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Star Wars Party Ideas & Events in KC: May the 4th be with You

While May the 4th is not considered a national holiday, it should be in the eyes of every Star Wars fan….It’s also known as Star Wars Day!

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?

May the 4th Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you

There are fun Star Wars Day events happening around KC throughout April & May. You can enjoy a Star Wars filled day at Paradise Park, throw your own DIY party, or create a Star Wars masterpiece at Paint, Glaze, & Fire. 

So, grab your light sabers & Star Wars costumes to celebrate this special day. 

There are fun things to do for every family!

 

Star Wars Day Events in KC:

May the Fourth be with You – Family Day

The National Museum of Toys & Miniatures

Saturday, May 4th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Your entire family can take an outer space adventure including, creating miniature lightsabers, a special galactic scavenger hunt, & epic pictures. You may even see some of (you) or your child’s favorite characters…
 
So, dress up in your favorite space robes & come celebrate this special family day at the museum! Star Wars Day is included with museum admission & FREE for members. 

 

Star Wars Game Day in OP

May 4th at 11 am

Tabletop Game & Hobby in OP

Saturday will be filled with a full day of Star Wars gaming! There will be a $5 entry fee for the Imperial Assault Tournament, which will include prizes, snacks, & drinks. The Open Play is FREE. Call (913) 962-4263 to register or sign up online. 

You can bring your own games or play one of the scheduled games:

Rebellion Playthrough/Open Play 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Star Wars RPG Open Table 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (system/DM TBA)

Legion Playthrough/Open Play 11:00 am -5:00 pm

Imperial Assault Tournament 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Light Saber Duel Training

Saturday, May 4th at 1 pm 

Redux Society

If your children love Star Wars, they have to know LightSaber Dueling is now an official sport!

On May 4th, the Redux Society will start offering LightSaber duel training taught by martial arts & fencing experts! Space is limited, so sign up early. You must pre-register to participate in the Star Wars day event. Training will continue after May the 4th too. 

 

Star Wars Art Show

May 3rd to 5th

Harrah’s Casino

This FREE art event will feature works from well-known artists using themes like Star Wars, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Lord of the Rings, & more. 

 

***Not during May 4th Weekend, but mark your calendars for:

Star Wars Day at KC Royals

Sunday, September 15th at 1:15 pm

Kauffman Stadium

Celebrate Star Wars Day at The K with your kiddos this Fall! The game will be against the Houston Astros. 

If you purchase the Star Wars theme ticket you will receive an exclusive Chewbacca koozie!

 

 

DIY Star Wars Party:

If your child is obsessed with Star Wars like ours, you can also throw a Star Wars party at home to surprise your little jedi on May 4th…

Here are some ideas for a DIY Star Wars Party: May the 4th Be With You that’s out of this galaxy:

StarWars Birthday

 

Star Wars Party Activities:

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

 

Star Wars Food:  

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.

 

Star Wars Themed Games:

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. 🙂

 

Star Wars Party Favors

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.  

Looking for other party ideas? Check out our party pages!

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