Thursday, March 4, 2010

[..Tatum's 3rd Birthday..]

Oh my heart...my little boy is so grown up now! Tatum turned 3 on Saturday and I can't even believe it! I'm sure I will be shocked with every Birthday of his, but 3 seems so old to me. Maybe its the fact that this year when I asked him what kind of Birthday he wanted he said Star Wars, what 3 year old asks for a Star Wars party (especially one who has never seen it before)?? Well mine did and let me tell you, it was a HUGE success!!

We all dressed up in costume...Tatum was Luke Skywalker.

I was Princess Lea (my neighbor had all of these costumes and let us borrow them, Eric's was by far the best!)


While we waited for kids to arrive we put Star Wars on and let the kids play with their lightsabers. This picture totally makes me laugh...they all were so into it!

After everyone got here we sent them downstairs for a little Jedi Training. First they had to learn the moves...

Then they had to practice their moves on a balloon to get ready for their final match...

Chewbacca!! (This was Eric's costume. We never revealed who was behind the mask, my nephews were sad that Eric missed seeing him!)

Using the force...

After we defeated Chewy we had to defeat the Death Star. I bought a soccer ball pinata and we turned it into the death star. The kids loved it! We had them hit it with their lightsabers and soon saw that 3 year olds are not very strong. We had to get a bat and it took some of the older kids to break it.


Watching these kids picking up the candy felt like I was watching it in slow motion. They all took their time, it seriously took about 10 minutes to pick it all up!


We then headed back upstairs to sing Happy Birthday and open presents. This kid was so spoiled, it was like Christmas all over again!


We enjoyed treats in true star wars fashion with Yoda Soda (Lime Sherbet with Sprite)...


lightsabers (chocolate covered pretzels)...


and Wookie Cookies...


We had so much fun planning this party and are so thankful for everyone who came to share this day with Tatum!
HaPpY bIrThDaY Tater Bug!!!

7 comments:

Jon, Markey & Bennett said...

That is so dang cute. I love LOVE love planning birthday parties. It makes me want to have a kid in each month. Yep, I said it.

CASE said...

wow E!!! You went all out! That is pretty impressive. Looks like everyone had a good time!! Happy Brithday Tatum

Becky

Carrie Bischoff said...

So CUTE! Happy Birthday Tatum!

Kelly said...

Cutest party EVER! I wish we lived closer together so I could soak up some of your creative juices :) Congrats also on having another boy! Your boys are going to have SO much fun together!

{ Marianne } said...

Seriously Elyse you come up with the best BEST ideas. I loved seeing all the little details. Adorable! Oh yeah...happy birthday Tatum!

jeff said...

quite possibly the best blog post ever written.

Cynthia said...

Hi! I have been searching for ideas on a luke skywalker costume for my son and when i googled images i came across your son's birthday party. I had to reach out to ask, did you make his costume? It's so adorable and I have been searching for one and haven't seen anything that amazing!! If you have a minute, could you possible email me with how to?? my email address is brianbilski@aol.com. Thank you so much.