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Celebrate Star Wars Day at home and may the 4th be with you!
Usually, friends are crowding Disney theme parks on the 4th to celebrate Star Wars Day or binging their way through a movie marathon at the local cinemas. But for those of us who are forced to stay home this May, here are FOUR fun activities you can enjoy with your family and celebrate Star Wars Day from safety at home:
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Time to pull out your glow in the dark stars! And don’t forget about those old white bedsheets that you can use to create a tent in your bedroom or in the backyard for a campout. Once you’ve set up your camping environment, it is time to cook up your favorite foods, watch a Star Wars marathon, or play Star Wars-themed games.
Celebrate Star Wars Day with Themed Foods
Throughout the Star Wars saga, characters eat everything from the exotic to the normal. Here are several items you will likely find in your kitchen –
Pears (Remember when Padme and Anakin flirted over pears in Attack of the Clones?)
Mushrooms (part of Yoda’s diet on Dagobah)
If you happen to have milk, sugar, blue dye, and vanilla you can make this blue milk recipe c/o StarWars.com.
And last but not least if you have some potatoes and olives you can make these adorable Porg Potatoes that @DisneyPlusFood posted on Instagram
Celebrate with Star Wars Themed Glasses
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Celebrate Star Wars Day with a Movie Marathon
Aside from the traditional movies, here are a few fun movies that continue the Star Wars story.
Star Wars: Empire of Dreams
This is a must-see documentary for any Star Wars fan as it chronicles the making of the first trilogy of movies as well as their impact on society.
Currently available FREE (as of 4 May 2020) on Amazon Prime Video.
Ewoks (The Animated Series)
Based on those loveable and furry creatures, Ewoks is an animated series that ran from 1984-1985 showcasing the activities on Endor before the events of “A New Hope”.
Currently available FREE (as of 4 May 2020) on Youtube.
Star wars: The Clone Wars
The Clone Wars was an animated t.v. series set between Episode II and Episode III of the Star Wars saga. Spanning six seasons, the series features CG animation.
This Mel Brooks helmed spoof features a star pilot and his sidekick who must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.
Celebrate Star Wars Day with Themed Games
If you have a Star Wars Monopoly set, definitely break it out now. I love that game!
But if you are home without any official Star Wars games, here are some fun games to play at home.
All you need are some balloons and a static force to teach your kids about “the force” (aka electricity).
Storm Trooper Tag
Similar to Laser Tag, have the kids use nerf guns to shoot out their opponents. If you have a large group of kids, you can split the numbers into two teams – The Storm Troopers and The Resistance.
Take advantage of a backyard jungle gym or old agility equipment to create a training arena for your young Jedis in training.
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Disclaimer – The Joyous Living is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.
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What is your favorite Star Wars movie?
Weeeeh! I missed this! Happy Star Wars day! May the 4th be with you as well. Stay safe! <3
Oo how fab is this. Some great ideas here for sure. Happy Star wars day to you too xx
Though I haven’t been a fan of this franchise, many of my friends are. So, seeing post I’m gonna call my friends to read this article. They’ll truly appreciate this.
My family and I always watch the star wars movies the week of the 4th. So good and so many memories.
I feel bad saying this as a film fan, but star wars day passed me by this year, however, I know a couple of people who will love the porg potatoes, I’ll have to do them for my next dinner party
That’s funny, I just at some mushrooms and I had not idea that I was celebrating Star Wars by eating them. I should have some pears now as well!!!
these are fun ideas, i love it 🙂 especially during the lockdown to keep yourself and the family occupied.
These are such fun ideas! Will definitely have to do some of these with the kids. Nice to have some ideas to stay busy at home.
This is really one for the Star Wars inthusiat. I love the potato and olive figures.
Didn’t know that there is officially a “Star War day – the star war culture does get far and wide all over the world. Happy Star Wars Day, enjoy and have fun! – Knycx journeying
What a great list on ways to celebrate May the 4th. Jedi training sounds fantastic!
Happy Star Wars Day! We did a couple of fun things to celebrate too!
Hurray for Star Wars day. I love Star Wars! Movie marathon or at least Mandalorian marathon is where it is at! haha
These are great ideas. We’re huge Star Wars fans, and we’ve already been watching the Star Wars movies from the start on Disney+.
I’ve never seen a single star wars movie so maybe I’ll start a marathon in honor of the holiday!
Nice like all your good ideas. I’m a Star Trek Fan so this article was right on!
These are some great ideas to celebrate Star Wars love them all