Tuesday, May 15, 2012

He's 6!

We celebrated Jesse's 6th birthday in full "force" (get it?!) with a couple of his friends last week.  He is all about Star Wars right now, so of course, we had to have a Star Wars party, complete with light sabers (or "life savers" as Jesse calls them), Star Wars cake pops, and episode VI aired outside on the big "screen" of our neighbor's fence.
Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Han Solo, Ewok, and Princess Leia Cake Pops (Storm troopers not shown...they weren't very good.  hehehe!)
I found these adorable pops on pinterest, and once Jesse saw them, I had to make them.  These were the first cake pops I've ever made, and I learned a lot during the process.  My Mother-in-law bought me this book, and I got to work.  It took me all day, but Jesse's reaction made it worth it!!!  He LOVED them.

We needed light sabers for the kids, so Jesse and I made them out of pool noodles, duct tape, and black electrical tape.  We have been playing with these non-stop since we made them weeks ago.

A barrel of light sabers

My Star Wars boys
I tried to deter this wardrobe choice.  He wanted to wear all black, like Darth Vader, even if it was 85 degrees.  He needed a lot of juice boxes!
Eli and Lizzy, joining the Jedis 
Jared made a cake pop stand by drilling a bunch of holes in a board and painting it with chalkboard paint so we could use it again.
Blowing out the candle sticking out of Yoda's head.
I can't believe he's 6!!!
Enjoying the cake pops
Micah Bean and one of his best friends, Jaime
When it got dark, Jared set up our home theater speakers to a projector he purchased on ebay.  I'm so glad he understands how all of those electronic things work, because you know I have no clue!
Our outdoor theater, complete with concession stand.  We served boxes of movie theater candy, and popcorn with different seasonings
Micah and Jared enjoying the show
This little guy made it all the way to the end of the movie.  Eli and Jesse were the only ones who stayed awake the whole time.
The boys.  It was so funny that the boys sat on one blanket, and the girls sat on the other.
As Jared put Jesse into bed that night, he told him that it was the "best party ever."  :)  I just love that boy (sigh!).

1 comment:

  1. This looks like the funnest party ever, and I don't even like Star Wars. Those cake pops are amazing!! They look like they took a LOT of work. And those lightsabers are absolute genius.