Welcome the Young Jedi

Invited to, you are.

Tina and her husband, Nick, are expecting and have decked out their entire nursery in Star Wars. Naturally, a Star Wars Baby Shower must follow! I totally consumed myself with this concept because, I mean, STAR WARS BABY SHOWER. The possibilities are endless!

The invite and welcome sign's background was made in an evening thanks to this super sweet Skillshare class by Ana Victoria Calderón.

This isn't the first time I've created some Star Wars onesies, but I wanted to do a little different take this time and use them as part of the shower decorations. I hand painted the 6 planets and moons referenced in the movies, scanned them in, added text, and printed them on iron-on paper to transfer to the onesies. I think this is the best results I've ever had with iron-ons so far!

The lightsaber stir sticks are bracelet glow sticks, duct tape wrapped around the connector and a black sharpie to draw in the holder details. I still have a bunch of these left over and I've been throwing them in all my drinks.

Which leads me to just how awesome Tina is: she insisted that everyone should have the option to drink alcohol even though she can not. This prompted a great brainstorming session in which I decided to make two types of nonalcoholic lemonade and allow people to add in their own boozy preference. My favorite was the Bantha Lemonade with a shot of gin. (Lemonade Recipes Below)

Nick told me that the more chocolate and peanut butter in a cake for Tina the better, so I layered Reese's peanut butter cups in one of the layers of the cake. I used food-safe gold pearl dust I found at Michaels to try and mimic a galaxy on top and borrowed my husband's Rebellion ships as cake toppers.

The shower was a great success and I had a ton of fun designing all the details!

Bantha Lemonade Recipe
1 qt Simply Lemonade - All Natural
2 cans Coconut La Croix
a few pours of Lavender Syrup - depends how sweet you like it

Yoda Lemonade Recipe
1 qt Simply Lemonade - All Natural
750 mL Sparkling Mineral Water
+ Infuse 1 Package basil leaves and 1 sliced cucumber