Monday, May 10, 2010

Bob's 4th Birthday Party FAQ: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Photo by Lisa Sjolund

Yes, it looks like earth, but for two hours on Saturday, it was a different galaxy: A galaxy far, far away.


Photo by Lisa Sjolund

The piñata was glorious. Contrary to speculation, we did not fill it with canned hams.


Photo by Princess Leia
32 Gift Bags.
38 Pool Noodle/Light Sabers made by my mom.
66 Vanilla cupcakes with multi-colored sprinkles.
126 prize filled tin foil meteors hidden in the yard.


Photo by Jennifer Heftler

New record: Only one child trampled in post-piñata break stampede. (Sorry Baron.)

Photo by Jennifer Heftler

Ultimate nerd prom photo.


Photo by Jennifer Heftler

The Dark Side was fought. I only refer to Jeff as "The Dark Side" on special occasions.


Caftan made of 100% polyester and 10,000% awesome, courtesy of my friend Marianne, a retired Leia.
Belt $8.00 on Ebay.
The secret to the Leia Cinnabon-do: Hair nets.


Photo by Lisa Sjolund

3 gifts were approved for "secret opening" in the Skywalker bedroom because "waiting is too hard."


Photo by Lisa Sjolund

A villain does have chores.


Photo by Lisa Sjolund

The Force is strong in that one. (It's good to be four.)

18 comments:

  1. Great pics. I think you might have a future as a Leia.

    Happy Birthday Bob!

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  2. Most. Awesome. Birthday. Ever.

    Happy 4th, Bob!

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  3. Can I come to Bob's 5th birthday party? What a great day you organized for him and you look fabulous as Leia.

    I hope you had an equally wonderful Mothers Day

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  4. Happy Birthday Bob, son of awesome princess Leia and the ever-helpful dark side!

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  5. The hairnets! Of course! Why didn't I think of that!

    I can't believe how I come away richer every time I visit here.

    Happy Birthday, Bob! My favorite is the secret meeting in the private chambers with Princess Leia. Adorable.

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  6. What a great way to recap the day for those of us with inquiring minds.

    You are an awesome mom; the Dark Side is no slouch, and your mom reminds me of mine. Four looks incredible good on Bob.

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  7. Oh my heck, that looks like the most fun ever!! Bob is very lucky indeed!

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  8. Is that a light saber in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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  9. You looked fantastic! Happy Birthday Bob! May the force always be with you!

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  10. Oh my god- the "3 gifts were approved for "secret opening" in the Skywalker bedroom because "waiting is too hard."" picture is an EXACT MATCH for the 'help me Obiwan, you're my only hope' shot of Leia with R2D2.

    That party looked awesome. Your next adult party should look exactly the same.

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  11. Lisa, thanks so much for posting the FAQ. I had so many unanswered questions, and I think you've provided an answer to each and every one. It's as if you could read my mind.

    If only the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) were as responsive. And Verizon. And Comcast. And PGE. And ........

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  12. Spider nailed it with "Help me, Obiwan..." HAHAHA! And I love the "waiting is too hard" line, because, yes indeed, it is. I also love that "The Dark Side" takes out the trash, or is that a turncoat stormtrooper's head?

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  13. I couldn't get passed the pool noodle/light sabers...OMG...how awesome and creative is that?! You rock!
    And that comment about that bedroom pic being the "help me Obiwan..." scene? SO TRUE! Totally died laughing.
    OH! I was searching and searching your blog yesterday trying to find that video of that dancer who influenced Michael Jackson. I wanted to show my hubby and so I spent an hour on your blog and youtube trying to locate it. Drop me a comment as to who that dancer is, if you get the chance. :)

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  14. Did my invite get lost in the mail? I would have come as a wookie. I just wouldn't shave my legs.

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  15. You are one beautiful Leia! Happy Birthday to your boy!

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  16. Happy Birthday to your little guy! What a cool party!

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  17. I have a feeling my son's fourth will involved Iron Man masks and blasters of some sort. These photos are so great!

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  18. So, ya, could you come here and do my H's 5th birthday this year? Probably a Transformers theme. I can't pull off a Megan Fox ensemble, but, maybe the mom. September 20th or around there. Thanks!

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