Planning A Kids Birthday Party Made Simple

Planning A Kids Birthday Party Made Simple

Planning a kids birthday party doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Some parents and guardians dread this time of year, simply because it means that they have to go through the party planning process, but you don’t need to sweat it. You can make this entire process simple if you want to, and that’s what we’re going to be looking at in this article, so keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.

Hold Is Somewhere That Offers Packages

The most simple solution that we can think of is to hold the birthday party at a venue that offers you birthday packages and you just have to choose one. This means that all of the organization falls to the company that you are hiring as the venue as they will sort out the specifics of the package. You will be given a list of options to choose from, and it’s your job to ensure that you then choose the one that your kid will like the most.

Don’t rush into any decisions, and if you ever feel as though you really don’t know what is going to be best because they will like them all, then just close your eyes and point to one.

Get The Kid Involved

The next idea that we have for you to make this simpler is to involve the kid themselves. Some parents are against this because they don’t want them to know what is going on with the party and prefer to leave it a surprise. But, if you want them to have a great day that they are going to love and you’re stumped for ideas, then asking your child what they want seems like a good idea. They can help you understand what it is that they want, and then you can help them bring this to life for the best party ever.

Make sure that you ask them about what they want for presents as well while you are talking about the birthday. You might have been looking at cool kids hats when all they want is the latest game for their console. You don’t want to get it wrong!

Remember What Being A Kid Was Like

Remember what being a kid was like and this should help you to plan a party. You need to have a party bag full of goodies for each kid that attends. This should include things like sweets, maybe a small coloring book, and potentially anything else that you can think of. Try to remember how exciting it was to be a kid and what kind of things got you really excited as the same is probably true for kids today. 

Things haven’t changed that much that you don’t remember how fun it was to be a child, and what kind of fun things would be great for a party.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you can do to make planning a kids birthday party simple. It doesn’t have to be the most complicated thing in the world if you don’t want it to be. In fact, depending on which route you choose to go down, it can actually turn out to be pretty easy and simple. We want your kid to have the best day ever though, so make sure that you put in the effort to achieve this goal.

How To Plan A Great Kid’s Birthday Party

How To Plan A Great Kid’s Birthday Party

It doesn’t matter whether it’s their first birthday or their fourteenth; every parent wants to make their child’s party as memorable as possible. When it comes to birthday celebrations, a simple game of pass the parcel and a few balloons won’t suffice these days. But how did you throw a memorable children’s party without going bankrupt or getting horribly stressed out? Keep reading to find out. 

Have A Budget 

Making a realistic budget before scheduling entertainment and buying party materials is essential when planning a party. This will save you from overpaying right from the start, leaving you with plenty of money for the extra fun elements of your child’s birthday party, like party bus rental.

 Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of money to work with; there are lots of inexpensive birthday party ideas, and although it might take you longer to investigate them, you’re sure to find something that’s just right. 

 Pick A Theme 

Although not all parties have a theme, choosing one will make your child’s party more enjoyable and memorable. For example, if your child has a favorite animal, TV program, or movie, you can incorporate it into your party planning. Remember that certain themes will be harder to find decorations for than others, so if your theme is unusual, you may need to build some DIY decorations.

The Right Venue 

You can save money by having the party at home, but cleaning up afterward might be a hassle. Make use of whatever extra hands you have (younger siblings, grandparents, etc.) and hope for a sunny day so your visitors can enjoy the garden instead of the living room.

You can alleviate the burden of feeding hungry children by hiring a venue, such as a neighborhood restaurant or a children’s soft play area. This will make the party much more expensive, however, so you’ll need to weigh up your needs and wants with your budget. 

Send Invitations 

You should send invites at least two weeks in advance to give everyone adequate time to plan for the celebration, and to let you know whether they can come or not. Most parents want RSVPs from guests so that they know how many people to expect, as this will help with the catering, and it might be necessary if you’re hiring a venue or organizing something specific where numbers are important. 

If you’re throwing a surprise birthday party, make it clear on the invitation so the birthday boy or girl doesn’t accidentally find out. Also, find out if any of your visitors have any food allergies or dietary requirements; ask them to let you know asap so you can ensure they’ll have something they can eat. 

