|July 31, 2015||Posted by Holly Marie under Life and Times in our House, Party|
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For many Star Wars fans Bantha Milk will be easily recognizable. Bantha Milk is simply, blue milk with which you enjoy a tasty assortment of cookies. A true treat in the Star Wars Universe and one that we easily replicated for Emma Marie’s Family Birthday Party!
WHO doesn’t love a cookie bar?
How To: Bantha Milk & Cookies Bar for your Star Wars Birthday
For as long as I can remember Emma Marie has wanted to follow in Big Brother’s footsteps. So when we asked her what Birthday Theme she would like for her second birthday she quickly donned her Jedi Robe and said, “Pew-Pew-Pew!” Of course that noise comes from a Blaster… the weapon of choice for Clone and Stormtroopers BUT we let it slip because? Childhood. Imagination. Everything doesn’t need to be RIGHT all the time.
When I was thinking about cookies I knew I wanted to make sure that all of the items were food-allergy friendly for Big Brother. Raymond is allergic to gluten, eggs, peanuts, and treenuts(along with a slew of others that are not cookie related). So Themed Marshmallows and Rice Crispy “Cookies were the way to go!
Bantha Milk & Cookies Bar
1 Bag of Campfire Marshmallows
1 Box of Rice Crispy Treats
1 Bag of Candy Melts in: Pink, White, Dark Brown, Green, Blue, Red
2 Gallons of 2% Milk
10 Paper Straws
1 Box of Plastic Straws in: Blue, Green, Red, White
6 Pool Noodles: 3 blue, 3 green
1 Package of Gold Card-stock
1 Roll of Silver Duck Tape
1 Roll of Black Duck Tape
2 Black Table Cloths
1 Package of Silver Stars
Our Local Walmart- Featuring a Self-Proclaimed Future Jedi
The force is strong with this one. As Raymond is against naps in his big-boy status we ventured out together to grab everything on our shopping list at our neighborhood Walmart. I am beyond thankful that we were able to get all of the necessities for Emma Marie’s Second Birthday in one stop.
Three year old’s are capped at one-stop when shopping. At least mine is.
Party Favors & Lightsabers
Everyone had the chance to pick out their very own Lightsaber(each one was different) and party favors. The Lightsaber’s and Gift Bag Supplies went home with our little nieces and family members. No lamps were harmed. At least not at the time of this posting. I will say that we moved the fun outside, fast.
The force is strong with this one.
As is a bunch of children with Lightsabers.
The Dark Side has Cookies.
The Dark Side has Cookies. You didn’t know that? Well, why else would anyone shun the way of the Light Side? I’m glad we were able to clear that up.
The Bantha Milk & Cookies Bar was clearly separated so that each guest had to choose their fate. Would they level with the Light Side(the RIGHT side) or would they choose the Dark Side? I simply made a rough shape of the various characters and used the candy melts to help signify their place in the Star Wars Universe. For a quick tutorial on how to make Themed Marshmallows you can head HERE.
The Light Side- Marshmallow Lightsabers
The Light Side Straws & Star Wars Rebel Cups
Yoda Bite Cookies
Sabine’s Crispy Mandalorian Helmets
The Dark Side Straws & Star Wars Rebels Cups
The Dark Side- Marshmallow Lightsabers
May the Force Be With You
The Bantha Milk & Cookies Bar Backdrop was made with two black table cloths. I simply used superglue to place the silver stars, ahem, apparently white stars would’ve been more historically accurate. I then downloaded a free version of the Jedi Font and printed out: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. Cut and place with craft tape. I don’t think I will ever have a birthday party without a backdrop again. Made the, “OHH and AHH,” factor increase ten-fold. The craft tape held to our painted walls 24 hours and left no sticky residue. Mom Win.
Emma Marie SQUEALED with delight when she saw the Birthday Party decorations in their full glory all set-up for her birthday. She just kept saying, “Thank you Mom.” Over and over. In her words this is the BEST Birthday Ever! She yelled, “Best.Day.Ever.” as she swung her favorite lightsaber proudly over her little head.
Our little Jedi loved every second of her birthday surrounded by family. Her favorite part aside from the deliriously unforgivable amounts of sugar ingested would definitely be when we sang, “Happy Birthday!”.
Being a parent may feel like a thankless job at times. But their are moments so pure in childhood.
I will never forget the look in her eyes.
Do you remember your best birthday ever? What made is so special?
Tell me about it below! Would love to hear from you!
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