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Guest post: Star Wars Movie Party Ideas

With Sara from Tell Love and Party

Star Wars Movie Party Ideas - May The Force Be With You

If you know me you know I love anything themed! Parties, girl’s nights, dinners, holidays etc.  SO when my boys became obsessed with all things Star Wars I knew it was only a matter of time before something Star Wars themed was going to happen.  And so a Star Wars Movie night was born.  I have always been a big Star Wars fan but I swear I love it even more watching it with my boys.  Their excitement reminds me why these movies are so great.


I am sharing a few tips on how to throw a super fun themed family Star Wars Movie night that is simple and your kids and even you will enjoy!

First there needs to be pajamas.  And not just ANY jammies!  They must be Star Wars and how about glow in the dark to make them THAT much more fun?!   I am all about getting comfy cozy while watching a movie and pajamas are a must for me.  And I am not sure what gets more festive than these Hanna Andersson family matching pj’s.

Next there needs to be food (obviously)!  I wanted to throw a light side/dark side theme.  Since this is just a movie night I didn’t want to go overboard on decor or treats.  I just wanted a few fun snacks to make it festive.  I liked the idea of red snacks (dark side) and blue snacks (light side) and then let the kids choose.


First I dyed the popcorn.  This actually was much easier than I thought.  I found a great recipe here that uses coconut oil instead of corn syrup.

Star Wars May The Force Movie Night - Hanna Andersson

Next I wanted to spice up the drinks with these Star Wars printable drink labels.  I bought red sodas and blue sodas and then put these fun labels on them.  These only take a few minutes to make and you can print them at home.

Download the Stormtroopers here and lightsabers here.

Star Wars Movie Night with Kids and Family

-Print out designs.-Print out designs.
-Measure and cut out a strip.
-Use double sided tape and tape the back.
-Wrap around, use extra tape to enforce and voila! You got yourself some Star Wars drinks.

Star Wars Movie Night with Kids DIY
Star Wars Family Movie Night - May The Force Be With You

This was seriously so fun! More themed movie nights are for sure in the future!
May the force be with you ;)

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DIY Paper Flower Corsage w/ Cakies Blog

A big welcome to Rubyellen of Cakies Blog to The Hanna Blog! A woman with style we love and a mom of four smart, creative girls - an expert family DIY team who created the perfect craft project for any easter time celebration! A DIY paper flower corsage, hair pin or Easter basket addition. 

Pin On Paper Flower Corsage

Supplies:
Paper flower corsage template
Cardstock, various colors
Waxed cording (yarn will do fine too)
Scissors
Floral wire
Crepe paper streamer
Glue gun and glue stick
Alligator clips (or pins)

DIY Materials
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Flower DIY

Directions:
1. Cut out all your template pieces, and a 10" piece of floral wire. Wrap your rope around your forefingers several times. Center the floral wire on top, bend down under the rope, and twist the wire together. This creates the flower center. Wrap the bottom of the center with some crepe paper to 1" below the flower center, glueing in place where needed. 

2. Insert the wire into the center of the small circle cardstock piece, and add a dab of glue to keep it in place. Cut slits all around the circle towards the center, but don't cut the through the center of the circle.

DIY Flower Corsage - Easter
DIY Easter Paper Flowers

3. Cut 1" slits at the bottom of each petal/leaf. Add a dab of glue on the bottom of one side of the petal/leaf, then overlap the other side to curl the petal/leaf upwards. Hold in place, and allow glue to set, and then fold 1/4" of the petal/leaf end downwards.

Pin on Paper Flower Corsage

4. Add a dab of glue to the bottom of smaller petals, and attach each to the base of the flower. Continue to add the larger petals around the base of the flower. Lastly, add the leaves.

5. Add a dab of glue (continue adding as needed) to attach the crepe paper around the base of the flower, and along the entire length of the stem. Curl the stem around a small dowel or pencil. Glue on your clip on the back of the flower base.

Pin on Paper Flower
Easter Flower DIY
DIY flower Hair Pin
DIY pin on paper - Hanna Anderson + My Cakies

This would make a wonderful addition to a pretty spring/Easter outfit, or as place cards on an spring/Easter table setting. If you want to get a head start for May, these would also make beautiful gifts for moms and grandmas on Mother's Day. The girls have a garden party at their school coming up, so they will be using their flowers to adorn their outfit, and bring the paper flower wreath as decor for the party.

on true: scandi botanical dresspolka dot socks, and red clogs. on brave: dresscrochet necklace, and blue clogs on soul: ruffle dress & pink clogson glow: polkadot dresssocks, & espadrilles.

Paper Flower DIY - My Cakies Blog