Saturday, August 1, 2009

May the Force be with you!

For his last two birthdays, I've planned elaborate surprises for Landon. This year, we had a lot of other things going on (and I was totally out of ideas), so I decided to let him choose what he wanted to do. I should have known I was just asking for it....

Yep, he asked for a Star Wars party -- at the age of 24. I had a bad feeling about this, but what could I do? He got really into it, even making his own decorations:


We were a little nervous when we asked people to come in costume, but our friends really pulled through!
If only you could see how cool my hair looked...
Turns out there is a reason Han always wears his shirt open...
Rebels and Sith alike were greeted by our infamous host, Mr. R2-D2 himself.
The illustrious Jaba even put in an appearance. Here Yoda attempts to stuff his face...
We even issued some elegant weapons, from a more civilized time: edible, of course.

We played a rousing game of "Eat the Jedi, Do Not," which Abby and I enjoyed, and everyone else tried to comprehend. (If anyone out there has played "Don't Eat Pete," shout out to you!) I made this game myself, and I was pretty proud of it, so I am posting it here in case anyone out there needs to throw a Star Wars party for a 4-year-old, perhaps. Email me and I'll send you the instructions for playing. :)

Then we subjected our guests to a Star Wars trivia game that Landon was bound to win. There were prizes for all.

Star Wars wrapping paper, there was!

Then we had to remind Landon about his roots - he was a little confused about which planet we were on.
Thanks so much to all of our friends for being good-natured enough to dress in crazy costumes, play crazy games, and help to make Landon's party awesome!

Happy Birthday Buddy - this is living proof that I really would do anything for you!

6 comments:

Roger and Laurene said...

OK. So I wanna know why my photo is part of the Star Wars wrapping paper....
Oh, I get it! Landon's mother-in-law is "out of this world!" Or... from another planet? Or... definitely an alien?
Oh well, I love you both - to the moon and back! :) :)

Cephaloblog said...

Oh man that looks like the coolest party ever! I always wanted to go to a Star Wars themed party, sadly I was the only Star Wars fanatic. That R2 D2 is fantastic by the way. Totally jealous.

Kyle Andrew said...

best. star wars party. ever.

Charles and Nancy said...

That looks like a pretty sweet party! Haha...I love boys that don't want to grow up!

Kenna Jan said...

Planet Earth... best show ever :-)

Chelsi and Trevor said...

You are coming here this winter?!?!?!? Is that what I should be reading into your comment on our blog? (Please say yes!)