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
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.
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.
- 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. Get some sand art kits and haven some fun!
- 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 JarsStorm 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.
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.
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!