Last week, I celebrated my 30th year. And not many months ago, The Empire Strikes Back celebrated its 30th year as well. Coincidence? Hmmm...maybe, but maybe not.
So, when it came to party ideas, it only seemed natural to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the triumph of the Dark Side on both accounts!
After all, my family has a history of being in love with Empire. I come by it naturally...
I mean, did you see this Hoth playset my mom built from the pattern in Woman's Day back in 1980? You know, the one she somehow built secretly for two months, hiding it from my brothers when they weren't at school, all while caring for newborn infant me (how did she do that? I have zero kids and I can't find the time to do that!)...
This was the most insanely awesome playset we ever had in our house. Period. Wampa cave! Rubber glove trampoline! It was awesome! And it definitely played a part in cementing my love for Empire and homemade DIY crafts.
Now, an Empire party -- perfect way to celebrate both loves!
This week I'll be posting pictures of my spectacular The Empire Strikes Back themed 30th birthday celebration for grown-ups and all of the homemade crafty, nerdy goodness that made it so. That's right, Monday to Friday -- all Empire -- Mynocks to Fett comma Boba.
Like this Wampa birthday cake you see here.
Complete with a cherry preserves filled sliced arm!
Made with my mom's classic sour cream pound cake recipe shaped into an Alicia style Wampa, buttercream icing, and one very forgiving decorating style -- I'm tempted to make only shaggy monster cakes from now on.
*Oh and here's a little shout out for the week to my friend, Paul Adam, who so generously gave me permission to post his (way better) photos of the shindig. Plus, when I'm hostessing, I never ever take photos (too busy chatting it up), so good thing he was there! Thanks, Paul!Pin It