Onward to pictures!
Look at how brave Huck was! Some of the kids went right up to him and attacked. Others screamed their heads off. It was a pretty good show of fight or flight!
Here's a family portrait, to give you an idea of how HUGE this guy was. Milo was completely freaked out.
The Death Star pinata! Apparently, this is a staple at Star Wars parties. I think this one came out beautifully, if not a little wrinkled. Steve used a punch balloon to form the paper mache around, and topped the newspaper with gray tissue paper. He was going to paint it, but the gray tissue gave it a nice texture. Then he cut out a small circle to make the little concave bit, and drew lines over the whole thing.
It was really hard to break! Steve said that if he'd thought about it, he would have cut a few little holes in it first so it wasn't so airtight.
The Death Star destroyed! The evil empire defeated! Let's have candy!
And, finally, the birthday boy blowing out his candle. I found a really cute Darth Vader shaped cake topper-he holds a red candle lightsaber in his hands. Super cute.
And that's it! Sorry to put up so many pictures. I would send you over to Flickr to see them all, but I am getting more paranoid in my old age and I'm making more of my pictures private for my contacts only (especially those of other peoples' children).