Below are some Star Wars birthday party games suitable for a kid's Star Wars party theme.
See my Star Wars birthday party ideas page for other ideas such as Star Wars party decorations, invitations, food and drink.
Start by issuing each of the Padawans with a Jedi Robe. Here's a great step by step tutorial by Steven DeGraeve for how to make your own like the ones pictured below. If you prefer to buy them, you can pick them up here.
When planning your Star Wars birthday party games, don't underestimate how long kids will be happy to just play-fight with Lighsabers. You can create homemade lightsabers using foam pool noodles then just use heavy duty black and silver tape to create handles. You might want to pad out the handles with some tissue paper before wrapping in the tape, just so they are more pronounced than the main body of the 'lightsaber'.
Alternatively, you can pick up cheap inflatable lightsabers (select supplier 1) for just a couple of dollars each.
Once they are kitted out with a lightsaber and robe, start your Star Wars birthday party games with a series of training exercises and tests for the kids to qualify as true Jedis:
Now they're all trained it's time to play some Star Wars birthday party games that pit Jedi against Sith:
This is a variation of the children's game Stuck in the Mud. Pick up some of these cheap paper masks (select supplier 3).
Divide the kids into two teams. Give one team rebel masks and the other a mixture of First Order masks.
They then play a game of tag, but when each person is caught they have to stand on the spot with their legs spread open and arms out. They can only be released when another member of their team crawls through their legs. Keep playing until all of one team has been caught.
Using the paper masks (supplier 3) buy enough so that you have one rebel mask for everyone (you can use a mixture of characters), and also one First Order mask for everyone (this time only choose one character so that all the First Order masks are the same).
Get one volunteer to start off as the First Order character. The remaining rebels have to run from point A to point B trying to get past the First Order in the middle. As each rebel is caught they swap their mask to become a member of the First Order until there is only one rebel left—who is the winner.
One of the most simple Star Wars birthday party games is to spit them into characters from the dark side and the light side using the masks and have them play tug of war.
Using a selection of paper masks available from the Star Wars site attach them to inflatable skittles then let the Jedi see how many baddies they can bowl over.
This pull string Darth Vader pinata (supplier 1) is a simple activity to use as one of your Star Wars birthday party games.
This giant Star Wars coloring puzzle (select supplier 3) has 12 separate pieces, so each guest can color in one section then fit them all together to create a mural.
Give each child another mask but put it on them from behind so they don't know which character they are wearing (have them close their eyes while you put it on so they can't work it out from the shape of the mask). Then have them all ask each other questions that can only be answered yes or no, until they work out who they are.
This poster (select supplier 3) contains every character and every vehicle from all the Star Wars movies. Turn it into one of your Star Wars birthday party games by playing a version of 'Pin The Tail On' which will test their knowledge of Star Wars. Take turns to blindfold each guest, spin them around three times then place a small removable sticker (such as a Post It note) somewhere on the poster. They then have to remove their blindfold and correctly identify the character / vehicle they've placed the sticker on, and which movie(s) it featured in.
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