Lego Star Wars Party (part one) can be found here
Noodle light sabers - these were a bit hit (literally) and super easy to make. I bought dollar store pool noodles, cut them in half and then used blue and silve duct tape to decorate and make a handle. Maddy then helped me draw on buttons and gadgets on the handle in black sharpie.
Guess the number of legos
Pass the parcel - we initiated Joshua's peers with this very english party game. Entirely Mr. B's idea and was a HUGE hit with the kiddies. I found some very cute pens in Toys R Us to use as prizes and wrapped each one in around 8 different layers of wrapping paper. The game begins with each child passing around the parcel to music and when the music stops, the child gets to unwrap just one layer of paper. They, of course have no idea how many layers there are.
They got the hang of it pretty quick and started hanging on to the parcel for as long as they could. As soon as Mr B enforced the 'one second rule' (hold onto it for longer than one second and you are out...heartless I tell you!) then the game went much more smoothly!
Lego star wars bingo, free printable available here
Find the lego man - a lego take on a traditional hunting game, that kept them occupied for all of 5 minutes - and I am all about keeping kids occupied when there are 18 in my house!
The prizes - lego kits, the kiddies got these as soon as they got a Bingo in Star Wars bingo. I picked up these kits when they were on sale in Toy R Us (last summer!) for about $8 per bag of 8, but they are also still available on Amazon, although their price seems to have sky-rocketed
For the 'hunt the lgo man' and 'guess the number of legos' game I made up these cute buckets of treats from Party City.
The lego favors went down very well and kept the little guys busy for quite a while (and the big guys too)
The party bags
After getting the Lego man ice tray - I decided to try my hand at making my own crayons. Although kinda time consuming they worked really well and I thought they would make the cutest gifts in party bags - along with a coloring book:
The images for the coloring book (and great directions and other ideas) are from here
Each child also got to take home a noodle light saber and the lego kit that they had built earlier, I am sure parents were very grateful that their little cake-filled boys could take the light sabers home!
The cake - was a mission in itself, so I will leave that and some excellent party link ideas until later! The Cake and resources here