The Food 

If you’re hosting the party at home, keep things simple by serving a variety of sandwiches. You can make these more interesting by making fun shapes with biscuit cutters, or you could assemble a DIY sandwich buffet with buttered buns, cheese, ham, and cucumber slices. Your small visitors will be able to pick and select what they want to eat.

Children will always enjoy the tried-and-true fare of pre-cut fruit in a bowl, pre-cut cheese cubes, small sausages, breadsticks, and dips. Mini pastries, biscuits, fairy cakes, and chocolate fingers are some of the best options when it comes to sweet treats. The secret to success is to keep things simple.

Great Ideas For A Movie-Themed Kids Birthday Party

Great Ideas For A Movie-Themed Kids Birthday Party

When you are planning a birthday party for your kids, deciding on a theme is the first thing you need to do. A movie theme is perfect because it gives you so many options. You can focus on one specific movie that the kids love, or you could theme it around a big franchise like Marvel or Disney princesses. You could even go for a general Hollywood theme and invite all of the kids to dress up as their favorite movie characters. 

If you think that a movie theme might be right for your next birthday party, here are some great ideas. 

Movie Ticket Invitations

One of the first things you need to do when planning a movie themed birthday party is come up with invitations. You could send out traditional invites but themed invitations are a much better option if you want to get people excited. The good news is, you have a great opportunity for interesting invites; movie tickets! Make some mock-up movie tickets with all of the details of the party. They’ll look great and they fit brilliantly with the theme. 

Make Your Own Movie

If you’re looking for activities for the party, why not make your own movie? It’s a great way for the kids to get creative, learn about how movies work and even express their own creativity. You can buy sets of costume accessories or provide access to costumes if you want to make it more theatrical. Use camera phones or video cameras with any old movie backdrop and encourage people to make their own movie clips. You could also try your hand at some animation and make some stop motion videos too. This guide on how to make a stop motion video will teach you the basics. This is such a fun activity and you can watch all of your movies back at the end of the party.

Add A Red Carpet

Nothing says Hollywood like a red carpet. When you are decorating your home for the party, carefully consider where you will put your red carpet. Ideally, you should have it leading up to the front door when people enter the party. You can then hang some metallic curtains or black and white posters. A good way of making this even more authentic is by attaching names and titles to the backdrops with Blu-Tack so that people feel like they are walking down the official red carpet at a real movie premiere! This is a great way for people to enter the party and get into the spirit of things right away.

Screen A Movie

Screening a movie is another perfect activity for your party. To make it fun, you could ask each child to bring along one of their favorite movies. You can then play them all back to back to create your own movie marathon. This is a great way for the kids to delve into the world of cinema and immerse themselves in what enjoying watching movies is all about. Kids’ parties can get very chaotic and after a few hours, the parents will probably be feeling exhausted. Screening a movie is a good way to get a bit of quiet time and give yourself a chance to clean up a little. 

Movie Themed Snacks

You should have some movie-themed snacks at your party, and popcorn is the obvious choice. If you want to lean into the theme and make it a bit more fun, you should set up a movie theatre-style concession stand where the kids can get their snacks. You could even give them all some fake money when they arrive so they can buy their movie snacks. 

As well as popcorn, why not bake some cupcakes in the design of their favorite movie characters. For example, try these great Lightning Mcqueen cupcakes from Cars. 

Have A Movie-Based Quiz

Finally, you should host a movie-based quiz at the end of your party. You could ask questions about different movies, actors, and actresses or you could ask questions related to general cinema trivia. This is a good activity that the parents can get involved with as well as the kids. However, make sure that you keep the quiz short and sweet because the kids will lose interest fairly soon.

Movie-themed birthday parties are always a big hit with kids and you have a lot of great options. If you want to plan a movie-themed party of your own, these are all great ideas you can try. Just make sure you get plenty of popcorn to go around!

Social Distancing Games and Safe Activities for Kids to Do This Summer

Social Distancing Games and Safe Activities for Kids to Do This Summer

Summer doesn’t have to be ruined due to continued COVID-19 restrictions. These genius indoor and outdoor social distancing games keep kids 6 feet apart from friends while they play.

