Jedi Training Course - In two rows of non-fiction shelving I set up some obstacles for the children to go through. First was to manuever over and under the laser beams (red crepe paper taped across the shelves). Next, the children had to jump over lava pits (hoola hoops). Then, crawl through an underground tunnel (expandable kiddy tunnel). The lava pits were mostly ignored but the tunnel and "laser beams" were what most kiddos wanted to do over and over again. We had to retape the crepe paper a couple of times during the party.
Mad Libs - I found these wonderfully created Star Wars themed Mad Libs at this Packed With Fun blog.
Volunteers - Of course this evening could not be as fun as it was without my wonderful volunteers! Five members of the local high school Key Club were on hand to make things run smoothly. These teens were super helpful. I also got some wonderful appearances from the 501st Legion. The two Storm Troopers and the Boba Fett were just plain awesome interacting with the children (and adults).
Reflection - This program was well worth the time to create it. I had fun, the families in attendance had fun, and even the staff at the check out desk had fun. Cost wise, it was rather inexpensive. I had paper, scissors, crepe paper, and coloring pens on hand. The balloons were left over from a Dia event a few years back. I brought the water bottles from home. The only thing I really needed to purchase was the duct tape. I spent less than $125 on the whole event. With about 110 people in attendance, that is good ratio. There are tons of great party ideas out there so I could easily do another event with a totally different set up of stations. May the force be with you!