In a galaxy far far away....
Eric turned 28!! This past Thursday was Eric's birthday and I threw him a Star Wars themed birthday party!
Eric HATES it when I decorate and it is so hard for me since I love decorating for birthdays that this year I just had to. Usually I make a candy bar poster and put streamers up everywhere but last year he specifically asked me not to decorate. I didn't put up streamers and I didn't make a candy bar poster like he asked. Instead I made a candy bar paper! I thought It was a pretty clever way around it because he never asked me not to do that and it fulfilled my need to do something. So this year I felt like I had to make up for the lack of decorations last year. I have to be honest though, my Mother in Law was the one who came up with the idea. She was looking at Pinterest one day and typed in Star Wars and found all these great ideas. I was also pretty stoked about doing the Star Wars theme because my sisters made him a Star Wars quilt so it just added to the excitement. Now I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL and I was on a budget so I did the best with what I could find at the dollar store. Since I am not a crafty person I'm not gonna lie, I was pretty impressed with myself. I used a black table cloth for the background and then found these stars and just taped them up. The picture is small but what we had on the table was:
These are suppose to be no bake cookies but I didn't have enough time the night before his birthday to make them, so I just got his favorite cookies instead.
Just regular Rolo's.
Gummy bears. I found these jumbo gummy bears at the dollar store and was so stoked!
Hoth Chocolate Brownies
It's technically suppose to be hoth chocolate cake but Eric hates cake so I made Grandpa Monson's favorite brownies which are Eric's favorite brownies. I should give you guys the recipe sometime because it is really good but really rich.
This is suppose to be lime soda and some sherbert so it creates a film on the top of the soda but no one likes lime soda so I did Mountain Dew instead.
Holley (my mother in law) sent me this little Han Solo action figure. I was a little mad though because he wouldn't sink in the Jell-O and he moved so he was a little off center but It was okay I guess.
I did a mix of chocolate covered raisins and whoppers.
Like I said before, I was on a budget but I was pretty proud and really excited for Eric to see it. I was so excited that I couldn't wait for him to wake up and see it the next morning so I had him see it like right after I was done decorating because I couldn't wait. He loved it and said it was awesome. The next day everyone, except for Trevor because he had to work (we missed you Trevor!) came down for brownies and presents. Eric got his Star Wars quilt, an amazon gift card and his golf bag that he had been wanting for almost a year. All in all Eric told me that this was the best birthday he had ever had and that just made my day. I can't believe he is 28! 2 years away and he is 30. CRAZY! I love Eric so much and was so excited and happy he had such a great birthday. Happy late birthday babe!