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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Night

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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Yellow Loop. Today we are sharing ideas to celebrate Star Wars Day.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

 

You can celebrate  with a “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie night fitting for both die-hard fans and newcomers to the galaxy far, far away.

A Long Time Ago

Star Wars is pretty big deal in our house. I remember my parents taking me to see the original movie (A New Hope) when I was only 2. I absolutely loved it. Every character’s name was immediately memorized and I secretly wanted to be Princess Leia when I grew up. James also grew up with a passion for Star Wars. We couldn’t wait for the day to come when our kids were ready to join our Star Wars alliance. Coincidentally, the time came at the exact moment a new movie was about to join the franchise. The arrival of Episode VII: The Force Awakens was the perfect opportunity to introduce the original three movies in preparation for the 7th installment.

With Star Wars Day (May 4th) only a few days away, we decided to have a Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie night. Just like with our mutual admiration for the films, this night became a family affair. I was in charge of the menu, while the kids took over the decorating.

Star Wars Inspired Menu

Star Wars The Force Awakens Movie Night Menu

Our menu consisted of:

Star Wars BB-8 Pizza

BB-8 Pizza – Pizza shaped like the BB-8 droid. His features were made from olives and orange peppers.

 

Star Wars Rey's Portioned Bread

Rey’s Portion-ed Bread – Inspired by Rey’s portion bread that she eats while on Jakku, these mini garlic rolls were the right size for movie watching.

 

Star Wars Cheese and Cracker TIE Fighters

TIE Fighters – Hexagon shaped crackers held together with soft cheese and a piece of a cheese stick. They flew right into our mouths.

 

Star Wars Lightsaber Pretzels

Lightsaber Pretzels – Pretzel rods covered with strawberry fruit roll up. I made them red to represent Kylo Ren’s lightsaber.

 

Kylo Ren's Chicken Skewers

Kylo Ren’s Chicken Skewers – Since Kylo likes to skewer things like consoles and family members, I thought this would be a fitting dish to represent him. Chicken was skewered on a stick, then smothered with barbecue sauce.

 

The Force Awakens Popcorn Mix

The Force Awakens Popcorn Mix – What’s a movie without a fun popcorn? I mixed popcorn with Star Wars cereal.

 

Finn's Jakku Juice

Finn’s Jakku Juice – Who can forget the scene when Finn was drinking from the pig’s trough? While this juice (iced green tea) didn’t taste as bad, it still had about the same coloring.

Kid Friendly Decor

Star Wars Force Awakens Movie Night Decor

The kids decided to decorate our movie space with as many Star Wars toys as they could find in the house. We had everything from the Millennium Falcon to character figures to popcorn buckets. It just goes to show that it doesn’t take much to decorate for a movie night. All you have to do is look around the house.

To Be Continued…

Until the next two movies in this new trilogy happen, we’re content with watching this one on repeat. May the force be with you!

 

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[…] 2nd Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | The Force Awakens Movie Night […]

Lin

Monday 23rd of May 2016

I have a confession...I want to be a part of your family just so I can join in on movie nights. Seriously, you guys seem to have the most fun, and the most creative family nights ever! I love the BB-8 Pizza!

Lynn

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Love how you got everyone involved in the movie night! The food looks really yummy but quick and easy too which is great.

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Wednesday 18th of May 2016

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Mary

Tuesday 17th of May 2016

Oh, my those lighsaber pretzels look sinful!!! Love all the theming. Any Star Wars fan would be happy with this.

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