May the 4th is quickly approaching, young padawans. Are you prepared? If not, we've got a list of fun ways you can celebrate your love for Star Wars!
May the 4th is not any regular spring day. It's a day completely devoted to a galaxy far, far away. And if you're like me, unsure of how to celebrate National Star Wars Day, then this list will certainly come in handy! Grab your lightsaber and your Jedi robes, climb aboard the Millennium Falcon and prepare to make the jump into hyperspace!
Have a Star Wars movie marathon
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The most important question to ask yourself: do you start with the Original Trilogy? Or with the Prequels? My suggestion for first-timer viewers is to start with the Original Trilogy, then the Prequels, and finally the latest additions (i.e., The Force Awakens
and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
However, if you're an avid Star Wars
fan who's seen the entire saga more times than you can count, watch the movies in whatever order you so please! Don't let us tell you what to do.
I prefer to watch the saga in chronological order:
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Rise to the occasion and dress up
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On May 4, wear anything from your favorite Star Wars
shirt to an all out Star Wars
cosplay! It's totally up to you. I know I'll be rocking my Rey cosplay ALL. DAY. LONG. If you do dress up, share your photos with us!
One word: #Vadering
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The classic meme that showcases your Force abilities. Take a photo of you using the Force Grip on a helpless victim, who's floating mid-air while choking. "You don't know the power of the Dark Side." Share your photos with us and use the hashtag #Vadering.
Food. Food. Food.
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Make a cake or other tasty treats like lightsaber pretzels
, Princess Leia cinnamon buns
, or even Stormtrooper gingerbread cookies
. They'll keep your stomach full and your nerd heart happy. More Star Wars
food and snack recipes can be found here
Toast the saga with Star Wars themed beverages
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Drink blue milk like Aunt Beer used to make! Simply add blue food coloring to a cold glass of milk.
Or for the adults (21 and older), you can make your own boozy concoctions like the Boba Fett Cocktail
or the Darth Vader Cocktail
. More Star Wars
cocktail recipes can be found here
Now that you've received your training, you are ready to face the trials, young Jedi. May the Force Be with You!