For invitations, I scanned in a picture he drew one day he was bored at school, I added some text, this was all done in Power Point- I couldn't post the actual invitation because it's not jpg, it's ppt, so this is the picture I used, then I wrote on it "7 years ago in a galaxy far far away, a young jedi was born". It was in Star Wars font, which I downloaded for free here.
Young friend, join me in an effort to strengthen my jedi force. The rebels are growing stronger and we must be prepared. You have been chosen to complete jedi training. If you accept this challenge join me at:
You can view this post for the masks we wore.
You can view this post for the party favors.
I bought a set of king sized tan sheets from Target for 24.99 and cut them up into Jedi Robes. Since jersey doesn't fray, I was able to do these without any sewing. I have seen ideas here and here for the robes with hoods, but I couldn't do that for 18 kids, plus it would have been more expensive just to buy the fabric. All I did was cut rectangular lengths, folded them in half, and then cut a neckhole out of the fold. The kids put them over their heads and they stayed on, we didn't even use rope around their waists.
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1) Pin the saber on the character. We used rectangular shaped file labels and the kids had to place it closest to the hand on one of the characters. Instead of drawing a picture for this game like I would normally do, I found a cheap Star Wars poster on Amazon.com, I bought it because I knew my son would want to hang it in his room after the party. The stickers came right off too.
3) Light saber ball dodge. I'm not sure what to call this game, but my son was pretty adamant to have it. You have to use your light saber to repel balls being thrown at you. It is in a Star Wars movie. We used my son's light sabers and my husband threw five wiffle balls at them.
5) Defeat Darth Vader. My husband put my son's Darth Vader mask on from Halloween and came downstairs- he put on this Jedi Badge I found on the internet and printed on cardstock. The kids were told he stole it and was trying to learn their secrets. In order to defeat him, they had to touch the badge with their pool noodle. This was the biggest hit of all the games, but my poor husband really did end up bleeding, the kids took the game a little too seriously!
7) Punch Darth Vader's lights out. I got a mylar Darth vader balloon, and holding your foot on the string, with one punch, try to get the balloon to go all the way down and touch the ground.
For food, I made labels in photoshop. The fighter ties were gobbled up so fast, I couldn't photograph them. I got the idea from the Star Wars Cookbook. It's basically pigs in a blanket. The biggest hit of all the food was the Yoda Soda. It was just green Hawaiian Punch and Sprite mixed together, the kids LOVED it!
Yoda images and Darth Vader images, I right clicked, saved the image on my computer, and then pasted it into a power point a bunch of times, after I resized it. I also found these mini printables that we used for the straws.
I hope you find this helpful if you ever want to have a Star Wars party. For what started off as something I was afraid I knew nothing about, I ended up finding so much awesome stuff and in the end had too many things! May the force be with you with your party planning!