Showing posts with label party decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label party decor. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up

Wow!!! What busy a weekend! My Son celebrated his "Royal" birthday this year. He turned 8 years old on the 8th of April... and to make it even more special it happened to fall on Easter Sunday this year, what a lucky boy! So this year he wanted a Star Wars-themed party. My son and husband both had to help me a lot... I know the main characters and that's about it! Good thing there is a lot out there on the subject :)

Here is my little Jedi... or shall I say my little Padawan  (I learned a thing or two, lol!) Youngling (corrected by husband).

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I made him his own Jedi shirt, click here for how to make your own personalized shirt. All of his little friends got a Jedi robe as well! Super easy no-sew, simply tear some brown fabric the width of the child and then make another tear in the middle a little over halfway up the cloth (that's where the neckline will be). Then just tear a thin piece for the belt. Pull off the excess string and there you have a 2 minute Jedi robe... remember it doesn't have to be perfect they are probably never going to wear them again!) 

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is the dessert table and treat table... so many goodies! Use what you have to decorate... when the Star Wars bobbleheads came out last year at Mc Donald's my son just had to have them. I'm not sure if he just wants a Happy Meal for the food or just the toy... probably the TOY! Well since we had them I put them to use. The tag on the goody bags says" Thanks for coming... may the force be with you!" Click here on how I made the backdrop. To see how I made the Clone trash containers click here. For the lightsabers click here.

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The table...

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I set up the tables so that everybody could see each other by pushing two tables together. A little crowded but it worked! With 17 kids....yup 17! I wanted to be prepared, so I had made place cards with their names on them so they knew exactly where to sit. There was no arguing about who sat by who ;) Here is a closer look at the table, on the bench was their Jedi robes!

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

For food, I kept it really simple... A veggie platter "Veggie Vaders", a meat and cheese platter "Darth Platter", hot dogs were "Sabre Dogs" and of course "Yoda Soda" I need to give Tomas some credit for coming up with the food names!

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is what I got the parents to fill out when they dropped off their children... just in case! Thankfully no one needed to be called :)

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Party Time!!!

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

After everybody had finished eating we started off by pinning the saber on Yoda. 

Then we did some Jedi training. We divided up into two teams, the Yellow and the Red Sabres. They then raced the Jedi obstacle course... the team with the quickest time won. 

They then battled... the battle was between one yellow and one red team member. With their sabers the had to keep a balloon up in the air, the last player to touch the balloon before it fell on the floor lost, giving the other team a point. 

Next up was musical chairs with the Star War themed music.

Since it was Easter weekend, I had to do some Easter crafting. The kids each dyed a Star Wars-themed wrapped egg. They also did an Easter egg hunt. A few of the eggs contained a blue-chip which they could turn in for a prize!

Finally, it was time for the Darth Vader Pinata. They were so excited when the treats came falling down!

For every game, there was always a winner, but at the end of the games, I made sure that those that didn't win still got to pick something out of the prize box... I think they all were pretty happy! I know my son was, especially after all the new Star War toys he got for his birthday!

Star Wars Birthday Party Decor Reveal and Party Wrap Up by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I hope you liked a few of my ideas on throwing your own Star Wars party.

Happy planning and happy crafting!
Ilda :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party


Finally, everything is ready!!! All that is left is 17 kids running around... Wow, it's gonna be wild!

So today I'm going to share with you all the baking I've done for the party. Cake, cupcakes, and cake pops... yup that's a lot of cake! Hopefully, everyone likes cake!

So I will start off with the cake... I really had no idea what I was going to make for a cake. I knew I wanted to make it small. Since I already had some black fondant in my pantry I thought why not make a Darth Vader head. This is a 6-inch marble cake, shhhhhh... it's Betty Crocker! Covered with a buttercream icing. To form the mouth I just used some Rice Krispies treats.

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Yup, I just used 3 packages of Rice Krispies, just roll and mold to the shape you like. Real easy to work with. Then just cover the Krispies well with buttercream icing.

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Not bad! My little Darth Vader head, he actually turned out pretty cute! (If Darth Vader could be cute?) I have him sitting on the top tear of my cupcake stand. 

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Next, here are my Clone Cake Pops! They look like they are lined up to charge. For tips on how I make my cake pops click here. These are white cake on the inside, dipped in white chocolate candy melts, and decorated with black royal icing.

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I didn't think these cake pops would ever end. One cake mix package made around 60+ cake pops. Totally OK, because I thought I would send them to school with my son to share with his grade 2 class.

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

He looks so sad :( all wrapped up and ready to eat... I guess he knows his fate, lol!

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

All sealed up and ready for delivery!

Star Wars Baking - Cake, Cake Pops & Cupcakes for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And finally the cupcakes... I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, everyone should be happy! Hopefully not crazy happy from the sugar rush, hehe! They are going to look super cute with the cupcake toppers I made :)

I'll make sure to take lots of pics of the party to share with you all... Happy Birthday, 8th Tomas! 
Well it's getting late and I'd better get some beauty sleep so I can be ready to entertain all those kids! 

Wish me luck!!!
Ilda :)

Star Wars Cup Cake Toppers for Star Wars Birthday Party


For the party, I decided I would make some cupcakes. I thought about making cupcake wrappers with my Silhouette, but then I thought that might be too much work and use up a lot of paper. So then I decided on just making cupcake toppers. Jin Yong from Under a Cherry Tree has taught me pretty much everything I have learned about my Cameo. If you have a Silhouette, you should definitely check out her blog... She has some really good tutorials, and I referred to this one when I made these cupcake toppers.

I Googled Star War images and came across some really cute ones, I then opened up the image in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and followed Jin's tutorial for the rest.