No matter which phase your state is in when it comes to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing orders aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. That’s the bad news. But the good news? It is possible for your kids to play with their friends this summer and still stay safe.

If you feel ready for friends to re-enter your child’s life, start by talking to a trusted friend in your inner circle to schedule a meetup at your home or in an outdoor space, advises Jaclyn Shlisky, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist in Long Island, New York. Then choose games and activities that will allow social-distancing rules to still be respected. One easy example? Dr. Shlisky suggests a game of charades since only two children are needed to play. Each will take turns acting out a word from a specific category while the other watches (from 6 feet away!) and tries to guess what it is. Keep track of points, or just play for fun!

Worried your kid will not take kindly to directed playtime? Try explaining the “why” behind the need for them to play social distancing games. Experts from The Child Study Center at Rutgers University say kids are more likely to stick with new habits if they understand their importance, so starting off with a simple explanation of how staying apart keeps germs from spreading may help your case.

To keep the good times (safely) rolling, we rounded up dozens more fun social distancing games and activities that will keep your kiddos 6 feet apart and smiling all summer long.

 

Noodle Tag

  • Players: 3
  • Where to play: Outdoors
  • Best ages: Grades K – 2

How to play: Grab a few friends, more than three is ideal, and give everybody a pool noodle. When someone is “it” they have to tag their buddies by using the end of the noodle. Soft and bendy so nobody gets hurt, but also social-distanced approved so no one comes too close!

 

Porch Games

  • Best ages: Grades K – 8
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: When your kid needs a break from the sun, set him up on the front steps or porch with their Nintendo Switch, and let their neighborhood pal set up their chair in your yard. One mom said there’s no need to worry about her son getting too close to his friend, but they feel like they’re doing something together and look forward to these visits.

 

Hello Neighbor

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: One mom in Westchester, New York said her kids play a game called “Hello Neighbor” where they hide an old set of keys and their opponent (the neighbor) needs to find the keys and return safely back to the front door. This is easy to play with two friends, or sets of siblings living next door to one another. (Spice it up by playing “hot and cold” with the hidden keys, which helps little ones practice the idea of opposites and refine their listening skills.)

 

Kick It with Kickball

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 5
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: A popular pastime of parents growing up in the ’90s, kickball is a smart way to get a larger group of your child’s buddies together (ideal for more than five). Meet at a local field so there’s plenty of open space and bring your pool noodles to use as bases or for keeping the distance when kids are waiting in line to kick the ball.

 

Fence Freeze Dance

  • Best ages: Grades K – 2
  • Players: 3
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: If your kid’s best buds live next door, meet in adjoining backyards and start a game of freeze dance. It’s silly enough that mom and dad may want to join in, but getting close isn’t in the recipe since each child only needs the spot they’re standing in. In this activity, everyone dances when the music plays and freezes as soon as the music stops—hold that position until the music starts back up again. If someone doesn’t immediately freeze, order them to do something like 10 jumping jacks or five push-ups. (PE teachers will be proud.)

 

Simon Says (Stay 6 Feet Away!)

  • Best ages: Grades K – 2
  • Players: 4
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: A study published in the journal of Early Childhood Research Quarterly suggests that this classic game, Simon Says, is the key to improving kids’ chances of success in the classroom. The study found that children’s ability to self-regulate is a critical element in their language and literacy development. Kids who are good at self-regulating can manage their emotions and behavior in order to achieve a specific goal. Best for kids younger than first grade, asking them to play a variation of “Simon Says” (follow instructions and do the opposite of what’s asked) is fun and educational without them even knowing it.

 

Cookie Decorating

  • Best ages: Grades K – 2
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: Even frontline workers, like one New York pediatrician, agree that socially-distanced play dates should take place. She suggests cookie decorating with kids placed at opposite ends of an outdoor dining table. Each child can have their own bowls with sprinkles, icing, and other baked goods so there’s no worry about sharing germs. Then everyone gets to indulge!

 

Field Day

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 4
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: For school-aged kids, their annual field day event is the signal that summer is near and it’s no doubt a bummer to have missed this year. You can recreate this beloved event and make your own field day at home and invite the neighbors to play. Try homemade competitions like the pillowcase potato sack race, “don’t drop the egg” relay with spoons, and bed sheet tug of war.

