You don't need the powers of THE FORCE to create a Star Wars birthday party!
First off, here are the coolest Star Wars party packs and party supply items available today:
Star Wars Birthday Party Invitations
Address each Star Wars birthday party invitation to "Padawan" or "Jedi" and then the guest's name (for example "Padawan Jake" or "Jedi Aimee"). Inside the invitation you can write something like:
"8 years ago in a galaxy far away, a boy was born, his name is Jarred, and he is strong with the force! His Jedi training is progressing well, but he needs the help of others. A call is sent out for other brave younglings to learn the way of the Jedi. You have been chosen to join forces with Jarred and the Jedi. If you are up to the challenge, make your way to: (place of party). MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!" RSVP to the Jedi Council".
Here are all kinds of variations that can be written for the Star Wars birthday party invitations:
- Please join us for Jedi Billy's Star Wars birthday party as he fights the dark side of the force!
- You are invited to a galactic adventure with Anthony! You'll take part in Jedi training and go out on your mission to rescue and protect Princess Leia, as she has been taken prisoner by Darth Vader!
- In a galaxy not so far away, in the year 2004, a baby was born. From the beginning, his energy and strength drew the attention of the Jedi council who named the child John Smith. In the 6 years following his birth, young John learned the powers of the force. In recent time, the Jedi knights have felt a disturbance in the force generated by the dark side. The Jedi council have called upon young Padawan John to seek out future Jedi. Your presence is requested to complete this very important Jedi training!
- You're invited to an 'out of this world' Star Wars birthday party!
- Attention Jedi Warriors! May the force be with you as you make your journey to a galaxy far far away!
- Nathan will be named a Jedi, marking his 7th birthday. The galactic council requests your presence at his Star Wars birthday party!
- In a galaxy far, far away, on the morning of (birth date), a baby was born. The Jedi Council named him Jamie and they knew he was the chosen one. In the 7 years that followed his birth, young Jamie has been learning the powers of the force. Meanwhile, the republic discovered a new enemy. The Jedi knights felt a strong disturbance in the force. Fear, pain and suffering have opened the path to the Darkside. Many Jedi Knights have been lost. The very future of the Jedi Order is now in jeopardy. Young Padawan Jamie has been called by the Jedi Council to seek out future Jedi. Master Yoda is urging the younglings to complete their training and take part in the upcoming trials. Padawan (guest's name) presence is requested to complete his/her Jedi Training and prepare for the trials on (date). Transport to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, will be departing promptly on (time) from the (your last name) System, Docking Bay (address). Please advise the Jedi Council as soon as possible at (phone number) whether Padawan (guest's name) will accept the challenge of the trials. May the force be with you!
You can download this free Star Wars font called "Distant Galaxy" (the main Star Wars font) and use it for your Star Wars birthday party invitations. With each invitation, it could be a nice extra touch to add star confetti, a few glow in the dark stars, Star Wars magnets, stickers, and/or tattoos, etc.
Here are two different Star Wars logos you can use on your Star Wars birthday party invitations.
A simple idea for Star Wars birthday party invitations, is to download a Star Wars picture from the internet and tape it to the front of the invitation. Leave room to draw speech bubbles and have the Star War characters in the picture be part of a dialogue (like a small comic-strip). For example Luke can say "Master Yoda, what must I do?", and then Yoda's reply can be something like "You must go to Nathan's Star Wars birthday party and save Princess Leia!". Here are a few quotes from the Star Wars movies you can use:
- “The Force will be with you, always.” (Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi)
- “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.” (Yoda)
- “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” (Darth Vader)
- “A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” (Yoda)
- “YAHOOOOO! You're all clear, kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home.” (Han Solo)
- "Remember, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression - the dark sid are they." (Yoda)
- "He must choose his own path; no one can choose it for him". (Princess Leia)
- “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” (Yoda)
- “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” (Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi)
- “Luke: What's in there? Yoda: Only what you take with you.” (Luke & Yoda)
- "A Jedi gains power through understanding and a Sith gains understanding through power". (Palpatine)
- "A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind." (Yoda)
Another simple idea is to use black paper and stick star stickers all over it to look like outer-space, then write all the info on the back.
If you have the time, patience, and adventure in you - a really cool Star Wars birthday party idea is to create a short movie clip burned on a DVD with the invitation. Have someone dress-up as Darth Vader or any other Star Wars bad guy, and then play out a scene that shows that Princess Leia has been captured (or anything of the sort). At the end of the small movie clip the kids need to know that they must go on a mission and arrive at your child's Star Wars birthday party (add all the needed party information as well).
