May the 4th Be With You: How to Throw the Ultimate Star Wars Party

by Tate Monroe on April 30, 2015

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May the 4th be With You Party ImageAre you ready for one of the biggest days of the year? May the 4th Be With You is the official Star Wars Day and we want to help you get prepared.

Besides Star Wars Day, May is a very prominent month in Star Wars history. The series debuted in May of 1977 and George Lucas, one of the most successful American filmmakers in history, celebrates his birthday on May 14th. Lastly, May signifies the start of Walt Disney World Star Wars Weekend.

Fans are going all out for their May the 4th celebrations this year after the announcement of the new trilogy of movies beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is obviously the perfect time to throw the ultimate #StarWarsDay party!

Many StarWars fans have already started to prepare. Take a look at some of the celebrations happening ahead of the official day:

Celebrate May the 4th Be With You

We’re here to help you throw the ultimate Star Wars Day bash. Here are 5 fun ideas to create the ideal Star Wars Day party!

Décor

Banners

Star Wars Welcome Sign

Grabbing your guests’ attention when they walk in the door is key! This is an easy piece of decoration that you can purchase or make – if you wish to use your creative side.

Darth Vader Piñata

Purchase a Darth Vader piñata or any Star Wars character of your choice and stuff with any type of candy. This is a fun game to play if the party needs a boost of energy!

Photo Booth

A photo booth can really get people in the celebratory spirit! Try a DIY backdrop using black and gold star wrapping paper and pick up some fun photo props like Star Wars masks, light sabers and word clouds.

Photo booth for Star Wars Party Star Wars Backdrop for Star Wars Party

Food and Drinks

Having the right décor is important but making sure your food and drinks stay with your theme is essential. Below are some great ideas to keep you from the dark side of a Star Wars party.

Snacks

“Princess Lays”: just your average bowl of potato chips? We think not! Create a snazzy sign that labels a bag of lays chips as “Princess Lays.”

Star Wars Princess Lays Snacks

Yodamole: How about some Star Wars themed chips and guacamole? It’s super easy to make (or find at your favorite grocery store) and a sign that reads “Yodamole” will have it fit right in to your theme.

The Cake

Request one of these “death star” cakes from your local bakery – you’ll be sure to impress the most avid StarWars fans!

Death Star Cake

Drinks

Yoda Soda: There are many different recipes to use for this particular drink. We recommend dropping lime sherbet into a bowl of 7 up – decorated with a sign above the drink table saying, “Jedi Refueling Station.” This drink will be bubbly and entertaining for your guests!

Star Wars Drink

Costumes

Darth Vader and Anikan Skywalker are some ideas for the ultimate star wars party costumes. Dressing up as a Star Wars character creates an interactive environment and everyone will be sure to have a great time!

Anikan Skywalker and Darth Vader Anikan Skywalker

Pin the Ears on the Yoda

What you need: Large print out of Yoda, two Yoda ears with tape on the back of them and a blindfold. Take three circular steps and try to “Pin the ears on Yoda!”

Light Saber Training

Red, green and blue pool noodles with masking tape handles are the perfect light saber. Just blow up a balloon and have guests try to keep the balloon in the air using only their pool noodle…we mean light saber.

Hunt for Darth Vader

Hide a Darth Vader minifigure somewhere sneaky. The first guest to find it gets to keep it!

Star Wars Game Darth Vader

Guests Leave Happy – Party Favors

Candy Time

Set up a table with your favorite candy and/or Star Wars toys with to-go boxes. You can print stickers for the boxes with Star Wars quotes or phrases as well as “May the 4th Be With You.” This ensures your guests leave with something in hand to remember the awesome night they had!

Star Wars Party Favors

Need More Ideas?

Check out our Pinterest page to get event more ideas to help you pull off an event that is out of this world! What are your plans for #StarWarsDay? Share your ideas and stories in the comments section below. May the 4th Be With You!

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