10 handmade Lowly worm dolls.)... This year, for his LEGO Star Wars party, I made the invitations by scanning one of his LEGO instruction manuals, and using Photoshop to change the logo to "PARKER Seven Years" instead of "LEGO Star Wars." I gave each guest a personalized drawstring bag, handmade LEGO Star Wars stickers (using images from a downloadable poster on the LEGO website), a small bag of mixed LEGO pieces (bought in bulk, used, on eBay), and a box of crayons, decorated with the same image from the invitation. We told the kids their mission was to make spaceships using all their LEGO pieces -- an activity that kept them quiet and engaged for a surprisingly long time. Then they burned off some energy with handmade light sabers (flashlights, translucent drafting film, silver duct tape)and attacking a "droid army." (helium balloons anchored to the ground). My husband is the AP's food editor, and the cake was, as always, spectacular: a clone trooper helmet. Thanks Holly! Readers, visit Holly at Stitch/Craft to see more of Parker's awesome party and tons of other diy/crafting/sewing inspiration. (Images: Holly - Stitch/Craft)
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