Star Wars Birthday

Planning a Star Wars Birthday, I have to admit, was as much fun for me as it ended up being for the dragons. Growing up in a family with a mother who saw A New Hope in theaters sixteen times– I could not become an oddity that doesn’t like the Star Wars universe.

The first thing to plan was the food. Besides our decent Star Wars cake (that did not turn out how I planned at all), the Yoda Soda and the Light Saber Pretzels were a big hit. The decorations (all purchased from Target) were super easy. I also made the popcorn extra fun by throwing in some galaxy sprinkles, and we pretended that the teddy grahams were Ewoks.

Next was some target practice. Since Storm Troopers don’t have very good aim, there was nothing better to shoot at! My birthday dragon did not want me to add a Darth Vader to the stack, since Darth Vader is his favorite character ( “Even though I still root for the good guys now.”).

We always try to do a craft, too, if time allows it. The dragons really enjoyed making their own droids, which all turned out to look like R2D2.

When the party died down, we ended the day by watching The Force Awakens, which was the film we were on in our viewing order. Do you have a favorite Star Wars film? I know it’s probably sacrilegious, but I absolutely love Rogue One. I’m not sure I would say it’s my favorite, but it’s definitely up there. I’m not sure I can truly pick a favorite.

Share your pictures if you have a party or Star Wars Day with some of our ideas!

Make Your Own Droid

R2D2 has been a favorite in our house since my oldest dragon was four. Not surprising, the love of droids carried on to my younger dragons. It might have something to do with the fact that R2D2 has always been a favorite of mine, but who knows.

I had hoped that this craft would inspire some coloring and perhaps a new droid, but my little loves can be very do-it-right-ish, and so we ended up with just R2D2s. If you do this craft and end up with some unique looking droids, I would love to see them.


  • Droid templates (print outs available below)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Coloring supplies (optional)
  • Extra Paper (optional)


  • Print out the templates and cut out your pieces. You can glue them to a larger construction sheet of paper if desired, or just keep your droid on the white paper, or do something else! The options are endless.
  • Cut, glue, color as you like. Make a R2D2 or do something brand new!

Hope you enjoy this! Don’t forget to check out our Star Wars Snack and Activity, too!

Stormtrooper Target Practice

As any Star Wars fan knows, stormtroopers don’t tend to have the best aim. What better way to have target practice at a Star Wars party than with Stormtroopers?


  • Stormtrooper printable sheets (below)
  • Scissors or a Cricut
  • Tape
  • Cups or TP tubes


  • Print and cut out you storm troopers. If you have sticker paper, it would work really well for this!
  • Stick/Tape/Glue your Stormtroopers to what you’re using as their backing. The dragons liked using the red solo cups because they’re easiest to stack and make a satisfying sound when hit with a nerf pellet/ball.
  • You’re done!

Our pup wasn’t too sure about this (she kept chasing cups if they got shot off our pool table). All in all, it was a very fun and entertaining game. The boys kept insisting they needed to do some target practice off and on all day- not just during party hours!

Print three to four sheets. You can make a stack of 12 (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) or 10 (4, 3, 2, 1). Or print as many as you like for multiple stacks/ towers!