Star Wars Birthday Party

Lately, much of my creative energy has been directed toward preparing for my son’s 7th birthday. He wanted a Star Wars themed party. Above are the goody bags. I made quick little R2D2s out of construction paper and added a couple of “jewels” to each for the robot’s buttons.
I made a paper mache Death Star pinata complete with shooting green lasers. It was filled with Hershey Kiss chocolates. The kids broke it with a long, thick dowel painted with blue glitter paint. The end was wrapped in silver duct tape for the handle. It broke really well, slowly in bits and pieces. They would all scatter to pick up the candy, the next would hit the pinata and they would squeal and run around and pick up more.

This one makes me laugh. I found a picture of Princess Leia and my husband printed it out on 9 sheets of paper that I taped together. I then covered the bulk of the poster with clear adhesive contact paper. The kids wore a C3PO mask that I made so that they couldn’t see and attempted to “Pin the Bun on Princess Leia.” The bun is brown yarn wrapped and hot glued to cardboard. The picture above was staged! They didn’t really get quite so close to the correct placement.
The kids also did a craft project. They made TIE fighters out of egg cartons and cardboard. I had precut the wings and pre-glued the egg carton bodies. The kids decorated the wings and then we hot glued them onto the bodies for them. They spent awhile flying them around the house, especially around the Death Star pinata. There were a few TIE fighter crashes requiring hot glue repairs which seemed to excite them to no end.

My son asked for a lightsaber cake. Cake decorating is not my strength but he was very pleased nonetheless. All in all, it was a great success! I am having a hard time believing that my little boy is 7 though.

To make this post relevant to a mainly sewing blog, he has requested a Star Wars quilt. I am mulling over ideas.


  1. WOW. That’s incredible. Way to go with a rocking theme! My husband was especially impressed by your Death Star pinata. May have to do that for HIS next birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

  2. What a fun party! I love the cake!

  3. Fun party!

  4. Sounds like a perfect day for a Starwars fan.

  5. Fun! Lots of cool creative things! The look on your son’s face makes it quite obvious how he felt about the whole shebang. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. why not sew? says:

    Oh, your boy must think you are the coolest mom ever. Everything you made is just awesome. The kiddos love Star Wars at our house too. I’ll have to let them see this post!

  7. That is some very fun and creative party stuff. I think everything was great, especially that pin the bun on the princess!

  8. I think this qualifies you for “The BESTEST Momma EVER!!!!” Award!!! You totally ROCK!! LOVE the Princess Leia poster and BUN!! So clever!! I tried to do a pinata once…TERRIBLE!! Yours came out great!! Congrats on such an awesome party!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. OMG, pin the bun on Princess Leia – too much!!! What a great party. My 13 year old son has the light saber app on his iPod touch; it’s my favourite thing to play with on his iPod!

  10. Great job! Everything looks wonderful. I am throwing a Star Wars party for my daughter and I am having a hard time figuring out how to print the Princess Leia picture out for pin the bun on Princess Leia. Would you mind sharing how you did it? Thanks so much!

  11. How do I get the picture of Princess Leia to print out on 9 pages? Thanks!!

  12. Hello, can you give me more details of how to make the Death Star pinata? Thank you

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