Are you excited for the movie premiere of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in theaters? I know I am!!! It opens this Friday, December 18th, 2015, and what better way to celebrate than by throwing a Star Wars themed party this weekend? I’ve come up with a great list for you of all the fun & creative ideas I could find on the web for party food & drinks inspired by the films and the characters. Many of these are very simple and easy to make at home and serve to your party guests. All it takes is a good presentation of your creations and the mood is set!
- Stormtrooper Marshmallows – These are super cute and so easy to make! They can be served as a simple little dessert, of course, or just used as a drink garnish for looks. All you will need are 3 things: jumbo marshmallows, a black food marker, and lollipop sticks. Here’s a link to visit with a video tutorial on how to draw the faces: How to Make a Stormtrooper Marshmallow
- Ewok Granola Bars – Ok, these are a little more complicated to make, but they’re so worth the effort because they are sooo adorable (and covered in chocolate)! It just requires you to use a little bit of artistic flair to coat a delicious Quaker chewy granola bar in chocolate (for the fur) and use a tootsie roll candy to mold and shape the Ewok’s hood, ears, face, hand, and spear head. You will need to click here to see a picture and detailed instructions on how to make them: Ewok Granola Bars
- Lightsaber Pretzels – This yummy sweet & salty snack is sure to please adults and kids alike and is delightfully easy to make! Just 2 ingredients are required: pretzel rods and candy melts in your choice of color – red for the Dark Side of the force, and blue or green for the Light Side. Simply melt the candy wafers in the microwave and spread onto 2/3 of a pretzel rod, let cool and set and ta-da! Check ’em out by clicking here.
- Death Star Oreo Truffles – Oh my god, these Oreo & cream cheese combo chocolate-covered little balls are so good, they might be my favorite! They remind me of cake pops, and can certainly be put onto lollipop sticks if you should choose to do so. Also, they are very easy to make! Just combine crushed Oreo cookies with cream cheese, form the 1″ balls, dip into melted white chocolate (colored gray with black food coloring), allow to harden, and then poke little shallow holes in the sides to create that unmistakable Death Star look! Get the exact recipe and view the pics here.
- BB-8 Donuts – These little droids made from donut holes (and a lot of artistic talent) are too precious! I’m not sure I am talented enough to try my hand at them, but give it a shot if you are feeling adventurous! You’ll need to use a decorator’s icing tip to make sure you get all the little details just right. Instructions are here: BB-8 Donuts
- Great Pit of Carkoon Bundt Cake – I saved the best for last! If you make the effort to create this awesome cake that represents a very memorable scene from Return of the Jedi, complete with the edible Sarlacc creature that inhabits the pit, you are sure to wow your party guests! You will absolutely need to use a bundt cake pan to make the right cake shape for re-creating this Tatooine desert pit (it looks like a giant donut when done.) Then using cookie crumbs for desert sand, slivered almonds for Sarlacc teeth, a chocolate-covered strawberry for the Sarlacc’s tongue and chocolate-covered gummy worms for the Sarlacc’s tentacles you can decorate your cake to perfection! See the pictures and full recipe by clicking here.
- Yoda Soda – (kid friendly) Pictured above, the green Yoda Soda ice cream float drink will be a big hit with the kids! To make it glow, we used one of the glow ice cubes we have brought home from the Disney theme parks as a souvenir (they come with select specialty beverages at most restaurants.) This drink looks like it comes straight from the swamps of Dagobah, where Jedi Master Yoda taught Luke the ways of The Force. Simply combine a glass of Sprite with a scoop of lime sherbet (or vanilla ice cream works, too), and pop in a few drops of green food coloring. May the fizz be with you!
- Bantha Milk (aka Blue Milk) – (kid-friendly) Young Padawans will love drinking the blue colored milk produced by banthas, which first appeared in A New Hope. It can’t get any easier than just using blue food coloring in a glass of milk, but you could also be more creative and create a blueberry smoothie. Or for an adults-only alcoholic version, try this recipe from Castles & Cooks, based off of a classic White Russian drink: 3 oz. milk, 1oz. cream, 1 oz. coconut rum, 1 oz. amaretto, 2 oz. blue curacao. It tastes like a creamsicle!
- Tatooine Sunset – (kid friendly) Combine orange juice and orange sherbet, and then pop in 2 maraschino cherries to represent the twin suns seen on the planet Tatooine – just like in the scene from A New Hope, when Luke gazes out at the “binary sunset” and the movie’s beloved musical score of that name plays.
- The Dark Side Martini – (adults only! alcoholic) Come on over to the Dark Side with this Darth Vader-inspired martini enhanced with black food coloring to really get the look. You will need 1.5 oz. black rum, 3/4 oz. creme de cacao, 1 cup ice, black food coloring, and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Combine the rum, creme de cacao, ice, and 1 or 2 drops of the black food coloring to a martini shaker and shake well. In a small bowl, add 1 drop of black food coloring to the brown sugar and mix well until all the sugar is black. Then wet the rim of a martini glass and dip it in the sugar to coat. Strain the martini into the glass & serve.
- The Han Solo – (adults only! alcoholic) This cocktail is inspired by the Millennium Falcon’s pilot, played by none other than Harrison Ford. To make one, just pour these ingredients over ice in order: 3/4 oz. vodka, 3/4 oz. gin, 3/4 oz. triple sec, 3/4 oz. rum, 1 oz. bourbon whiskey, 2 oz. sweet & sour, and top with 1 oz. 101 whiskey. To make it even better, you could make Han Solo – frozen in carbonite – ice cubes to serve with it, if you use one of the special ice tray molds pictured below!
- The C3PO – (adults only! alcoholic) A golden drink named for the protocol droid that helped the Rebel Alliance defeat the Empire. For one drink, you will need 1.5 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon boiling water, 2 oz. bourbon, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Start with the honey in a mixing bowl, then pour in the boiling water and whisk until they form a thin syrup. Then whisk in the bourbon and lemon juice, and refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, shake with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain over a glass of ice.
A great way to add a fun garnish to your party drinks would be to make these lightsaber popsicles, as pictured above. Just add red, green, and/or blue food coloring to water, freeze in the lightsaber molds, and you’ve got ice saber drink stirrers! Have fun creating some of these ideas for your very own Star Wars party, whether it be for the movie premiere this weekend, a birthday, or any other special occasion. And don’t forget to check out the all new Star Wars Launch Bay on you next visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park! There are amazing new meet & greet opportunities with Chewbacca and Darth Vader, as well as costumes & props from the movies on display. You can also enjoy a “Star Wars Day at Sea” from January 2016 through April 2016, only on the Disney Cruise Line’s Fantasy ship, on select Western Caribbean sailings. Hope you enjoyed reading and May the Force Be With You!
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