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We are fortunate enough to live near Disneyland so my son has had the opportunity to participate in the real Jedi Training Academy. We thought it would be cool to do the same thing for his birthday party. Since I have video of him at Disneyland, I was able to teach the kids the same choreography. We played the theme song to Star Wars during the training and obstacle course. When Darth Vader appeared we played the Imperial March. It added a lot to the event. Each kiddo received a robe made from a pillow case (no sew...just a few snips with the scissors. I saw them on this site originally!). They cost about $1.50 each! They also got a pool noodle light saber which came in at less than a dollar a piece too.
Kids also made a felt Yoda & R2D2 for a craft.
It was a fun party for not a lot of money. Thank you to everyone who posted their amazing ideas! This site is such a great resource.
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Kids made a felt Yoda & R2D2. They received their robes and Light Sabers and had to hit balloons to keep them in the air. They learned a sequence of moves to practice. We had the Star Wars theme song playing. Then the music changed to the Imperial March and Darth Vader appeared. The kids each battled him.
Very small...with the exception of the printables the party was entirely homemade.