(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.)
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.
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.
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
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB! I LOVE YOU!