Have no fear, we have 17 Star Wars birthday party ideas that will get your creative juices flowing! Bridget, our party expert, just threw an amazing Star Wars birthday party for her son. It seems like these days you don’t need any special reason to celebrate Star Wars, but with May 4th coming up we wanted to give you some ideas of how you can celebrate with your family! Whether you want to throw a “May the 4th” be with you party or a Star Wars Themed birthday party Bridget, our party expert has all the answers you need to throw an awesome party!
Hey everyone! In honor of Star Wars day coming up May 4th, I am sharing a printable and my sons Star Wars birthday party to help inspire you to have some out-of-this-galaxy fun. You may go all out on this day with a big party or keep it simple with just some light saber kabobs at dinner.
“May the 4th be with you” this upcoming Star Wars day…
Starting with the invitation. I am a stickler for even the smallest details. I had Jaxon dress up as Darth Vader with this mask on and hand deliver the invitations to help set the theme. When kids came to the door he would take off his mask and say, ” guys guys it’s just me Jaxon.” As if they thought it was the real deal ha ha.
the cake topper made by Cake Freak. She can make ANYTHING and she can ship any where in the USA. I had a vision and knew I wanted this to be the main focus of my display. She was able to create it and ship it to me! Seriously this gal has more talent in her pinky when it comes to cake than I EVER will have!
I created these with grasshopper cookies, black sprinkles, mini chocolate chips and white frosting. I melted some wilton melting chocolate and with a tooth pick drew lines to create “fur” like lines to create his face. They turned out cute I think, or at least the two girls at the party who didn’t know a thing about star wars thought these “critters were cute.”
Plastic cups dipped in green melting chocolate and then quickly into a shallow dish filled with green sprinkles. I repeated this twice to get me the desired thickness of sprinkles. Top with a cute straw from Bake it pretty and you are good to go.
(chocolate covered popcorn with marshmallows and sprinkles)
LIGHT SABER FRUIT KABOBS
(a wine cork covered in tinfoil with black electrical tape. Next fill skewer with desired fruit and stick the end into the tin foiled cork)
For the activities: I presented to the kids that we had to train to become Jedi Masters so we can defeat the dark side and take down Darth Vader. I let them know Darth Vader was coming to take Jaxon’s presents and we had to be prepared to save them.
First up,we did a light saber training where I was the Jedi master who taught them how to activate and deactivate their light saber. I basically recreated the Jedi Training from Disneyland. This is where we also dressed them in their Jedi robes.
*** helpful hint… I buy a thrift store bed sheet or you could buy some inexpensive muslin fabric from Amazon HERE to make jedi robes. for 2 dollars you get yards of fabric that would otherwise be expensive.
Next they had to fight the storm troopers. I created an obstacle course using hula hoopshula hoops and telling them they had to jump through each galaxy (hula hoops) and through the milky way (the tunnel) to enter into the home of the storm troopers (the bounce house and white balloons that my friend drew storm trooper faces on).
After a lot of fun fighting the storm troopers, we headed to the Intergalactic Photo Booth. I created this by using a clothing rack stand, a table cloth, and a shear overlay fabric purchased at Joann’s.
Instead of putting them on regular sticks I chose to use cute paper straws from Bake It Pretty
The Fourth station to help us prepare to fight Darth Vader was to learn how to build a fighter ship. I made individual boxes from Gygi’s filled with legos for each kid. With their imagination they built their ships and colored their Star Wars coloring sheets.
The Last station was to practice fighting Darth Vader (the piñata). I gave each kid their personalized sack to collect their candy in. I did this because I know after they get their candy they may set their sack down and then cry that someone took their candy. These are just white lunch sacks purchased at target and then with a sharpie my friend and I drew on storm trooper faces.
OH NO WHATS THAT????? …. astroids just fell from the sky. Hurry kids collect as many as you can as fast as you can!!! go… go… go…!
While they were hunting around the yard for “astroids” (tin foil balls), I had my Darth Vader get ready to appear and fight the Jedi trainees. The music changed to evil music and Darth appeared and the Jedi’s attacked!
Once they took down Darth Vader, each guest got a personalized certificate they could take home along with their light saber, jedi robe, and a candy light saber.
THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE PARTY WAS MY DARTH VADER (my brother in law) IS A DJ. HE HAD STAR WARS THEME MUSIC PLAYING IN THE BACK GROUND FOR THE WHOLE PARTY. IT REALLY SET THE TONE! THE KIDS HAD A BLAST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY MY SON IS STILL TALKING ABOUT IT!
Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you're here you'll find something that makes your #momlife easier!