. We might also make Star Wars cookies (you can find Star Wars cookie cutters) and bag them for the kids the take home as a fun favor. (And, yes, we'll call them Wookie Cookies!)
If you've got a son, you know how hot Star Wars is right now. We've literally gotten 5 Star Wars party invitations since September. So, think creativity and add a few special touches to your party! The kids will have a blast.
May the Force be with you,