Star Wars fans -please help me with ideas to surprise DH!

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CassieTheCockatoo Sat 06-Apr-13 12:13:35


I am wanting to have a weekend celebration with all things Star Wars for my DHs birthday. We have two young DC who would love to get involved.

Problem is -I have not seen Star Wars since I was about 5! Any creative Star Wars fans out there?

So far I have:
Watch Star Wars whilst eating Star Wars themed snacks (to be determined what these snacks might be!)
Have a light saber fight in back garden

.....Yep, I definitely need help!

A clever "Star Wars" game for an adult party entails assigning each guest a character's name that the guest cannot see but everyone else at the party can. Do this by taping a piece of paper with the character's name on it to the guest's back. Guests then ask the others yes/no questions to try to deduce which character they have been assigned

nabbed it off this site

Love this idea btw, not the biggest fan myself but DP 8loves* star wars.

Enjoy! smile

50shadesofvomit Sat 06-Apr-13 12:29:05

Would he want to dress up as a character? I've seen adult fancy dress as well as personalised Jedi dressing gowns.
Dance or listen to the soundtrack? Some of the songs are slow (main theme) but others like the cantina song is more boppy.
Would you dress in a Princess Leia bikini wink?
There are lots of Star Wars clone wars cakes in the supermarket.

LadyMountbatten Sat 06-Apr-13 12:41:42

..this is for an adult?

CassieTheCockatoo Sat 06-Apr-13 12:43:33

Thank you! Yes I think DH even has a costume (can't be sure but have just told DH he needs to go through our costumes tmrw so will find a way of asking).

Any ideas of costumes for DC that it could make (can't sew so has to be easy!).

I have just looked at that website Orchard - thank you!

Added to list:
- decorate living room with stars to look like a galaxy and Star Wars posters
- have theme music playing
- dress in character
- Star Wars cakes

Appreciate your suggestions!

CassieTheCockatoo Sat 06-Apr-13 12:45:54

Good question Lady. I think it might end up being a Star Wars themed weekend for just DH and DC instead of an actual party. I can spread all these things it over the course of the birthday weekend. DC will love it too!

VivaLeBeaver Sat 06-Apr-13 12:49:07

And after the DC have gone to bed you can dress up like Princess Leia in a gold bikini.

MaureenMLove Sat 06-Apr-13 12:51:50

You cold make wookie steaks for dinner. They're a bit like rump steak, but just a little Chewy! grin

I'll get me coat! grin

CassieTheCockatoo Sat 06-Apr-13 13:29:46

grin -gold bikini - did Princess Leia really wear one?

- adding wookie steaks to list as that's funny (that would really impress DH as I am vegetarian and rarely cook meat for him!).

ThePendant Sat 06-Apr-13 13:49:42

Do you have a wii?

The Lego star wars game is (apparently) good.

MinnieBar Sat 06-Apr-13 14:01:19

Amazon have Star Wars shaped cake moulds - Darth Vader and little R2-D2 ones that you could also use as ice cubes.

zipzap Sat 06-Apr-13 14:32:17

Have a look on eBay for star wars party or star wars decorations etc etc

You'll find all sorts of stuff from bits to go in kiddy party bags to decorations and through to the expensive collector stuff...

Even if you don't go for any of it, it might provide some good ideas.

Pin the light sabre on the donkey darth vader maybe? grin

RosemaryandThyme Sat 06-Apr-13 14:39:01

Star wars lego set - if your loaded Argos do the star ship.

There is a traveling star-wars road show that displays original film costumes, we went last year when it was in sailsbury, a google should pin down locations.

Back to back movies playing, there are also periodic showings at cinemas, have a google as 8hrs in the cinema is bliss, some do through the night screenings !!!

Talk like yoda competition.

Fun is involved when alcohol is had!

BelfastBloke Sat 06-Apr-13 14:49:56

Make sure everything you buy and organise is from the original trilogy, Episodes IV to VI.

The recent prequels (Episodes 1 to III) were shit, and lots of people think so (it's not just my opinion). Your DH may have this opinion or may not, but certainly some of the people attending the party will.

So it's safest to stick to the original 70s and 80s stuff.

lunar1 Sat 06-Apr-13 14:53:14

Amazon do a Jedi dressing gown which went down very well for my brothers birthday.

Dolallytats Sat 06-Apr-13 14:53:16

You can get Star Wars rice paper cake toppers for fairy cakes and rectangular or round icing sheets with all different Star wars scenes on them for birthday cakes. My son loved his Darth Maul one that he had on his birthday cake this year!!

Dolallytats Sat 06-Apr-13 14:56:26

I also saw a Star Wars themed pinata, although for the life of me I can't think what website it was on-a job for google, I think!!

zipzap Sat 06-Apr-13 22:18:51

Star wars origami - google it; there seem to be books as well as instructions on the web.

