Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Star Wars Party Ideas


It wouldn't be May the Fourth without a Star Wars post. I was actually looking back through my photo archives for another Star Wars craft I did in the past when I found the pictures from my nephew's birthday. I adored how this party turned out but I have never shared it because I didn't end up with some of the close up shots I wanted. Looking back on the photos years later, 8 years to be exact, I remember what a fun party it was! There are a few things I wish I had close ups of, but these are all great ideas.  


When each kid walked in the door they were given a Jedi costume. You make the costumes by cutting long wide sections of muslin or knit fabric. I like using knit because it doesn't unravel but it is usually more expensive. Cut holes in the middle for the kids heads and long strips to be a belt sash. This is a really easy and cheap way to get the guests into the party. If you feel like you need more instructions for the No-Sew Jedi Robes, I wrote a post here. 



Pin the Light Saber on Luke- For this game you will need a Star Wars poster and blue construction paper. Simply cut blue strips of construction paper the same length as the Light Saber on your poster and place small pieces of masking tape on the back of them. Blind fold the kids and let them try their hand at pinning the Light Saber on Luke! 


Jedi Training- There was an entire obstacle course around the backyard, including tunnels to climb through and things to climb on. We told them they had to prepare to be a Jedi and then to make their Light Saber. 


Making Light Sabers- Light Sabers are actually extremely affordable to make when you use duct tape, electrical tape and markers. Cut red, green and blue pool noodles into sections and then wrap them bottom in silver duct tape, let the kids decorate their saber from there. We had the kids do a light saber "Training" to prepare for defeating the pinata Death Star. 


Here are some super cool examples that my awesome sister made with her boys last summer. 



Storm Trooper Battle- Print off small pictures of a Storm Trooper. Blow up 20 or so black balloons with a Storm Trooper picture in 5 or 6 of them. Put them on the floor and let the kids stomp on them to pop them. Tell them their goal is to find all the Storm Troopers. The kids LOVED this part of the party. Who doesn't want to stomp a balloon?


Death Star Hot Potato- Wrap a ball in silver duct tape and color a large black spot on it. Now play the game Hot Potato to the Star Wars theme song!


Jedi Photo Booth- My sister drew this R2D2 on a piece of poster board and then we mounted him on the side of a box so he would stand up. 


 We took a black sheet and added silver stars to it and then took pictures of the guests in their Jedi Robes with their pool noodle Light Sabers with R2D2.


Tie Fighter Scavenger Hunt- There was a scavenger hunt where the kids had to find pieces of Tie Fighters that were left on the planet after the battle to make sure that there weren't any left over Storm Troopers. The pieces were the party favors wrapped in tin foil. 


Death Star Pinata- Now that the kids have gone through training, they are ready to take on the Death Star (the Pinata). This was a homemade pinata, you can find a pinata tutorial here



After all the hard work of defeating the Empire, the kids were ready for a slice of R2D2. This cake is still one of my absolute favorite of my sisters's cake creations.

May the Fourth be with you!

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25 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Those are all super cute ideas! My boys are both SO into Star Wars - they would love a Star Wars party!

Michelle said...

That cake!!!! Such a fun round up of clever ideas, who wouldn't LOVE a Star Wars party?

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

My first text this morning was from my sister saying "Happy Star Wars Day"! The R2D2 cake is super impressive!

Terri Steffes said...

That's super cute and I would love to see my neighbors boys have a Star Wars party! Love the cake. Whoa!

Kait said...

How fun are those light sabers?! I'm with everyne else..the cake is my favorite part!

Carolyn @ Fennell Seeds said...

My boys all watched Star Wars a few months ago. That party would be a big hit. Love the cake as R2D2 was my favorite.

blythe32 said...

How can you not want an R2D2 bday cake? I kind of want one for my birthday in August. Love it.

Heather W said...

HAHA this is awesome. Truth be told, there are a couple of grown men in my office who would LOVE this!

Amanda Love said...

My boys did the Star Wars training when we first went to Disney and we are big Star Wars fans. These are great ideas. Love those light sabers.

Bernadette Callahan said...

I love the cake, it looks amazing! The lightsabers are so easy to make, we made some a few months ago.

Jessica Puga said...

What a fun party idea! My husband would love if I did this....I can't sit though a star wars movie. Lol But I love your decorations

Paula said...

It's great that Jedi outfits can be so easy to make :) I made a Rey outfit out of an old drop cloth last Halloween, when my son was BB8. (we were obsessed early, before the movie came out). I ADORE the idea of the deathstar pinata. So great!

Cara W said...

Simply amazing way to celebrate Star Wars! I love the R2 D2 cake! I cannot imagine being able to slice it. It just look so awesome!

jillconyers said...

It was so much fun having theme parties like this when my kids were little. We had so many princess parties for my daughter. We laugh about it now. Great memories.

alexandria waning said...

Aw. The little jedi costumes are so cute; especially on the little girl. I dont think I'll ever throw one of these... only have a daughter, but I loved the old Star Wars movies when I was a kid.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

My boys would freak if I would throw them a Star Wars themed party. I love the movies and I recently have been exposing my boys to the whole Star Wars legacy so I love these ideas.

Eileen Kelly said...

You are going to get "Mom of the Year"! What a great party! From the costumes to the cake, absolutely love the entire party!

Heather said...

These all look like such fun ideas! I must confess, I am not a Star Wars fan...in fact I haven't seen any of the movies. Funny, I know. My husband LOVES it all though - and I'm sure when my kids are older they will as well!

Erin Shebish said...

What a fun party theme! My kids are crazy about Star Wars so this is perfect for them!

Renée @ The Good Hearted Woman said...

What a fun party! The pool noodle light sabers are especially great, and that cake! Wow!

Hannah and Sara said...

I love the pool noodle lightsabers! That is one heck of an idea. I never would have thought of it. It sure looks like the kids had a ton of fun!
:)

ana de jesus said...

My friends nephew would love to have a Star Wars themed party. He would be especially happy if R2D2 ( is that right?) would join him at the party.

Rebecca Kelsey Sampson said...

Love this! Such adorable ideas. The lightsabers look really cute, I can't believe they were hand-made!

Emily @ Two Purple Couches said...

There are SO many fun ideas here! Love the lightsabers and the cake! Wow! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday.

Jeanne Grunert said...

Adorable ideas! I'm sure the young Star Wars fans will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing it on the #HomeMattersParty

 
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