When Max's mom contacted me to plan a Star Wars party for his 5th birthday I jumped at the opportunity - (my husband is a HUGE Star Wars fan)!
Upon arriving, the potential Padawans received a Jedi robe and their
Jedi Training Academy name tag.
The female Padawans also received Princess Leia headbands.
Mission One: Create an R2 Unit
Once all of the guests arrived, the young Padawans were asked to complete their first mission of the day - to create their very own R2 Unit by assembling the provided parts.
Mission Two: Complete Physical Readiness Test
Each young Padawan completed the obstacle course testing their speed (hula hoop obstacle), agility (cross the lava field), balance (ping pong ball balance) and quick thinking (avoiding storm trooper laser beams).
Mission Three: Lightsaber Training
Prior to starting Lightsaber Training, the young Padawans had to take an oath -
A Jedi uses the force
For knowledge and defense
Never for attack
If I disobey these rules, my lightsaber
I'll give back!
Upon taking the oath, they received their lightsabers and learned a series of moves.
Mission Four: The Final Mission - To Defeat the Dark Side
During lightsaber training, we sensed a "disturbance in the Force" - Darth Vader! To become a Jedi - the young Padawans had to confront the Dark Side and battle Darth Vader!
The Padawans turned away from the Dark Side and showed they were worthy to receive the teachings of a Jedi. They successfully completed Jedi training and graduated from Jedi Training Academy!
May the Force be with you, always.