Confession: I hate Star Wars! I blame my hatred on a college ex-boyfriend, but we won’t get too far into it (that’s what I pay my therapist for). However, I recognize that the Star Wars fandom is massive and that I should at least host a program for them on their day – May the Fourth. Here’s a run-down of what I have planned:
DIY Glow Stick Lightsabers
This tutorial is simple and requires only glow sticks, Sharpies, and duct tape. I thought about doing the pool noodle light sabers, but if I learned anything from our Festivus Party – it’s that my teens can’t be trusted with anything that could possibly be used to hit someone with.
The Force Awakens BINGO
I’m planning to screen The Force Awakens, but I wanted to do something other than just showing the movie. To make it more interactive, I created a BINGO game to go along with it (with the help of this generator from Darths & Droids). Click here to download the set of 15 cards for your own Star Wars event.
I am going to attempt to make Princess Leia cupcakes and Star Wars party mix. For beverages we’re going to serve Yoda Soda & Vaderade.
I’m going to leave coloring sheets out in the Teen Zone all day as a passive program.
That’s all I have planned for now. Not too shabby for a non-fan.