Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Recipes and Ideas for Star Wars Day! (May the 4th Be With You)

This Friday is a VERY important day in our house.

Star Wars Day! (May the 4th be with you!)

Because last year, so many of you said you wished you'd known about it ahead of time, I'm posting our {EASY!} recipes and activities from last year.

So, if you have little Ewoks running around your house, or a husband, boyfriend, or friend that LOVES Star Wars - here are some fun ideas for celebrating Star Wars Day.

*Note: If you want to go all out with a party or want to purchase a Star Wars Day gift for someone and you have a Williams-Sonoma nearby, you can find AWESOME Star Wars "stuff" at Williams-Sonoma. They have an entire collection of Star Wars kitchen-related items: pancake molds, cupcake kits (perfect for the office!), sandwich cutters (that we have and LOVE and are on sale for $10), spatulas, aprons - just a lot of fun items for Star Wars Day. You can find the entire collection here.)

Whatever you decide to do, from a pack of pecan twirls to a full on celebration...


Originally published May 4, 2011.

Today, we celebrated Star Wars Day.

May 4th. May the 4th be with you? Yeah, you get it.

Because my boys LOVE Star Wars, I wanted to make it a special day for them. Please don't think I'm all about doing this kind of stuff every day. I'm tired. I'm a flustered Mom. And, I live underneath a huge laundry heap of which there seems to be no escape.

But, from time to time, and when I can find the motivation, I like to go all out with and for them.

And, today - we did just that.

We celebrated Star Wars day with food.

And, we had a ball.

First up, I made a 9" x 13" pan of blue jello. But, not just any blue jello. It had to set for a few hours. So, we'll get back to it in a minute.


For snack time, we had these. Pecan Spinwheels? Oh no. Not today.


Princess Leia Buns. (Jack was such a good sport about "wearing" these for this photo. I told him that if Moms of little girls who like Star Wars saw this, they'd really love the idea. That was enough to get a smile out of him.)


For dinner, we had pasta. Just regular old pasta? Oh no. Not today.


Boba Fett-uccini. That they "decorated" with butter and Parmesan cheese.


Max A Stormtrooper showed up and ate dinner with us. So fun!


We had something else with our Boba Fett-uccini. Remember the jello setting in the fridge? Any old jello? Oh no. Not today.


Carbonite jello. Yes, that's their Star Wars figurine of Han in there. The boys LOVED this! They started jumping up and down in the kitchen when I brought it out for them.


For dessert, we had Rice Krispie treats. The square ones - in a 9" x 13" pan? Oh no. Not today.


R2-D2 Treats. (Can I tell you that they freaked out? They were so excited when these came together!)


After dinner, I thought we'd watch Star Wars together.

They picked Superman.

I suppose maybe they'd had enough Star Wars for one day. It was, after all, a day for them. And, they ended it just how they wanted.

I love making their days special.

I love sharing memories like this with them.

I love being their Mom.


*I adapted ideas for today's menu from Wookiee Cookies: The Star Wars Cookbook and from scouring the web. I think I had as much fun as the boys did.


  1. My son turns 16 on May 4th and i bought him the tshirt that says " May the 4th be with you!" Can't wait to wake him up on Friday and give it to him and make him wear it to school!!

  2. We love "Star Wars day" as my kids call it. I couldn't find those exact pecan spinwheels but did find some kind of honey sweet roll things that I think will work. :) And I'm hoping to do the R2D2 treats as well as the jello carbonite.

    Last year Yoda Soda was a hit with my crew-- sprite and lime sherbert. Also for my oldest sons Star Wars bday party last year we made light sabers out of pretzel rods dipped in colored chocolate and putting some al foil at the end. Those plus the Williams Sonoma cookie and sandwich cutters were a big hit at the party and on May 4th. :) Enjoy the day my friend! Thanks for sharing your ideas again!

  3. More fun and super easy treats:

    Granny smith apple turned into Yoda, and pretzel rods wrapped in fruit roll-ups
    apple Yoda/salty-sweet sabers

    Graham cracker and marshmallow tie fighters

    Star Wars push-up pops