Check out this great Star Wars birthday party invitation made for Isaac's 4th Birthday:
If you don't have a video camera, you can also create a CD. Take a known song from one of the Star Wars movies and record yourself talking with a Darth Vader voice (or any other character of the Star Wars movie) with the music (tape yourself loud enough so that whoever is listening understands what you're saying). You'll need to hand-deliver these invitations.
Star Wars Birthday Party Decorations
For a cool Star Wars look at your Star Wars birthday party, use colors like black, gray, white and silver for balloons and streamers. Hang crepe streamers from the doorways for a little added mystery. Hang black industrial plastic all around (on walls, doors, etc.) and change all the light fixtures to have colored light bulbs (like red, blue and green).
Disperse as many Star Wars toys and items all around the Star Wars birthday party area, use as table centerpieces, hang from the ceiling or even attach helium balloons to each Star Wars item. It would fit to use black table covers and glue on stars all over them. Have placecards on tables with the guest's names - plus add the word "Padawan" or "Jedi" before their name. Here are blank placecards you can use.
You can also create Star Wars-related signs around the party area, like "May the FORCE be with you!", "Secret Jedi Training Camp", etc. Print out Star Wars pictures from the Web and hang all around your party area.
You can split up the Star Wars birthday party area by decorating two different sides or two different rooms, one as the 'Light' side and the other as the 'Dark' side. The light side should be decorated with bright and light colors and with the 'good-guy' characters, posters of Luke Skywalker, etc. The dark side decorated with black and dark colors as well as posters of Darth Vader, and other bad guys.
If you don't want to buy printed Star Wars paper goods, you can just use black paper plates, cups and cutlery, then add a few Star Wars stickers here and there.
Decorate the whole Star Wars birthday party area with glow-in-the-dark items, stars all over the ceiling, hanging planets (simply painted foam balls) and toy spacecrafts using fishing lines.
Planets can also be made by cutting out moons, stars, and other planets from fluorescent poster boards. Punch holes in the planets and hang them from the ceiling. You can take regular rocks and paint them with glow-in-the-dark paint, then disperse them in the party area as moon rocks.
Blacklights can add that 'space-y' look, even if only one designated room has blacklights in it. Everything that is white under a blacklight glows and the kids'll get a kick out of seeing their teeth and the white in their eyes glow!
Consider having a fog machine for that heavy and dusty mysterious mood. Also, music can get everyone in the mood. Make a music CD with all kinds of Star Wars songs from all of the different movies and have it play throughout your Star Wars birthday party.
A cool idea is to rent out a "martial arts" studio so the kids could practice their Jedi training on floor mats as well as use the equipment of the martial arts studio.
Here are a bunch of homemade Star Wars costumes submitted to us by visitors:
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Once the kids arrive at your Star Wars birthday party, you can have a suitcase with all kinds of Star Wars costume accessories they can wear (masks, wigs, hair accessories, etc.). For the capes simply use plain brown fabric and just tie around each of them (if you find brown bathrobes they will work too).
Other items that may be suitable are little compasses (to help them navigate their way through the Solar System), light sabers (long colorful balloons, pool noodles with silver duct tape on the ends or light sabers made out of soft foam tube pipe insulation).
To hype up the energy, get the whole family to dress up as Star Wars characters! Even invite a few friends to come dressed up as well. If everyone is dressed up it will really make a big difference!
Star Wars Icebreaker Activities
Volcanoes of Mustafar
A really cool Star Wars birthday party activity is to create your own Mustafar Volcano! We've written a whole page on how to create a homemade erupting volcano, the kid's will have a blast with it!
Alien Face Painting
Using special face paints, give each birthday kid a unique alien face. They can make up an alien name for themselves or use names from the movie (“Gondar", "Zork", and "Murblap").
Creating Light Sabers
This is a simple and fun activity for your Star Wars birthday party. Give each Padawan one piece of foam pipe insulation (can be bought at Home Depot, they usually come in packages of 4 and are of a black/dark gray color). Have all kinds of neon-colored duct-tape for the kids to choose from. Let them decorate each light saber by wrapping the neon-colored duct tape around the pipe.
Star Wars Space Globe
Each Jedi gets a baby food jar (or any other little jar, clear water bottle, etc.). Have an adult show them how to make them, adding star-shaped sequins, glitter, water, baby oil and blue food coloring to each jar/bottle (you can also add a bit of black food coloring to create a darker mixture to look more like outer-space). If it's a jar large enough, you can hot-glue a bottle cap to the bottom of the jar lid (from the inside) and on top of that hot-glue a small Star Wars minifigure (the bottle cap makes the minifigure taller). Then when you close the lid of the jar the minifigure is in the Star Wars space globe. It's best if an adult secures each of the jar/bottle lids with hot glue so that the space fluid doesn't leak. A great and fun activity for holding Star Wars space in your hands!
