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How to Host a Star Wars Baby Shower

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Star Wars baby shower decorations

In case you haven’t heard, the Star Wars baby shower was a total success! Rachael said she was pleased with the way everything came out so it was a win in that department. I won’t even try to lie to you and say that preparing this Star Wars baby shower was enjoyable. The journey up to the shower made me want to shoot my brains out… well… maybe just drink a lot, pick the one that fits your story better. It was a real life H-E-double hockey stick, but I love her so it was worth it.

The way this shower went down was simple, I did the cool Star Wars stuff while my mom took care of the traditional food. You know, the easy party stuff. I don’t know what I would have done if I had to do both parts of the baby shower preparation. Don’t you worry your pretty little heads off because the tutorials and/or important links to everything that I made for the baby shower will be coming soon. What sort of tease would I be if I didn’t toy with your emotions a little bit?

Star Wars baby shower desserts

I need to get something off of my chest. I hate fondant!

Phew! I feel so much better! I paid $10 to decorate the TRASH CAN with white fondant. I wish I was joking. :(

I saved the Storm Trooper cupcakes for the final prep work and I am so stinkin’ happy I did because they pushed me over the edge. I went C-R-A-Z-Y on my mom and Michael the night before the baby shower because I was so frustrated. I could see that my mom thought I was a lunatic by the way she was looking at me. hahaha

Star Wars baby shower table decorations

The tables were adorned with chocolate covered ‘light sabers’ and the pimpin’ LEGO centerpieces I made earlier this year. You might be asking yourself why there was a purple table mixed in with a red theme. The purple tablecloth was my mom’s way of making the baby shower feminine. hahaha! It is a gorgeous purple fabric with silver sparkles in it, so I am going to make something for Leah with it.

Yoda comes to the Star Wars baby shower

What would a Star Wars baby shower be without a special appearance from Yoda? My girlfriend, Cortney, gave me the idea to dress Michael in a costume and It was such a hit; she rocks!

Star Wars baby shower gifts and prizes

If you purchased $5 from Rachael’s Star Wars registry, you were entered into a raffle for a $25 Applebee’s gift card! I slaved away on her boutique-esque Star Wars registry so I needed to sling the products, or eat the time and money on the whole project. Uh… no thank you! I even had our special guest, Yoda, pick the winner. :)

Unwrapping gifts at the Star Wars baby shower

I had Michael take the pictures, my photographer had a last minute emergency, and I blame myself for the way they came out. I was so caught up in playing hostess that I just handed him the camera. I didn’t check the lighting, I didn’t check the camera setting for him… I sucked so hard on that major detail. The moral of the story? It is impossible to be the photographer and the hostess… unless you want to kill yourself. No, I take that back, it’s not even kill yourself possible to be the hostess and the photographer.

Opening gifts at the Star Wars baby shower

Do you know how I know we are sisters?

Look at her freaking facial expressions! We are the worst at getting gifts that we don’t really want because our faces are an open book. :)

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My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

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  1. Rachael

    I want these pictures! Post your link from my page like the maternity shoot and hopefully get some page views! But I do want some of these eventually


    Mallery Reply:

    When you come over next you can pick the ones you want.


  2. Amy

    Yoda makes my ovaries hurt.
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    Mallery Reply:

    Nap time with the whole Daylight Savings Time will straighten that right out.


  3. Jillian

    You are amazing! Look at that hamper – I need a how to on that. Please send the leftover light sabers my way :)
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    Mallery Reply:

    I sent the light sabers home with my BFF because her kids liked beating each other with them. 😉


  4. LaVonne

    How cute! I love it. I pinned this one to baby shower ideas. My mind is going full speed thinking of all the fun things I could do to host this kind of shower. Thanks for sharing. {Love how that swirled icing turned out on the cupcakes!}
    LaVonne recently posted..Pumpkin Dump Cake RecipeMy Profile


  5. Adelina Priddis

    I love your little Yoda! When my sons first bday rolls around, I think I’ll be coming back here for some ideas :) And what Jillian said, I need a tutorial on that hamper!
    Adelina Priddis recently posted..72 hour Emergency – Are you prepared?My Profile


    Mallery Reply:

    It will be coming! Michael put together the frame the morning of the shower, it’s SIMPLE!


  6. Meagan Paullin

    This is soooo much fun!!!! Absolutely love it. If my younger brother and his wife ever have a baby – this is totally perfect :)
    Meagan Paullin recently posted..Tastefully Simple “Cozy Comfort” Gift Bag – #GiveawayMy Profile


  7. Christy

    Everything turned out incredible! Love it I do.
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  8. penelope merriweather

    Loved everything! What a neat idea!


  9. Scrapless Press

    What a great idea! The R2D2 cups are fantastic and what a great way to include Michael. I bet he had a blast (no pun intended)
    Scrapless Press recently posted..Free Printable Baby Shower GamesMy Profile


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