Star Wars Party
How many times can you do a Star Wars Party?
Apparently not enough! I have done at least 4 parties. I
did the first one over the last 18 years ago for a second cousin.
It started with my nephews and now my son.
Of course now it is changing to Clone Wars, but we did
the original Star Wars for my son's 5th birthday.
A galaxy of ideas awaits you as you travel through our party
If you are having the party in your home, you can begin by
setting out a yard sign or banner to welcome the soon to be
Jedi's. It also helps mark the house so the Jedi parents know
where to drop the kids off (and pick them back up at!).
Feel the force! From the moment
theâ€¦â€¦enter the house, let
them know they are in for some serious battles with the dark
Red, blue, black and silver balloons lining the
entryway are awesome. Tie coordinating colored streaming curly
ribbons on them and hang them from the ceiling. Place them on the
floor too. You can add Star Wars Balloons to the mix as well.
Choose a room to go all out on. Of course you can decorate any
or all of the other rooms, but focus first on the main one. I
always pick one main room and let helium balloons go in the rest
of the house.
Enter the deathstar-if you dare! Line the doorway with
silver, blue, red or black metallic curtains so the troopers feel they
are entering a new world.
Tape Star Wars posters on the walls and on the doors. Life
size Darth Vader Standup are even available. For a
real inner-galactic effect, use a wall mural. Star Wars Table Cover can set the theme for
the Star Wars party.
Glow in the dark stars look out of sight hung from the
ceiling. Stick some on the wall too. You can drape black plastic
covering on the walls and/or ceiling so they really stand
Dangle some Star Wars starships and other accessories
from the ceiling as well. For even more fun, let your Jedi create
his own Lego star ship before the Star Wars party and hang it as
the main attraction. Star Wars Centerpiece makes a great addition
to any table.
Star War background music really sets the tone. If you
want to glow all out, purchase a blacklight. Dim the lights and
you will be amazed at the astral effect. A disco strobe light is
awesome too. Place light sabers around the room. They can later
be used for party favors too. This was a hit at the Star Wars
birthday party my son went to. Set up tables
for snacks, the cake, gifts and drinks.
If your Jedi has any Star Wars toys or collectibles,
decorate with them as well. Star Wars bedding, like a comforter
and sheets, can be draped across the couch. If your child is a
big Star Wars fan, chances are you may have some of these things
already, if not, they make fun gifts that can be given before the
Star Wars party and used for light years to come.
Use your imagination for a Star Wars space station. Decorate
large appliance boxes to be space ships. Place a chair or large
pillow inside each and cut out windows too. Get your Jedi to
help. You might be surprised what he comes up with.
The sky is the limit so use your imagination to create a
galactic experience your birthday Jedi and his Padawans will not
STAR WARS INVITATIONS
First you will
want to decide on which of the Star Wars party themes you want to
host. Surely your young Jedi has a favorite.
Personalize your own invitation. Simply provide the
Star Wars party information details and add anything else you
want such as if you are having a Jedi Training Academy Star Wars
party, you will want to note that the Jedi council has summoned
all Padawans to prepare for the trials.
If your child is good with artwork or is an artist in bloom,
consider having him draw his own front page picture.
Once you have filled out the invitations and have them in the
envelopes, sprinkle in some Star Wars confetti. Stickers can be stuck on the envelopes too
and are available in all the popular Star Wars themes.
Donâ€™t forget the Star Wars postage stamps.
Remember to mail your invitations out 2-3 weeks in advance.
Include any special instructions such as: costume party,
sleepover or RSVP. Be sure to provide clear instructions to where
the Star Wars party will be and include your phone number in case
there are questions.
Congratulations on the galactic beginning of an out of sight
birthday party! May the force be with you.
STAR WARS PARTY CAKES
We we have some truly â€œout of this
worldâ€ Star Wars party cake recipes and ideas for
Just go to
Star Wars Cake directions for more details. My son loves this book.
STAR WARS PARTY TABLE
Add the finishing
touches to your Star Wars party with these great table decorating
Start with a Star Wars party table cover or even a solid
black, blue or red table cover or sheet. Add a Star Wars
centerpiece or opt to use a prop instead like a Star Wars Helmet or Yoda mask.