 

Driveway Chutes and Ladders

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: Sketch out an oversized board game of Chutes and Ladders on your driveway using chalk—10 squares wide by 10 squares tall. The numbers of your grid should wrap around as you go from 1 to 100, then let your kids create the ladders wherever they think it’ll be most fun. Add in some fun twists when you step on certain numbers, like stepping on number 10 means you do 10 jumping jacks or if you land on 95 you do five sit-ups. Use a spinner from a board game. Your kids will giggle through the game as they act as the pawns moving from spot to spot (kind of like a game of hop scotch).

 

Scavenger Hunts

  • Best ages: Grades K – 8
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: On a rainy day, you might be tempted to just Netflix and chill with your kiddos. But Dr. Shlisky suggests the ultimate FaceTime fun for little ones by doing a scavenger hunt with an educational twist. Depending on your kids’ ages (siblings on both sides of the screen can play), you can start basic with a clue like, “Find something that starts with an A, B, C ….. Z.” Or you can have kids search for items they are grateful for, like something that’s their favorite color. If you want to up the learning, you can use clues that start with “Search your favorite book for…” and give a list of things to find—two vivid verbs, one thing the main character wanted to do, or two adjectives.

 

Body Bingo

  • Best ages: Grades K – 8
  • Players: 8 – 12
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: Perfect for a large group of friends the Body Bingo game is ideal for kids in grades 3 to 5 (math skills are required) but as young as Kindergarten level. Parents can print out a bingo board courtesy of the Asphalt Green Recess Enhancement Program (at asphaltgreen.org/REP). The goal is for players to complete the math problems and accompanying exercises across, down or diagonally to get Bingo. Tasks like: 5 multiplied by 3, you do that many squats or 22 plus 10 ankle circles. Your kids are staying physically fit and mentally, too!

 

Bust a Rhyme

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 5
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: Ideal for more than five players, start the Bust a Rhyme game by having all participants stand in a circle 6 feet apart. Next, choose a leader to say a word (like “cat”), then have the child to their right say a word that rhymes with it. Continue around the circle until it gets back to the leader! The next person is the leader and the game continues. If someone gets a word wrong, can’t think of something or says something not in the dictionary (hey, it happens!) then all participants do five squats.

 

Detective

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 10
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: For this classic game, Have kids stand in a circle 6 feet apart, then nominate a “detective” to leave the area so they can’t hear what’s going on. Parents pick a leader who will start initiating movements (like jumping jacks or butt kicks) that everyone else will copy. Then the “detective” returns and stands in the middle of the circle. They have to figure out who’s the leader of the group in three guesses! Next game, the leader becomes the detective and the game continues. (If the group is really big—larger than 15 —choose two leaders and two detectives.)

 

Storytellers

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 5
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: Think of this Storytellers game as Mad Libs in real life. Have players stand in a circle 6 feet apart and select one person to start as the storyteller. The storyteller then kicks off the game by either saying one word or one sentence and players around the circle add on their own word or sentence. When you get back to the storyteller, they have to retell the story and all it’s add-ons! (For an extra twist, once a player says their part, make them do a physical activity like run in place or hold a position like tree pose until the circle is complete.)

 

Sun, Moon, Earth

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 5
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: For the Sun, Moon, Earth game, set up cones in a row at least 6 feet apart and designate the cones as the sun, moon, or Earth (kids can draw pictures of each to tape to the cone for added artistic fun). Have all the kids line up 6 feet apart and a parent calls out one of the three sun, moon, or Earth as kids go consecutively one after another at a fast pace. Children have to run to the sun cone, hop on two feet to the moon cone, or bear crawl to the Earth cone. If players make a mistake performing the move they have to step away and do five jumping jacks then rejoin the game.

 

Driveway Snowman Spelling Game

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: A traditional yet interactive game that encourages your child’s spelling and subject knowledge, but also enjoyable—and can be played 6 feet apart! Played with two people or two teams, one side comes up with a word and draws lines in chalk on the driveway to indicate each letter in the word. The other person/team guesses a letter and if it’s in the word, the other team draws it in, but if it’s not in the word, a snowman gets drawn one line or body part at a time.

