August’s Third Birthday Party

August and Eleanor

August requested a Star Wars birthday party this year, switching after initially wanting it to feature dinosaurs. (I think Brandon was just as excited about the theme as the guest of honor was.) Our party decorations consisted of balloons, and many, many Star Wars toys. Everywhere. A lot of them were Brandon’s, from when he was a kid.

Star Wars Toys

AT-AT on the Table

Birthday Party Balloons

His backpack’s got jets. He’s Boba the Fett.

August, Boba Fett

And Eleanor is a young Jedi with the eye of the tiger.

Young Jedi Eleanor

I tried to get the cat, Kili, in on the action too. Those Yoda ears didn’t stay put for long.

Yoda Ears on the Cat

We had soup and sandwiches, followed by cake of course. Han Solo frozen in carbonite = best birthday cake ever. (Reuter’s always does a great job.)

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Birthday Cake

Our little guy is three!

August and His Cake

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  • Katie
    February 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Oh this is great! Interestingly enough, my fiance’s 30th birthday party was Star Wars themed.

    • Virginia (The Heartographer)
      February 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      I have one of those partners too. :) Mine’s not hardcore Star Wars, but it’s entirely possible we’ll have an RPG-themed party someday.

  • Rachael
    February 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Wow! It all looks great. I especially love the cake. My soon-to-be 3 year old son keeps asking for a “white raisin” party (AKA the yogurt covered raisins that are his favorite treat). Somehow, I don’t think it will look anywhere nearly as amazing. Got any ideas, though?

    • Making it Lovely
      February 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      I love that kids ask for the weirdest things. So… lots of white ovals all over, like polka dots?

  • Laura @ Rather Square
    February 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Time flies, doesn’t it? That cake is awesome!

  • Jessica S.
    February 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    That…CAKE! Was that supposed to be a little Han Solo in the icing? Or, was it supposed to depict August? Either way, the concept and detailing was really clever.

    • Making it Lovely
      February 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      Han Solo, of course, frozen in carbonite! That cake cracked me up.

  • Meghan
    February 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I can’t believe I have been reading your blog so long that I am amazed that he is 3. I remember when it was just Eleanor. Happy Birthday August!

  • jbhat
    February 13, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Happy Birthday to August! And next year, may the FOURS be with you. For now, you’ll just have the THREES. :)


  • Elena
    February 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    This is so cute. My oldest brother (he will be 50 this March) has every Star Wars toy he was ever bought since the 70’s and a large amount he’s collected on his own throughout his adulthood. This brings back so many memories for me from my youth. Every Christmas Eve he would do “puppet” shows using his action figures. Oddly enough, Princess Leia was always cooking breakfast for all he men. LOL! It was the 70’s.

  • Sarah
    February 13, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    This is adorable!

  • Sarah W
    February 14, 2014 at 12:07 am

    That cake is amazing! Great party, and Happy Birthday August!

  • Christine
    February 14, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Great theme, Happy Birthday!!! :-)

  • Amber
    February 14, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Awww, so cute. I love the photo of Eleanor with the eye of the tiger.

  • Jessica
    February 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

    awesome party! adorable (and fierce) kids!

    and the MC Chris reference made my day. I bounty hunt for Jaba Hut to finance my ‘vette…. so epic. thanks for that!

  • lfw1031
    February 14, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Adorable kids/great job! I love the cake. I remember my early birthday parties fondly. The extra effort that parents put in to make parties unique (which is different from over the top/expensive) will always be appreciated – especially if August & Eleanor go on to have their own children.

    The cat, however, is plotting revenge…

  • dawn @ peek photography + design
    February 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    ahhhh, my little man turns three on the 18th. I remember sitting and reading your blog post right after August was born and being jealous you were done being pregnant while I sat there all bloated and feeling disgusting :)
    happy birthday, August… I love your cake!

    • Making it Lovely
      February 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Ha! I remember that feeling all too well.

  • Jen
    February 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    How can he be three already?! Happy birthday August! Eleanor’s faces just kill me!

  • Alana
    February 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Oh my gosh! 3 already? These babies!!! Sad/happy. It goes so fast.

    The party looks fantastic and Eleanor really seems like she means business with her light saber. I wouldn’t mess with her!

  • Erin Godbey
    February 18, 2014 at 8:45 am

    My hubby would love this party! I just did an 8-bit Mario theme for his 30th.

    That MC Chris reference totally made me giggle. ;)

  • Cassi
    February 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    He was actually just Boba Fett. It was Jabba *the* Hutt :)

  • Sheila@Chinaberry
    February 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    A blast to the past with a Star Wars birthday party. Glad to see there are little kids who are still into that. And loved the backpack!

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  • Hope Baker
    March 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Bravo! Très très joli!