Saturday, December 13, 2008

“When 900 (or 7) years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”



They may not have reached 900 years, but I think this crew looks pretty darn cute!



Today was Matt's 7th birthday party with friends. We chose a Star Wars theme. Darth Vader paid a visit. We made pizza planets, ate moon cake, put together Lego spaceships, had a Nerf blaster battle, etc.

See if you remember all these memorable quotes from Star Wars! I've posted the answers in the "Comments" section.


“This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, and will soon see the end of the rebellion.”

The party started with our foster dog making a bid for freedom and us chasing him all the way down the street. Nothing like a little exercise to really add some fun (and weirdness) to the party!!! :)

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

Darth Vader arrived at last. He arrived late because he (my husband) was out doing a funeral. NOT in his Darth costume, in case you were wondering. His first words were, "Matthew, I'm your father." He arrived in the nick of time...as the natives were becoming restless at the end of the Lego activity.



“Watch your mouth kid, or you’ll find yourself floating home.”

Lee said, "These pizzas look like larvae."
Darth was outside making cola explode with mentos while I watched the pizza planets bake...which the kids had just made. Can't say they looked like planets... more like larvae...as Lee pointed out. Gee. Thanks, Lee! I'm SO excited to eat one now!



“That’s no moon, it’s a space station.”

I found a picture of a moon cake online and thought it looked easy. It's just a cake mix baked in a bowl, with one 9" layer of cake as the base. I found the little wind-up "moonwalker" robot at Target just to have something to perch on top of it.



“I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.”

When I was done cutting cake for everyone, I actually had to grab the cake stand and take the remaining cake away... because one of the boys was a little too "into" the Star Wars theme and was evidently envisioning himself as Luke Skywalker blasting the Death Star! He actually wanted to destroy the CAKE! My poor cake! It's in a place of safety now.

“He’s holding a thermal detonator!”

The boy off to the right in the picture is the one thinking he is Luke. He is ready to dive in already! If you look closely, you can see his tongue hanging out... we had to stop him from LICKING the CAKE!




“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

Hmmm... I think we invited a bunch of wild things!!!



"Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3720 to 1."

We finished up the party with no injuries and at least one boy asking to come to next year's party. Although, sadly, I think that was mostly because he was enjoying petting our collies! :)

11 comments:

Chris said...

Test your skill with these Star Wars quotes:

1) “When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”

2) “This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, and will soon see the end of the rebellion.”

3) “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

4) “Watch your mouth kid, or you’ll find yourself floating home.”

5) “That’s no moon, it’s a space station.”

6) “I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.”

7) “He’s holding a thermal detonator!”

8) “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

9) "Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3720 to 1."

Answers:

1) Yoda to Luke Skywalker
2) Darth Vader
3) Princess Leia Organa
4) Han Solo
5) Ben Kenobi
6) Han Solo
7) C3P0 translating to Jabba The Hutt
8) Darth Vader
9) C-3PO to Han Solo

Daisy said...

What a fabulously cool party! Your kids must love having such a creative mom. I love the moon cake! Happy birthday to your son! :D

Chris said...

Oh Daisy, that was so nice of you to say! I bet you are a particularly creative mom yourself. I've seen how creative your blog is!!!

I think the kids had a good time.

BIBI said...

Chris, what a lovely family and friends you have. This post was adorable. I love the 'Help me Obi-Wan...' quote. I can just see it now, you and the crew running out after the dog with his tongue hanging out and giving you all a run for your money.
The party looks like fun. Anymore cake left? :)

Chris said...

HI Bibi!

We have more cake (I did protect it from the Luke Skywalker wannabe...and not by putting it in my stomach!) haha!

Those kids were already so hyped up just by being together that I cut REAL thin pieces. :) I'm sure the moms were thanking me!

The funniest part about chasing the dog... our foster dog, no less, the one I am supposed to be taking extra good care of... was that the lady down the street had a COW that we were running on the icy sidewalks! Actually, the ice was the reason Ranger got such a lead on us. He had better balance!

So glad you stopped by! I had fun writing that post and I was hoping someone else would enjoy it. :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

What fun! ... can you throw my next Birthday Party please??

You know, I did a morph of Yoda and Myself. It is pretty good! ... may the force be with this blog :-)

Chris said...

Hey Speedy!

Is your Yoda pic on your blog somewhere? I'm going to go look!

I like to do parties. I did the 49th and 50th birthday parties for my best friend. It's fun. :)

ALF said...

Well that looks like a lot of fun! I know nothing about Star Wars. I lose.

Chris said...

ALF! Really? Now I feel soooo OLD! :) Star Wars came out when you weren't even BORN yet! I was in 8th grade and it was a VERY big deal. Our whole grade went to see it at the theater for a field trip. We read the "book" (haha) for reading class. I think my teachers were a tad obsessed with it.

intrepidideas said...

Sounds and looks like a great party with lots of fun ideas. I never got my invitation????

I do love "Yodaspeak."

Chris said...

Oh! OOOOPS! Did you not get your invite? I'm so sorry! :) I bet it's just lost in the mail. :)