Homemade Star Wars Cakes
Check out the cool Star Wars birthday party cake ideas on coolest-birthday-cakes.com, the Web's largest gallery of homemade birthday cakes. You'll find thousands of cakes submitted by visitors like yourself with photos and how-to tips.
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Another easy and fun idea is to create a Lightsaber Cupcake Cake (or even a few of these). For each lightsaber use around 6-8 cupcakes frosted with light green, light pink or light blue frosting (for the top part of the light saber), and around 2-3 cupcakes frosted with gray frosting for the handle of the light saber (add a few colorful M&M's to the gray-frosted cupcakes to look like colorful buttons). Then fit them all together in a line, and voila! A long edible light saber!
Another simple Star Wars birthday party cake idea is to create a "Light and Dark Side" cake. Just use a regular rectangular cake, frost half with white frosting and the other half with chocolate frosting. Then take good guy Star War figurines and put on the light side and bad guy Star War figurines and put on the dark side. Remember to wash the figurines well before putting them on the cake. It's even better if you create half of the cake to be a vanilla cake and the other half to be a chocolate cake.
The easiest Star Wars birthday party cake is to create a regular rectangular cake, frost it and put a Darth Vader mask on the top of it (make sure the mask is super clean before you put on cake).
Star Wars Party Food and Drink
Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas for Foods:
Here are some ideas for your Star Wars birthday party foods (don't forget to put small signs on each dish just to make sure everyone understands that they're eating real Star Wars food…):
- Galactic Flying Saucer Pizza
- UFO's - bagel bites
- Pizza the Hutt
- MEATeors - meatballs with pasta sauce
- Vader Veggies with Droid dip
- Moon bites - when cutting English muffins in half they have a great crater-like moon surface
- Yoda's Incredible Herb Stew - any kind of yummy savory stew
- Yoda Pizza - decorate a pizza with green bell-peppers and olives to look like Yoda, here's a Yoda Pizza picture to that'll help inspire you
- Ewok eggs - you can make eggs have a brown shell if you boil the eggs with onion peels (they color the shell of each egg brown)
- Storm Trouper Souper - soup!
- Space Dogs - the known 'pigs in a blanket' renamed
- Light Sabers - breadsticks
- Chewbacca cheese and crackers
- Droid Dogs - hot dogs
- Skywalker salsa and chips
Tip: You can have two tables serving food in a "Light vs. Dark" theme. On one table you'll have a white tablecloth and all the Star Wars birthday party foods that are from the 'Light Side' (represent the good guys), and on the other table a dark tablecloth representing the 'Dark Side' (all the bad guys). For example chocolate for the Dark Side and vanilla for the light side.
Star Wars Party Ideas for Drinks:
- Moon Juice - lemonaide
- Yoda Soda - mix Lime Sherbet with Sprite or 7-Up, a real fun and fizzy surprise! Take a punchbowl and fill with half a gallon of lime sherbet. Then pour over a chilled 2 liter bottle of Sprite or 7-Up (must be served immediately!). If you create this yummy fizzy punch in a clear bowl, it will take on a science fiction glow if it's set upon a few glow-in-the-dark necklaces and glow-sticks!
- Warrior Water - bottles of water
- Darth Vader Malt - chocolate milk
- Padame Punch - any type of punch
- Mos Eisley Spaceport Punch - Blue Kool-Aid
- Dark Side Sundaes
- Jabba Juice - Mountain Dew
Tip: If you are serving drinks from soda/juice bottles, it could be really cool to print out your own Star Wars labels for the bottles (each bottle with the special Star Wars name). Download Star Wars pictures and add the name of each Star Wars drink to the label.
Star Wars Birthday Ideas for Treats:
- Wookie Cookies - any cookies that are big and brown
- Moon Rocks - popcorn and caramel corn
- Starburst candy
- Star-shaped cookies
- Light-Sabers - pretzel sticks dipped in colored chocolate (dip one end of each pretzel stick in melted colored chocolate and then let cool)
- Darth Vader cookies - these can be easily done using a bell-shaped cookie-cutter (either make chocolate cookies, dip each cookie in melted chocolate, or frost with chocolate frosting, then add white lines for the facial contours)
- Pop Rocks
- Jedi Energy Mix - all kinds of nuts and raisins
- Princess Leia hair rolls - cinnamon rolls
Star Wars Party Favors
We have created these printable and foldable favor bags and favor boxes. They are blank and so the kids can decorate and fold them themselves. You can also print them out on different-colored paper, possibly the color/s of your Star Wars birthday party. You can let the kids decorate them with Star Wars stickers as well.
