This is Jared.
Jared is my husband, our 3d printing guru, and our own personal Kylo Ren.
In our house, Star Wars is a big deal. Not just “we like Star Wars movies”. More like–my boys want a Star Wars themed bedroom, my husband made his own Kylo Ren costume and we went on a Star Wars themed cruise a few years ago–big deal. So it was only a matter of time before we were throwing Star Wars themed birthday parties.
This is Cedric.
His birthday falls in December, and a few years ago, just before the premiere of the brand new, much anticipated Star Wars movie. And so, our first Star Wars themed party was born!
We booked his party at a local eat-in-theater, Chunky’s. It’s a great venue for a kids party because you can really do as much or as little as you want. They provide the food and cake, and obviously, the movie. We decided to decorate up a bit and have some fun gift bags to take home.
One of the things we decided to do was provide an activity for the kids while they waited for food and the movie to begin. We spent some time making these paper mache Death Stars that the kids could then decorate.
The party proved so successful, that Cedric, now turning 11 wanted to have a party to see The Last Jedi! I made invites for the party with cutouts and stamping items.
This time I got my husband, Jared, involved in the project and he helped model and print out lights saber handles to make favors.
These were a huge hit with the kids at the party and fun to make!
It’s not every birthday party that has it’s own Kylo Ren.