Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas

Are you interested in throwing Star Wars birthday party for your child? Then this is a place for you!

Invite your guests over and have them train into mighty Jedi Knights to help rid the galaxy of the Darkside forever!

Invitations

Print images of Luke Skywalker and Yoda on the front of your Star Wars birthday invitations. Then create speech bubbles around their heads. Luke may say “Master Yoda, what must I do?” And then include Yoda’s reply: “To (your child’s name) Star Wars birthday party, go you must. And get me a soda!”

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Then on the inside of the cards, print a picture of Yoda and write speech bubble again, but leave it blank. Ask the kids to fill in what they think Yoda could say. (Announce that there is going to be a prize for the funniest entry, as voted by kids at the party.) Then include all the remaining Star Wars birthday party details.

Secondly, you can ask your child to read the invitations in a dramatic voice as you record the speech with a digital recorder. Then copy the message on audio CDs for all your Star Wars party guests. Decorate the CDs with permanent markers, and place them in envelopes decorated with Star Wars stickers. The idea of having to play audio message will be considered very cool! (You can ask your child to read the message that appears below, near the end of the “Invitations” paragraph.)

Thirdly, you can take a photo of your child in his Star Wars costume. Using image optimizing software, you can edit it – so it looks like he is fighting Darth Vader with a lightsaber (by copying and pasting your child’s photo onto Star Wars movie image.)

Lastly, you can print your invitations in rows starting with smaller font and going to larger font (like in the beginning of Star Wars movies). Start with “In a galaxy far, far away, on the morning of (birth date), a baby was born.”

Then continue with “The Jedi Council named him (child’s name) and they knew he was the chosen one.

In the (age of the child) years that followed his birth, young (name) has been learning the powers of the force.

Meanwhile, the republic discovered a new enemy. The Jedi knights felt a strong disturbance in the force. Fear, pain and suffering have opened the path to the Darkside.”

“Many Jedi Knights have been lost. The very future of the Jedi Order is now in jeopardy. Young Padawan (child’s name) has been called by the Jedi Council to seek out future Jedi. Master Yoda is urging the younglings to complete their training and take part in the upcoming trials.”

“Padawan (guest’s name) presence is requested to complete his/her Jedi Training and prepare for the trials on (date). Transport to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, will be departing promptly on (time) from the (your last name) System, Docking Bay (address). Please advise the Jedi Council as soon as possible at (phone number) whether Padawan (guest name) will accept the challenge of the trials. May the force be with you!”

At the bottom of the page write “Please note that due to new Security Protocols in the Republic, no weapons will be allowed on all transport vessels. Please forgive the inconvenience and rest assured that the Jedi Council has secured enough equipment for the Padawans to complete their training.”

Ideas for Star Wars birthday party invitations are endless – just use your imagination!

Decorations

For your Star Wars party decorations, use as many theme items as you can. Mark the party spot by tying balloons in the front of your house. Tape Star Wars images onto the fence. Play Star Wars theme music in the background.

Ask your child to color the driveway with theme drawings (e.g., spacecrafts, lightsabers, etc). Tape a couple of Star Wars posters outside. Attach some Star Wars toys to trees, walls and other fixtures.

Have some fun with decorating inside the house. You can split your room into parts (or decorate two different rooms.) One side can represent the “Light” side and the other one – the “Dark” side.

The Light side can be decorated in light colors and with blowups of characters like Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan, etc. The Dark side can have dark sheets over windows, black poster board on the wall, pictures of Darth Vader and other evil forces.

Tape glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling. (You can also hang planets from the ceiling – they are available from educational stores.) Hang toy spacecrafts from the ceiling on fishing lines. (Arrange them so it looks like there is a space battle.) Mount Star Wars posters on the walls. Paint several rocks with glow-in-the-dark paint and spread them around the room to look like moon rocks.

Cover your Star Wars birthday party table with a theme tablecloth. Ensure that each place setting has a Star Wars party plate, napkin, cup and utensils. Place Star Wars toy in the middle of the table for a centerpiece.

Guest Arrival and Introductory Activities

As the kids arrive, welcome them to your Star Wars birthday party. Provide each child with a lightsaber and put on a removable tattoo on part of his or her body.

*Coloring Pages: For younger kids, have Star Wars coloring pages available. Have children color the pages with crayons and markers while they are waiting for other guests to arrive.

*Star T-Shirts: For this Star Wars birthday party activity, you will need white t-shirts (one per guest), a newspaper, sheets of white paper, permanent markers and pens.

Cover the table with a newspaper and lay out the t-shirts. Insert a sheet of paper inside the t-shirts to prevent bleed-through. Cut star shapes out of paper (one per guest) and write Star Wars birthday party guests’ names on them. Next, tape the star shapes to the shirts (so the kids know who the shirts belong to).

