- I like to use my job as YS Librarian as an excuse to get in touch with my inner geek (not that we aren’t already well aquainted).
At work this week I hosted a Star Wars party for ages 6-18, hoping for the same age variety as the Harry Potter I hosted when Deathly Hallows came out. I got very few teens, and those who came were in the 12-14 age range but so many younger kids came it worked out well.
Here’s what we did:
- Admiral Ackbar paper bag puppet
- Yoda and Lea foam figures on popsicle sticks
- Oragami yoda & x-wings (ok I’m awefull at folding so thank goodness one of the moms took over that one)
Actually I think the games the kids chose were for gamecube but played on the wii. Racing Star Wars games I borrowed from a friend who also works at the library (thanks Adam).
Contests with prizes donated:
- Trivia challenge
- Costume contest
- Craft contest
- imitation contest
- Pin the Saber On Yoda
- Hot Potatoe with a giant Star Wars Kinder Surprise egg and Star Wars soundtracks (went surprisingly well)
I had a ton of Star Wars books from every age category and format displayed of course.
I made earrings out of legoes for myself and the staff
I had tons of fun and it seemed like most of the kids did too. When I was in the mall today a group of teen girls noticed me and one said to her friends “I went to her Harry Potter Party, it was fun- I dressed up and everything” and I was thrilled to overhear positiveness, I hope the Star Wars Party leaves a postive impression too.