Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Star Wars Laser Tag Partay!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!  We had a little family cookout tonight, and I totally forgot to take pictures!  I'm such a bad blogger!  While, I have no photo evidence of the fun we had this weekend; I do have some photos of last weekend's birthday celebration (that I promised I would share).  Which will also prove just how badly I am in need of one of those super cool silhouette machines!

My boy turned 7!  I. can't. even. believe.  I'm the mother of a 7 year old!  He is a Star Wars loving kind of boy, so we had a Star Wars themed laser tag birthday partay!  The laser tag place actually has an Indiana Jones/ adventure thing going on inside as far their decor goes, but we managed to use the force to make the decor work for us.  :)   It was also pretty dark inside so taking good photos was somewhat of a challenge.  Such is the nature of laser tag I guess.  Anyhow, I made a paper pennant with some scrapbook paper I picked up at the Hob Lob.
It's ridiculous how happy yellow clearance stickers make me :) 
I used chipboard letters to spell out Happy Birthday Collin.

I told you the lighting was not good!
The kids played two rounds of laser tag with some down time between games.  I knew I would need something to keep them occupied between games.  I raided the Target dollar section and picked up a few small metal buckets and some glow in the dark necklaces/bracelets.

Yep- that's just a craft stick wrapped with pipe cleaners and some scrapbook paper with a plain old label.  With a silhouette machine this "coulda been a contender".  ;)  
Since we weren't doing a pinata I brought in some fun little treats.  It's not a kids birthday party without lots of sugar in my opinion!

Ummm.....have you tried the dark chocolate Reeses cups?!  They are evil they're so good! 

I also used a roll of craft paper (also from Target) as a table runner to encourage coloring and writing birthday messages.

Between making glow necklaces/bracelets, coloring, and eating cake the kids were happy.  Happy kids = happy parents!  Plus the table runner is a nice little birthday keepsake too!

I went the store bought route (Kroger and yes I had a coupon) and added a couple clone troopers and fun birthday candles.  

That's my birthday boy sporting a Darth Vader getting the bunny ears t-shirt ;)  

That's my girl being a supportive sister with her Princess Leia inspired hair style :)

Instead of goodie bags the kids went home with these M&M filled miniature light sabers.  I scored a deal on these at Toys R Us thanks to being part of the birthday club.  They even let me have the display box!

I borrowed an idea from my girl Courtney and wrapped an empty soup can with scrapbook paper to hold the forks.  Once again - you could learn a lot from a blog ;)

This is my favorite picture of the party and the memory I'll remember forever.  

Have a great week!  And may the force be with you!


  1. The pic of you son is indeed priceless.
    Hey, I have your blog in my reader but had not been reading, and I just happened to notice your series of what folks have learned through blogs. Great idea!! I hope you will continue to do that from time to time. Now I am going to check you out better than I have so far. Great stuff!

  2. The table runner is a great idea..kids tend to leave their mark at parties and this allows them to do so, creatively. And it is a great souvenir! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Yes, I'm planning to run that series again sometime! I really loved learning what other bloggers have learned!

  4. This looks like a terrific party for a Star Wars lovin' 7 year old boy...what a lucky boy!

  5. How cute!! And my brother's name is Colin- but only one "L"...my mom has regretted that decision because it gets mispronounced sometimes (:

    Looks like such a fun party!

  6. What a fun party! Love all of your special touches (even without the Silhouette)! :)

  7. My son is a Star Wars loving 6 year old with a birthday 5 months away. This has given me some great ideas. Nice job and Happy Day you-gave-birth-day!


  8. Experience the thrill of outdoor laser tag skirmish in a new and exciting way. It’s an ideal activity for kids and teenagers birthday parties!

    laser tag


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