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Party pictures!  And commentary.

First, the cake.  I wanted to make a Death Star cake (yes, it's been done - Google "Death Star Cake" and see the horror.  The horror), so that's how we ended up with the Star Wars theme this year.  The cake pans I got were quite small, so I also got a sheet cake for extras.


(As it turned out, the sheet cake was enough, and the DS cake didn't get eaten.  We have been eating it ourselves.  Mmmm, cake.)

So, I knew the DS cake style I wanted, but what to do with the sheet cake?  Bob said "Endor", and we had ourselves a theme.  Bob also suggested Ewoks.

The result:

Yes, we didn't get the right kind of walker, but do you know how hard it is to find Star Wars stuff?  I had a devil of a time.

Some close ups:

Instead of doing a bunch (58) of candles, I had the four Ewoks holding "torches".  After moving some of the more flammable greenery out of the way, it worked very well.  A glow stick became the DS laser.  I'm not sure what it's shooting at, but Endor must not have any moons left.

Then, there were the costumes.

I described Bob's - well, this is how it looked:

That last one has Oldie-Wan jammin' with the Emperor and the littlest Vader.  Those wacky Jedi/Sith.

The costumes were of particularly high caliber this year.  I mean, everyone does an awesome job every year, but this year?  Superb.

Leias and Padmes and Ewoks, oh my.

A slight discussion over the merits of the different versions...

Count Dooku and Friends

Han Solo in and out of Carbonite, Stormtroopers keeping it real, and John Williams even stopped by.

A classic battle.

Seriously, people went all out.  I love it.

And, as always, a party for Bob has stuff.  Silly stuff.  And mayhem.  Let's not forget the mayhem.



...And this was my costume:

Happy times.  And now, I get to rest for six months or so before planning the next one.  I need it.

BTW, Bob's actual birthday is tomorrow, and he reads this journal (and occasionally comments), so




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Mar. 31st, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
NotYourBob sends his birthday wishes. And so do I. You guys rawk.
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
These pictures are fantastic!
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
This fills my little nerdy heart with pure glee!
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Ok, I didn't make it to the party for my 40th bday, so I'll aim for being there for my 50th :)
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Luke would have been in party heaven! His favorite toy these days is a plastic lightsaber.
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for capturing the Darth Thies portrait! I forgot to take that picture before clean-up.
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
It was soooooo fun! Thank you for another wonderful party!!! Happy B'day Bob
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Aw mannn, I was looking forward to the REALLY good storm trooper picture! As usual, thank you! So much fun.
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
I totally LOLed!!! And I dare not mention it to my hubbi, or he'll want one too :-D
Mar. 31st, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
wow... you guys really know how to throw a party! :)

I love the cakes!!! The Death Star is wonderful! :)

And the stormtroopers... um... Brokeback Endor anyone? :P

Happy birthday Bob! :)
Mar. 31st, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
You have no idea. *evil grin*
Mar. 31st, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Pictures are fab-O!!! and the cake is AWESOME!!!
Mar. 31st, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
Yub, yub! Yub-yub; yubyub. (Happy Birthday in Ewok. Really ;-)
-Endor Leia
Mar. 31st, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
Hey that's MY line!
Happy Birthday Bob!
Thanks guys for a fabulous party!
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Awwwww - you guys are cute! Happy Birthday Mr. Laurel!
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday Mr Bob!

a fan :)
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Man, I really need to go to one of your parties. I don't do anything remotely interesting over here... It looks like loads of fun - Happy Birthday, Bob!
Mar. 31st, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
by the way, I love my face in the Padme line up, very special!
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
I love those ewoks on the cake! Especially the one with the gigantic grin! :)
(and I agree, it's tough finding good Star Wars stuff- my brother is a nut for Star Wars and it's getting harder and harder every year to find things)
Mar. 31st, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to remember where I got that one from - it was a bit of fan art by someone. I was just trying to find images to print out, as I couldn't find Ewok figurines (the Endor cake was a last-minute thing).

Mar. 31st, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
What a great party- happy birthday, Bob!
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
wow - all very nice. Your friends went all-out!
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Bob! May the Force always be with you :).
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Your parties rock all the way to the Pacific Coast! Happy Birthday!
Apr. 1st, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
Way too Cool!!!
Apr. 1st, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Great pictures
I picked a good day to peek at your blog -- looks like you had a great party. I do hope that Death Star left the forest moon around or those poor Ewoks on that cake would really have been a mess. :) The costumes are all fantastic.

Oh, a tip on finding Star Wars figures (if you have time to look, of course) -- look for ornaments on Ebay! They've done mini ewoks, all kinds of ships, etc -- never though of using them to decorate a cake before. :) You should see my tree at Christmas, however....

Now off to check out some of your other exploits.

Robbin (from Plimoth)
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