When you’re planning an 8th birthday celebration for two superfans, you need epic Star Wars party ideas!

We’re talking original Star Wars good, not second-rate sequels!

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

Jackson recently celebrated his 8th birthday, and we had a joint party with his BFF since their birthdays are just a few weeks apart. Both boys are super-serious Star Wars fans, so it only made sense that we join Forces on their party.

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Well, actually, they were on opposite sides of the Force.

Since Darth Vader is his favorite character, Jackson was drawn to the Dark Side, while his best bud took on Jedi Master Yoda as his party persona.

A few months before the party, the boys dressed up as their favorite Star Wars characters for a photo shoot in our driveway. I shot their photos against a plain white backdrop because we had big plans for these shots — Photoshop plans.

What an awesome Star Wars movie poster birthday party invitation!

William’s grandfather used to be the art director for the tabloid newspaper, The Weekly World News, so he’s a master at photoediting. (What? You thought Bat Boy was real?)

William’s grandfather used my photos, plus shots of the Death Star and Millennium Falcon, to put Yoda and Darth Vader in battle. I added text, in the free Star Jedi font, to make the invitation look like a classic Star Wars movie poster.

Pretty cool, huh?

Star Wars Party Ideas: Food

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

William’s mom, Stacey, and I spent weeks collecting party inspiration, planning the menu and working on crafts and decoration — with lots of input (and a little bit of help) from the birthday boys.

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

Since ours was a mid-afternoon party, we served mainly snacks and sweets — lots and lots of sweets, which were a big hit with the kids.

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

Guests couldn’t get enough of Admiral Ackbar’s Snack Bar. It’s a hit!

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I made the food labels with scrapbook paper and my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, but you could easily make printable labels using Star Wars fonts.

Our menu included Yoda Ears with Sarlac Dip, Tatooine Tortillas with Skywalker Salsa…

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

Obi-wan-Kabob-ies, Tie-Fighter Twists, Droid Dip, two types of Yoda Soda (green Kool-Aid and punch made from lime sherbet and Sprite)…

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

Galactic Goodies (planet edible art marshmallows from Vintage Confections)…

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

Candy-dipped pretzel lightsabers, Bantha Bites candies (also from Vintage Confections), Carbonite Chocolates and R2-D2 Candies.

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

Stacey and I made these using Hans Solo in Carbonite and R2-D2 molds, with help from her mom, my mother-in-law and my husband, who used edible markers to decorate the R2-D2 chocolates. (You can see exactly how we made these Star Wars chocolate candies here.

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

I think I saw Yoda eat six of the Han Solo chocolates. Good food, hmmm!

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  1. Amy! This was a ton of work, and it looks awesome.
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  2. There are so many good ideas in this party, I wouldn’t know where to start! Great job!

  3. Awesome ideas! I love that you paid SO much attention to all of the little details. Great job!
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    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thank you, Heidi. The devil is in the details, and some of them sure gave me fits, but I think all the effort was definitely worth it. The kids had a blast, especially the two birthday boys.

  4. LOVE this! What a party! Holy wow! Your the best mom ever!
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  5. Hi, is there any chance you have the files for the rebel sign and the empire sign on another post that I can’t find? I have a silhouette and would love to be able to use them for my sons star wars party this weekend! Your party was amazing!!! Thanks!

  6. How fun! Great job! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

  7. Those kids are SO lucky! I especially love the Admiral Ackbar Snackbar and R2D2 cookies.
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    • Atta Girl Amy
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      We certainly had a blast at the party! I think the boys and their friends all appreciated it. Definitely worth all the work we put into it.

  8. My boys would have loved a party like this when they were young! Good Job!

  9. Wow! You really went all out and I love it! We did a similar Star Wars party for my son, but did a lot more then I did!! The snack table is just AWESOME!!! Great work!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thanks so much, Carrie. It definitely helped that it was a joint party with his BFF. We had two families working on it. We even put the grandparents to work. And it was all worth it because the birthday boys and their friends had a blast.

  10. Krystal says:

    For the two signs you did on the gift table (Darth Jackson and Master William) do you have a cut file for Vader and Yoda image on them? If so, could I get them? We are doing Star Wars for my son and this make it so nice to cut them out for decor. Thanks You did awesome and I am using some for his birthday.

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