The food and snack table is a tasty treat for hungry Jedis so
you will want to make it fun and accessible. Try keeping their
hands out of the cookie jar with a Star Wars Clone Cookie Jar.Fill with
cookies from our recipe section for a sweet treat. You can even
use Star Wars theme cookie cutters for truly galactic
You may even have some fun options in your Christmas dishes
that you have packed away in the attic like star shaped
Orderve trays or metallic plates.
Pull out the black Halloween ones too. Cobalt blue
dishes give that inner-galactic feel as well and can often be
picked up at a thrift store for little to nothing.
Try serving Star Wars punches in a punch bowl with Yoda hands sticking out of it or laying next
to it. Imagine the Padawanâ€™ faces when you add
some blue light ice cubes to the mix!
You can assemble a gift table too. Not only is it a great
decorative piece, it lets the Padawan guests know you appreciate
Place Star Wars accessories around on all the tables like
lightsabers, Star Wars lego projects, Star Wars Miniatures and
anything else that is Star Wars themed that your Jedi may have
around the house. You can use them later for games and even for
Star Wars party favors.
With our galaxy of ideas, you and your little Jedi should be
ready to roll. Have a blast!
STAR WARS SNACKS
This will get you
started but we have a whole page of
Star Wars food right here as well.
The younglings have worked up quite an appetite at the Jedi
What shall they be fed?
Donâ€™t worry. We have a galaxy of
The time of day the Star Wars party usually determines what
type of food and snacks you serve. If it is around lunch or
dinner time, consider plenty of Star Wars sandwiches, maybe a
galactic pizza and of course, a foot-long lightsaber sub. All of
these are found right
here. Jello is always a hit. You can even have a Yoda hand
coming out of the dish.
Sandwiches and finger jello can be served in star shapes with
star shaped cookie cutters. Check out our blue
Padawans must be nourished. Fruit and veggie trays are
a healthy snack for the younglings. Make it fun by adding a Star
Wars toy on the plate and arranging the fruit and veggie slices
An asteroid cheese ball will be a hit served with crackers or
Nabisco Star Wars Jedi fruit roll ups are an awesome addition
and come in individually wrapped packages so they are fun
displayed in a bowl or scattered about the snack table.
Super-duper Stormtrooper cookie bars are out of this world.
Try the snowtrooper and sandtrooper cookie bars too.
For even more fun Star Wars recipes the book Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook is available as
well as the The Star Wars Cookbook II -Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes.
Make a memory. Preparing the food can be as fun as eating it
when you let your Jedi help. May the force be with you both.
STAR WARS PUNCH RECIPES
YUMMY YODA PUNCH
1 lg. lemonade concentrate
1 sm. limeade concentrate
1 pt. green sherbet
1 liter Mountain Dew soda
Place softened sherbet in punch bowl and add the lemonade and
limeade. Gently stir. Add the Mountain Dew just before
*For a really galactic effect, add Yoda hands into the punch
or set the hands beside the punch bowl if you prefer.
FEEL THE FORCE PUNCH
blue raspberry Kool-aid (1 gallon prepared according to
1 pt. vanilla ice-cream
blue food coloring (optional)
Just before serving, place softened ice-cream and kool-aid
into punch bowl and gently stir. If needed, add a few drops of
blue food coloring.
*This is a great punch to add blue or yellow light ice cubes
to or freeze lemonade concentrate in star shaped ice cube
DARTH VADER PUNCH
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened grape Kool-aid or soft
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened orange Kool-aid or soft
2 cups white sugar
3 quarts cold water
1 liter chilled Mountain Dew, Lemon-Line Soda or Ginger
Mix all the ingredients together in a punch bowl just before
serving. You can add a chunk of dry ice for an even darker
WARNING: Be very careful, dry ice can be dangerous. Make sure
an adult is with the dry ice at all times if you use it.
Donâ€™t use small chunks and wait at least 30
minutes after dry ice is added before serving.
