Star Wars Party Theme
Star Wars Theme
I used to think that Star Wars was a movie from my childhood days - well some things never lose their popularity. In fact, Star Wars is an even bigger hit these days than when I was a kid. My six year old son recently requested a Star Wars party theme for his birthday. I want to give credit where it is due - many of my ideas come from other people and I will link you to their pages as they were a great help to me in my planning. I began by planning my invitations - I found a picture of Yoda, Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi. Then I added text to my picture using a program called Photoscape.
Next I decided on my Star Wars Party Cake - you can find the instructions on my hub Star Wars Party Cake. Once the cake was decided on I could think of other ideas for my party food. We made labels for different foods - we had the following food:
- Yoda Soda (I used fruit juice mixed with lemonade but Mountain Dew works well too)
- Sausage Sabres (Cocktail sausages) with BBQ and Tomato Sauce dipping sauces
- Ewok Rolls (Sausage Rolls)
- Wookie Cookies (Yummy chocolate cookies)
- Luke's Lollies ( Various lollies)
- Padme's Popcorn
- Cheesy Spaceballs (Cheese ball chips)
- Princess Leia's lollipops
The named food went down very well - the children enjoyed having food with special labels.
Each child was given a "light sabre". These were obviously not real light sabres as they are costly - I found some bubble sticks in blue and green - the birthday boy had purple. The bubble sticks were made of hard plastic and durable enough to last the party. It also gave the boys opportunity to go outside and play with bubbles before they used them as light sabres. Other ideas for light sabres could be to use a pool noodle cut in half with duct tape on the end as a handle. We decided against this as the kids at our party were between 5-6yrs and the noodles were a little too thick to hold. Having the light sabres given to them made it a real treat for the boys. They had great fun "fighting" each other. We had 10 blue light sabres and only 3 special Yoda green light sabres. We drew names out of a hat as a lucky draw to see who would get a Yoda light sabre. This made it exciting for the kids.Another suggestion would be to have a treasure hunt to find the light sabres - I had planned this originally but due to the cold, rainy front that blew in over party weekend, we decided against muddy boys running all over the garden.
Star Wars Party Theme
- We had the Lego star wars Movie playing as it was a horrible day -this helped children settle while others arrived. Another idea would be to have Star Wars Colouring pages printed out for children to do when they first arrive.
- We played Han Solo Statues and the boys loved it. This is just Musical statues with another name.
- I drew a picture of Yoda on a large sheet of paper holding a light sabre. Each child was given their own light sabre cut-out and we played "Pin the Light Sabre on Yoda".
- We also had a Jedi Training Academy. This involved one child teaching the others how to do Jedi moves using their light sabres. The children had to copy the moves carefully. At the end of the training each child was rewarded with a party pack and a gold medal ( I got a pack of medals from the $2 store).
- The boys were left to play and they had a great time - a good idea would be to get someone to dress as Darth Vader - the kids love fighting him and protecting the galaxy from evil.
- Another cool idea is to have a pinata - the children can use a light sabre to hit it.
- One Mum even made cloaks for her Jedis out of cheap fabric (I was too busy making this incredible Star Wars cake to find time to make cloaks, but it's a great idea).
This party was very easy to organise - it did not cost a fortune as we played simple party games and the children loved it. These days there seems to be such pressure on parents to provide parties at outside venues that cost a fortune. Children really enjoy getting back to simple party games and having time to just play with one another.
Our party packs were also very simple. I don't believe in overloading them with too many treats as the children each plenty of treat food during the party. They had a lollipop, a small chocolate bar and a packet of sherbet. I put a glow bracelet in each packet too.
The prizes I chose for the games were also cheap and simple but the boys loved them. I found Glow swords ( about 20cm long so not dangerous) and these were a huge hit. It seems that anything that glows is popular.
The website I found helpful for a number of ideas was:
Enjoy the party!
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