On day 1, Chewbacca arrived along with a letter. This letter explained that Raleigh, our elf, sent Chewie to come visit and help us count down! The best part was C-man fully believed it! (I love this age!)
Day 4- Chewie set up several of the “Star Wars Guys” on the fireplace hearth. (Yes, most of those are original 1970’s guys that were daddys!)
Day 5- C-man woke up to find Chewie in the den watching Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. He had a bag of microwave popcorn and a note that said he’d already started the movie but maybe tonight we can watch it together!
Day 6- Chewie had a box of Star Wars gummies (found at Kroger) and had opened ALL the bags of gummies! He had made a mess! Guess what was for breakfast that morning…
Day 7- Chewie brought coloring sheets of some of his friends, Yoda, C3PO and R2D2. He had already colored himself!
Day 8- Chewie had all the ingredients on the counter along with our Star Wars cookie cutters ready to make cookies!
Day 9- Chewie brought a Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope book and CD. This was great to listen to on the ride down to Disney!
Day 10- Chewie made goodies! During the night, he dipped pretzel rods into melted, blue, candy wafers to make light sabers! We took those with us to Disney!
Day 11- The morning we left, we found Chewie in the car with a bag of goodies for C-man to enjoy: Star Wars jelly belly jellybeans, an M&M Darth Vader “toy”, and some candy.
I had so much fun with this! It was fun to try to come up with new, creative things for Chewbacca to do each night. I’m glad I only had to do 11 though! I was running thin on ideas.
If you try this for your family, or have done it in the past, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!