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Star Wars fans -please help me with ideas to surprise DH!

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CassieTheCockatoo Sat 06-Apr-13 12:13:35


I am wanting to have a weekend celebration with all things Star Wars for my DHs birthday. We have two young DC who would love to get involved.

Problem is -I have not seen Star Wars since I was about 5! Any creative Star Wars fans out there?

So far I have:
Watch Star Wars whilst eating Star Wars themed snacks (to be determined what these snacks might be!)
Have a light saber fight in back garden

.....Yep, I definitely need help!

CassieTheCockatoo Sun 07-Apr-13 11:08:44

Wow! Thank you all -this help has been invaluable (def would not have known I could just paint a donkey piñata grey!).

I have added to list:
- Wii game
- Lego set
- piñata
- talk like Yoda competition

I fear that origami would be out of our league. Monopoly sounds fun but I think I will wait until DC are older.

Will have to look into costumes but like the dressing gown suggestion! And I will look into cake toppers.

I have heard DH muttering about the original series being the best so will steer clear of the prequels -thanks for telling me which ones to watch out for BelfastBloke.

I noticed the wii games have two choices -should I be going with Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga instead of Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars as the Clone Wars is part of the newer stuff?

Thanks again!

lookingforbaubles Sun 07-Apr-13 11:16:39

heads up for a Christmas idea or bunting?

i bought some star wars material online -ebay- and a made a stocking out of it for my ds, he was sooo pleased!

CassieTheCockatoo Sun 07-Apr-13 12:48:44

Nice idea baubles!

MinnieBar Sun 07-Apr-13 16:45:24

Complete Saga for the Wii game deffo - it's lots of fun actually. It does include Eps 1-3 as well but you can just ignore them and play 4-5 (note: you can only play the first level in each episode at first; once you've completed the first level that gives you access to the second, etc).

CassieTheCockatoo Sun 07-Apr-13 21:41:19

Thanks Minnie!

CassieTheCockatoo Thu 11-Apr-13 13:39:31

Ok I am back seeking more advice please!

I am organizing costumes. Can someone please tell me what they think is the coolest costume for a DS? There are a couple of things to keep in mind:
-not Darth Vader as DH has bought that costume for himself that he thinks he has cleverly hidden away
-not Luke Skywalker- as we have a baby DC named Luke so he will get Luke Skywalker costume when he gets older and for now I will dress him up as baby Yoda grin

Magna Thu 11-Apr-13 13:47:52

Just asked two 7yo boys Cassie and both came out with Master Yoda so they can paint their faces green hmm grin

They are both sat playing star wars at the moment

anklebitersmum Thu 11-Apr-13 13:54:06

I made DS2 a Darth Vader birthday cake..instructions are on you tube grin

anklebitersmum Thu 11-Apr-13 13:54:51

Storm troopers are cool..and you can never have too many

stealthsquiggle Thu 11-Apr-13 13:57:11

Ultimate presents for Star Wars fans: here (costumes, props etc from the guy who made the originals)

stealthsquiggle Thu 11-Apr-13 13:58:26

Cassie - how old is the DS that you want a costume for? Could he be a jedi youngling or is he too old?

CassieTheCockatoo Fri 12-Apr-13 04:01:51

Stealth he is 3 yrs so young Jedi would be appropriate. Hmmmm that or a Storm Trooper? They are cool too!

Will check out Darth Vader cake -good idea!

Baby Yoda may be up for a green face -he is pretty chilled so we may get away with it!

CassieTheCockatoo Fri 12-Apr-13 04:03:44

Those are some fancy costumes stealth!

stealthsquiggle Fri 12-Apr-13 07:35:01

They're not just any costumes, they're the real thing wink (possibly the distinction is clear only to star wars geeks)

youngling costumes

RaspberrySchnapps Fri 12-Apr-13 08:31:50

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stealthsquiggle Fri 12-Apr-13 10:22:30

You can get R2D2 moulds too.

CassieTheCockatoo Fri 12-Apr-13 11:47:50

Oh that sounds fun too! Great ideas!

stealthsquiggle Fri 12-Apr-13 12:22:29

There are Death ar and Millenium Falcon moulds too - I you could get thoroughly carried away here

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