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Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise

By Adelle Belnap 12/22/2016
 
UPDATED MARCH 2019 Surprise your family with a trip to Disneyland or Disney World with this Star Wars Vacation Surprise activity. Pop the Death Star balloon to reveal yout Star Wars themed Disney vacation! Perfect now that we know Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens May 31, 2019.
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise

 
Give your Jedis a chance to put their skills to the test with this Star Wars vacation surprise! Your Rebel Fighters have to destroy the Death Star to find out where they are headed on a family adventure. When they succeed in complete destruction, an exciting note will be inside announcing a trip to Disneyland or Disney World. It is the perfect Star Wars vacation surprise for active and energetic children. And best of all, it is pretty easy to create. And with Star Wars Land Disneyland opening in 2019, this is a great article to pin!
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Balloon

 
You will need:
Candy
We are going to Disney Printable
I ordered all of my supplies off of Amazon. It was quick and easy and they came right to my door. I love that! You could certainly improvise on the items you put inside of the balloon Death Star. I was amazed at how much stuff the balloon could hold. You could load it up if you wanted!
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Supplies

 
Print the Star Wars vacation surprise note. There is a copy for Disneyland and for Walt Disney World. I cut around the edges of the Death Star icon after it was printed.
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Note

 
Put all of the balloon filler into the the balloon. I picked glow sticks because they reminded me of little light sabers. My kids love playing with them. I thought the Star Wars confetti was totally festive and it had all of the new characters in it which made my kids happy. Treats are a bonus as well. It was surprisingly easy to put all of the items into the balloon. 
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Confetti

 
Blow up the balloon with air. It was a feat in itself getting the enormous balloon filled to capacity. I was beginning to worry I was creating a life-size copy of the Death Star, but luckily, it wasn't quite to scale. Tie it off to seal all of the Star Wars vacation surprise goodies inside.
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Balloon

 
Now, put on your artistic cap and get ready to transform an average black balloon into the most powerful weapon in the galaxy. I used a picture of a Death Star beach ball as a reference for my sketches. Here is an idea of how mine took shape.
 
Start with the circle part. I am sure a Star Wars expert would know what it is called, but I am no expert. I used a couple of nice silver metallic Sharpie markers to draw with. They worked best when I alternated between markers as I drew. 
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Color

 
Then, add the two lines around the entire circumference of the the balloon.
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Draw

 
Draw in several square-like sections around all of the balloon. Fill in the dots and details. I called them all the little windows!
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Finished

 
The Death Star is now complete and it's time for the fun to begin!
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Hit Balloon

 
This balloon creation was a serious blast to play with. My kids jumped on it. They threw it at the ceiling and hit it continuously with their foam light sabers. They kicked it like a soccer ball and tossed it back and forth to each other. It was practically indestructible. 
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Pop Balloon

 
But, just like the real Death Star, it does have a weakness. If you poke it with a sharp object it will pop! But, make sure to have fun with it first. 
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Popped Balloon

 
When the Death Star is destroyed, your Star Wars vacation surprise will be revealed. Be prepared for a house full of happy Jedi children!
 

Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise Letter and Confetti

 
This vacation reveal is perfect for the Star Wars fans in your family! If you haven't booked your surprise Disney vacation, there's still time. Book our Disneyland packages online or give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY. You're sure to make this Christmas out of this world with a Star Wars vacation surprise! 

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Star Wars Death Star Vacation Surprise

Adelle Belnap