Remember when I posted this a few weeks ago?
In the middle of my paper decorating process, I shared how to make Star Wars Paper Party Streamers. But there so much you could do to transform a home into a Star Wars themed zone.
Designating Party Spaces
I chose to create three main areas – an inviting entrance, dining area, and play area. I carved out those spaces with three phrases, “Let’s Party, Let’s Eat, and Let’s Play” signs.
1. Let’s Party
I thought it would be fun for our little guests to be greeted with a happy “Let’s Party” sign. Using the Happy Birthday Sign letters, I was able to cut out Star Wars themed letters that ran down the side windows by our front door.
2. Let’s Eat
While I liked the front entrance, my favorite space had to be the craft/eating area. Our dining space is already a nice “Yoda” colored green, so the black, white, and gold colors really popped against this backdrop.
Using simple black and white streamers with colorful balloons created a festive mood, but it was the “Let’s Eat” sign and Star Wars pictures that added pizzazz. I used leftover black card stock paper to cover our 20×30 framed photos, then I taped the Star Wars letters and character faces. You’ll also notice the sewn paper streamers are also wrapped around the room too.
Remember the Star Wars Happy Birthday Sign? I placed it here. It worked out well, don’t you think? The kids were coming for craft time before heading over to the games area, so I covered the dining table with grocery bags (taped underneath) and overlaid white craft paper for kids to draw and color and make a mess during the party.
And if you’re shy about using extra lighting, take a look at this photo:
Notice how a little extra tungsten lighting adds more light to a dark space. It fills the room with a brightness that added flair to our party photos. (Keep coming back for more photos from the party!!!)
3. Let’s Play
If the eating area was my favorite designed space, the games area had to be my second favorite location. We have such a large space that I wanted to give it a cozier feel. When you add a rug to a specific part in the room, it helps anchor and define the space. In the same way, I used white streamers above to define the party space.
I enlarged a large image file of Darth Vader for a game, but it also worked to add as a party decoration. You can also see the same balloon pattern that was added to the eating area was also used in the games area, which added repetition and cohesion to the party.
(Come back for a future post on the Star Wars Games and ideas we used.)
Clean Up Time!
Once the party was over, it was time to clean up. It was amazing how long it took to get the spaces ready, and how quickly it took to take it all down. Clean up was a cinch!
I was able to salvage my card stock paper for future craft projects with the use of Scotch’s Blue Painter’s Tape.
See? If I had used Scotch Tape, then my paper would have been a goner.
And our framed photos were protected and out of sight. Not that I would have minded seeing our travel images as I photographed during the party, but I don’t think the images would have been as compelling with those framed photos in the way.
Come back as I share photos from the party and how we faired on our fun Star Wars games!!!! You’re gonna flip when you see the kids in action.
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