Friday, November 9, 2012

Ryder's Birthday Party Ideas

Ryder's birthday is fast approaching (December 6th....I still can't believe we'll have a two year old) and his party theme this year is "Star Wars."  I've decided that Darren and I can still pick out these awesome nerd-filled themes while he's still too young to object.  Am I right or am I right?!

So, I'm super excited about this party because I get to shop for all things Star Wars, and let's just say, Etsy has been my source for finding all of this great stuff.  Here's what I have found so far:

I found this awesome invite template, and had it customized with the party info.  Isn't it adorable?! Yes, I realize the day of the week is wrong....I'm working on getting this corrected. :-)

Star Wars Birthday Banner
A Star Wars Birthday Banner via Kerry's Krafts on Etsy

I just love this, and I think it will look awesome for Ryder's party.  Obviously, it will say 'Ryder is 2!', but I'm sure you get the gist of it.

Darth Vader & Storm Trooper rings use as cupcake picks or cake toppers, for your Star Wars boy birthday space themed party goodie bag favor
Star Wars cupcake rings via AisforAprongStrings on Etsy

I'm having cupcakes made for his party, just because I think it's a fun party food, and I found these cupcake topper rings.  I think they're awesome and will look great on top of the cupcakes!

I also have two different Star Wars cookbooks that I'll be making treats from. 

The Star Wars Cookbook II: Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes (Hardcover)The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes (Hardcover) 

I am known for my bad-ass Wookiee Cookie making skills, and I am so excited to try other recipes in these books.  I actually found a new Star Wars cookbook, so I went ahead and ordered it as well.  Here's what I'm thinking for some treats:

Ewok Treats:   I actually got this recipe from a co-worker, and I decided to name it for the party.  It is bugals, doritos and cheetohs with popcorn oil and ranch packet seasoning sprinkled and mixed in.  It is baked at 325* for 30 minutes.  IT IS SO GOOD!

Wookiee Cookies:  These are just basically chocolate chip cookies.  Good stuff, yo!

Han-burgers:  I'm thinking of making these smaller, kind of like sliders.

Yoda-soda:  It is like a carbonated lime punch. 

Dark-side cupcakes:  Cupcakes with the appropriate topper rings

There will be more, but this is all I've thought of so far.

I think this is shaping up to be an amazingly dorky/nerdy birthday gig.  What do you all think?

Happy Friday, peeps.  May the force be with you. ;-)


Erica Bodker said...

My husband would love this idea, me i'm not a huge Star Wars fan but hey its whatever they want right :)

Amy Perdew said...

Cute! I think that it came out great. My son dressed up a vaccum recently with a Darth Mask on it. Love all the little cute names for the Star Wars foods.

Kimmyyy83 said...

Ahhh I love this!!! I am seriously thinking about doing this for J's 36th birthday!!!

Sara said...

Thanks ladies! I'm super excited to get this shin-dig all planned...and of course to celebrate! :-) I love seeing everything come together...I just hope I can pull it off!

zerry ht said...

Are you kidding me? Are those seriously the real cupcakes? I am stunned to see how finely these cupcakes have been made. I would definitely like to order these cakes for my son’s party, that I will be hosting in one of the New York Event Venues. I am getting super excited now for his birthday party. Thanks for sharing. I am sure you guys had a wonderful time.

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