Star Wars Party Ideas & Events in KC: May the 4th be with You
May the 4th be with you, KC!
While today is not considered a national holiday, it should be in the eyes of every Star Wars fan. As fans of Star Wars grew into parents, their love of Star Wars trickled to the kiddos (including a mild-obsession in our house.)
Celebrate Star Wars Day in style with jedi-tastic events happening around KC, or create your own DIY Star Wars party at home.
…what’s more fun than light saber battles?
There are awesome Star Wars events happening around KC throughout April & May.
Enjoy a Star Wars filled day at Paradise Park, throw your own DIY party, or create a Star Wars masterpiece at Paint, Glaze, & Fire. There is something for every family to enjoy!
May the 4th (Star Wars Day) Events in KC:
Saturday, May 5th
Come experience the Star Wars adventure throughout Paradise Park. Bring your camera & dress up as your favorite Star Wars character to celebrate a day of fun. You may see a few storm troopers or maybe even Darth Vader! Visit the Paradise Park Facebook Event for more info.
Friday, May 4th at 6:00 pm
Come create a one-of-a-kind Star Wars project & enjoy Jedi snacks 🙂 You can create one of their Star Wars themed projects, or you can create your own masterpiece from scratch! You will need to call ahead to save your spot for this fun Star Wars party. Call (913) 383-0222 to reserve your spot now!
April 14th 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Saturday, kids can meet their favorite Star Wars characters in person AND find a new furry best friend! There will be fun meet n’ greet opportunity for your kids. You even have the chance to take pics with your fav. Star Wars characters. Adopt your very own wookiee or ewok, aka dog or cat, at their Zona Rosa Adoption Center. 🙂
The National Museum of Toys & Miniatures
Friday May 4th 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Come to The National Museum of Toys & Miniatures to celebrate Star Wars Day. Don your outer space garb, learn the ropes of space battling, meet your favorite characters, and graduate from an exciting experience that will qualify you to decide who shot first. This is not a trap– visit with your friends and family 18+ to enjoy out-of-this-galaxy snacks and drinks, and to celebrate May the 4th Be With You Day. At $5 per person and free for museum members.
Nebraska Furniture Mart
Thursday May 24th at 8:00 pm
Dress up as your favorite Star Wars characters to compete in the Star Wars Costume Contest. You could take home some great prizes. There will be 2 divisions and there is a disclaimer to keep all costumes family friendly and do not bring prop weapons. These will be provided by the 501st Legion as community prop weapons for the contest only.
DIY Star Wars Party:
Our son is obsessed with Star Wars. He literally eats (Star Wars snacks), drinks (from Star Wars cups) and sleeps (in Star Wars pajamas) Star Wars. So we really wanted to surprise him on May the 4th this year. Every jedi deserves a special day…
If you’ve got a Star Wars fanatic in your family, here are some idea on how to create a DIY Star Wars May the 4th Be With You party that’s out of this galaxy:
We had kids both young and old coming to the party, so we wanted to make sure our activities could scale to a range of abilities. All of these ideas are cheap and easy!
- A “Tattoos from Tatooine” booth — all Star Wars, of course
- Build your own droid station with R2-D2 and BB-8 materials
- Find the Storm Troopers — I turned empty milk cartons from Costco into Storm Trooper helmets and hid them around the party
In addition to pizza, we had fun shopping for all kinds of Star Wars treats (fruit snacks, crackers, cookies, even cereal) — there’s no shortage out there! I made little water bottles look like R2-D2s and offered “Jedi Juice.” For dessert it was a Death Star cake made with a Wilton 3D Sports Ball Wilton cake mold. Unless you are crazy like me, do yourself a favor and just order a cake!
Pro tip: Dollar Store has a lot of Star Wars stuff on the CHEAP.
After the food, we took the party to a nearby gymnastics studio for some Jedi-Knight training. If you want to keep the party contained to one location, it would be very easy to come up with a few obstacle courses in your own backyard. You can buy lightsabers (online seems cost effective) to host a lightsaber battle tournament in the back yard too. 🙂
At the end of the party, everyone received their own Jedi Knight certificate and a bubble wand lightsaber.
The level of effort was minimal on this one (sans cake) and the party was a big hit with the kids AND parents. For even more Star Wars party ideas, check out my Star Wars Party board on Pinterest. May the force be with you.
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