Cartoon Network has teamed with a company called House Party to offer 2,000 kids across the country their very own Star Wars: The Clone Wars sneak preview parties on Saturday, Sept. 27. On that same day, one lucky youngster is getting his own world television premiere event in his hometown of Chicago, Ill. The first weekly television series from Lucasfilm Animation premieres on Cartoon Network on Friday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
In addition to being among the first to see the initial two episodes of the CG-animated series, each child hosting a premiere will receive a party kit that includes a lightsaber, character masks, glow sticks, tattoos, stickers, posters and balloons for all guests.
Cartoon Network will go the extra mile for nine-year-old Calvin Rodgers of Chicago, rolling out the red carpet for him, his family, friends and hundreds of other special guests at the Park West Theater in Lincoln Park. The kid was recently surprised when a group of clone troopers came to his school, Edgar Allen Poe Classical, and delivered Star Wars books donated by Penguin Books to help celebrate the debut of the series. Along with a screening of the first two episodes, guests at his premiere will also enjoy an afternoon of Star Wars-related activities and games. Several other kids hosting parties on that day will also receive surprise visits at their homes from clone troopers.
House Party provides parents and their kids with all the supplies needed to host special parties based on various brands. The company also asks its hosts to share stories, photos and videos from their parties through House Party microsites. Hosts can share their Star Wars: The Clone Wars party at www.houseparty.com/starwarstheclonewars.