This little guy with his huge dummy turned five over the weekend. Hard to believe that five years ago we were still in hospital getting used to being parents, loving this little bundle that was so cuddly and beautiful, being so proud of finally being a Mummy and that he was all mine. He's grown into a little boy who is very social, loves things with so much passion that he is almost obsessive, is wonderfully artistic and is going off to big school in the new year.
Weeks and weeks ago Max declared that he wanted a Star Wars party and wanted to dress as his favourite character, Luke Skywalker. I bought him this good quality cotton karate suit off eBay and made the belt. For almost the same price this will last a lot longer and he may be able to use the suit if he starts a martial arts class later on.
Hard to get a good photo when you're practicing your lightsaber moves!
I didn't have time to go shopping to the local party shops but I found this online store that had a good selection of Star Wars theme party products. I bought the tablecloth, napkins, plates, lolly bags, stickers and Clone Trooper and Darth Vader masks. The masks were a huge hit, surprisingly, only two boys came dressed in theme (a Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi). We had the party at our local playground which doesn't get too busy, we had the park to ourselves and the weather was pleasantly cool (not hot as it would normally be in December).
The much dreaded birthday cake turned out really, really well. My idea for a lightsaber cake came together with store bought sponge rolls (minis & a large one trimmed to size), loads of buttercream frosting, some licorice and a couple of M&M's. Rolled fondant was used to make the words.
I'm off the hook now until the next birthday. I was completely exhausted for the rest of the weekend!