It’s hard to believe that our baby son, Max, is already 8-years old, and has just officially graduated 2nd grade.
This sentimental day started me reminiscing and looking back through old photos of Max.
I came upon photos of our little guy’s 5th birthday party photos, a Star Wars themed, Jedi Knight Training Academy Birthday Party, and thought it would be fun sharing this very memorable day…
This was Max’s 5th Star Wars themed Birthday Party cake. It read…
May the Force be with You on Your 5th Birthday Max
An easy way to turn any cake into a themed kids party cake is to use mini figures or symbols on top of a plain sheet cake.
After making a wish and blowing out the candles, mini figures make a great gift to the birthday boy or girl, party game prizes, or party favors.
This adorable group of little Padawans responded to their birthday party invitations.
The party invitiations read…
In a galaxy five years ago
Padawan Max Jonah came
into being and he has choosen you
Padawan to join him as he celebrates his fifth
birthday party at the Jedi Knight Training Academy…
Here’s where having a talent in the family pays off. Jedi Master Jorgentok, was brilliantly brought to life by George, my son inlaw. (His Jedi costume was pretty easy to make with inexpensive nuetral fabrics).
And, begin training, we do…
Jedi Master Jorgentok approaches the children in full character…at four, five, and six-years old…the children were mesmerized.
Master Jorgentok lays out the rules and expectations to make it through their Jedi Knight training.
Look how serious these little faces are.
Training begins by following the leader of their teacher and Jedi master.
The Padawans skillfully follow their master’s every move through the obstacle course.
Notice that portable mini docking station Master Jorgentok is holding?
It played Star Wars themed tunes through the whole obstacle training course. (You can download the Star Wars tunes through the link at the bottom of this post).
Each Padawan was presented with their very own lightsaber (take home party favor, Walmart sold them for $5 each), and explained the responsibilities of the saber.
Lightsaber training commences.
Each Padiwan learner must face Darth Vader with their newly aquired lightsaber skills.
Only after taking down Darth Vader (using a stick covered in fluorescent green, silver, and black tape to ressemble a lightsaber) in a battle that explodes with piñata goodies is their training complete.
They graduate the academy with a presentation to each of them by their Jedi Master.
That’s newly knighted, Jedi Knight Max, sucking on a piñata candy while being photographed with his master. (Instant photos with Master Jorgentok, provides a memorable party favor).
The Honorary Jedi Knight Certificate, acknowledged by legendary, Master Yoda. (Provides yet another party favor).
Five-year old Max had mastered his Anakin Skywalker pout by the end of the day.
This was one of my all-time favorite children’s birthday parties. Happy I could share the memories and these photos from our family archive with you.
May the force be with you…