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Star Wars Celebration


I've been alternating my first week in May activities between Star Wars and the Derby (like my American Girl Hats for the Derby event) and this year was a Star Wars celebration for May the 4th.

may 4th treat bags

There is no shortage of Star Wars party stuff available. I made these cute treat boxes with the printable from Printable Crush (minus the bunny ears!).

star wars treat box contents

Inside were two stickers and a bookmark (all from Oriental Trading), a glow stick with tape to look like a lightsaber, and a badge I made with the library's badge maker.

star wars badges

We also had a few crafts. First was the Chewbacca Paper Bag Puppet:

chewbacca puppet

This fun idea is from A Grande Life, and was the favorite of the evening. Simple and very cute!

chewbacca puppet craft table

I had all the pieces pre-cut and ready to assemble. Some kids modified there's-I had a girl Chewbacca (a girl Wookie, I guess I should say) with a hairbow, and a rainbow polka dot Chewbacca.

yoda origami table

We also had Yoda Origami, with instructions from Tom Angleberger (and shared by The Show Me Librarian).

design a droid star wars craft table

Our third craft was a Design A Droid table, with BB8 and R2D2 templates from The Lego Librarian.

star wars photo props

I also purchased from photo props from Oriental Trading and borrowed my boss's kids' lightsabers (alleged "kids") for a photo op station.

may the fourth banner

I made a "May the Fourth Be With You" bunting with a few characters on it. Here is a printable PDF.

star wars snacks

It was hanging over the refreshments area, where we had:

vader-ade star wars drink

Cherry Kool-ade for Vader-Ade

princess lay's star wars refreshments

Chips for Princess Lay's

jabba's treasure star wars treat

Silver and gold wrapped candy leftover from another librarian's pirate treasure hunt for Jabba's Treasure

star wars cookies

And Star Wars cookies, without a clever name. The three other food labels I made can be printed here.

star wars memory card table

Our last table downstairs had a Star Wars Memory Card game, which was a printable from Childhood 101.

sith lord eliminator game

Upstairs were the games. I modified our Skull Krusher game from the Halloween Carnival to make the Sith Lord Eliminator Bean Bag Toss.

stormtrooper bowling

Stormtrooper Bowling (I was later corrected to the one-word spelling. Oops.)

star wars cornhole

I covered our cornhole boards to make them Rebel versus Imperial

star wars death star game

Instead of a Death Star pinata, we opted for whacking a Death Star beach ball with pool noodle lightsabers to try to keep it in the air.

stars wars balloon

And balloons! We also had these cute Yoda/Stormtrooper/Darth Vader balloons that I didn't get a picture of.

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