We, as a family, are Star Wars obsessed.
For the boys, it is in their blood. When we met, my husband had a poster of Luke in his bedroom and it has traveled with us from house to house. Now that I am sitting here writing this, I am wondering which print it is hiding behind in my house.
That was before I understood Star Wars. I remember seeing Episode 5 on a date in high school and hated it. I had no context for the movie and was baffled by the storyline. In college, a professor sent me to DC to see an exhibit on Star Wars costumes, which I found equally as baffling.
It was not until I saw the movies through the eyes of my three boys that I really understood how masterful the movies were and really fell in love. Even the littlest guy can’t get enough of “Star Wees” and his favorite character, “Fluffy” (Darth Vader). We are a Star Wars family.
So, it should come as no surprise that my oldest son wanted a Star Wars LEGO party for his big 7th birthday bash. This is our first year moving away from a class party, and my son has invited a few of his best buddies over to celebrate.
We are most excited about one of our party activities that will double as a Star Wars favor. We have made each boy a custom LEGO building tray, where they will build a small Star Wars themed LEGO set.
To make the tray, I bought round pizza pans at the Dollar Tree. In my Silhouette Studio software I used the subtraction method to split my circle, and then added another circle on the top half to give a nod to the Death Star.
This year I will be working with Pro World on several posts, and they recently sent over some of their FDC matte removable sign vinyl for me to try for this post. I love that their vinyl is priced right and sold by the roll – so that I do not waste vinyl when creating multiple items (like 11 of these favors!). This vinyl from Pro World was a dream to work with, after cutting my design at 11.5 by 11.5 inches, I was able to just peel off the two halves and stick them to the pizza pan – no transfer paper needed given that it was not an intricate design.
Each child at the party will receive their own tray (with their name), and a Microfighters LEGO set to build and bring home.
Disclosure: Pro World provided the vinyl for this project. All opinions expressed in this post are my own and have not been influenced in any way.