See who can make the best death star or any othr spaceship/character etc (sorry not very up on SW!) out of a sheet of a4... Do it at the start of the party/weekend and they can be used as decorations or (learn how to do one yourself in advance!) and have it as a good party trick!

BelfastBloke Sun 07-Apr-13 01:06:42

Fuck Darth Maul.

(that was not a party suggestion)

MinnieBar Sun 07-Apr-13 08:57:45

grin BelfastBloke.

I made my own Death Star piñata for DS's birthday which they then beat the crap out of with lightsabers (or, as DD1 calls them, 'light savers')

Yeah, don't do that. It took bloody ages to make and looked a bit crap - perfect for five-year-olds, not for adults.

You could get a donkey piñata and paint it grey to look like an AT-AT?!

blibblibs Sun 07-Apr-13 09:08:50

I got the pinata from here for DS5 birthday party - he loved it and still has it hanging in his bedroom now.
Lego sets would be a great idea too - you get the small sets for about a tenner.
Lego star wars on the Play station is also good.

Every day is a Star Wars day in this house!

blibblibs Sun 07-Apr-13 09:10:18

We also have Star Wars monopoly which DS5 is able to play with some assistance.


blibblibs Sun 07-Apr-13 09:11:00
CassieTheCockatoo Sun 07-Apr-13 11:08:44

Wow! Thank you all -this help has been invaluable (def would not have known I could just paint a donkey piñata grey!).

I have added to list:
- Wii game
- Lego set
- piñata
- talk like Yoda competition

I fear that origami would be out of our league. Monopoly sounds fun but I think I will wait until DC are older.

Will have to look into costumes but like the dressing gown suggestion! And I will look into cake toppers.

I have heard DH muttering about the original series being the best so will steer clear of the prequels -thanks for telling me which ones to watch out for BelfastBloke.

I noticed the wii games have two choices -should I be going with Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga instead of Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars as the Clone Wars is part of the newer stuff?

Thanks again!

lookingforbaubles Sun 07-Apr-13 11:16:39

heads up for a Christmas idea or bunting?

i bought some star wars material online -ebay- and a made a stocking out of it for my ds, he was sooo pleased!

CassieTheCockatoo Sun 07-Apr-13 12:48:44

Nice idea baubles!

MinnieBar Sun 07-Apr-13 16:45:24

Complete Saga for the Wii game deffo - it's lots of fun actually. It does include Eps 1-3 as well but you can just ignore them and play 4-5 (note: you can only play the first level in each episode at first; once you've completed the first level that gives you access to the second, etc).

CassieTheCockatoo Sun 07-Apr-13 21:41:19

Thanks Minnie!

CassieTheCockatoo Thu 11-Apr-13 13:39:31

Ok I am back seeking more advice please!

I am organizing costumes. Can someone please tell me what they think is the coolest costume for a DS? There are a couple of things to keep in mind:
-not Darth Vader as DH has bought that costume for himself that he thinks he has cleverly hidden away
-not Luke Skywalker- as we have a baby DC named Luke so he will get Luke Skywalker costume when he gets older and for now I will dress him up as baby Yoda grin

Magna Thu 11-Apr-13 13:47:52

Just asked two 7yo boys Cassie and both came out with Master Yoda so they can paint their faces green hmm grin

They are both sat playing star wars at the moment

anklebitersmum Thu 11-Apr-13 13:54:06

I made DS2 a Darth Vader birthday cake..instructions are on you tube grin

anklebitersmum Thu 11-Apr-13 13:54:51

Storm troopers are cool..and you can never have too many

Ultimate presents for Star Wars fans: here (costumes, props etc from the guy who made the originals)

Cassie - how old is the DS that you want a costume for? Could he be a jedi youngling or is he too old?

CassieTheCockatoo Fri 12-Apr-13 04:01:51

Stealth he is 3 yrs so young Jedi would be appropriate. Hmmmm that or a Storm Trooper? They are cool too!

Will check out Darth Vader cake -good idea!

Baby Yoda may be up for a green face -he is pretty chilled so we may get away with it!

CassieTheCockatoo Fri 12-Apr-13 04:03:44

Those are some fancy costumes stealth!

They're not just any costumes, they're the real thing wink (possibly the distinction is clear only to star wars geeks)

youngling costumes

RaspberrySchnapps Fri 12-Apr-13 08:31:50

how about some 'Han Solo frozen in carbon' ice/jelly/chocolate moulds?

You can get R2D2 moulds too.

CassieTheCockatoo Fri 12-Apr-13 11:47:50

Oh that sounds fun too! Great ideas!

There are Death ar and Millenium Falcon moulds too - I you could get thoroughly carried away here

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