DEATH STAR EXPLOSION
6 ounces lemonade or limeade, frozen concentrate--partially
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup grapefruit juice -- cold
2 quarts lemon sherbet
1 quart club soda -- cold
Mix together the lemonade or limeade concentrate, lemon juice
and grapefruit. Add the amount of water required on the lemonade
or limeade can to this mixture.
Pour the liquid into glasses, filling them halfway, and add a
scoop of lemon sherbet to each.
Fill the glasses with club soda and serve immediately. Just
before serving, sprinkle the top of each glass with a pinch of
lemon or lime-flavored powdered drink mix.
Makes for a galactic explosive treat!
STAR WARS PARTY JEDI TRAINING
Notes from Kim:
This was such a huge hit at my son's Star Wars party. The
kids talked about it for 2 years!
The younglings must attend the training academy in order to
master the art of Jedi fighting. The begin as a Padawan. Class is
ATARU LIGHTSABER COMBAT TEST
The Grand Master Yoda used the Ataru form of lightsaber
combat. It is one of the seven forms of lightsaber training used
at the academy. Each Jedi must master this form in order to
(Note: Of course, every child who tries passes!)
Make a lightsaber before the Star Wars party by cutting a
swimming noodle in half. Wrap the handle with electrical tape
(fun colors like blue yellow and fluorescence are available). And
yes the colors did matter to the children!
Inflate several Star Wars party balloons and have the children
take turns trying to keep the balloons from hitting the ground by
swatting them with the lightsaber.
OBSTACLE COURSE: BATTLE FOR NABOO
Each Jedi trainee must pass through the gates of the slave
camp to save the civilians. Then they must make it through the
obstacles and reach the other side in order to escape. Along the
way, they must rescue one civilian.
Create an obstacle course using chairs to go under or around,
pillows to climb over, crates and baskets to go around, open
boxes to crawl through, and anything else you can find that is
safe and fun.
If the Star Wars party is outside, lawn furniture, a water
hose, buckets and dirt piles are great. Play tunnels are
excellent to use too.
Place a balloon somewhere in the maze to be the civilian who
must be rescued. You may need to tie a small object to the
balloon in order to weight it down.
Have the children take turns going through the obstacles. They
must get the balloon (the civilian) and make it to the end of the
course without popping it.
The younglings have successfully completed their quest to
being a Jedi. Line the children up and congratulate them, one by
one, with a lightsaber or Star Wars party favor. I recommend a
STAR WARS ICE BREAKER GAMES
Ice breaker games
are a great way for children at the Star Wars party to get to
know one another.
STAR WARS NAME GAME
Have the children form a circle. Each will then think of a
Star Wars nick-name that begins with the same letter as their
name, like â€œCommander Colbyâ€ or
â€œPrincess Maddyâ€ or
Then the group goes around in the circle taking turns
introducing themselves (nick-name then name) and repeating each
nick-name and name that has been said along the way. If one
messes up, the while group starts over.
JEDI TRAINING OBSTACLE COURSE
The younglings are ordered to report to Jedi Training.
Todayâ€™s lesson is about building trust and
Build an obstacle course out of boxes, pillows, baskets,
blankets and anything else you can round up that is safe. Mark
the end of the obstacle course with a piece of electrical or
masking tape. That is the finish line.
Pair the children in twoâ€™s. Have one child
wear a blind fold. The child without the blind fold must verbally
guide the blind folded one through the obstacle course with
orders such as, â€œTurn rightâ€,
â€œThere is a pillow in front of you, turn
It is fun to watch the children work together for a common
goal, to reach the finish line.
WHAT OR WHO AM I?
Divide the group into two teams. Give each team index cards
with one Star Wars word written on each card. You can glue a
picture of the card as well if you would like. That is especially
helpful for younger children.
Ideas for words include:
Empireâ€, and â€œDarth
Vaderâ€. Each team takes turns acting out the word on
the card, without talking. Everyone in the group must participate
in some way. The other team gets three guesses. Whether they
guess it right or not it is then the next
teamâ€™s turn to act. If they did not guess it,
the answer is announced.