Have every child draw a Star Wars theme picture on the front of his or her t-shirt. Next, get them to walk around the table and autograph the backs of other guests’ shirts. This will make a great Star Wars birthday party memento.

*Starscape Mural: Attach (or draw) several star, planet or moon shapes to white butcher paper. Set up bowls of markers, crayons, glitter, and star stickers.

Ask the kids to create their own Star Wars battle by using the bowls of craft items to draw spaceships, and anything else they feel could be found in space. Ask Star Wars birthday party guests to initial their part of the mural.

This mural makes a great keepsake. If you so desire, you can cut the mural with scissors and mail each party guest’s creation with ‘thank you’ notes.

Favors

For your Star Wars party favors, give out such items as Star Wars posters, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, lightsabers, gummy candy, Star Wars sticker sheets, posters, crayons, yo-yos, etc.

Star Wars Party Games

*Pass the Death Star: To prepare for this Star Wars birthday party game, you’ll need a couple of clear (or transparent) balloons, confetti, several small balls (no more than 1″ thick), and Star Wars theme music.

Before blowing up the balloons, fill them with a half-hand full of confetti and several small balls. Blow up the balloons and tie them closed. (As the balloon is passed around a circle, the confetti and small balls within the balloon will bounce around as if the ‘death star’ is exploding.)

Ask the kids to sit in a circle. Hand the birthday child the ‘death star’ balloon. Explain that everyone must pass the death star around while the music plays. When the music stops, the child holding the death star must “explode” out of the circle. Keep playing until only one player remains.

*Pod Race: You’ll need two suitcases (use old suitcases if you have them) or another wheeled item such as little wagon.

Split the Star Wars birthday party guests into two equal teams, and have the teams divide themselves into pairs. One person leads the pod racer, while the other person rides on the suitcase. Have each pair race to one end of the party area, switch places, and then race to the other end and back to their team. The first team to have all pairs cross the finish line wins!

*Holocam Guess: In this Star Wars birthday party game, children take turns appearing as if delivering a message through a Holocam that’s lost its sound capacity. (A Holocam records holographic images that enable Star Wars characters to send visual messages to each other.)

Each guest writes down a chosen Star Wars character and then acts that person out, making movements and sounds (but no words). The rest of the children guess who the player is. (Before the game, ask the kids if they’d like to include characters from all the Star Wars films or limit them to a specific sequel.)

*Jedi vs. Sith: First, pick one or more players to be Jedi knights, and everyone else is a Sith. When the Jedi hear command “May the force be with you!”, they must try to catch as many Sith as they can. If players get caught, they must go to a designated area called “Sith Prison,” where they must stand still with their legs spread apart.

To be rescued, one of their Sith friends has to crawl through the captured player’s legs. Keep playing the game until everyone has been caught, or it’s time to move to the next Star Wars birthday party game.

*Shapeshifting: In Episode II, Senator Amidala was nearly killed by a creature that could change into different forms to hide its identity. In this Starwars party game, players take on new identities (and silly ones, too!).

To start, you’ll need a large bag (or two) filled with clothing, accessories, and costume items (the bigger and the more outrageous the costumes, the better).

Have the players stand in a circle. Play some Star Wars theme music and get the kids to pass around the bag(s). When you stop the music, the player holding the bag must reach in, pull out a clothing item, and put it on. Keep playing the game until all the items are gone. Take photos of the children with their new identities.

*Jedi Obstacle Course: Jedi get to test their skills with this race. Before the game, set up various obstacles in your yard that kids have to go through: jumping over a pile of leaves, walking along a narrow board, running around a table or chairs, etc. (For the indoor course, you can set up wastebaskets, pile of books, chairs, pile of toys, pillows, etc.)

At race time, line the kids up single file. One by one, have them run through a series of obstacles, while you time them with a stopwatch. The fastest kid wins the race!

*Jedi Training: This activity will be a huge hit at your Star Wars birthday party! Before the event, tape-record different sounds, such as a car turning on, a bicycle bell, teapot boiling/whistling, etc. Take pictures of everyday items, and have them greatly enlarged or reduced.

At party time, have all players sit in a circle. Explain that their super powers are about to be tested.

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First, test their super hearing abilities by playing the pre-recorded sounds one at a time. Either have the children yell out their guesses to the names of the sounds, or have them write answers on pieces of paper.

Second, test their super-abilities to see. Reveal the enlarged and reduced pictures of everyday items one at a time. Have everyone guess the items.

