My friend recently threw a fantastic Star Wars LEGO party for her son’s Fifth birthday. I knew you would all love to see the amazing things she put together for this theme! Here is my friend Jackie’s Star Wars LEGO party:
Star Wars Lego Party
My son turned 5 recently and he wanted a LEGO Stars Wars Party. So here are some of the things we did at the party:
The invitation: I always like to use a photograph of my child in the invitation. I like to do a photo shoot a couple weeks before the party, so we can use the picture for the invitation. The invitation is made with Photoshop and I use google images to add to the invitation. It is a keepsake for me, each year I can see what my son looked like on his birthday. I emailed the invitations, but you can also print them if you like, just set the size to be 5×7 to print. I blacked out our address and contact information, however, you get the idea. Here is what we did for the Lego Star Wars party:
The Cake: My son wanted cheesecake for his birthday, so the bottom layer was cheesecake and the top layer was chocolate cake. I used a chocolate mold to make the LEGO and star chocolates. I used chocolate sticks and just added chocolate to the back to hold the stars up. I decided to use mini-LEGO figurines (fridge magnets) that I purchased off the internet for the cake, and a LEGO death star for the top. My son loved his cake!
The cupcakes are made out of ice cream. I lined the cupcake pan with cupcake liners and scooped ice cream in. You have to make sure your ice cream is a little soft. I used cool whip and piped it on like icing, added the decorations and voila, easiest cupcakes ever! No mess. The light sabers are made from popeye candy sticks that I dipped into chocolate. All you need to do is pull them out of the freezer when you are ready to serve them. This made scooping ice cream at the party much easier and no one had to wait. Here is a close up of the cupcakes after I made them:
On arrival: As the kids arrived they made a thumbprint craft of Star Wars characters – the idea came from the book – “Star Wars Thumb Doodles: The Epic Saga at Your Fingertips” ( I had purchased this book from Costco). I pre-cut some paper for the kids to use and they got to take their picture home. The kids also decorated an egg for the Storm trooper race (see below) and got to have a tattoo while waiting for others to finish.
The Games: Jedi Training – we started with an egg race – don’t drop the Storm Trooper. The kids had to cross the lava pit and practice throwing at the death star. Here are some pictures of the games:
The kids also had flight training with the X-wing Fighter, and a Tie Fighter, which were made out of cardboard. My kids had a blast making these star ships. When we were making them, they decorated the inside with Star Wars story pictures. They loved drawing all over it. I then spray painted the outside. For the Tie Fighter, I used duct tape around the edges to make the grey color. We also made paper airplanes for the kids to practice their flying skills.
Each of the kids got to practice their light saber training. I made light sabers from pool noodles cut in half and then the end covered in duct tape and black tape. I even made little buttons out of red tape to look like the button on a light saber. The game was to keep a balloon up in the air using the force, but it was a little windy that day, so it did not work too well.
The Decorations: A handmade banner, LEGO bricks for the goodie bags and Storm trooper balloons. I got the template for the LEGO bricks here: LEGO Gift Boxes. I adjusted it to fit on an 11 x 14 page to make it as big as possible. I then traced the image onto cardstock paper to ensure the boxes would be a little stronger than regular paper.
I used a black marker to draw the Storm trooper face on the balloons and tied them to a water bottle for the kids to be able to take them home.
The Food: We had snacks at the party consisting of tie fighters (cheese and crackers), Boba Fettables (vegetables and dip), light sabers grapes (green and purple grapes on a stick) and to drink – Yoda Soda (green kool-aid) and Vader-aide (red Gatorade).
The Goodie Bags: I made personalized LEGO bricks for each of the kids filled with Lego Star Wars Goodies, Ewok Gummies (gummy bears with a handmade label) and a Mini Lego figurine for the boys. I did handmade hair clips for the girls because I assumed they would not like the Star Wars as much as the boys. Each child also got to take home their Lego Star Wars cup (purchased at Party City), light saber and a storm trooper balloon to keep practicing their Jedi training.
I hope you enjoyed the ideas for a Star Wars party.