So my son turned 8 last week and he is a huge Star Wars fan. He loves his Lego Star Wars models and he has watched all episodes (except episode III) and The Clone Wars anime. Of course he wanted a Star Wars themed b-day party!
The invitation card wasn’t fancy but I used the Star Wars font Distant Galaxy.
My son has a few Lego planets (Yavin 4, Endor and Tatooine) that I hung up on the ceiling, a few smaller Lego models, some folded paper starfighters (see below) and of course the Z-95 Headhunter. I used nylon cord and the guests got all excited about being „in space“.
We also had a watermelon death star (advice: use a melon that is dark green allover) and had special drinks!
Which Star Wars character am I?
We started the games by handing out paper headbands to every kid. Then we attached photos of Star Wars characters without them seeing what they got.
Now they asked questions in turns that the others had to answer with either „Yes“ or „No“ to find out which character is shown on their photo.
It was very hot that day so the two teams competed against each other in transporting water through an asteroid field (on the pavement) using a small dolly.
I painted Darth Maul’s face on a red soft ball with a permanent marker and the two teams had to put the ball in the water, carry or throw the soaked ball across a distance and wring it out over a second bucket.
Death Star Turbo Laser Tower
With the Nerf soaker they had to shoot out the candle on top of the laser tower.
Darth Vader likes chocolate!
You need some chocolate which is nicely wrapped in lots of layers (advice: use tape not string), a fork, a knife, a mask, a pair of big gloves and a die. Every kid throws the die and if it doesn’t show a „6“ the die has to be passed on to the next player. When someone rolls a „6“ this player has to put on the gloves, wear the mask andstarts unwrapping or cutting the packet with fork and knife (we handed out the knife the moment the boy had the gloves and mask on and took it away when he had to stop just to keep the game save!). The player can try to unwrap the packet until another player rolls a „6“. Then he has to pass on the gear and packet to this player. We stopped the game the moment the paper was removed and the chocolate exposed because the high temperature already started to melt the chocolate. So we cut it into pieces and handed them out to all players.
Luke’s lightsaber training
We put some sound device from a toy into the Lego death star, knotted some string to it and attached this on a long branch that I held up over the players. The players were blindfolded and had to listen to the sound of the death star and then try touching it with their lightsabers.
At the end of the day everyone folded their own starfighter. I found this book including the papers to make 30 planes (6 different models) – which is pretty cool. Not all boys could fold the paper as neatly as afforded and they needed a bit of help, but the easier models only took like 10 mins to fold!
This book will soon be published in German too!