This party was one of the best examples I've seen of a low-key with some fun elements that took it over the top. This mama wanted to keep the party fun and simple, so she relied on three things for this Star Wars party: location, a fun activity, and cupcakes. I think boy parties are particularly hard to pull off well, but this mom nailed it.
She made all of these amazing pool noodle light sabers. Incredible! I've never seen a party that got parents AND kids so involved. It was truly awesome to watch. And hilarious to see daddies and mommies getting repeatedly whacked by a mob of children. She made enough cupcakes that the kids could have seconds (awesome!), and let's not forget Central Park! You don't have to do any decorating at all when you have a fabulous outdoor venue like this.
Cool mom award goes to my friend Lynda.
Awesome Dad award goes to this