Finally, test their tasting abilities. Blindfold one of the guests. Bring out a bowl full of items to eat. Make sure to cover the bowl with a napkin so the other kids can’t see all of the food items. Take one food item out and let the blindfolded child taste that food. Keep feeding the child different food items until the child guesses correctly. Then move on to the next child.

*Meteor Shower: Before blowing up balloons (you should have three or four balloons per guest), stuff a small toy or prize inside. Then blow up the balloons and tie closed.

Gather the children in the center of the play area. Toss balloon meteors into the middle of the gathering of Star Wars birthday party guests and instruct them to destroy the meteors to uncover the prizes. Toss enough balloons so all the guests have enough meteors to burst.

*Asteroid Rock Search: Wrap prizes in tin foil. Hide foil-wrapped prizes throughout the Star Wars birthday party area. Announce that it’s time to search for the prize-filled caters. Watch as the kids search, discover and reveal.

*Decorate Your Home Planet: Hand out two paper plates (stapled together) to each guest. Instruct the kids to decorate their “home planets” with glitter, paint, sequins and markers.

*Millennium Falcon Relay: Cut four Millennium Falcon shapes (about 8″ to 10″ circles) out of cardboard. Let the birthday child color them with markers (or wrap them in aluminum foil so they look like the real Millennium Falcons).

Divide Star Wars birthday party guests into two equal teams and give the first person in each line two Falcons. Explain to kids that the Falcons become the only thing they can step on as they travel from the front of the line, around a chair and back to the line again.

On the command “Go,” have children place one Falcon on the ground and step on it. Then they place the other Falcon on the ground in front and step on it. Next, they pick up the first Falcon and place it on the ground in front of the other. When they reach the finish line, they hand their Falcons to the next player in line. The team to make it all the way around the course first wins.

*Movie Scene Act Out: Rent or purchase the birthday child’s favorite Star Wars film. Select a scene with favorite characters and write down all the dialogue on index cards (one card for each character). Purchase props and costumes appropriate for the scenes. Set the videotape or DVD so it will begin playing at that scene.

Gather the children around and explain that it’s time to act out a Star Wars scene. Show the guests the scene by playing it on video or DVD. Assign several kids their parts and give each one a card with their dialogue. Other Star Wars birthday party guests will watch until the scene is acted out. Then the children that formed the audience switch places with the actors.

Food and Drink

Star Wars Birthday Cake:

*Solar System Cake: Bake one 9″ round cake and one mini round cake. Prepare or buy several cupcakes.

Arrange the cakes like the solar system. (Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far away, but it is similar to our galaxy in many ways.) Use licorice ropes for the rings around Saturn.

Frost one cake green and blue (use vanilla icing and food coloring) for Earth. Frost the cupcakes in various colors using frosting and food coloring. If you frost thickly, pressing with different size measuring spoons, then you will be able to make craters on some of your planets.

Star Wars Birthday Party Food Ideas:

*Space Dogs in a Blanket: You’ll need hotdogs, cheese, and refrigerated crescent rolls.

Slice hotdogs lengthwise about halfway through, making sure not to cut apart. Cut cheese into strips. Unroll crescent rolls into individual triangles. Place a hotdog (with a slice of cheese inserted into a cut) onto roll. Roll up crescent and bake as directed, or until golden brown.

*Green Space Popcorn: For this Star Wars birthday party recipe, you’ll need 2 cups sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup, 2/3 cup margarine, 2 packs flavored powder drink mix (green), and 1 tsp soda.

Boil sugar, corn syrup, and margarine together for 3 minutes. Stir in soda and powder drink mix. Pour over 6 quarts of popcorn. Bake at 225Ā°F for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and break up immediately.

*Star Cookies: Prepare the birthday child’s favorite cookies. Cut into star shapes (using cookie cutter) before baking. Decorate with sprinkles or jimmies.

*Chocolate Lightsabers: For this Star Wars birthday party treat, you’ll need white and dark chocolate, lightsaber or cigar mold, and tin foil.

Melt chocolate. Pour into mold and refrigerate. When solid, wrap one end of each in tin foil to form the lightsaber handle.

*Grilled Sandwiches
*Macaroni & Cheese
*Fruit Kabobs
*Potato Salad
*Veggies & Dip
*Ice Cream

Star Wars Birthday Party Drink Ideas:

*Pink Space Slushies: To prepare this Star Wars birthday party drink, you’ll need cherry soft drink, raspberry sherbet and maraschino cherries.

Mix sherbet with soft drink for a pink, frothy beverage (best when prepared in a punch bowl to minimize mess). Garnish with some cherries.

*Yoda Soda (add lime sherbet to ginger ale)

*Darth Malt (mix vanilla ice cream and strawberry soda in a punch bowl)