DIY Star Wars Birthday party {robes & jedi sticks}

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This is our first blog post and it’s a bit strange but I figured what better way to enter the blog world, then with Stars Wars as our debut. My son turned five this past weekend and he loves Star Wars so we decided to throw a DIY Star Wars birthday party full with DIY robes and jedi sticks. I purchased my printable Star Wars templates already made from Shindig Parties etsy shop.  She sent me everything from banners, name tags, bottle covers, characters, logo’s and so much more. It was well worth the small amount of money as it saved me time creating my own. These pictures were taken with my cell phone so they are not the best quality.

DIY star wars birthday party

I purchased silver tinsel & covered a box with blue construction paper. The silver ball is a foam ball spray painted in silver.
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Light sabers that I made from foam pipe and red duct tape from Home Depot
We stuffed my son’s halloween costume from last year with 2×4’s & paper towel rolls….the little guys thought he was real.
The centerpiece for the table is a covered  foam box (a foam cooler for the beach) with blue construction paper that I decorated with silver ribbon. The top is a covered 1/2 circle foam ball with tinsel on top to display my son’s cupcake cone. I stuffed the cones with mini cupcakes and put a skewer through the bottom of the cone and through the cupcakes ( the minicakes held the skewer in place) and just put the skewer into the foam centerpiece.  I topped the cones with 2 large cupcakes & decorated away with the 4 lbs of homemade frosting. This was only my second time making frosting from scratch and it was NOT fun! Tinting it to a blue/silver color was even worse! 🙂 These were a big hit!
A yoda stuffed animal was hiding under the centerpiece.
The cake I made for the adults topped with buttercream frosting, darth vader & some of the Star Wars printables that I purchased.
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The kids loved having their own robe and light saber . I made the robes from fabric at walmart ($3 a yard) with some roping (craft dept) and cut a hold in the middle for their head. EASY EASY EASY!

I wrapped my son’s in a $5 dollar silver twin sheet from Walmart & used silver ribbon to tie it together.

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We had a special guest join us just in time for “jedi light saber training”. The darth costume is a black nasty plastic shower curtain for 3$ from Walmart and a $14 mask from party store! The kids thought he was real. I think he was the hit of the party!

Our DIY Star Wars birthday party was a hit and economical. The diy robes and light sabers were the perfect solution to keep the kids busy in the yard. They enjoyed pretending they were Jedi’s.  I just started a blog! I barely even know what a blog means ;). August 22, a day of new beginnings.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Fun party! Your too much….let's just call you Martha!!

    Ann & Joe

  2. LOVE it! I need to do this for my little boy when he gets old enough.

  3. Amanda at Shindig says:

    FABULOUS JOB! Loved everything and especially the stuffed costume! Thanks so much for doing such a great job showing off my printables!

  4. Nice job! 🙂
    Found you through a comment you left on Tip Junkie 🙂

  5. I’m planning my son’s 7th birthday for end of November and found your post through Pinterest. Some fantastic ideas I might just pinch. thank you

    Anne xx

  6. can you explain how you did the Jedi robes? I really want to do this for my son’s party. Super cute!

  7. looking for patterns for the jedi robes – can you offer any direction with how you made those?

    1. Hi, I basically just bought the soft velour fabric and cut a hole in the middle for their head and bought rope as a belt (they just tied it around themselves) 🙂 VERY simple!!

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