So…I love a good kiddy party!! This post is a throwback to Bean’s 5th Star Wars party at a local village hall (a relatively easy party to organise), with edible lightsabers, Imperial March training and a dancing stormtrooper!
STAR WARS PARTY COSTUMES
Bean isn’t keen on dressing up, in fact he really dislikes it, so I had to be a little inventive here. I asked his a granny to buy him some Star Wars pyjamas (he wore the t-shirt with shorts) and a Yoda dressing gown for his birthday so he wore those and didn’t feel like he was actually “dressing up”! He looked great!
I wore a white top, a pair of white jeans, a silver belt and put my hair into Princess Leia buns…perfect!
Randomly, we had a handed down “Junior Jedi” t-shirt in the wardrobe, so Little Miss was sorted!
So…I’m a Drama teacher…which means I have a rather vast and eclectic collection of costumes and props! Although why I have an adult size Stormtrooper costume is anybody’s guess!!! Anyway, it came in very useful for Mr J. on this occasion!!
STAR WARS PARTY FOOD
I did some Star Wars related food, interspersed with “normal” party food – it worked!! I’m not claiming any of these food ideas as my own (apart from the Princess Leia buns Oreos biscuits as that is what we have always called them) and a quick Google search for “Star Wars Party Food” will bring up the original creators!
STAR WARS CHARACTER SANDWICHES
I was up until past midnight the night before doing this but it was worth it!!! I bought some Star Wars cookie cutters and used them to make sandwiches. I had to press pretty hard to get the imprint onto the bread but only did this with the top slice. They looked fabulous!
DARTH VADER’S LIGHTSABER SWEETS
These don’t look as good in the photo as they did in real life but were really easy to make! I just bought some big packs of thick strawberry liquorice sticks from the 99p shop, cut them in half and wrapped tin foil around the bottom! Perfect!!
Yet another sugary snack, but hey, it’s a party!! These looked fab!! I bought some large white marshmallows (also from the 99p shop) some silver trays (again, the trusty 99p show!) and a good colouring pen! Then had some fun turning the marshmallows into stormtroopers! (See photo below) I laid them all out on the silver trays and they looked really effective!
OREO PRINCESS LEIA’S BUNS
Lay a load of Oreos on a plate and label them as Princess Leis buns! Easy peasy!!!!
CHEWIE WOOKY COOKIES (GINGERBREAD MEN)
Either make your own gingerbread men or buy them and then decorate…simple!!
HAN SOLO CARBONITE JELLY
Get a large glass bowl, preferably square or rectangle. Stick a Han Solo toy in it, fill it with jelly and wait for it to set! Then, release Han Solo from the carbonite at the party!
STAR WARS CAKE
Ok, so I kind of cheated here, but no matter! Bean’s Granny is famous for her cupcakes and really loves to make them for the children’s parties. So I bought some Star Wars cake sprinkles, a Star Wars cardboard cupcake stand and some Star Wars cupcake toppers and they looked great!
STAR WARS PARTY DECORATIONS
STAR WARS BALLOONS
Balloons are a must at a party and I must admit that I did splash out a bit here and bought a lifesize Stormtrooper balloon, but I can really recommend this as it looked fab (and the helium lasted for days!)
I also bought some other Star Wars related balloons which can also easily be found on Amazon.
STAR WARS BANNERS
Again, I feel like it’s a bit of a cop-out but, Amazon did the trick again with some really cheap Star Wars banners and bunting.
STORMTROOPER PHOTOBOOTH CUTOUT
This was a real bargain that I found on eBay by doing lots of shopping around! It was also fun as it means Bean has photographic memories of all his guests!
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNT GAME
The Bounty Hunt game (see below) also doubled as decorations round the room!
STAR WARS PARTY GAMES
The aforementioned Stormtrooper outfit came in very useful here! I announced to the children that we had a special Stormtrooper visiting who had come especially to train them to march the Imperial March!!! They all lined up behind him we played “The Imperial March” and Mr J. marched them around the room in time to the music and did some Star Wars moves in a sort of “Follow my Leader” game.
THE DANCING STORMTROOPER
Ok, so, I didn’t tell Mr J. about this in advance, because I knew he would say, “No” (!!) but the Stormtrooper hadn’t just visited to do Imperial Marching! He also had the very important job of doing some Imperial Dance training too and the children had to copy his “dad dance” moves! I chose “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” (not at all Star Wars related but a favourite in our family!!) and off he went!!! The kids loved it, the parents found it absolutely hilarious and Mr J. was such a good sport and embraced his “job” with gusto and aplomb! It really was brilliant and great fun!!!!!
STAR WARS “BOUNTY HUNT” GAME
This is a game I “created” for previous parties and can be used for any theme. As mentioned above, it also doubles as decorations! It seems really simple but the kids love it!!!
For each child I printed out onto 6 different pieces of card a picture of a Star Wars character/ship/etc. 5 of each character we had previously blu-tacked around the room in various places (high, low, behind things, under things etc). Each child is then given the remaining piece of card with their character and they have to go on a treasure hunt to find the other 5. Once they have found them they come back to me, are given some sweets as a prize and sit down to eat them! Easy!!
STAR WARS PLASTICINE
Another idea, if you have more time, less guests and older kids, is creating Star Wars characters from plasticine. This is something that Bean and I have done on our own at home, but would work well as a party activity!
STAR WARS CRAFTS
Again, if you have more time you could do some Star Wars related craft activities. Here are some links to some good ones we’ve tried…
So, there you have it. A relatively easy Star Wars themed party! I hope you like my ideas and feel free to pin any photos!
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