 

Line Math

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 6
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: Split a group of neighborhoods kids into two teams and have them sit in two lines, 6 feet apart. Place cones in the distance in a line in front of the teams and designate a number to each cone (keep it simple with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ). A parent comes up with a list of math problems and asks a member from each time to stand up and get ready to run. The parent calls out a math problem (3+2=5 or 2×2=4), but lets the players guess the answer. They have to run as fast as they can to the correct cone—whoever is first to the correct cone gets a point. Add a twist: make players hop, run backwards, or bear crawl to the cone; for older grades, use multiplication and division.

 

Lawn Letter Scramble

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Indoors or outdoors

How to play: Prep for this activity by writing the letters of the alphabet on large pieces of paper, and come up with a list of age-appropriate words for the participants. Then have your child and their friend(s) sit in your lawn in 6 feet apart spots and scramble the letters in one of your words in front of them in a line and give them a hint (person, place or thing; or Disney character, sport, name of a state). One child gets up at a time to move one letter to its correct spot. For every word that can’t be figured out, tell players they must do something silly like dance in place for one minute.

 

The Maze

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Indoors

How to play: Use painters tape and crepe paper streamers, construct a zig-zagging maze down the hall. Just attach to your walls from one side to the other in any order variation. The tape or paper should create a maze so the kids playing have to try to get from one end to the other without breaking the tape or paper in a designated amount of time (30 seconds to one minute). One player goes through the maze while the other players wait in a socially-distanced appropriate line until they each get to try it alone.

 

Fence Art

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: Leave inspiring messages for neighbors and friends with fence art. Whether your child has one friend or many coming over, create individual art stations around a large outdoor table or sitting in a circle in your driveway. All you need is construction paper, markers, paint, and paper plates for designing “fence flowers”. To make one: cut small slits into the parameter of a paper plate, color your plate like your favorite flowers, and then make a small hole in the middle of the plate. Place a piece of string through the center hole and tie your flower plate to your fence. Everyone driving will look twice when they see!

 

Lab Rats

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: Turn the backyard into a science lab! The Awesome Science Experiments For Kids has 105 science experiments to choose from that involve materials you have around your house or can easily and inexpensively find at the store. Your little scientists—as many neighbors and friends that can safely sit 6 feet apart—can help construct their own experiment and see results in minutes.

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Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Cocktails, Mocktails, and More

Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Cocktails, Mocktails, and More

star wars inspired cocktailsBy now many of us have already seen the newest Disney Star Wars movie.  You know Solo: A Star Wars Story.  And we’ve been bombarded with Solo merchandise from Solo Movie cups at Denny’s to action figures at the toy stores.  As expected the latest installment of the Star Wars saga has renewed the movie’s popularity.  We’re watching Star Wars movie marathons and hosting Star Wars themed parties.  Last week I posted a list of Star Wars inspired recipes, so it’s only fair that I post a list of Star Wars inspired cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks.  Believe there is no shortage of these drink ideas!

I’ve decided to divide my roundup of Star Wars inspired cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks into non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.  But if one of the alcoholic cocktails catch your fancy but you want to serve it at a kid’s birthday party, just make it a virgin.  You know leave out the booze!  Or you can spike the kiddie version and serve it at an adult party.  However the force inspires you I’m sure your Star Wars inspired cocktails will make you the host or hostess with the mostest this summer!

Whip some up for your kid’s Star Wars birthday party and you’ll rock!  You’re sure to be the parent of the year, or maybe the summer anyway.

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Han Solo Churro Cocoa

Since the movie is all about Solo I’ll start with My Crafy Life’s Han Solo Churro Cocoa.

I know it’s a bit hot for cocoa, but the kids will love if for breakfast anyway.  Serve it the morning after a summer sleepover.

Click here for recipe!

 

star wars inspired cocktailsBB-8 Punch

Whip up this BB-8 Punch by The Joy of Boys.  It’s a refreshing party of any Star Wars themed event.

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star wars inspired cocktailsYoda Float

Now here’s cool Star Wars drink from Sugar and Soul.

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star wars inspired cocktailsFrosty Bantha Milk

Oooh blue milk!  Awesome!  This is perfect for your next Star Wars movie marathon!

