Children's Parties

Star Wars Children’s Birthday Party

If you have been reading my blog, you may have picked up a while back that I LOVE Star Wars! My first memory was Star Wars related, and I have been happy to start my son with his Star Wars collection. With the Star Wars Movies being released on Blue-Ray, I thought it would be appropriate to do this week’s party post as a Star Wars Birthday Party Theme.

Invitations: I found these free Printable Invitations at PartySupplyHut.Com

Decorations:

Normally, I like to find ways of decorating yourself. However, all the ideas I came up with were incredibly labor-intensive. So, my suggestion is to check out Birthday Direct. They have some great decorations and tableware, and they are relatively inexpensive.

Party Decor from Birthday Direct

I also have a few ideas for some extras if you want to try them. One thing you can try is making asteroids out of foam balls and suspend them from the ceiling and add some glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling as well. Also a Star Wars theme is not complete without Lightsabers. Use glowsticks for your Lightsabers and put  each guest’s name on them to use them as place cards.

Activities:

  • Pinata. If you can’t find a Star Wars Theme Pinata, you can always take a ball-shaped pinata and redecorate it to look like a Death Star, or you can use this tutorial from WikiHow to make your own. For your stick, try getting a dowel rod and painting it to look like a lightsaber.
  • Tatooine Sand Art. You can get Sand Art Party kits from Bear Haven Boutique. Each of the kits contain enough for 6 bottles.
sand art party kit

sand art party kit

  • Death Star Bean Bag Toss. Using this coloring picture  from HelloKids.Com as your guide, paste a posterboard sized version on a cardboard box, making sure to cut a hole in the middle. The children will get 3 bean bags and try to get them in the hole. Whoever has the most hits is the winner!
  • Costume Contest. Have the kids come as their favorite characters and have a contest.
  • Smash the Jar Jars Storm Troopers.  (If it were my party, I would use Jar Jar, but that is just because I really really hate him). Using Storm Trooper Faces, attach them to balloons with tape and let the kids smash the Storm Troopers!
  • Master Yoda’s Trivia. Draw Yoda on posterboard and attach to a box. Cut out a space for Yoda’s mouth. Make up trivia questions and put them in the box for the children. Have the children reach into his mouth to pick a question.

Food:

Hoth Snowcones. Use this recipe from Wiki How to make some snowcones!

Yoda’s Swamp Sludge Punch. Use one container of Lime Sherbet, one container of Hawaiian Punch and mix 7-Up to taste.

Pizza. Ok, pizza may be plain, so give it a fun name like Rebel Pizza.

Goody Bags:

If you did the sand art, you can use that. Also Birthday Direct has some fun things for treat bags too.

So that is what I have. If you have done a Star Wars theme or have tried my tutorial, I would love to hear about it!

6 replies »

  1. That is really amazing idea, but I guess for parents who are the real fans of StarWars. I doubt kids know all characters by heart as we know, so there may be some problems with that party. Unless you can show 2-3 movies before the party start to remmember what’s happening with Anakin Skywalker.

    • I did think of that. However, I think for us Star Wars fans who are parents, we have probably already indoctrinated our kids :) At least I know I have. I think some of the kids may understand some of it because of the success of the Clone Wars cartoon series.

      • My boys are 3 and 4 years old, but clonewars on CN does not attract them at all. Maybe they are too young. However they are really fond of light sabers even though they do not know what it is yet :) Hopefully they will be interested in future, but StarWars nowadays has got lots of competitors from the Dark Side (Japan) :)

  2. Light Sabers are a good hook. That is how I got my son interested. Then came the Legos! My daughter, however, is a future geek like me. About a year ago, she was pretty sick, so we watched all six movies during one of Spike TV’s marathons.

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