Light Saber Pinata Stick – Star Wars Fundraiser Birthday Party

Making a Light Saber Pinata Stick Star Wars

May the 4th be with you!

Big surprise that in 2016 my 6 year old wanted a Star Wars birthday party, right? Him and every other kid (and adult)!

I’m definitely not gifted in the birthday party department. It stresses me out to no end, and thus, I keep it simple and old school.

Park = free venue? Check.

Grandma loves to make epic birthday cakes? Check.

Star Wars Birthday Cake

Kids love individual bags of chips? Check.

Adorable FREE printable Star Wars invitations? Check.

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Water bottles? Check.

Family and friends and love? Check.

Sounds like a great party to me! We don’t even ask for presents. Instead, we ask families to make a $5 donation to charity (and you know birthday presents cost more than that.) We usually raise around $150 for a charity of the child’s choice! My kids are used to this rhythm, and Samuel knew right away he wanted his birthday “money” to go to orphans in Africa.

But I did plan something pretty epic! When Halloween clearance went 70% off, I snagged an adult Darth Vader costume, and my husband dressed up and crashed the party. I informed Samuel that the Jedi counsel had appointed him to slay Vader! He got a cheapo $3 light saber and a brown robe (fabric tied with a rope), and they battled it out. He literally had no idea it was daddy.

darth vader crashing birthday party

Also, we got a pinata because old-school-birthdays. Well, pinata sticks are like $5 for a tube of cardboard. Even I can do better than that!

I grabbed a 1″ dowel we had at home and some acrylic paint. I taped off the saber so it would have a handle and light beam. Then, I painted the light beam green and let it dry – drying took only about 45 minutes. Then I taped the other side to paint the handle silver. I let that dry, then taped off half of the handle to paint it black. Then, I used sharpie to draw on some buttons.

Star Wars Light Saber Pinata Stick

Easy! Darth Vader didn’t stand a chance against all of the Jedis who showed up to fight.

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