Kidding, I was not, when I mentioned we have a lot of autumn birthdays in our family! As I’ve mentioned before, I love celebrating birthdays, and each joyous occasion is as unique as the individual!
A few weeks ago, we celebrated our youngest daughter, Geneva’s, birthday, but the party itself had been planned well in advance. Geneva is a girly-girl and loves all things princess, but she also has a deep regard for Star Wars, or Star Horse as she called it when she was younger.
Several years ago, I began to notice that when I arrived home from a dentist appointment, running errands or grocery shopping, the girls would be cuddled next to Jonathan on the couch watching Star Wars, Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels.
I also enjoy Star Wars, however, I am not near the expert that Jonathan and the girls are. Not even close. I’m often quickly lost in their conversations, and I can tell you that Jonathan is one proud dad teaching our girls the Star Wars legacy. I’m slowly learning more names of ships, characters such as Ahsoka Tano (yes, I had to look that up) and Aviah recently mentioned that I could find a considerable amount of information on Wookieepedia. (yes, I had to look that up as well and yes, it’s very real.)
So it really came to no surprise when Geneva requested a Star Wars party, or should I say, a surprise, it was not. (I do know who Yoda is!)
This was such a fun party to plan and an exceptional way to incorporate art into our school studies. Three ships were built (including the Millenium Falcon), two space ship control panels and a game with flashing lights when you attacked the Death Star. I apologize that there aren’t pictures for this, but they were painted with glow in the dark paint, and our camera couldn’t fully capture their awesomeness.
However, I did get pictures of the cake/cupcakes! Desserts, awesome they are!
For the cake and cupcake batter, I used the chocolate cake/cupcake recipe found here. The frosting is a favorite Buttercream Frosting found at Wilton. The only substitution I made with the frosting/icing was palm fruit shortening instead of vegetable shortening, added about 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to give it a brownish color and dusted the cake with cocoa powder to match the décor.
Young padawans also need something refreshing to sip on, and nothing could be more perfect than Yoda Soda. Refreshing, it is. Green, it is. Easy to make, it is:
-Fill glasses about 3/4 full with lime sherbet
-Add enough lime La Croix to almost fill glass
(adapted from a recipe found on Pinterest)
These recipes would work well for any Star Wars-themed party, which I’m sure we will be making again when the new movie comes out this month!