For Drew’s 7th birthday, he wanted a Star Wars Theme Party. I started really planning his party in January and slowly worked on projects as the end of February drew closer. Then it was crunch time and my mom and I spent the last week running around and cramming as many of the fine details as we could fit into a 2-hour party. I know without her and a few of my other friends (Lauren, Aaron, and Marie) there would have been no way I could have done it all! Oh, and before I forget, my husband was the mastermind behind the paper lantern Death Star. I feel his creativity deserves some acknowledgment.
For the invitations, I used printable postcards. I copy/ pasted images of Darth Maul and Yoda and then downloaded a free Star Wars font to use for the invite’s information. They were pretty simple to make and convenient in case I needed to print more.
Backdrop: I took a black, plastic tablecloth and splattered it with white paint for the “stars” effect. I accented it with a DIY Death Star, a plastic bouncy ball, and an actual plastic planet for the planets. Crazy, I know.
Death Star: I used a marker to color a paper lantern then used part of a milk jug for the indention/ ray gun. I simply cut it out and glued it on.
- Wookie Cookies (Chocolate No Bake Cookies)
- Ewok Cookies (Teddy Grahams)
- Imperial Pops (Rice Krispie Treats on a stick)
- Cloud City Pops (Strawberry marshmallow, icing, and white sprinkles)
- Lightsabers (Pretzel Sticks dipped in chocolate)
- Vader Aid – Hawaiian Punch & Sprite. The kids loved it.
I made this Death Star Cake myself. The base of the cake is a basic yellow cake with a thin layer of buttercream frosting, then a layer of black CK brand fondant. I used white sprinkles for the stars. The Death Star is Rice Krispies treats formed in the bottom of a bowl. I made the indent by scooping out a portion with a spoon. I then covered that with a thin layer of buttercream and then gray fondant. I cut additional pieces of fondant to add to the detail and accented those with a skewer and edible ink for the indents and holes.
Games & Activities
We played “Pin the Lightsaber on Yoda” and Jedi Balloon Pop.
- Foam Lightsabers
- Yoda Keychains
- Princess Leia Keychains
- Jedi Certificates
With the new Star Wars movies coming out every year now, we’re sure loads of little Jedis-in-training will want a Star Wars party, too.
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If you’d like to see more amazing ideas, visit our Star Wars Party Inspiration Board on Pinterest.