This post is the second post about my son's Legos and Lightsabers (Lego Star Wars inspired) birthday party. This post focuses on the games and activities at the party.
Click here for Part 1: Invitations and Dessert table.
Click here for Part 3: Table settings, Food & Drinks and Party Favors
Party Games and Activities: When each guest arrived, they received a “Jedi Mission” card that explained their mission to them. For each completed mission, they got a gold star to stick on their card. They completed the following Jedi missions:
Escape from the Death Star—this mission involved navigating through an obstacle course inspired by Star Wars, Episode IV. Some of the obstacles included navigating through Storm Trooper laser fire (red string tied between trees), wading through a trash pit (a ball pit filled with cardboard tubes), shooting down a tie fighter, bowling down the Storm Troopers, and finally, bombing the Death Star (a corn hole game).
The tie fighter was made using rolled up newspapers, a paper lantern from Party City, and yes, more plastic plates from Party City.
Build a Droid—this mission involved crafting an R2D2 droid. I pre-cut all the droid components” so the children just had to stick them on. I even made the sign look like a droid! :-)
Complete Light saber training--the children battled it out at this station (with balloon and each other), using pool noodle lightsabers and white balloons on which I drew Storm Trooper faces.
Design a Lego Starfighter—I packaged an assortment of Lego bricks into Lego-shaped boxes. Each child used the Lego bricks to design their own “star fighter”. The boxes were cut on my electronic cutter, then I added small circles to the tops to create the "pegs".
Fight in the Jedi Bubblewars—The children got to play with lightsaber-shaped bubble wands and attack the bubbles. The younger children had a blast with this activity.
I made the lightsaber bubble wands by wrapping the handles with cardstock embossed to mimic the lego base plate. I added a red rhinestone for the button on the lightsaber.
Pose in the Intergalactic Photo booth—photo booth are always so much fun and making it part of the mission was a great way to make sure I got photos of every single guest at the party. The children had fun posing with the Darth Vader standee from Party City, lightsabers, various Star Wars masks, DIY Yoda ears, DIY Princess Leia hair buns etc. The backdrop was made using paper plates as the “pegs” on the Lego base plate and themed streamers from Party City.
It was only fitting that we dress up the birthday boy's little sister as Princess Leia. I made her a onesie using iron-on transfer and we also made her some hair buns on a stretchy headband!
My helpers, who manned the various stations, wore "I have Jedi Powers" t-shirts, which I also made using iron-on transfer sheets.
The kiddos all had fun posing with the Darth Vader standee from Party City....until the surprise that followed...Darth Vader himself!!
Hunt for the Darth Vader Candle: This was the final mission of the party. I had all the children gather and told them it was almost time for cake, but that the Darth Vader candle had been stolen. Their mission was to help me find the candle by answering a series of questions that led through a “scavenger hunt” game.
The very last clue led them to the location of the stolen candle…and the big surprise—Darth Vader himself!
Darth then gave each child a DIY Jedi robe and a Jedi Knight certificate and had a lightsaber fighter with the birthday boy. When my son told told me I’d made his birthday wish come true to have a lightsaber fight with Darth, I knew it was worth all the effort!
Darth Vader Pinata--We also had a Darth Vader piñata from Party City. I covered the piñata stick to make it look like, yes you guessed it, a lightsaber!