6.30.2013

Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas

I LOVED this Star Wars-themed birthday party I threw for my little guy when he turned six last year.

The invitation:


The decorations:

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Star wars snowflakes? A little ambitious. I managed to make a grand total of 3. But they were a fun addition for a December party :).

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I was in love with the cupcakes, made by my friend Tamara of The Cakewalk Shop:

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At the beginning of the party we started with a photo booth. The kids had a blast putting on masks to turn themselves into different Star Wars characters.

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The kids then made their own lightsabers, using colored duct tape and insulation foam:

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and colored pictures:

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My oldest then led all the party guests in some lightsaber training. He did an incredible job teaching a whole series of moves. He did a lot of research beforehand and even had them all written down so he would know what he wanted to do next. I loved watching him :).

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Once they were ready, Darth Vader (aka my 8-year-old) made his appearance. Each of the kids got to try out their new skills to see who was strong enough to defeat him. The birthday boy was the lucky one to finally knock Vader down:

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Kids then enjoyed a little cake and some "yoda soda":

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... before getting back to the party games. We played bingo:

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a "Yoda says" game, "red lightsaber/green lightsaber", and a game where they took turns with a nerf gun trying to knock over an army of Lego clone troopers to save Princess Leia. Final game was a rowdy round of freeze dance, always a favorite of mine.

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Finally we sent the kids home with party favors ~ chocolate dipped pretzels to look like lightsabers and a bag with a pencil, notebook, pencil sharpener, and plenty of candy from the darth vader piƱata.

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It was a very fun party!


Some other fun ideas from mommylessons101 for Star Wars:

Star Wars cupcakes:
These were made with pull n' peel licorice for the light sabers.  We melted chocolate chips in a bowl and dipped the end of the licorice in them to create the handle.  Then we let them dry on a piece of wax paper.  Once they were dry, we laid them criss cross on a frosted cupcake.  The top of the cupcake tower is simply one of the boy's Star Wars toys!


Swim Noodle Light Sabers:
Cut a swim noodle in half.  Then simply add black duck tap to the bottom to create the "handle" look
and you have easy and safe lightsabers for the kids!


Everyone dresses up:
We invited party guests to dress up and got some very creative costumes because of it.  I must admit, little Yoda stole the show!


Thanks to our guest writer and sister, Heidi, for the beautiful party and pictures!
 
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1 comment:

britta said...

Do you sell the invitation?