The theme this year was Star Wars. This definitely was a party more for Daddy than son but Colton does like Star Wars a lot. He knows a lot of the character names and has tons on light sabers and Star War toys.
I made his invitations on our computer and printed them out then embellished with a small star sticker. Everyone loved them and they only took me about two hours total to make and mail.
The decorations were so much fun to put together. I found this Hallmark kit with a bunch of Star Wars paper decor. Some of it was meant to be fork/cup decorations and confetti but I turned it into other things like streamers for window and light saber chair decor.
I made small streamers for the windows and placed a banner in the dining room above the table.
Around Christmas I found popcorn tins in the theme and emptied (ate) all the popcorn and used the tins to hold food. I also found tins at the dollar section of Target to use for food items. I bought star fabric on clearance at JoAnne's and placed it on both the dining and kitchen table as runners. I did not even hem it; I just folded it in place and will reuse it for Independence day. The food was pretty simple: dips and chips, shrimp, cookies, cake, fruit and veggie trays and we ordered BBQ from our favorite place. I made labels for all the food with Star Wars names (thanks Pinterest).
The birthday boy in his Star Wars shirt.
Part Two later with pictures of everyone and after party.