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star wars inspired cocktailsRebel Alliance Chocolate Covered Strawberry Float

Wow!  The name’s a mouthful, but it paints a yummy picture!

Here’s the recipe from Nerdy Mama!

 

 

 

star wars inspired cocktailsKylo Ren Party Drink

 

Now this looks yummy in a sinister sort of way.  The kids and adults will love Midget Momma’s  recipe!

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Now let’s move on to the fun party drinks, alcoholic cocktails!

star wars inspired cocktailsKylo Ren Cocktail

Here’s the adult version of the Kylo Ren drink.

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star wars inspired cocktailsFloating Yoda Cocktail

Kahlua, milk, and mint ice cream, what’s not to love?

After a couple of these you’ll be floating with Yoda!

Here’s the recipe from Homemade Hooplah! 

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star wars inspired cocktailsChewbacca Cocktail

This spice whiskey based cocktail by Midget Momma is sure to grow hair on your chest just like its namesake Chewbacca the very hairy Wookie!

 

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The Dark Side Martini

It’s actually a Black Widow Martini by Eclectic Recipes, but it works if you’re planning on setting up a Star Wars Cantina!

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star wars inspired cocktailsThe Darth Maultini

Check out this martini by The More You Nerd Podcast!

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star wars inspired cocktailsThe Han Solo

This list wouldn’t be complete without a drink named for the hero of the lastest Star Wars movie.

Coffee liquer, Irish Cream, and Vodka, this drink packs a punch!

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star wars inspired cocktailsJyn & Juice

Here’s a Rogue One Cocktail with pineapple and orange juices.  Yummy!

Get the recipe from Whiskey and Sunshine!

 

Planning a Star Wars themed event?  Let Savvy Nana Crafts design the perfect party stationary and decor for your event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Party for All Ages

Star Wars Party for All Ages

star wars partyThanks to the popular Star Wars saga series the Mandolorian on Disney Plus, Star Wars Themed parties are popular again.  I have to admit if we had to host a grandkid’s party I’d probably persuade him to pick Star Wars as a party theme.  And you do know that May 4th. is Star Wars day every year right?

So in preparation for this year’s Star Wars day here are some ideas on how to plan a Star Wars themed party for May the 4th. or any other day!

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Star Wars parties are not exactly limited to kid’s parties, many adults love theme too.  In fact I’ve even heard of a Star Wars themed wedding.  Now that might be going a bit too far for me, but hey a grand entrance thru a tunnel of light sabers would probably be pretty cool!

Having said that here are some fun ideas for a Star Wars Party!  Hope it inspires you to throw one too!

Star wars invitationInvitations

You’ll need invitations, so check out the free printable templates from Drevio.com

They have several styles to choose from.  The kids will love them and so will adults!

Click here for the free printable templates!

 

 

star wars partyReception Table

I found this sign on Pinterest.  It’s basically letters pasted on to a project board, you know the one you used for your child’s science project.  Really easy to do with stick on letters and stars.  You can customize it with your child’s age and name!  I’d use at least 1″ letters and 3″ stars in gold or the color of your choice.

star wars partyDecorations

Party decor is only limited by your imagination.  Think of the possibilities!  Lots of characters to choose from to make centerpiece cutouts or standing cutouts for your dessert table.  You can DIY or order from Etsy.

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star wars party I I Just love all the things you can do with paper lanterns!  You can add Yoda ears, turn a couple into BB8, Tie Fighters and more!

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Photo Booth

I love Photo Booths and so do guests of all ages!  Doesn’t take much to add a Photo Booth to your Star Wars Party.  You can tape a black plastic table cloth to a wall and use it for your background.  Stick on a few stars, you have some leftover from the reception table sign don’t you?

Add a few Star Wars related props and voilá you got a photo booth!

Order photo booth props here!

 

 

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F & B

No party is complete without food and drinks.  Here are some fun recipes and ideas for Star Wars themed food!

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star wars partyFavors

Can’t send guests home without a party favor.  I love these bubble wands, they’re very budget friendly, everyone loves bubbles, and they easily become lighsabers!  Just add a favor tag that says thanks for coming to the party and you’re done!

 

 

 

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