Planning a party is one of the parts of a parent’s job description that can be the most daunting. What’s age-appropriate? Where are the best places to consider as party venues in Huntsville and Madison County? How can you throw a good party and stay within your budget?
We plan on helping busy parents find the answers to those questions and more in our series, “It’s My Party”, where we invite real, local parents to share their great party planning experiences with other readers. Whether you’re faced with a birthday, baby shower, adoption, or christening, we hope we can make it easier for you! Our Birthday Party Planner should definitely be in your bookmarks bar – it puts ALL the local party resources here in town at your fingertips!
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Big thanks to RCM reader, Abigail G., for sharing her wonderful Star Wars party ideas!
Age & Gender of the Child: Boy, age 6
Party Theme: Star Wars birthday
Party Location & Facility Rental Costs: at home, so no venue fee
# of Party Guests: around 20 kids
Invitations: homemade, using Power Point we just emailed the invitations
Cake & Food: cake from Target, Star Wars theme
I also served Vader Veggies, tie fighters (bread stick dough wrapped around hot dogs), Jedi Juice and Luke SkyWATER (drinks), wookie cookies (just chocolate chip cookies). I also served pizza and fruit.
Games & Activities: homemade Death Star piñata, fighting storm troopers (white balloons), light saber training
Favors: light sabers made from pool noodles
Online resources you used to plan (e.g. Pinterest, website, party supplies, etc.) Pinterest has great Star Wars party ideas
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