If you don't want this to be an activity for the kids, create them before the party. We've created large favor-bags, medium favor-bags, and favor-boxes for you to print out.
For the favorbox and medium favorbag printables, color if needed (or print on colored paper) and cut out. Before you start gluing the favor box, fold along the dotted lines and assemble so that all the sides connect. Only then add glue and secure the folded flaps.
To create the large favorbags you'll need to print out TWO designs for one favorbag. First, cut along the lines and fold along the dotted lines. Then, connect the two so that the left side of one is glued to the right side of the other (if the kids want to color any of these printables, let them color them before cutting and assembling).
It's also a nice idea to give out Star Wars certificates at the end of the party (certificates for completing Jedi training). On each certificate you can write something like "The Jedi council of the (your last name) Galaxy presents (child's name) the title of Jedi Master in recognition of your excellence and bravery in fighting the Dark Side and defending the galaxy!". At the bottom write "Yoda" and right by make up a signature you think Yoda would have.
With every certificate it's nice to also give out gold medallions. You can either purchase them or create them yourselves by cutting out round cardboard circles and spray-painting them with gold spray-paint. Then, on each medallion, write the word "Jedi" and the child's name right after.
Before each kid leaves, give them a Star Wars certificate and place one of these gold medallions around their necks while saying "Congratulations Jedi (child's name), you have completed your training and now you are a true Jedi!". If you really want to go overboard, you can create a whole ceremony at the end of the party, where the kids wait in a line and are awarded one by one while exciting Star Wars music is playing in the background.
You can create a whole Star Wars galactic treasure hunt and have the favor packs be the treasure at the end. In each favor pack you can put glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets, pop rocks, star cookies, Star Wars stickers and tattoos, Star Wars masks, Star Wars music, etc. Another special thing you can put in each favor pack is a personalized Star Wars puzzle.
If all the guests are in costume, make sure to photograph each and every guest, that way you can send them a picture with the thank-you cards.
Star Wars Games and Activities
Here's an entire page with the coolest ideas for Star Wars party games, such as:
- Jedi Training Course
- Moon Walk
- Pass the Death Star
- Star Wars Shapeshifting
- and many more (including visitor-submitted game ideas)...
You should also read these VERY important tips to help you survive (and enjoy) game time!
Pinatas are also a fun activity for a Star Wars birthday party. The kids can try hitting the pinata with their light sabers! (most likely the light sabers won't be hard enough to break a pinata, so after a few fun tries, you can give them something a bit harder to hit the pinata with).
You can make a cool homemade Darth Vader or Death Star pinata by using a big round punch balloon as the shape. Check out this page on how to create a homemade pinata.
After creating the homemade Death Star pinata, spray-paint it gray and add a black line around to look real. An easier idea for creating a Death Star pinata is to buy a large soccer ball pinata and paint the white areas of the soccer ball with gray paint - works great!
Another nice idea is to make the gift-opening "ceremony" a Star-Wars activity. Everyone can sit in a circle holding the gift they brought for the birthday child.
Then, one by one, each person gives the birthday child the gift they brought while telling everyone who their favorite Star Wars character is and why, and which Star Wars movie they liked best. This lets everyone at the party feel special and lets them share their thoughts and feelings.
Your Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas
Lots of visitors from around the world have contributed their Star Wars birthday party ideas to this site! Click here to see another page full with lots more visitor-submitted Star Wars party ideas.
We'd love for you to take a moment and submit your own Star Wars birthday party ideas.
Some of our visitors have gone the extra mile and written up their complete Star Wars party story with photos and everything they did. We call these stories "Party Tales" and they serve as a great inspiration! Take a peek at other people's Star Wars Birthday Party Tales and you're sure to find lots more outstanding Star Wars party ideas:
Tianna's Star Wars Birthday - 4yr
Lisa's Star Wars Birthday - 6yr
Jessica's Star Wars Birthday - 6yr
Lor's Star Wars Birthday - 8yr
If you'd like share your complete party with us, then once your party is over, send us your own PARTY TALE and we'll create your very own theme party page and photo gallery that's hosted on our site! (Family, friends and just about anybody will be able to find inspiration from your child's birthday party and comment on YOUR ideas!)
Have a great Star Wars birthday party! May the FORCE be with you!