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May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Party Ideas to Try

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Whether you’re celebrating Star Wars Day (on May 4th), or just love a good Star Wars party theme, these are some fun ideas Star Wars fans will love! Decor to food, here’s how to throw an epic Star Wars bash!

I love to throw parties, especially themed parties. More than that, I love throwing Star Wars parties! 

We have thrown several so I would like to consider myself a quasi-expert when it comes to creative ways to party with the Force. My son turned 4 recently and he asked for a Star Wars birthday party. We were happy to oblige!

I want to share our various ideas so that you can have an epic “May the 4th be with You” Star Wars party!

May the 4th Star Wars Party - Splendry

Star Wars Party Ideas

First things first…food.

We have several menu items that we have used in the past but for George’s party, we went classic and simple.

Star Wars Party Food and Drinks

  • Hutt Dogs
  • Coruscant Condiments
  • 7 Leia Dip
  • Trooper Scoopers (corn chips)
  • Thermal Detonators (cheese puffs)
  • Vader Veggies
  • Yoda Soda
  • Luke Sky-Water

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star wars party trooper scoopers

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And George’s birthday cake:

Star Wars Party Lightsaber Cupcakes

You can find some printable labels on Pinterest. I ordered editable labels from this Etsy seller and was very pleased with them. I chose editable because there will be future Star Wars parties, obviously.

Here are some other foods we have done in the past:

  • Obi-wan-kabob-i’s (kabobs of different types)
  • Light Sabers (red and blue chocolate covered pretzel wands)
  • Jabba the Hummus Dip
  • Dark Side Dip (black bean dip)
  • 7 Leia Sala

And because we border on awesome and ridiculous, we had a bacon-themed Star Wars party.

  • Hutt Tails (jalapeno poppers)
  • Han Burgers (with and without chew-baccon)
  • Jar-Jar Binkon Dip (chip dip with bacon)
  • Vader Taters (potato skins or cheesy bacon tater tots)
  • Tattooine Tenders (chicken tenderloins wrapped in…you guessed it…bacon. My readers are the smartest!)

Another easy idea? Any type of cookie you’d like, labeled “Wookie Cookies”.

The star (pun intended) of every Star Wars party we have hosted has always been the Yoda Soda. It is SO easy and SO delicious. Here are the ingredients and instructions for this staple of a Star Wars-themed party:

yoda soda for a Star Wars party

Yoda Soda Recipe

  • 2 packets of lemon-lime Kool-Aid
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 46 oz pineapple juice (chilled)
  • 12 oz frozen lemonade
  • 32 oz ginger ale (chilled)
  • 2 quarts of ice water

Combine the water, Kool-Aid, and sugar. Once dissolved, add the pineapple juice and lemonade concentrate.  Stir well. Before serving, add the ginger ale and TONS of ice. It is best really cold.

Star Wars Party Decor

Now for décor. I chose yellow and black. There would be a few things I would do differently, but overall, I was pleased with it.

Though it did remind me a bit of someone’s senior prom, “Night Under the Stars” or something.

star wars party food

I used the die cutter at our church to cut all the stars and just threw them on the wall. If I could do it again I would have put a black table cloth or black butcher paper up on the wall and just used yellow stars held on by masking or duct tape. You could decorate it with Star Wars stickers, too!

I would also print a banner that says Happy Birthday in the Star Wars font (you can download one here).

We also put this “Please wash your Hans” sign in the bathroom:

star wars party wash your hans


If we had served any dishes that required forks I would have had a sign that said “Use the Forks, Luke.”  Sigh…I love themed parties so much.

Side note: For every birthday party we have for George, we always find a book to go with the theme that we have all the guests sign. This won’t necessarily work for the epic Star Wars party that you are going to throw, but you should know about it anyway.

star wars party

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Star Wars Party Favors

Want to send your guests home with a gift?  Try one of these fun ideas! 

  1. Lightsaber Pens or Glow Sticks: Mini lightsabers that double as pens or glow sticks can be a fun and practical party favor for guests to take home.
  2. Star Wars Character Masks: Provide masks of popular Star Wars characters like Darth Vader, Yoda, or Stormtroopers for guests to wear during the party and take home as favors.
  3. Star Wars LEGO Minifigures: Miniature LEGO Star Wars characters make great party favors, allowing guests to build their own galactic adventures at home.

Looking for some fun party things to do?  Try one of these games related to the Star Wars movies! 

Star Wars Games

  1. Star Wars Monopoly Game: In this Monopoly game, Star Wars Return of the Jedi Edition, the beloved Episode 6 movie is commemorated through its locations, characters, and themes. Join the Rebel Alliance and vie to claim key locations, including the shield generator bunker on Endor and the Emperor’s throne room aboard the second Death Star.
  2. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game (by Fantasy Flight Games): This tabletop miniatures game lets players engage in tactical space battles using detailed ship miniatures and maneuver templates. Players build their squadrons and compete against each other in dogfights inspired by the Star Wars universe.
  3. Star Wars: Rebellion (by Fantasy Flight Games): In this board game, players take on the roles of either the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance, competing in a strategic game of galactic conquest and covert operations. It features asymmetric gameplay and intense strategic decision-making.
  4. Star Wars: Destiny (by Fantasy Flight Games): This collectible dice and card game allows players to assemble teams of characters and battle each other in fast-paced duels. Players use cards and dice representing iconic Star Wars characters, weapons, and abilities to outmaneuver their opponents.
  5. Star Wars Trivial Pursuit: This classic trivia game features questions based on the entire Star Wars saga, challenging players’ knowledge of their favorite characters characters, planets, ships, and more. A fun Star Wars party game for fans of the ways of the force!

Your party guests will have so much fun! If you’re not into a full-on game, Star Wars piñatas are another easy and fun idea! 

You can even have people come in costume! Invite guests to come as their favorite Star Wars characters for a memorable event. Princess Leia buns and a jedi robe for the win!

Now your jedi training is complete and I hope you are inspired to go and host the best Star Wars Party Ever! And if you need some more ideas, head here!

May the Force (and the 4th) be with you!

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