I can’t quite believe that my first born is five years old this week! It feels like it has flown by, but then doesn’t at the same time, if that makes any sense? We have always done something to mark his birthday. A family day out, meal out and cake type of thing. But so far we haven’t had any kind of ‘proper’ party for his birthday.
A lot of his school friends have had big birthday parties so far this term, though. After speaking to a few mums, it seems like five is the age for a big party, as it is the first one when they are at school. So, as a way to get to know the other kids and parents (and because Max was asking for one), we are throwing his first ‘big’ party this year. We have a massive Star Wars fan on our hands, so it seems that Star Wars was the natural theme to have for the party.
I have been pinterest-ing it up, in an effort to get things ready for the party. I’m actually quite looking forward to it, and do love an excuse to plan a party. I do stress myself out with it, though. It’s self-inflicted, so I’ve only got myself to blame haha.
For the party bags I found a cute little store called The Curious Caterpillar. They have the cutest little selection of party bags and I think they look loads nicer than a regular plastic party bag that you get. They have a few different star wars ones so I just had to get them! You get the paper bag, tissue paper and then the goodies to put in them. Still room for a slice of cake, so it’s all good.
I have also thrown in some stickers to the party bag. The lovely people at StickerApp* asked if I’d like to design a few custom stickers. I thought that they would be fun for a party. So chose two different styles to make. One was just a star wars image I found online (labelled for reuse) and then the other was more personalised.
The whole order process was really easy. You can choose the number you want, the shape that you want, and what style. They have emojis and images that you can add on them. Or like I have, you can upload pictures and personalise the stickers. It was simple and quick to do.
I was also really pleased with the finish of them; you can choose matte or glossy. They are easy to peel away too – perfect for little hands at the party! The stickers arrived quite quickly which is always a bonus.
The custom stickers like this start from £14 for 84. It isn’t something that I’d use all the time, but for special events I think it is a great idea. If I had an online store or a business, I think they’d be great to stick on packages or letters as they look really smart and you can design them with your logo. All in all, I can’t find anything particularly wrong with the site or the service. Was really pleased with it.
The party is going to be on an afternoon, strategically placed between after lunch and before dinner time. I have done that in the hope that no one will be expecting a full on meal to eat. So just a few snacks, drinks and nibbles.
For the food I have found some super cute printable online (thank you again Pinterest). So we will be having things like ‘Hans Rolos’ and ‘Wookie Cookies’ to nibble on. Breadsticks and fruit sticks for light sabers, as well as some giant marshmallows. I am going to draw on stormtrooper faces on them with an edible ink pen. I hope people will be impressed as I’m pretty sure it will take a while haha. We’ll also have Yoda soda and Luke Sky-water to drink. Too cute right?
Do you enjoy party planning? Any star wars fans in your house?
*The stickers were gifted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. If you’d like to make some of your own, then use the code AAU20 to get 20% off.