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Star Wars Birthday Invitations

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If this is the first page you've landed on, let me give you a quick introduction. I'm Matt James, a professional party planner, and the purpose of this site is to show you the most creative way you can use regular, shop-bought party supplies that can be found in most stores. Not everyone has the craft skills of Martha Stewart or the time to spend several days with a glue gun making things from scratch. It's fine to use shop-bought decorations and supplies—as long as you choose them carefully and know the best way to put them all together. So I'll share a few simple tips and trade secrets that anyone can use to add some creative touches to your party—whatever your budget.


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Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas

Below are ideas for Star Wars Birthday Invitations. Don't forget to check out my other page of Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas—with tips and suggestions for party food & drink, party decorations, and styling.

pool noodle light sabers
star wars BB8 punch drink
jabba the hut inflatable


Star Wars Birthday Invitations

Surprisingly, there are actually very few official Star Wars birthday invitations available that can be customized. I suspect this is because it is cost prohibitive for most bespoke invitation suppliers to license the brand name and character's likeness.

However, many independant graphic designers offer to customize Star Wars invitations using copyrighted images as long as they are for one-time personal use. They state that the character images used are free, are not being sold, and ownership remains with the copyright holders. They also state that you are paying the designer for a creative service; their time spent personalizing your item, and that the product can only be used for one-time personal use, such as birthday parties, and can not be re-sold for any reason.

Photographic Star Wars Birthday Invitations

There are many personalized Star Wars birthday invitations available here that use images from the movies, such as the ones below. See here for the full range.

star wars birthday invitations force awakens
classic star wars birthday invitations

star wars invitations kylo ren
star wars birthday invitations darth vader


Graphic Star Wars Invitations

If you prefer something a little less commercial, the same supplier above also has many graphic-based designs available. A selection of my favourites are below, but many more are available—just follow the link in the section above.

Star Wars Birthday Invitations BB8
Star Wars Invitations lightsaber
star wars party invitations stormtrooper
Star Wars Birthday Invitations


For Younger Kids

The same supplier above also has a good range of Star Wars birthday invitations for younger kids, such as the ones below, along with plenty that are tailored toward's Star Wars birthday parties for girls.

star wars birthday invitations boys
star wars birthday invitations girls
star wars birthday invitations darth vader


Matching Sets

Many of the designs from the above supplier also come with matching thank you cards and printed envelopes, such as the one below.

star wars invitations
star wars thank you cards


Custom Photo Star Wars birthday Invitations

Finally, the same supplier above also has some designs that allow you to include a photo of the birthday boy or girl as a Jedi. Follow the link above, under 'Photographic Star Wars Birthday Invitations' to see the full range.

star wars custom photo invitations
star wars custom photo invitations


Lightsaber Invitations

These lightsaber invitations are pretty cool. They pull out to 8.5" in height to reveal the party details. The same supplier also has the cool rotating BB8 invitations shown below.

lightsaber invitations
lightsaber invitations


Rotating Star Wars Invitation

This BB8 invitation is really clever. The inner circle of his body rotates to reveal the different party details, such as date, address, location etc. They're from the same supplier as the lightsaber invitations above, click on the link there.

star wars bb8 invitation
star wars bb8 invitation
star wars bb8 invitation


Pop Up Star Wars Invitation

When you pull on the lightsaber of this clever Darth Vader invitation, his cape lifts to reveal the party details.

pop up star wars invitation
pop up star wars invitation
pop up star wars invitation

There's also the option to include extendable lightsaber thank you notes.

lightsaber thank you cards
lightsaber thank you cards


Printable Star Wars Invitations

Alternatively, supplier 4 has a range of printable Star Wars invitations available where you can just purchase the artwork and print it yourself. You can either use your own home printer and card stock or send it out to a local copy shop. With printable Star Wars invitations, the designer will still customize the artwork for you before emailing you the artwork as a digital file.

printable star wars invitations
printable star wars invitations
printable star wars invitations
printable star wars invitations


Matching Products

The advantage of the designs below are that, in addition to being less commercial looking, they come with a range of matching products to give a uniform look to your party. See supplier 1 for these.

