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How to throw a Star Wars Birthday Party

My son recently turned 5 years old and we threw him a Star Wars themed party for him and 14 of his friends.  I wanted to share some of the things we did to make his party extra special. Hopefully they’ll inspire you for your own Stars Wars themed party planning!

  1. Send out an awesome invitation

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I had someone design me the invitation from Etsy.com and send me the jpeg image, which I then printed off myself on card stock paper from our home inkjet printer, used a paper trimmer and purchased envelopes from Michaels.

2.  Serve a Star Wars themed cake

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I am not much of a baker so I had my best friend make me a plain cake and then I ordered an edible custom sheet to put on top of the cake. My son loved it! Again, this was another great find from Etsy.

3. Make a Star Wars Themed Place Setting

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We printed off R2D2 prints and glued them on black paper bags to serve popcorn in. We also rolled up green and red napkins with forks inside and secured them with a paper print that looked like the handles of light sabers. Add some Star Wars themed plates and sparkle Star Wars glitter from Party City and voila!

4. Hire professional entertainers

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We hired a local entertainment company that offered a Star Wars Jedi Training Academy themed birthday party. They provided robes and light sabers to the children and trained them how to be jedi knights. At the end of the party, each child gets a certificate for their training and then they have a chance to use their new skills on Darth Maul. This was a one hour show and both children and adults loved it!

5. Give out awesome goodie bags!

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The kids went crazy over our goodie bags. Almost everything here came from Dollarama with the exception of the puzzle, which came from Party City. The custom labels were, again, designed by a seller on Etsy and I printed them off myself on sticker labels.

Overall, the party was a hit. The kids were raving about it at school the next week.  While it was a lot of work, the smiles, fun and memories we got made it all worth it.

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