Then you have to go for it and hope the force is with you. Sport turned 6 recently and since he has been diagnosed with Star Wars OCD, we had our theme. Now mind you I couldn’t get my head around this for weeks, so about 5 days out it all finally started coming together thanks to Google.I was lucky enough to have Padme and Anakin (my daughter and my neighbors son, both third graders) stop by and help with the Padawan training.
The Padawan’s were greeted at the front door and were given their their vest and told to start building their own lightsaber, as all Jedi must.The lightsaber consisted of swim noodles cut in half, that had been taped with duct tape on the ends. The Padawan’s built their light saber buttons out of yellow and black duct tape. The vests, were pieces of felt that I cut a V shape opening for their heads, then uses some ribbon as the belt.
Then the training began. In the garage, there was reflex training. They had to hit the balloon with their lightsaber. Then the Padawan’s flew to the Dagoba system a.k.a my basement, for agility training on an obstacle course.Upstairs, Padme and Anakin trained them with a game of Yoda says. Touch your toes, you must. Use the Force you must, and if you must was not said, they were out and had to work on their listening skills. The next game was Star Wars Charades, where they had to pretend to be a Star Wars character, such as R2D2, C3-PO, Darth Vader, Anakin, Jabba the Hut, etc. We also played a game of pass the detonator. While the Catina band played, the Padawan’s passed the detonator until the music stopped. That child was then able to give the birthday boy his present.
What’s a birthday party without cake? So we had an R2D2 cake this year. I finally learned this year to freeze the cake before you cut and frost the cake. R2D2’s legs were falling apart like crazy, and luckily I had a ghost cake in the freezer for an upcoming Halloween party. I grabbed the frozen cake and made a refurbished R2D2 leg and it worked out wonderfully. So from now on, I will be freezing my cakes a day before and they will look a little less homemade.
That was our Star Wars party, thank you for everyone who has gone before me and come up with wonderful ideas, my Padawan and his friends had a great day.