Monday, March 21, 2011

A Galactic party... A Star Wars Adventure... {Redlands Photographer}


for my very own 5 year old Ryder... :)
first, the wiggles, then mickey mouse, then the love of trains... now you have grown into a true Jedi.. Time has flown by so fast, but I have enjoyed every minute with you my love... Can't wait to see what else you will fall in love with next.. ;)


Well, by the looks of it, you can probably tell he loves Legos and he loves Star Wars at this moment in time... so putting the two together was just a must for his 5th birthday party... :)

Here are some of the details, then it's on to the smiling faces who mattered the most... Ryder and all his Jedi friends and family... :)






drinks for all Jedi's and Princesses of all ages.. ;)


aaaw Yoda!!!!

use the force Princess Emma.. You will win.. :)


In the Ewok village...
young Jedi's at training camp...
every galactic party needs a Handsome Darth.. ;)

Beautiful Princess Madeleine...
young princesses in training as well...


It's not the size that matters girls'.. It's the force...


and many special thanks to My awesome friend Nicole who made this amazing AT-AT cake... wow.. she blew us all away.. and of course her amazing cookies are a hit every time.. ;) Thank you friend... You are pretty amazing..





and goodie bags filled with more candy, lego crayons, stickers, foam light sabers to take home and other fun goodies and treats to have fun with at home.. :)

I think I have a pretty awesome family.... and so lucky to have Darth Vader (AKA my awesome husband, Chris) on my good side as my forever... Love you Ryder.. and Happy 5th Birthday to you my love.. :)


and of course, I could not have done all this with the help of my family and friends who all helped out with this party... Thank you, Thank you!!! and a special thanks to my Twitter and Facebook friends who sent me so many suggestions and ideas to do this party... wow!!! I would have never know there was so many fun ideas out there for this theme... and of course the www where I searched for many ideas.. Here are a couple fun parties that really stuck out to me. This party by Justjennrecipes and The Blackberry Vine post.. Good stuff... and so many images on the web to give inspiration... and of course the this star wars cookbook that I borrowed from my friend Nicole... wow!

Love you Ryder... :) all for my baby boy.. :)
May the force ALWAYS be with you!!!

Love, Mom

19 comments:

darcie said...

Love. Love. Love.

Kate said...

OMG. JUST....OMG. That is the coolest party EVER! Happy birthday to Ryder :-)

GemmaBooker said...

So Amazing! I am in LOVE!

Jaidean said...

That is so awesome! Look at his big smile in every picture...you can tell he loved it! So fun! Happy Birthday to Ryder!

Mark Leonard said...

Umm, perhaps you could plan my 34th birthday party? The AT-AT cake and the decorated cookies blew my mind.

Michelle Johnson said...

SO Cute Gina. You did an amazing job planning the party. Great pics too!

Carla said...

You are creating wonderful memories for both Ryder and your family that will be cherished for a lifetime! :0)

Carla said...

Looks like his day was special... You are creating wonderful memories that Ryder and your family will cherish for a lifetime! :0)

jen howell said...

Amazing Gina! What memories for Ryder!!! You are an awesome mommy... :)

lauren c. said...

this is AMAZING!!!!! totally love all the cute names for the food & treats...and how cute is your family?! super fun. : )

robbie. said...

You win "Coolest Mom Ever" !!!
Is it wrong that I'm 31...and jealous?

Amanda Keeys said...

Oh my gosh UNREAL!!! You are awesome, what a dream party for a little boy! (well... if I showed my husband I'm sure he would want a star wars party too...haha). SO AMAZING!

Josette said...

Awesome Party!

Anonymous said...

Ur not only an amazing photographer but ur an amazing MOTHER!! Alx

candi said...

did you make all the little tags for the food? My son is doing a star wars laser tag party this year. I may have to borrow some of your AWESOME ideas!! :)

~gina lee said...

aw, thank you friends.. :) it was a very fun party to plan...

Robbie.. Im going to tell Lauren to jump out of an AT AT cake for your birthday; k.. :)
Thank you Lauren.. :)

Candi, my husband grabbed the lego figures on the web and put text on all the food cards.. ;) a lot of ideas were from the Star wars cookbook.. :)

Julie said...

That is the COOLEST Star Wars party a 5 year old ever had. Great job!!!

Jennifer Disney said...

You're seriously the COOLEST!

Regina White said...

OMGosh seriously love everything about this party.