The Invites & Decorations
Four years ago in a galaxy far far away, a young padawan was born.
The council named him JARED.
In those four years, he began his training in the ways of the force.
Recently, the Jedi have felt a disturbance in the force which is only created by the Dark Side.
In order to defeat the Sith, the Council has asked Padawan Jared to gather more potential padawans & hasten to the JEDI TEMPLE at the ABOVE DATE for Jedi training.
There will be lunch for padawans and their guardians.
Please let the council know, if your padawan will attend.
May the force be with you!
Then, we decorated with lots and lots of Star Wars things. Character medallions, black planets, May the Force Be with You banner. We even had our favorite music from the movies playing the background the whole time. We were set for a party in a galaxy far, far away.
Lightsabers: We took pool noodles, sliced them in half, and wrapped some duck tape on the end. These were a BIG. HIT. At first, each of the kids had a balloon they had to try to keep it off the ground; a few minutes into that activity they started popping. After all the balloons were gone, the kids spent the first 20 minutes or so of the party and just ran around having duels with each other.
Pin the Lightsaber on Yoda: We found a picture of the little green jedi master, pieced it together, and got it laminated. Then the kids were blind-folded and tried to put their lightsabers on Yoda's. Some of our littlest party-goers even tried it.
Shoot the Stormtroopers: On the gate keeping the crowd from destroying the playroom, we set up the Stormtrooper game. We printed out three stormtroopers and the kids had to try to shoot them down with one of our small nerf guns. Greg was there to help when they needed it, and they usually needed it because the trigger on the nerf gun is tricky.
Darth Star Destruction: Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of this game; I was done outside after Pin the Tail on Yoda and didn't get back out to take these pictures. Basically, we took a blue tarp, cut holes in it, and hung it from the backyard awning. Then the kids were supposed to throw small balls in the holes. Jared told me after the party that this was his favorite game. Doh, should have gotten a picture.
The Presents & Favors