Growing up, we didn’t really “do” favor bags. I suppose that’s why I’m really into them when planning parties for my kids. Presents for everyone, just for attending?! I wish grown-up parties would adopt this practice!
I wanted to do something fun for these Star Wars birthday favors, with at least a few items that would get used beyond the ride home from the party. But, of course, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.
I created these goodie bags for around $3 each, total.
To create the actual bag, I used inexpensive white paper bags from the grocery store. I searched for the keywords “storm trooper silhouette” and found an image I like. I downloaded this free Star Jedi font and added the words “You’re a trooper” to the 5.5″x10.5″ template I created in PhotoShop. Read to the end of this post for the free printable!
I printed the image directly on the bags. To do this, you need to go into your printer settings and create a custom paper size and paper texture. I used a small piece of painter tape to secure the base flap to the bag so it wouldn’t jam in the printer. It took some trial and error before I felt like they were printing a clean image, without a lot of extra printer ink. I was going for inexpensive though, so despite a few rough printouts, these captured the look I was going for.
Here are the bag contents:
- Star Wars Lego spaceship kit here or here
- Glow stick “lightsaber”
- Star Wars Angry Birds Marker/Stamp
- Angry Birds fruit snacks
- Star Wars tattoo
- “Lightsaber” bubble wand
Knowing all the boys are really into Legos at this age, I really wanted to include some. I explored a lot of avenues, but almost everything was going to be a budget buster. I’ve heard of some creative moms creating their own little sets using the Pick a Brick section at the Lego store, but at $14.99/bucket, it was going to be a little more than I wanted to pay, and I wasn’t even sure if I could really build a believable spaceship.
I found my solution on ebay and Amazon: there are tons of people looking to unload Star Wars Advent Calendar kits or individual toys. I was able to score a lot of 11 for $1/each including shipping. Even better, each little kit came with building instructions – far better than what I would have been able to do myself using Pick a Brick. For those of you who have messaged me about being unable to find these deals on ebay, you can still find them here for less than $2 per favor!
I created my own hangtag using the same Star Wars font with a message from Yoda, “Do or do not, there is no try” along with a thank you message.
In addition to the goodie bags, we had a Jedi Training academy. We gave each little guest a Jedi vest made with an unused bed sheet we didn’t need and clothesline rope.
We also created the pool noodle lightsabers that are all the rage on Pinterest. We cut pool noodles in half using a serrated bread knife and decorated the ends with black and silver duct tape. Each little guest was given one to defeat some balloon storm troopers and then take home.These were the biggest hit of the party (literally, there was one bloody nose incident!).
No party is complete without a little craft, so we also had a Build A Droid work station that they seemed to enjoy. But not quite as much as the pool noodle light sabers, of course.
I had a lot of fun creating a fun party all the kids would enjoy. Planning a Star Wars party for someone special? I’m sharing the free printable Storm Trooper Favor Bag Design to my subscribers!
Are you planning to use them for your upcoming party? Please take a moment to tell me about it, below!
42 thoughts on “Star Wars Birthday Party, Part II Party Favors”
Hey! I loved your Star Wars themed party. Such great ideas! I was wondering if you could send me the download for the Yoda tag on the lego build party favor. That would be a great help. Thanks.
Thank you so much! Yes, I’d be happy to send you the pdf for the party favor tags today. Please let me know if you do not receive it.
Would I be able to get the PDF for teh party favor tag of the yoda tag?
Could I also get the tag. Do you have a PDF of the paperbag storm trooper too? How did the game work with the noodle light sabres?
Of course, I just e-mailed you the files. For the light sabre game, we just laid out a long carpet runner and balloons on either side. The kids took turns going down the “course” with their sabres defeating the storm troopers. In truth, they had more fun just hitting the balloons free-for-all style!
Thanks! My son will love this for his birthday this summer!
can you please email me the pdf for the storm trooper candy bags?
Hi Elena, the printable is now linked at the bottom of this blog post. Enjoy!
You did a great job! I would love the stormtrooper gift bag template if you’re willing to share!
Thanks April! Just sent the Storm Trooper bag to you!
Is it possible to get the Storm Trooper bag template too?
May I get the Stormtrooper bag template please? Such creative work!
please can u send me storm trooper bag template plz my sons bday is coming up soon
Hi Sabi – Absolutely! Just click the Storm Trooper Image or the link above it and follow the instructions to get access to all the free printables I offer. Have fun at your upcoming party!
Hello, I’d love the stormtrooper bag template please. Thanks!
Hello, May I please have the template for the yoda tag. I am planning my son’s birthday party for this summer.
Hi Jackie – I just sent it to you. Enjoy!
Could I also get a template for the yoda tag? I love love love your ideas! My son is having a birthday party and is a big Star Wars fan.
Would it be possible to get a copy of your Yoda tag? I love love love this! My son is a big Star Wars fan who is having a birthday party soon. 🙂
can you please send me the tags – thanks
I would love that yoda tag
Quick question about the mini lego kits…what did you search for on Ebay?
Hi Evelin – ebay can be inconsistent at times. If you’re not having any luck you can always find them for around $1.75 each here and here.
Hello, I was wondering if you could send me the storm trooper ap. My son is having a party in December and that is a great idea.
Hi Anna, the post includes the link to the free download. Enjoy!
I am with a group of ladies that is sending a theme box to a group of soldiers for movie night….we are sending the Star War movies and I am looking for some goodie things to send along..do you have any type of baggie toppers or the thank you sign above that you could send me? thank you
Sent! I hope they work for your packages to our soldiers. xo
My sons party is coming up,love the favour bag,thank you,will use the pdf!Do like the joda bag as well!
So glad you like the printables, Marie! I hope he has a great birthday party!
Hi, I am trying to subscribe for the free printable but it is not working. Any way I can get it sent to [email protected]
I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading the printable! After you go through the subscription process, you will receive a final e-mail that contains a link to a private page as well as a password. All of our free printables can be accessed there. I’ve sent you an e-mail with everything you need!
I already subscribe but I can’t download the printable! May I get the Stormtrooper bag template please?
Oh no! I’m sending you an e-mail right now. 🙂
Hi! Love those treat bags. Would you be able to share the file? Thanks so much
Absolutely! Just click any image of the favor bags and enter your e-mail to gain access to my complete library of free printables! You’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the password protected page, as well as the password. Enjoy!
Would you be willing to share the yoda tag with me? My son is going with Lego Star Wars this year! Love the designs they are wonderful.
Sure thing! I’m e-mailing them to you right now.