26 Jun

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

Attention MOMS… if you have an aspiring young Jedi on your hands, he’s guaranteed to love these Star Wars party ideas from Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes! Read on for all the creative details – as told by Marie herself – plus a links to a few Star Wars-inspired craft tutorials on her blog…

“When my son turned 6, he really wanted a Star Wars themed birthday party. Even Dad got into the action, being a Jedi at heart as well! Here’s some of the fun things we did that had the kids excited from the get go!

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

On the Menu:
Galactic pizza – just plain ol’ pizza, but given and super cool Jedi name!
Yoda Sodas – I found this idea listed on lots of different party idea sites. You just mix Lime Sherbet with Sprite. It was a big hit!

Invitations:
My son and I came up with the words for the invitation, he knows the Star Wars lines better than me. We printed and folded them into cards, adding a couple of stickers to the front, and delivered them to friends.

Invited You Are… on a Galactic adventure with … (Child name)
On… (date), You’ll take part in your Jedi Training. Your mission will be to rescue and protect Princess Leia, as she has been taken prisoner by Darth Vader.
After Galactic Pizza and Yoda Sodas, we’ll be fighting to destroy Darth Vader & the Death Star, using your Jedi force powers.
Please bring your Jedi lightsaber to aid you in your mission. You will be awarded your official Jedi Robe.
May the force be with you!

Official Jedi Robe:
Each child was awarded a Jedi robe when they entered the rebel ship (house). I made 7 of these, yes 7! You could make these using a robe pattern but I found an easy to follow Jedi Robe guide to use when cutting and sewing, and it worked great.

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

Pin the Lightsaber on a Jedi:
I found this $5 poster and taped it to the wall. Then I made these little mini paper lightsabers for each child. They pick the color and then match it to who it might go to, while wearing a Clone Wars Storm Trooper mask (found at a party store).

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

Destroy the Death Star:
I bought a soccer ball pinata and painted the white squares gray. Then once it was dry, filled it with candy. Then on party day, the kids hit it with their lightsabers. (Even though the lightsabers were fun to hit with, they’re not hard enough to open the pinata. So after a try or two with the lightsabers, use something harder).

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

Lightsaber Cake:
Cupcakes are just too easy, so I lined them all up like a lightsaber.

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

Party Favors/Activities:
Here’s a few links for some fun handmade party favors. The kids could make them at the party as an activity, or have them ready for the kids to play with.

Activity #1: Mini Lightsabers (full tutorial over at MakeandTakes.com)

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

Activity #2: Empty Tube Double Lightsabers (full tutorial over at MakeandTakes.com)

REAL PARTIES: Star Wars Birthday Party

We had so much fun with this party. I had rave reviews from the kids parents! I’m sure we’ll be doing it again next year!”

*****

Thanks for the inspiration, Marie!

For more fun ideas like these, be sure to check out the kids section of MakeandTakes.com!

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19Comments

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Carolina A SAYS:

Love this idea!!!! specially the lightsaber cakes.

I just posted about my little nephew’s party too!

here’s the link if you are interested…

http://cavellan.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-finally-sat-down-to-post-some.html

Reply June 26, 2009 at 9:10 am

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Amber SAYS:

I also threw a Jedi Training Academy Party for my five-year-old, Star Wars obsessed, son in February. I made light sabers out of pool noodles and silver duct tape. The kids decorated them with some black tape too. My husband (also a Star Wars fan) made up some Jedi training moves to teach the young padawans. The kids took it so seriously!
They played “Duck, Duck, Vader” and some other games. I also made a paper mache death star as a pinata. At the end they received “official” Jedi training completion awards, signed by Yoda=). They all had a blast. If you want to see pics follow the link on our blog to the pics. Good luck!

Reply June 26, 2009 at 9:59 am

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Amber SAYS:

Ooops here is the link the party on my blog.
http://udallupdate.blogspot.com/2009/03/star-wars-party-link.html

Reply June 26, 2009 at 10:02 am

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Alysia SAYS:

Love it. I wish I knew someone with who wanted a Star Wars themed party.

Reply June 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

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Becky SAYS:

That is the CUTEST party!!! I love the Yoda Soda…that is so great!

Reply June 26, 2009 at 10:55 am

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Kelly SAYS:

Cute theme – I bet big “kids” would love it too!

Reply June 26, 2009 at 1:51 pm

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Jeniene Catell SAYS:

I LOVE this party! Great job! I’m currently working on two Star Wars themed birthday parties- banners, favor tags, door signs, etc. I’ll be sure to pass along this information to the boys’ moms.

Reply June 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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Monique SAYS:

Very cute Party

Reply June 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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momma SAYS:

Reply June 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm

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Elissa KLaver SAYS:

Wow! You went all out on this party theme. My oldest will be 6 this year too and I think this would be perfect for him. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Reply June 27, 2009 at 11:03 am

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April Adicks SAYS:

we don’t even have kids and we had a star wars party. it was on may the fourth … be with you. we had yoda soda – but added some citron vodka to it, pizza the hutt, wookie cookies and watched space balls – a funny star wars spoof. very fun movie night where we got to act like kids.

Reply June 28, 2009 at 8:43 pm

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jenn s. SAYS:

Love that idea, April! Especially the “May the fourth…” part ;)

Reply June 29, 2009 at 9:33 am

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Donna SAYS:

My son and his friend flipped over the Yoda Soda…too cute!

Reply June 29, 2009 at 10:15 pm

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LuLu SAYS:

That may be the party my husband wants if I let him see it! :)

Reply August 7, 2009 at 5:47 am

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Becky SAYS:

what a wonderful idea. I loved everything you came up with. Thank you.

Reply January 20, 2010 at 7:57 pm

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