Here are some super fun but oh-so-simple Star Wars Birthday party ideas. They are quick and easy to make and the guests will love them too!
For the third installment in my series of Star Wars birthday party ideas I’m sharing a few of the very quick, very simple items I put together for Mr 5’s celebration. You can read the first installment here – Star Wars birthday cake, and the second installment here – Star Wars birthday banner. This post is all about the little bits and pieces that brought the whole thing together and made it a very special day for the birthday boy. This year I was determined to stay relaxed and have a stress-free lead up to the party, so these ideas are all for minimum effort but maximum impact!
STAR WARS BIRTHDAY CAKE
Our birthday cake recreated one of the scenes from movie 3 is the Star Wars series. It was so much fun to make and very forgiving because, well, look at it! Broken chocolate, messy frosting and it’s SUPPOSED to look broken and messy. Yay for that! You can read the full tutorial and see lots more pics for our Star Wars birthday cake here.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANNER
You can’t have a Star Wars birthday party without the obligatory Han Solo in carbonite jelly (jello). We always have jelly at our birthday parties. It’s simple, can be prepared ahead, and everyone loves it. For this little number (the birthday boy’s fave dish on the day apart from the cake) I simply set a Han Solo action figure into a dish of blue jelly. We did NOT eat this jelly! That action figure is a vintage figure from the 80’s, it was my husband’s when he was a boy. It’s OLD. No way were we going to be serving that even if the figure was washed! So I made individual jelly cups and arranged them around the edge of the main dish. Much easier for serving as well – just grab a jelly cup and a spoon and away you go. The spoons were sitting in the blue cup that you can just see at the top of the photo. We didn’t waste the blue jelly either – we used it for some sensory play a couple of days later.
I decorated some water bottles with striped scrap booking paper, which I had cut into strips and then wrapped it around the bottles. Usually I would glue the paper at the back but this time I simply used adhesive tape to secure the paper to the bottles. No one noticed, no one cared. Quick and simple and they looked great. I decorated the front with some Star Wars character stickers. The stickers were left over from our goody bags and they made a quick and hassle free detail for the water bottles.
Probably the most time consuming detail of the entire party was these Star Wars chocolates. They were lots of fun and Mr 5 loved them, so it was definitely worth it. I made Darth Vader, storm troopers, R2-D2, Yoda, Chewbacca and Han Solo in carbonite chocolates. There was a selection of white chocolate and milk chocolate with Yoda being made from white chocolate with a few drops of green food colouring added. There are lots of molds out there. I used this one for the Han Solo in Carbonite chocolate mold.
STAR WARS PINATA
So this was probably the world’s easiest Star Wars birthday pinata. Mr 5 had requested a Star Wars Death Star pinata. I’d seen many brilliant ones online but they all required far more time and artistic talent than I possess so when I stumbled upon this soccer ball pinata in a local store, I knew I had my solution. I spray painted the entire thing silver and, well, that was pretty much it! The markings that had been black on the soccer ball still showed up after they had been spray painted so they looked like the different segments of the Death Star. Mr 5 was thrilled with it, but in his excitement he accidentally pushed a big dent in the side – which was actually a happy accident because we turned the dent into the laser focus lens (Star Wars fans will know what I’m on about!) My hubby draw on some markings with a black felt tip pen and voila, a pretty easy Death Star.
I love putting together goody bags. I tend to have very little candy in them because I figure the kids have enjoyed sweets at the party, as well as landing a great big haul of chocolates and other goodies from the pinata. Each of our guests received a goody bag filled with coloured pencils, some Star Wars colouring pages (which are available to download for free here), some balloons, Star Wars stickers, and a bubble wand which looked like a light saber. I decorated black paper bags with Star Wars character stickers. I printed out each guest’s name using this free Star Wars font, and then glued their name to their bag. These bags were inexpensive and quick to make and the kids loved them.
There you have it. Some very simple ideas that were easy to make and loved by the birthday boy and his guests. That’s my kind of party!
Don’t miss a post! Subscribe to One Perfect Day and our activities will be delivered straight to you inbox.
Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner