I was four when the first Star Wars came out. We must’ve gone to see it, because in a pre-school memory book, I named it as my favorite movie. (Something I’m sure I mentioned when dating my Star Wars loving husband). We have two Star Wars loving sons, and many Star Wars loving friends. So pair that with my enjoyment of themed entertaining, (more here) and you can imagine the fun we had last December when The Force Awakens opened.
I will apologize right up front loud and clear for the quality (the lack of quality) of the pictures. These were taken with a cell phone just for fun, before blogging was even on my radar. I hope even with the grainy quality of many of them, you still enjoy them. And I hope maybe you get some ideas for your Star Wars party!
Greeting guests outside the front door was this sign telling them, “This IS the party you’re looking for.”
In the 90’s, before The Phantom Menace was released, the original trilogy was re-released in theaters. Greg happened to do projection at a movie theater at the time, and so was able to score some of the promotional materials. They’ve traveled with us through five moves, and currently reside in our basement. Of course we pulled them out for the party.
We had three cardboard cutouts from displays positioned around the house for photo ops.
Wicket the Ewok welcomed everyone right inside the door.
In the living room we had Jabba the Hutt peeking out from behind a chair and Han Solo at the mantle.
We also have posters from the re-releases that we displayed.
I had two contrasting tablecloths, the light side and the dark side. And in the middle I had picked up a bunch of fingertip glow sticks at the dollar store for “finger light saber fights”. We also put out the boys’ light sabers.
Star Wars Themed Food
We asked each guest to bring a Star Wars themed snack to share.
First up, 7 Leia Dip and Cantina Salsa with chips.
Jabba the Hummus and C-3 Pita Chips
Chicken Salad Coruscant (Croissant) Sandwiches (sorry no picture of this one, it was just way too blurry to post…and after seeing the rest of my pictures, you can understand that it must have been pretty bad for me to be saying that! It was delish, though!)
Thai Fighter Pasta Salad
Delicious Wookie Cookies (and yes, thank you for asking, they were indeed “Chewy”) and Storm Trooper Cupcakes (recipe found here)
We had Ewoks (teddy grahams) to snack on and Qui-Gon-Jinngerale to drink, as well as Palpa-Tea.
And of course we drank out of Han Solo Cups.
The real hit of the themed snacks, though, was the Fully Functional Dip Star with a Squadron of Tie Fruiters.
I offered some helpful advice to our guests (you can see our dog, Scout was interested, too). You can get the Wash Your Hans printable here.
Young and old(er) had fun. The force is strong with this one.
We’ve already decided that we should plan another get together when the next movie comes out…with an all new menu, of course! There are so many clever ideas still to be done.
What would you bring?