I can’t believe my little man is already SIX! Time really does fly when you’re having fun! Having two older brothers who love Star Wars, it was no surprise when Liam asked for a Star Wars Party! Of course, his Daddy and I are fans too, so the whole family pitched in to create our very own First Order Stormtrooper Academy.
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We were initially going to do something very small to celebrate his birthday but at the last minute, he asked for a party with his friends and family. I usually start planning his birthday months in advance but with our busy schedule lately, we were doing everything days before the party! I didn’t even have time to mail invitations, so I uploaded and sent my invite via Evite. I then reached out to all of my favorite bakers to see if they were available to make some awesome treats.
I always like to create an “experience” for our party guests. From the minute they arrived, I wanted them to feel like they were on Kylo Ren’s Star Destroyer, The Finalizer.
My husband constructed a large window looking out to space for our backdrop, he even added red lights (they look white in the photos). I then displayed all of my son’s Star Wars toys and figures and served the goodies on coordinating cake stands. I also added my son’s name in marquee lights from Michaels and a birthday banner I picked up at Target. For the focal point, I propped the Tie Fighter popcorn container we picked up from Disneyland on a large Star Wars box from my son’s room.
I set another table for his cake and more treats with a galaxy backdrop and our very own Flametrooper and Kylo Ren!
I ordered my son’s favorite lemon cake from a local bakery, literally days before the party. It came out great and he loved it!
My dear friend Katherine from Creating Awesomenessity whipped up the most awesome cookies! Thank you Katherine, they were so delicious and looked amazing!
My friend Roni from Roni’s Sugar Creations made Galactic Gourmet Apples. Don’t they look like outer space? Thank you Roni, they were a big hit!
My friend Autumn from Sparkling Sweets Boutique sent these fabulous lightsaber pretzels. Thank you Autumn, the kiddos loved them!
I am always amazed by my friend Wynter’s (of Sweets of Heaven, Outlets at Orange) talent. I have never seen such art on sour belts! Aren’t these amazing? They are hand painted! Thank you Wynter, you are the best!
How does that saying go? “Desperation is the Mother of Invention”, well that is so true! I had zero time to create custom cupcake toppers like I usually do, so I just grabbed a sticker book from the Dollar Spot at Target and added stickers to punched circles and star paper straws. Then voila, instant toppers! Whew! I also added Star Wars Cupcake Wrappers.
I made a batch of cereal treats and chocolate covered Oreos and drizzled them with red and black chocolate.
I printed a few stickers to add to popcorn boxes and filled them with coconut popcorn.
I also made a few fondant stormtrooper toppers for the cupcakes.
I raided my son’s room and collected all the Star Wars stuff I could find, including these awesome Stormtrooper and Kylo Ren figures!
These cardboard cutouts from Oriental Trading Company were the perfect party props!
I set up a party table for the kids with filled favor boxes, water bottles and personalized coasters.
I found some Star Wars washi tape and added it to black straws for the water bottles. I also wrapped leftover cardstock around the bottles and added a little bit of twine.
I printed some stickers and added them to cardstock for the party favor boxes.
I also made some last minute Kylo Ren Lightsaber napkin rings for the kiddie table.
I filled the boxes with some more goodies from the Dollar Spot at Target plus handmade crayon rolls.
We often gift crayon rolls for party favors and these are my favorite to date. I fell in love with the glow in the dark Star Wars fabric and paired it with soft minky dot fabric. The kids loved them!
My little Sith was so excited to get the party started! Didn’t he look awesome in his Kylo Ren costume?
We picked up these awesome build your own Tie Fighter and X-Wing sets at Michaels and my sons put them together for me to use for the table centerpieces. I attached a few star balloons to them as well.
Another great find at Target; these “light swords” were only $3 and the kids played with them for hours!
I also set up our favorite carnival-style games for the kids to play. I added cardstock and stickers to my can toss game and some star background paper to my bottle toss game.
The kids always seem to enjoy bouncing from one game to the other, and they all play well together!
The bigger kids had a mean air hockey tournament.
I also gave the kids lightsaber bubble wands (another find from Target)!
We played a quick game of choose your side, “Rule the Galaxy or Join the Resistance” from Oriental Trading Company.
The kids did a turn in the photo booth. I cheated again and instead of making my own photo booth props like usual; I found some Star Wars Party Masks, removed the string and glued them to wooden sticks. Shh, don’t tell the kids!
The adults were entertained with the Keurig Kold Drinkmaker provided by Keurig (Read all about it here, it’s pretty cool).
Little man loves Lemon Cake!
With the busy day, I totally forgot to get a family pic until the party was almost over! Luckily, we squeezed one in!
Have you ever seen a cuter bunch of First Order recruits? They all had a blast! Thank you to all the friends and family that made Liam’s Day extra special! We love you all!
And that’s it! Our Star Wars Party perfect for any aspiring Sith or Stormtrooper! 😉 My little man had the best day and his smiling face shows it!
Thank you for visiting and I hope you are inspired to create your own Star Wars party!
Looking for more Birthday Party inspiration? Check out Liam’s Boot Camp and Liam’s Round Up from his previous birthdays!
Happy Party Planning!
Disclosure: I received some products from Oriental Trading included in this post, however all opinions are my own.
Styling, paper-crafting and photography – Michelle’s Party Plan-It
Note: The party stationary created for this party was for my personal use only. They are not licensed products and are not for sale.
Cookies – Creating Awesomenessity
Caramel Apples – Roni’s Sugar Creations
CandyBobs – Sweets from Heaven, Outlets of Orange
Pretzels – Sparkling Sweets Boutique
Cardboard Cutouts & Party Game – Oriental Trading Company
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Wow! Every detail turned out amazing! And I love that you put your own creative spin on such a popular theme. Fabulous job, as always!
Thank you my dear!! Xoxo
This looks amazing Michelle!
Thank you so much Erin! 🙂
Love this party! My daughter wants to have a Star Wars party, I need to show her this.
Thank you so much!!!
Serioiusly, all of this in a few days! You are amazing, this is top notch!
Thank you so much Sandra!!
Wow! You did a wonderful job like alway. I can’t imagine how would this look if you had planned it in months like you normally do. Love yor partys. Can I ask where did you bought the backdrop paper? I know you mentioned 1 was done by your husband. Thank you
Such an AWESOME party!!! You did an amazing job putting it together. Thank you for having us the boys had a blast 😀
Thank you so much! We were so glad you could join us!!
Where did you get the galaxy background?? Love it!