Robbie's "Lego Star Wars" Party

My son has been planning on a "Super Hero Squad" birthday party for a few months now.  As we were putting the finishing touches on his invitations, he told me he changed his mind.  He wanted to have a "Star Wars" birthday party. I could have said "tough luck mister", but he is just too dang adorable! This is what we threw together:
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INVITATION
Here are the invitations the two of us designed. He helped choose the characters and colors. :) I thought they turned out pretty cute. 
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DECOR
Continuing to keep things simple this year... I covered the entry way with black butcher paper and used a silver Sharpie to draw stars - creating a galaxy.  ;)
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Afterwards (into the following day) I let my boys and their friends use chalk to draw aliens, more stars, spaceships and U.F.O.s.
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GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
"I am an Alien!" - They created silly aliens, just like the ones found in Star Wars, from outlines of their own bodies. We had a bucket of white butcher paper, cut into 4 foot long sheets, and rolled up.  We began by having the children lye down on a piece of white butcher paper to have their bodies outlined. They were encouraged to be silly. Then they took their paper into the kitchen where they found crayons. This is where imaginations went wild!
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Galaxy Play Dough - I made up a couple batches of play dough and tinted the dough black. I made 1/2 cup balls and placed them into Zip lock bags. The children got to add the glitter themselves, if they wanted to.
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Jedi Training - My understanding was that we had to have a little Jedi Training. Each child received his/her own light saber for this activity. Of course Darth Vader was near. :)
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Pinata - Robbie really wanted one. I found a Darth Vader pinata, he was so excited when he saw it! This one is a pull pinata, which means the children take turns pulling the ribbons. There is only one ribbon that opens the pinata, allowing the goodies to fall. Honestly, I think they would have liked to wack Vader in the head instead. :)
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Darth Vader Pull String Pinata
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TAKE-A-WAY/GIFT
I found these 11 oz. Design Your Own Mug, from Dollar Tree. Below is the insert I designed.
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1 comment:

  1. This site has great Star Wars food table ideas - http://hellomysweet.me/sweetblog/2011/9/23/sweet-parties-star-wars-party-dessert-table.html

    I would maybe punch holes in the invitations and put glow sticks in where the light sabers should be.

    Hit up Pinterest. I found a ton of ideas when my daughter wanted a Star Wars party (she changed it to a glow in the dark party... )

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