February 14, 2011

The Force Was With Us

Owen is, by conventional standards, a little young to be as big a Star Wars aficionado as he has turned out to be. We know this because he is infatuated with his Star Wars underwear which was the smallest we could find yet is way too big for him. Not enough junk in the trunk to keep Yoda from sagging. Owen's plans for his own birthday party shifted rapidly over the last couple of months before finally landing on a Star Wars theme last week. Beth and I made it happen. And I think we did pretty well. The surprise hit? Cupcakes.

Fondant, cut out with bell-shaped cookie cutters.

The icing pen we bought failed me. I was forced to resort to frosting in a ziplock bag. Not perfect, but I clearly had a bunch of little Vaders on my hands.


And no Darth would dare be seen without licorice whip light sabers.

Princess Leia came to the party too, complete with sexy Oreo-bun hair.

Batman Darth was pleased...

...and so was Owen...

...and in the end, Darth was no match for The Force.

Owen was in heaven and so were we. This is the first birthday when he's really comprehended that all this stuff - the people, the presents, the celebration - was for him. And he loved every minute of it. Just as we've loved every minute of him.

Posted by Chris at February 14, 2011 7:26 AM

The Leia cupcakes with the Oreo buns are marvelous. So glad you all got to enjoy Owen's birthday.

Posted by: Annie at February 14, 2011 9:01 AM

Oh so cute! (The cupcakes and Owen!)

Posted by: Elizabeth at February 14, 2011 9:35 AM

Good job on the cupcakes, they look totally awesome!
Glad that everyone had a great time, sounds like fun :-)

Posted by: Emily at February 14, 2011 10:59 AM

Those are AWESOME. Have you seen Williams-Sonoma's Star Wars cookie cutter set? http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/star-wars-vehicle-cookie-cutters/?pkey=ccookie-cutters-pancake-molds

Posted by: Brooke at February 14, 2011 11:55 AM

How great is that! Happy Birthday, big guy!

Posted by: Maribeth at February 14, 2011 1:18 PM

The Oreo bun hair just totally made my day heh.

Posted by: Heather at February 14, 2011 4:10 PM

Well done! The cupcakes look delish! And successful bday parties are always good too! lol

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2011 5:13 PM

That is the most AWESEOME birthday slate of treats I have ever seen!

Posted by: Heather at February 14, 2011 6:04 PM

There is so much win here I don't even know where to start.

Posted by: Caleb Gardner at February 14, 2011 11:56 PM

Could you guys throw me my next birthday party?

Posted by: alektra at February 15, 2011 1:24 AM

Dude, those are the best Star Wars cupcakes ever. Y'all are the super coolest parents.

Posted by: Dawn at February 15, 2011 6:17 AM

Can you please make those for my birthday? July 29th - so what if I'll be 29...but I'm a huge Star Wars nerd!! ;D

Posted by: Michelle at February 15, 2011 10:41 AM

What a great idea.

Posted by: One Mom's Opinion at February 15, 2011 2:30 PM