What better date to throw a huge Star Wars party than May Fourth? The date is circled in red ink here at Official Star Wars Costumes, and we’re getting ready to throw a huge bash! Still looking for tips? Don’t worry, young padawan, teach you we will in five easy steps.
First, it’s important to understand your audience. If you’re having a party for kids, simple games, movies, and toys with snacks and drinks will be better suited to their tastes, while a party for adult fans (Mark Hamill, Ewan McGregor, and Harrison Ford will be attending ours) should be prepared with more food, but might not need as many games.
The invitations are the first part of your party that your guests will experience, and as much as a week in advance. It’s vital to include all necessary information, such as when, where, and what. “How” doesn’t really make sense to include, but go for it if you want to. If the attendees should be expected to bring something, be sure to let them know, whether it be a present for a birthday child, a dish to share, or their own drinks.
There are plenty of places to buy pre-made Star Wars invitations that will get the job done, but many are suited best for birthday parties. Making your own invitations using images from the web, tailored to each guest, is a way to put your best foot forward right from the beginning.
Of course, in this digital age, many party invitations are sent out via email or Facebook. There are a lot of ways to create these in interesting ways: write the emails as a character, invite each person as if they were part of the rebellion, and, I’m sure, many more.
Here, again, you should remember who will be attending. Kids will love an area decked out to the nines, looking like the Death Star or Jedi temple, while adults might not find it as necessary. Banners, centerpieces, streamers, cutlery (Use the fork!), napkins, and plates are all things to consider.
Another important aspect is ambiance. You could have the movies going on a TV in the corner, or the official soundtrack playing during the party. Cueing certain scenes or songs for specific events will make your guests excited; for example, playing the celebration music from the end of Episode IV when you bring out the desert.
What you serve is one of the most critical parts of any party! Believe me, there are plenty of ways to turn ordinary food into fun Star Wars snacks. These include: lightsaber treats made from pretzel sticks or popsicles, cookies or cupcakes decorated to look like characters, Princess Leia buns, and many more! Here is a list of fun ideas somebody used for their party!
For a kid’s party, this will be very important. Be prepared to have several options available – for example, weather might make outdoor games impossible. Like many of the other sections, there are hundreds of ways to think up creative things to do at a party for either kids or adults. A piñata, scavenger hunt, trivia game, pin the lightsaber on the Jedi (Using a poster and stickers), are all popular choices, but there are hundreds of things you could do!
For kid’s parties, costumes will help them get into the spirit of the event! Simple costumes like a kids robe will help everyone feel like a Jedi. For adults, judging on the coolest costume or going as a couple or groups is a good way to make everyone interested right from the beginning.
There are innumerable ways to have a great Star Wars party; these are just some tips to get your party off the ground, or to fill in the final details. There are loads of articles online that have activities, food ideas, decorations, and more, so go nuts! And may the Force be with you this May Fourth! We have to get back to work now, have to make some more Yoda Soda (7-Up with lime sherbet). Mark Hamill loves it.
For additional Star Wars Party Ideas check out our Pinterest Star Wars Party Board