This week my friend Sarah shared with me her friend’s blog, Short Stop. The first post that I read May the 4th Be With You had me at the title. May 4th was only days away, so Sarah and I began planning. Giggling like school girls and channeling the Force, we planned our galactic menu. First, let me share a little bit about Sarah. She has never watched a single Star Wars movie, ever! Not sheltered, just never got around to it. At our home, she has witnessed fierce lightsaber battles between her husband and my boys. Hopefully her girl E will be able to defend herself when she gets older!
My boys love Star Wars; Legos, toys, t-shirts, lightsabers – anything. So me telling them that we were planning a Star Wars night was like saying we’re getting a new puppy! Cries of when, who is coming, and do we get to watch the movie quickly filled the room. Getting the kids on board helped to have them responsible for all of the “decorating”, aka – spread out your Star Wars figurines, podracers, fun on the food table.
We started the morning with Princess Leia “buns”.
The May the 4th Be With You Menu
Boba Fett, Darth Maul, and Ewoks on a plate (Boba fettuccine with Aldi red vodka sauce and meatballs)
Lightsabers with Jaba slime (pretzel rods wrapped in bacon and honey mustard)
Dark Force for the adults, aka dark beer
R2D2 and Princess Leia treats For Leia, my kids made heads from the cereal mixture and put mini Reeses PB cubs for “buns”. Not the prettiest, but the cereal mixture (Chocolate, PB, and Multi Grain Cherrios) made them tasty!
I love planning and organizing family events from picnics in the park to themed birthdays. They are only kids for a short time and I want them to have amazing childhood memories. Too soon they will be racing to a practice or a date, battling teenage hormones, or trekking off to college and we will not have the opportunity to relish in their childhoods and live it to its fullest. This “party” was inexpensive, fun-filled, and most importantly, a memory maker.