STAR WARS â€œHAVE YOU
This game is listed in our All-around Games section but put a
Star Wars twist on it by asking questions such as:
â€œHave you ever seen a Star Wars movie at the
movie theater?â€, â€œHave you ever
been to the Jedi Training Academy at Disney World?â€
or â€œHave you ever been to another Star Wars
STAR WARS GAMES FOR YOUNGER
JEDI TRAINING LIGHTSABER DRILL
In order for a padawan to become a Jedi, he (or she) must pass
a series of tests. The lightsaber drill is one of the tests.
You will need to find a ring that fits loosely onto a
lightsaber and every child will need a lightsaber. Inflatable
ones are a good and inexpensive option.
Have the children form a line and give each one a lightsaber.
Have the child at the end of the line hold out his lightsaber.
Put a ring on it and have him pass it off from his or her
lightsaber to the lightsaber of the child next to him. Keep the
ring going down the line from one lightsaber to the next.
JEDI, JEDI, SITH
This game is played like â€œDuck, Duck,
Gooseâ€, Star Wars style. Instead of
â€œDuck, Duck, Gooseâ€ it will be
â€œJedi, Jedi, Sithâ€.
Darth is trying to attack the Republic and the Jedis must keep
DARTH IS FULL OF HOT AIR!
Purchase a Darth Vader balloon and blow it up before the Star
Wars party. Give each child an inflated lightsaber. Have the
children stand in a line, an arms length from each other. Toss
the balloon in the air and have them keep it from touching the
ground but only by using their lightsabers. The catch is, they
cannot move from where they are standing. Play Star Wars music,
if you would like, and have the game last until the end of the
PUT DARTH IN HIS PLACE
Darth is at it againâ€¦trying to oppress the
galaxy and destroy the Galactic Empire. Put him in his place, the
Line up several trashcans of different sizes. Blue ones are
great but any will do. Fill a black sock with beans or unpopped
popcorn and tie in a knot to make a Darth Vader bean bag.
Have the children line up and take turns tossing Darth into
the trash can. Each child gets three tries and gets one point
every time they successfully get Darth in the trash.
Continue until every child has had a turn. Add up the points
and see who has the most then you can have a face off with the
winners. Donâ€™t forget though that every child
is always a winner.
Hundreds of Jediâ€™s in the Jedi Temple will be
killed by clones if R2-D2 doesnâ€™t get to them
Divide the children group into pairs. Have each player stand
next to his or her partner while you tie the
partnersâ€™ inside legs together so each couple
has three legs instead of four.
Mark the starting and finishing lines with black electrical or
masking tape. On the count of
â€œthreeâ€ each pair races to the
Jedi Temple (the finish line) to rescue the Jedis.
HOT DARTH VADER
This game is played like â€œHot
Potatoâ€ except instead of a potato, a
â€œDarth Vaderâ€ is tossed around.
You can use a Darth Vader balloon or a black stuffed sock.
Play Star Wars music or set an egg timer and have the children
sit in a circle and toss â€œDarthâ€
around. The child that is holding Darth or was the last to touch
him when the music or timer goes off is
Play until only one child is left. He or she is then the
winner but of course, everyone is a winner.
STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
STAR WARS ART
Lay out bowls of star stickers, planet and moon shapes,
markers, crayons, glitter, glitter pens and Star Wars
You can even include glow in the dark stars. Also set out
several bottles of glue.
Give each child a piece of construction paper, blue or white,
and let them create a Star Wars scene.
Shortly before the Star Wars party, make a batch of salt dough
by combining 1 cup of salt, Â½ cup of cornstarch and
Â¾ cups cold water.
Stir all the ingredients together over low heat, stirring
constantly for 2-3 minutes or until thick.
Turn out onto waxed paper or aluminum foil and let cool. When
cool, knead until smooth.
If the dough dries out before using, add some water.
Let the children shape into stars using star cookie cutters.
Stick a paperclip through each for hanging. When they are dry,
let them paint them using tempura paint and paint pens.
Glitter paint pens and glow in the dark paint pens are great
too. Pass out stings for the children to hang their stars on when
they are finished. This makes a nice keepsake to take home.