star wars party invitation yoda
star wars party invitation clonetrooper

The same design can be recreated accross favors, bottle labels, lollipops, activity placemats, candy bag wrappers, buttons, tags, and more.

star wars water labels
star wars candy bar wrappers
star wars lollipops
star wars buttons


Fill-In Star Wars Invitations

For a budget option, there are also various ready made 'fill-in' style invitations available from supplier 1, such as the ones below.

fill in star wars invitations
fill in star wars invitations
fill in star wars invitations

Alternatively, these lightsaber invitations are probably the best designed fill-in invitations that I've come accross.

light saber invitation
light saber invitation
light saber invitation


Star Wars Wedding Invitations

There are also some cool Star Wars wedding inviations available from supplier 4 for the ultimate geek wedding!

star wars wedding invitations
star wars wedding invitations


Star Wars Inspired Invitation

There's also this rather nice birthday invitation which is 'inspired by' Star Wars if you're looking for something a more subtle.

star wars inspired birthday invitation
star wars inspired birthday invitation


Homemade star wars Invitations

If you want to make your own home-made invitations, you could use these paper lightsaber invitations (below, by Jami at The Blackberry Vine) which are made from glitter card stock.

Pick up the glitter card-stock and all the other necessary bits from supplier 3.

homemade star wars light saber invitations
homemade star wars light saber invitations
homemade star wars light saber invitations


star wars Invitation Wording

If you are making your own, don't forget to incorporate lots of phrases from the film into your Star Wars birthday invitations, such as:

  • A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
  • There was a strong disturbance in the force...
  • The Jedi Council request that all young Padawans attend...
  • To celebrate Padawan (name), the chosen one's birthday
  • Use the force to reply (or for non-Jedis call....[insert telephone number])
  • Bring your lightsabers to complete your Jedi training
  • May the force be with you

Alternatively, convert all your wording using this free Yoda-Speak Generator.



star wars Stamps
personalized postage stamps
personalized postage stamps

Just upload a photo of the birthday boy or girl dressed in a costume (select supplier 8 and 9 for best range) and the personalized stamps will be shipped to you (USA only).

kids starwars costume
kids starwars costume
kids starwars costume
kids starwars costume


3d Star Wars Birthday Invitations

If you fancy doing something a little more creative, check out my tip below explaining how professional party planners often create 3D invitations.

Matt's Tip

I think it’s important to create a big first impression, so I always try to incorporate some sort of object with the invitations—rather than just relying on a traditional printed card (see examples here). This is a little trick that’s often used by professional party planners to make invitations stand out. People just love to receive unusual invitations. It really captures their imagination and gets them excited about the party.


matt james


3d star wars Invitations

For a Star Wars birthday party theme think about sending out these 20" inflatable lightsabers from supplier 1 as the invitation. You can pick these up for less than $3 dollars each. Then attach these plastic VIP passes, which are also $2 each, with all the party details printed onto them. Kid's will love the idea of being given VIP passes to a Star Wars party! These will make quite an impression if you hand them out already inflated (do it on the school run or you could post them out in mailing tubes). Ask guests to bring the lightsabres with them to the party to take part in 'Jedi training' games.

For older children, you could use these more authentic light-up lightsabers (below right) from supplier 3. Just bear in mind they are longer, at 29" and 54", so will need larger tubes if mailing them out.

inflatable light saber
star wars vip pass invitation
light sabers


Han Solo Carbonite Chocolate Invitations

Another idea for a 3D Star Wars invitation would be to send out these Han Solo in carbonite chocolate bars along with the VIP passes mentioned above. You can pick up the mold from supplier 3 to make them yourself. Alternatively, you can buy them from supplier 4—either filled or plain—for just $3-$5 dollars each.

han solo in carbonite ice mold
han solo in carbonite chocolate
han solo in carbonite chocolate
Don't Forget

Don't forget to check out my other page of Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas—with tips for party food & drink, decorations, and styling.

star wars cake topper
star wars airwalker balloon
star wars birthday party games




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About Matt James

is a professional event planner and owner of event agency Left Field Productions, which has produced events for Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Spacey, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle, John Waters, and Elvis Costello & Diana Krall. Since 2004, Left Field Productions has won 30 industry awards for excellence including Production Company of the Year.


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