PARTY TIME – Lego Star Wars
This year my oldest wanted a Lego Star Wars party – couldn’t be just Star Wars, it HAD to be LEGO Star Wars. So once again we have a party theme with no commercially made party supplies. Here’s what I came up with:
We went with this invitation design:
Invitations can be purchased from PRINCESS & THE PEAS.
I made these plates by designing the background on the computer, printing it out and gluing them to blue and yellow disposable plastic plates. I then took clear disposable plastic plates and glued them on top (I just glued around the edges). A bit time consuming but very easy to do!
Templates for the plates can be purchased at PRINCESS & THE PEAS.
I designed these on the computer, printed out and used a metallic table party decoration I bought from the party store to put in the middle. VERY basic and simple.
You can purchase the template for the centerpiece at PRINCESS & THE PEAS!
Since we had the party at a park, I didn’t want to mess with having to cut and serve cake. I made two flavors of cupcakes (chocolate with cookies & cream filling and vanilla with white chocolate mousse filling) and topped them with Star Wars rings I found on ebay. (They are discontinued and a bit difficult to find, but if you consistently search every few days, you’ll find some.) I didn’t have enough rings for all the cupcakes so I topped the rest with Lego candy (similar to Sweet Tarts but shaped like Legos – and yes, you can actually build with them!) I also made some cupcake wrappers to kind of tie in the theme. The cupcake stand was made by me following the instructions found here.
The template for the cupcake wraps can be purchased at PRINCESS & THE PEAS!
*** After many requests for Lego Star Wars Cupcake Toppers, I designed these, and the template can be purchased at PRINCESS & THE PEAS
These lightsabers were THE hit of the whole party. If you’re planning a Star Wars party, you MUST make these!!
I cut foam pool noodles in half and used black and SHINY silver (not the muted gray) duct tape to make the handles. That’s it! Easy Peasy! They did take awhile to make, but that was mostly because I had quite a few to make, and I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I can not even begin to tell you how much fun the kids had with these things! A couple of weeks later, and I’m STILL getting comments from kids and parents about them.
THE DEATH STAR PINATA:
The original plan was to make the pinata from scratch using good ol’ paper mache. However, I am always looking for an easier way to do things and had a lightbulb moment when I was the party store buying candy for said pinata. I noticed a bunch of Halloween pinatas, one of which was a disgusting eyeball, and thought – PERFECT! I bought the disgusting eyeball pinata for ten bucks, took it home, and turned it into the Death Star. I removed all the paper fringey stuff and the gross eyeball sticker so I was left with basically just the shell of the pinata. My husband painted it gray and after it dried, he painted all the lines and details. He then transformed a standard pinata stick into a lightsaber by wrapping it with blue duct tape for the blade and black duct tape for the handle. Again, VERY EASY!
Well, you know what they say about best laid plans and all of that… LOL. I had some great games planned, but we only got around to doing two because the kids were just having so much fun running around with their lightsabers. But, here are some game ideas for those of you who are still planning and looking for ideas:
Lightsaber Training – have the kids use their lightsabers to try and keep balloons in the air (this is harder than it looks and a lot of fun).
Astroid Hunt – wrap candy or small toys in foil and hide. Have the kids go “hunting” for them.
Free Hans Solo – freeze two Hans Solo action figures (or Lego mini-figs!) in ice. Divide the kids into two teams and have them take turns filling a cup or bucket with water and dumping it on Hans Solo. The first team to melt the ice and “free” Hans Solo, wins!
Destroy the Death Star – draw the Death Star on the driveway or patio with chalk and have the kids bomb it with water balloons until it is “destroyed” (disappears). OR — make a Death Star pinata and have the kids whack it until it explodes!
JEDI TRAINING CERTIFICATES:
We handed these out at the end of the party. The kids LOVED them!
You can order them from PRINCESS & THE PEAS