Creating a Star Wars party for my six-year olds’ has been the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m loving that they independently love Star Wars as much as me, and I’ve had to work quite hard at not getting too carried away. We decided to have a theme and after a trawl on Pinterest we decided to keep it simple with a Lightsaber theme with a Lightsaber party invitation.To make the invitations I used A4 Glitter card in red and green (it was in the run up to Christmas so cheaper than other colours), A4 sticky back plastic in silver and black, a glue gun and double-sided sticky tape.
I used Picmonkey to create the invite, printing four designs to a page.Creating the invitations proved a bit of a trial and error process. Fortunately my brother works somewhere with a high use of kitchen towel. With more than enough kitchen rolls, there was a decision whether to wrap the card around the kitchen roll, or to cut it in half and fit the card inside.
The vote from the boys was the lightsabers were ‘too fat’ wrapped around the kitchen roll. So we went with the A4 card rolled and fitted into a halved kitchen roll. Great news as not as many kitchen rolls are needed, a bit of a faff from a fit perspective.To start the process, I printed the text for the invitations on white paper. I used a bit of Star Wars themed text and the nearest to a Star Wars font on Picmonkey. I used a paper-cutter to size them and used double-sided tape to secure them onto the lightsabers.
After cutting the kitchen rolls in half, I cut the back A4 sticky back plastic into three widths. These were wrapped around the tubes with the birthday invite added over the top.
Onto the light, I rolled the card so I knew it fitted inside the tube, using a glue-gun to secure the rolled card. Once secured I put hot glue around the base of the card and held it inside the tube until secure.
With the two parts complete, I used silver sticky back plastic to join the two (you can get four or five strips per A4). This was the part of the process I wasn’t happy with, it felt messy, I thought it looked messy.
You can go to town a bit more on detail- you could have a pure silver lightsaber or pure black, you could also add a red circle or a red button as a switch.
I’ll be honest. I thought I chose a really straightforward invitation. I somehow forgot the boys’ were now in separate classes. Fifty of these later (including a couple of prototypes) and I was glad to see them done.
And the icing on the cake? Mr J hates doing the school run when the children are ladened down with ‘stuff’. So, I did the school run. Yes, it was a faff- two shopping bags per child of birthday lightsabers. But. To see so many children running down the school steps at the end of the day.