STAR WARS GLITTER GLOBE
You will need one small glass jar with alid for every child.
Leftover baby food jars work great. You will also need (for each
child): Star Wars miniature figurines, white or silver glitter
(chunky works great), plastic bottle cap, non-soluble glue, and
Have each child glue a figurine onto the bottle cap which will
serve as a stand. Glue the bottle cap to the inside center of the
jar lid. Let dry.
Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water and add
glitter. Place glue along the rim of the jar and inside too and
screw the lid on tight. Let dry.
If the project is not fully dry by the time the children
leave, have them keep the jars right side up until completely
dry. When dry, they can shake them up and display them upside
down so the figurine is right side up.
STAR WARS FACE PAINTING
Purchase a face painting set and let the children decorate
each others face to look like their favorite Star Wars character.
If you prefer, you or another adult can do the painting.
PAPER MACHE LIGHTSABERS
You will need:
Â½ cup flour
2 cups water
2 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons sugar
Mix together flour and cold water in a bowl. Add this mixture
to the boiling water and allow it to return to a boil. Remove
from heat and stir in the sugar. As the mixture cools it will
thicken as it does.
Cover a work area with lots of newspaper. Give each child a
long inflated balloon to be their mold.
Let the children tear narrow strips of newspaper and dip the
strips into the paste, coating completely. Have them drape the
strips around their balloon, overlapping several layers. Let dry
and paint. The children can do another activity or game while
they are drying and you can even turn on a fan to hurry the
Then the lightsabers are ready to be painted (tempura paint
works great). When the projectâ€™s finished, the
children can play with them and even take them home.
STAR WARS PARTY FAVORS
The padawans will remember the fun they had at your Star
Wars party for lightyears to come when you send them home with
fun Star Wars party favors.
The gift bags can also be passed out during or before the
party so the younglings can enjoy the items throughout the party
time. This is a great idea if you are giving lightsabers or other
items that you plan to use for games as well. The Star Wars Hi-Bounce Ball would work great for
a game with asteroids.
Pre-filled party favor sets save time and often money as well.
There are many sets to choose from in all the popular Star Wars
themes including 3-D.
You can also assemble your own favor bags. First you will need
to decide upon a Star Wars Favor boxes or container to put the
treats in as that will determine how many and what sizes items
you will want to include. Star Wars theme loot bags are
economical and fun. There are also fun shaped Star Wars favor box
Making your own bag is an option. Decorate a black or blue
sack with Star Wars: The Clone Wars Sticker Sheets. You
can also stick on some glow in the dark stars for a galactic
Make your own container with a Star Wars helmet. Simply turn
it upside down and add the goodies.
Now that you have decided upon a container, you need to fill
it. There are tons of fun Star Wars themed toys and treats like
yo-yos, bouncing balls, launchers, and wristbands.
Every padawon needs a lightsaber so donâ€™t
forget to include one in each bag or box. Star Wars Pez candies
and Nabisco Star Wars snacks are fabulous fillers.
With all our great products and ideas, you will surely have as
much of a blast filling the favor containers as the younglings
will have receiving them.
Star Wars Deluxe Favor Set
Star Wars Favor Set
STAR WARS PARTY COSTUMES
Of course the birthday boy (or girl) must dress the part of their
favorite Star Wars character. From a Stormtrooper, to Commander
Cody, Darth Vader, Yoda or even Princess Leia,
weâ€™ve got ya covered with awesome asteroid
attire you wont believe.
If you are working on a tight budget, consider one of these
more economical costumes.
Star Wars party costume accessories are also available in all
the popular Star Wars party themes and can be used in addition to
or in place of a costume. Helmets, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Masks, capes, a
gauntlet, breathing devices, lightsabers, even a hair braid are
fun for the jedi's to dress up in and can even be used for
Star Wars party games.
Younger siblings canâ€™t be left out. Infant,
toddler and child costumes come in every Star Wars character from
Yoda to Darth and everything in between.
These great costumes can be used again for Halloween, skits
and plays, just for fun dress up and can even be donated so less
fortunate children can use them.