Monday, July 6, 2009

Star Wars Birthday Party

Over the weekend we had a Star Wars Birthday party for my son. Above is a picture of the game cards I made for the kids. I made them into necklaces so they wouldn't lose them while going from game to game. Each time they completed one of the tasks I stamped the cards. Once the card was completely stamped, they received a special "surprise". I found this helped motivate some of the kids to participate in all the games. I also added some easy tasks, like eat a snow cone and a piece of cake. Needless to say, most of the children were up for the challenge.

Throughout the week I plan on sharing more details from the party such as the cake, how to make lightsabers, and one of my favorite chicken recipes. But for now I'm just recovering from all the party planning and cleaning. Is it just me or do parties wipe you out?

19 comments:

Cin said...

Even the smallest party wear me out. That sounds like a cool party. And creative! Thanks for sharing.

Deanna said...

Parties def wear me out...however I keep doing them over and over and over........lol I've not recovered from my last and now planning another less than 2 weeks away now.

Love the activity tags idea! I've yet to have a Star Wars fan on my hands yet. We're all cars, sports and animals over here with my boys. :)

Becky said...

I can't wait to see how to make a light saber, my son is obsessed with Star Wars right now.

Novi On The Go said...

Parties do wear me out. This looks so cool! Sounds like the kids had fun. Great idea!

Tanya said...

How fun! We had a star wars party for my Ben when he turned 6. It was a blast. I made Jedi jackets for the boys to wear and there was one girl who came so she was the Princess, of course. They did an obstacle course outside and I can still see them whopping each other with those lightsabers!!! We made them out of pool noodles and used duct tape for the handles which Ben used for a long time after. LOL

Tanya

Ayie said...

You had a great party, the tag is really cool! Nice idea for encouraging kids!

Joy said...

Your tags are SO fun! It's brilliant. Can't wait to hear more about the party.

The Queen of Clearance said...

My husband loves starwars...I on the other hand...do not :) I cannot wait to have kids and have cute theme parties!

Michelle said...

this is fantastic! I'm looking forward to hearing more and may borrow this idea from you! Dyllan's 5th b-day party is at the end of this month...can't wait to see how you did the light sabers...

Tracey said...

Can't wait to hear more! Both my kids love Star Wars!!

*~kAy~* said...

what a cute idea! <3

Nikki said...

I am looking forward to the party details. My son is crazy about Star Wars and turns 5 in a couple of months; I have a feeling we're headed toward a Star Wars party so any info. you used or did not use, would be much appreciated! Thanks!

junko said...

really adorable! What did the cake look like?!! I can't wait to see it :)

Vacskamati said...

My elder dauhgter is only 3, so we had one BD patry so far, but it wear me and my DH totally out.. :D

This is a really great idea, will you show all of the challenges? I wonder especially how did you make the Jedi Trainig Course.. :D

Apryl said...

fabulous, I bet my son would be very intrested in this... as his birthday is in October and we normally have a halloween themed party but he does love star wars... shall pop back to see that inspiration you have to share!

Christine - Origami Mommy said...

Yes, parties are a lot of work! But I'm sure your son loved it!

We did a Star Wars party for my son last year. They got such a kick out of it. I downloaded a Star Wars font and made little badges for the children with a picture of each of them and their name. We had an obstacle course and did other Jedi training activities and I also used the font to label foods with "Star Wars" type names.

Liz said...

Very cool! We've never had a "friends over" party since my two are young. But my son is slowly discovering Star Wars and this might be a hoot for his next party. Thanks for sharing!

Things Mommies Love said...

those are really cute. I am doing similar for my sons burthday (only in Spiderman)

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