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How to DIY a Star Wars Birthday Party for Your Little Jedi

The way I see it, there are two kinds of moms who would click on a Star Wars post like this:

  • Jedi Master Mom: You started knitting your kid Yoda ears instead of a baby blanket. You’re looking for DIY party ideas that will impress even the most diehard fans.
  • Padawan Mom: Your kid suddenly got really into Rogue One, and you’re still trying to figure out if it’s “Han” or “Hans” Solo. You’d just like some foolproof suggestions that don’t require you to learn the true nature of the force.

Either way, you’re looking to throw an unforgettable DIY Star Wars Party for your little Jedi, and we’ve got you covered! Just follow along, and these suggestions will help you throw a Star Wars party that’s out of this world.

 

Star Wars Party Invitations

  1. These Kylo Ren invitations are the easy-peasy fill in the blank variety. For those who lean towards the dark side of the force…
  2. How fun is this Princess Leia invite?? Upload a photo of your own little princess to create these adorable cards. You can even have them addressed, stamped, and sent out!
  3. Much like your kid, he’s small, covered in a thin layer of dirt, and a tad sassy. These BB-8 invites are perfect if your guests are bigger fans of The Force Awakens than the original trilogy.
  4. I’m really digging the black and white minimalist vibe of this Storm Trooper invite.
  5. Or, if you are truly a better mom than I will ever be, you can make and hand deliver these light saber invitations from Blackberry Vine using glitter card stock.
  6. Stop. This is the droid you’re looking for! Have these cute R2-D2 invitations shipped to you or order online and print at home.

 

Star Wars Party Décor

  1. Recreate this starry backdrop from Here Comes The Sun with a black plastic tablecloth and white paint. If you’re really feeling crafty, try spray painting paper lanterns to make hanging planets.
  2. All you need are colored napkins and the free printable from Catch My Party to make these simple light saber napkin wraps.
  3. Go easy on yourself and order one of these Rogue One Party Packs that will cover 8 guests.
  4. These Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter balloons are a great way to create a festive atmosphere with minimal cost and effort.
  5. Let your kiddo dress the part with one of these Star Wars themed t-shirts.
  6. No, that’s not really R2-D2. It’s a very cleverly designed balloon!
  7. Seriously, who doesn’t want BB-8 bobbing around the gift table?

Star Wars Party Food

  1. All you need to make these cute and punny Wookie Cookies is a gingerbread man cookie cutter and this tutorial from Nifty Spoon.
  2. Make simple party food like Rolos and Teddy Grahams look creative and fun with these FREE printable tags from Over the Big Moon (my personal favorite is the “7 Leia Dip”).
  3. Dust off that old Puppy Chow recipe, throw in some orange and grey M&M’s, and make these BB-8 Muddy Buddies from Ashlee Marie.
  4. In case your party calls for a little more than snacks, these Han-burgers and Hoth dogs from Crafty Party are an easy way to stay on theme without going overboard. (Though if it was me, I’d probably end up ordering out from Pizza the Hutt…)
  5. These Pretzel Light Sabers from I Should Be Mopping the Floor were a hit at my son’s party. (A literal hit… I witnessed more than one pretzel light saber duel.)
  6. The award for most awe-inducing dessert goes to the Sarlacc Bundt Cake by Yummy Crumble! I find it both delicious and terrifying.

Star Wars Party Favors

  1. Check out Kidzactivities for a tutorial on how to create these chocolate light sabers filled with blue m&m’s. There’s even a printable “Jedi Training Certificate” to mount them on so that all your party-goers will have definite bragging rights.
  2. This DIY black, sparkly Galactic Playdough is quick, creative, and easy on the wallet! Package it in deli containers and add a star cookie cutter on top.
  3. Use these free printable tags and fill cellophane bags with Star Wars fruit snacks and Star Wars stickers.
  4. Maybe this is just me, but I remember feeling like Pez Dispensers were the ultimate birthday party jackpot. I may just order one of these for myself…
  5. Printable Crush designed these masks that can do double duty as party favors or photo booth props for older kids. Go the extra mile for the birthday boy or girl with this electronic Chewbacca mask. After the party, have a little fun and get your Chewbacca Mom on.
  6. Running low on assembly time? Just throw out some bowls of candy and let guests fill their own goody bags! Kids will love choosing their own favors, and you don’t have to individually portion stuff out. It’s a win-win!

Star Wars Party Games

  1. Clone, Clone, Droid is just a variation of “Duck, Duck, Goose.” Kids will already know the rules, and it won’t require any homemade props, so it’s a breeze to set up!
  2. It’s always fun to have at least one game that can be played outside (not to mention easier to clean up!). Big and little kids will love running around with these Bubble Lightsabers.
  3. If bubbles aren’t your thing, try the Unfreeze Han Solo game. You’ll just need some squirt guns full of warm water and a Han Solo figurine to freeze in a block of ice.
  4. Keeping with the “frozen Han Solo” theme, I love Merriment Design’s Free Han Solo from Carbonite Trivia Game for older kids. Free our intrepid hero using baking soda, vinegar, and Lego Star Wars figurines.
  5. This Pin the Light Saber on Yoda Game is a twist on the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” Jessica from The Tangerine provides helpful tips to design Yoda and the individual light sabers.
  6. I will contend that there isn’t a child out there who doesn’t love a good piñata (like this Darth Vader one). Plus, if any of the guests get frustrated that it’s taking too long to bust open, you can whip out some of your cool Star Wars catchphrases to entertain the crowd. (i.e. “Do or do not, there is no try!” or “I find your lack of faith disturbing”.) Hey, at least the adult chaperones will be impressed.

Some Parting Wisdom from Yoda

In the wise words of Master Yoda, “Fear is the path to the dark side.”

Or, to make this relevant to party planning, don’t stress out by trying to do everything yourself. After all, fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to stress eating all of your wookie cookies.

I absolutely love ALL these ideas, but if I could give you one piece of birthday planning advice, it would be to choose a couple things to DIY and then splurge on a few pre-made items. Go ahead and create those handmade party decorations, but buy a pinata for your game. Or go all out on a perfectly designed cake, but buy a party decor kit. The key is to bring balance to the force, young Skywalker.

You have completed your training, mama. I now pronounce you a DIY Star Wars Party Jedi Master. As long as you don’t slip up and mention Jar Jar Binks, you’ll fit right in!

May the force be with you!

Which DIY ideas would your little Jedi love? Share with your fellow Obi-Moms.

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