Star Wars Cup Cake Toppers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is what I had once they were all cut up. For the toppers, I just used hot glue and toothpicks.

Star Wars Cup Cake Toppers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

On the reverse side of the topper place a large enough glob of glue.

Star Wars Cup Cake Toppers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Fold in half and align with the bottom part of the topper. Press together. 

Star Wars Cup Cake Toppers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

All ready for the cupcakes!

Now time to get started on the cupcakes, cake pops, and the cake!

Thanks for visiting!
Ilda :)

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Party

I plan on having a dessert table for my son's Star Wars-themed party but wanted to make some sort of backdrop. So my initial thought was foam board and wrapping paper, easy enough I thought... but I had such a hard time finding wrapping paper that was space-themed, then I thought fabric and still no luck (mind you I didn't go looking in every store). So I thought I would just make my own. I purchased all of my supplies at the Dollar Store (under $8!).  And here is what I did...

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I used 3 foam poster boards.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Used packing tape to tape them to each other.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

So instead of paper, I used a plastic table cover.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I then wrapped it up like you would a present, making sure that the plastic was pulled taught and then secured it with tape.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

So I also picked up some silver glitter glue and some foam rollers.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

So to make it look "spacey" I thought I would just smear silver glitter glue all over.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Partyby ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Once I was done I placed in a sunny area to let it dry.

DIY Star Wars Dessert Table Galaxy Backdrop for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

It's now ready... the perfect "spacey" looking backdrop! I have glow in the dark wall stickers that I also bought to place on the board... you'll just have to come back for the dessert table reveal! 

Imagine the possibilities, how easy to make your own backdrops.... paper, fabric or in this case plastic!

Hope you liked this idea!
Ilda :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy


As part of my son's present I thought I would make him a personalized Star Wars T-Shirt. I have been wanting to try this out for a while, but never had a good reason to. I knew that Silhouette sold heat transfer vinyl, but living in Canada there are not very many places that carry Silhouette products, so I turned to Micheals. I had seen some iron-on printer transfer sheets there before so I went there this past weekend with a 50% off coupon and bought a package.

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I've been to Dollar Store so often recently for all the party supplies and look at what I found there! A Fruit of the Loom T-shirt... Only $2!

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I then began designing the T-shirt logo on the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. I didn't have Star Wars font but I found the font for free here! You don't need the Silhouette to make this T-shirt but I wanted the Cameo to cut around the edges for me.  

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is what it looked like on-screen before I sent it to the printer. To use these transfer sheets you must use an inkjet printer, NOT laser printer! I learned that the hard way... we had to pull out our old printer for this.

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

After it was printed, I then cut out the images with the Cameo.

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

On the back of the T-Shirt, I ironed on the little Star Wars logo (centered under the neckline).

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


Finally, I placed the image on the front of the T-shirt and followed the directions on the transfer package. Seconds later the image fused and now I have a T-shirt that my son is surely going to love! Next time you see this shirt it will be finished and on my son :)

Thanks for coming by!
Ilda :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party

While I was at the dollar store I came across some trash cans that I thought I could make look like storm trooper heads.

Here is what I did...

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I used these two plastic trash containers, black duct tape, blue electrical tape, scissors, (foil tape and parchment paper not pictured here).

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I tried cutting the shapes I needed for the face of the troopers but the tape kept sticking to the scissors, so I had a light bulb moment... parchment paper! Nothing sticks to that stuff! So that is what I used. I drew out my shapes and then just cut them out.

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I used my punch to cut out again perfect circles.

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I then took a dry erase black marker and just drew the shadowing under the eyes.


They make perfect containers for the lightsabres. Aren't they just so cool, my son was so excited when he saw what I was working on! 

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Click here on how I made the lightsabres.

Alright enough blogging, have to get more Star Wars stuff done!


Ilda :)

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party


Welcome back... if you have a little boy you sure are going to love this post! (hopefully)

My son's request for this year's birthday party theme was Star Wars. Thankfully there are lots out there for you. Being a crazy crafter I always want to make most of my decor myself! What a task... one idea always leads to another, and it feels never-ending! As long as everything is ready for Saturday I'll be happy :)

So this first post I will share with you how I made my lightsabers.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is what I used... Water noodles, black duct tape and foil tape, and scissors. These were all purchased at the Dollar Store! With the noodles, I cut each one of them in half.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Next, I covered one of the ends with black duct tape and folded down the excess tape.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Then I added a strip of tape to the top of the noodle, ensuring that I was wrapping around it pretty straight.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Repeated the last step to make a wider handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

With my one inch punch, I cut out a piece of foil tape This tape comes with a backing that peels of before you adhere it.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Peeled off the backing and added it to the handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

To embellish the handle, I cut the foil tape lengthwise to create some strips.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Wrapped it around the base of the handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And there you go homemade lightsabers, that the kids can enjoy (hopefully they won't hurt each other too badly!)


Thanks for visiting,
Ilda :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning

First Communion Day finally arrived and everything went well! My son looked so handsome, was well behaved and read really well during the Church ceremony :)

So here are a few pictures of the day. A big "Thank you" to all our friends and family that we're able to celebrate this special day with us!

First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And this is what my basement looked like when it was finally put together! Great food, great friends and family, great party!... and the decor wasn't bad either... hehe! ;)

For details on how I made the decorations and cake, see my previous posts.

Next event Tomas' birthday party... and the wheels are starting to turn...... slowly, LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ilda

UPDATE!

For those interested in more ideas and crafts for a girl's Communion, check out my Daughter's 


Or for a Confirmation Day Post!



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