On Thursday afternoon, Tucker and his friend Andy decided they wanted to have a Star Wars Party after seeing a display at the Post Office. Tucker really enjoyed his cousin Annabelle’s Star Wars Birthday party a few weeks ago(see previous post), but mostly his interest in Star Wars peaked when he was introduced to C-3PO and RTD2 (I don’t know if I spelled those right-) They are robots, and really cool ones in the eyes of a 4 year old. He likes the idea of the Good Guys getting the Bad Guys, but mostly it is the robots that intrigue him in Star Wars.
Well since Andy would be at our house all day on Friday,I thought, “We could plan the party today, have it on Friday, and the boys will be so happy to be working towards something they really want for the next two days. So the planning began.
I asked the boys what they wanted to do at their party, and they said they wanted to have a Star Wars Cake and “have activities” and Build a Rocket. I thought, great, great and great! Nothing makes a Mama Happier than Happy Children. So we planned ourselves a party.
)We were on our way to Target to return a few things, so we began our search there. Our party must have been meant to be, because waiting for us in the dollar bins were 3 yes 3 Star Wars Sippie Cups. Tuck, Andy and Truman all got one.
Then came the difficult part. the cake.
I thought, we can just make a regular cake, and call it a star wars cake, or maybe use chocolate frosting with the star sprinkles and call it intergalactic or something, and the boys would be good, but no. They had a vision of a GRAND cake. We search the bakery department, but to no luck. They described it to me, it was going to be something special, something like I had never seen before, from the description of it. Since the perfect cake was not there, we decided to look around and see what else they had there at Target, and move on to our next item. The Rocket.
What is any good rocket built out of? Boxes of course, with a touch of imagination. We asked a nice target lady if she had any boxes to build a rocket out of, and after a smile of glee, she gave us two boxes that fit nicely in the Trunk of our little car.
My job for the party was the activities, we came back and printed off a few coloring pictures off the internet, and decided to play “Luke, Luke, Darth Vader” (Duck, Duck Goose).
Now we only had the cake to worry about. We went down to the storage room to see if we could find any inspiration there, found a cookie mix that the boys agreed upon, and made a cookie cake. After seeing many beautifully decorated cakes, and the big deal about the perfect cake, I was grateful for such a simple solution. Now all that was left, was to wait until Friday for the party to begin.
On Friday, Tucker and Truman were pumped when they realized what that day would hold. They were up and dressed early, and Andy arrived early as well, so we began our day. I had a few errands to run, including buying paint at Home Depot, before the party could get started.
We arrived at home Depot, and while we were there, we decided that another big box would be wonderful addition for our rocket. We searched the store until we found an old Lawn mower box, that was proclaimed to be perfect for our rocket.
We got the paint and head back to the car with our perfect box. The only problem was, the afore mentioned box, was bigger than the trunk of our car. But we were not leaving with out our box, now that we had found it, it was an important part of our party.
That is when I remembered the Bungie Cords in our Trunk, Thinking of the many times Toph had strapped things in, I tried to remember how he had done it. After a little bit of awkwardness while I tried to hold the box and strap it in, we were set. I loaded the boys, and we were off to our house, anxious for the Star Wars Party To begin.
Tucker and Andy wanted to invite there friends Andrea and Austin to come over to celebrate with them. Austin wasn’t able to come, but Andrea did. She arrived, just as we were beginning the rockets assembly and painting. The party was a success, the boys had fun planning and participating in the party. And it was complete with the boys dressing up Andy was Darth Vader, Truman was Yorda, and Tucker decided he wanted to be the red ranger instead of Luke, but it was an incredible party. I was proud of the boys for working so hard to complete a goal. What good kids I have been blessed with!
Andrea Painting so Carefully, she was such a good painter that she had like one dot of paint on her hand!:
Andy mixing the paint:
Tucker concentrating so hard, so that the rocket will be perfect…
Truman on the other hand, is a little more free spirited, take a look at that hair!
They named this part of the ship “The Motherboard”. Don’t ask me why they know such words.
3….2….1… Blast off!
Truman is inside driving the Rocket when they blast off!