I threw a Star Wars Themed Birthday Party …

… Because I forgot to set a low bar for the future. I mean, really. When G said she wanted a Star Wars themed party and that she’d already mentioned it at school and some of the kids were really excited about it (“I said I MIGHT have a Star Wars party, Mommy. MIGHT!”) I decided to just invite her whole class of 20-ish children. What else was I supposed to do? Invite only the girls to a Star Wars party? I know Star Wars is for everyone and lots of girls are Star Wars fans, but that just seemed like it would be a bit of a disappointment for some of the boys G is friends with. I didn’t want to invite just a few kids, because some of my daughter’s best friends don’t care about Star Wars … so how do you choose who to invite? So I figured that it would just be fun for everyone to host a short, Saturday, no-meals necessary, low-pressure birthday party. And then we genuinely did have a pretty good time planning it, and the party itself was great, thanks to the fact that I coaxed a few of my friends and my Mother to stay and help run it.

I wrote up the schedule on a white board:

Star Wars Birthday Party 9

I had them make light sabres out of pool noodles, which they spent most of the party gleefully hitting each other with:

Star Wars Birthday Party 5

I planned game stations and named them after Star Wars locations:

Star Wars Birthday Party 2

We raced Star Wars cars in Tatooine.

We raced Star Wars cars in Tatooine.

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Ball toss to practice destroying the Death Star

Ball toss to practice destroying the Death Star

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Just one portion of the obstacle course.

Just one portion of the obstacle course.

I made fancy cupcakes:

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This whole thing is basically the opposite of what I usually advocate for in birthday parties (which is KEEP IT SIMPLE! CAKE AND FRIENDS IS ENOUGH!), but do I regret it? Not really; it was really fun and worked great this one time.

Star Wars Birthday Party G

That’s the problem, however. The “this one time” part. I’m pretty sure this has set an unfortunate precedent considering this is my oldest child and she’s only in Grade Two. Sigh… 

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2 thoughts on “I threw a Star Wars Themed Birthday Party …

  1. Anonymous

    Looks like lots of fun!
    Maybe this party can be the precedent – in Grade Two (only) you get a big party. 🙂

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