|Pinata in construction|
|Star Wars character shaped cookie cutters|
|Jedi Training certificates shaped as lightsabers|
|"Yoda" sign, on the path to our front door sets the tone|
Next we started baking and made this awesome cookies from my favourite butter cut-out biscuit recipe and loaned cutters from a friend. (we also used these cutters to press coloured fondant icing that was later iced onto plain biscuits)
As part of our preparations, I made certificates that were also thank you notes, I rolled these into scrolls and held them in place with black paper cuffs so that they looked like mini lightsabers. These then went in the children's party/loot bags to take home.
We've been renovating our garden and had hoped to have our new driveway ready before the party... Melbourne weather had other plans, so we needed to improvise a safe path to our front door. I made this
sign featuring an image of Yoda, with Yoda speak advising young Jedi to to walk carefully (I think our neighbours enjoyed the sign more than the kids!)
|Tatooine birthday cake with Lego C3PO & R2-D2 |
with their crashed ship
Our star wars themed party games:
We started with a Laser Maze, where the children had to "use the force" to safely take turns to make their way past the laser beams (made of crepe paper streamers), collect the ball at the end and make their way back.
Next we had our version of "pin the tail on the donkey", I drew a picture of General Grievous on a big piece of paper and the children then took turns, while blind folded, to pin a paper lightsaber near one of his hands.
|Instead of pass the parcel, we played pass the planet|
Following the pinata, the children then were each given a pool noodle lightsaber and a balloon, and practiced using the force to keep their balloon off the ground until it was time for party food and the birthday cake.
|Making use of the beautiful Autumn weather|
the children enjoyed simply running around
|Using the force to keep the balloon in the air|
lightsabers made from pool noodles and electrical