Everything you need to throw the best May The Fourth Be With You party

May the Fourth be with you! That simple pun started a new tradition for nerds across the world, who can now celebrate Star Wars Day on, you guessed it, May 4. Star Wars and Lucasfilm itself love celebrating each year and there are events happening everywhere, but the easiest way to celebrate with your friends and family is to throw a party yourself.

But where do you start? As somebody who gets anxiety at just the thought of throwing a party, I know it can be difficult to figure out each aspect of a shindig so that your guests are happy. Luckily, Star Wars has been around long enough that party supplies are everywhere, and people have put together ideas like cocktail recipes.

Wookie Cookies and other treats

You know the saying “come to the dark side. We have cookies?” That might apply to a cute T-shirt but it can also apply to your party. It’s easy to fill up your guests’ stomachs with generic food from the grocery store, but there are plenty of ways to apply the theme down to the food.

For starters, there are plenty of cookbooks you can buy with Star Wars-themed recipes. Best of all, they have items that are easy to make. You don’t need to have Death Star-shaped cake balls, for instance, but that is an option. Sometimes just having a dish with a punny name is enough. My colleague wouldn’t stop talking about the Wookiee Cookies cookbook and all of the wordplay within. Want C-3PO pancakes? That’s here. Want to create a Jedi Juice bar? The instructions for that are here, too.

There are cookbooks out there as well for different kinds of parties. I love brunch, for instance, and there’s a Star Wars cookbook just for that.

If you want something quick, the official Star Wars website also has some handy recipes that you can make all-year round.

Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook
(From $10 at Amazon)

You don’t need the food at your May the Fourth party to be exact recreations of objects from the franchise. Sometimes a good, punny name is enough.

The Star Wars Cookbook: BB-Ate: Awaken to the Force of Breakfast and Brunch
(From $10 at Amazon)

Breakfast is good all day long, in our opinion, so why not enjoy the occasion with this Star Wars cookbook filled with 29 brunch recipes? It also comes with photos picturing figurines recreating famous scenes.

Make treats of your own

We understand if you don’t want to follow a recipe, especially when there are easy-to-make foods that you can put a Star Wars stamp on. Geeky kitchen appliances make for great gifts, but they can also help put a unique spin on a party. A popular one that you can get for almost any fandom is a waffle maker, so stack up some Death Star waffles for your guests. You can also make some cool lightsaber ice pops with this ice pop maker.

ThinkGeek Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker
($40 at Amazon)

Waffle makers are some of our favorite geeky gifts and this Death Star one is no exception. You can make waffles all year, but it’s a great way to get some themed food for your party. It also goes well with some of those brunch recipes you might make.

Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker by ThinkGeek
($60 at Amazon)

It can’t be a Star Wars party without some lightsabers, but these are the kind you can eat. Make them in red, blue, or whatever color you think your lightsaber might be.


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