MPS032 – Star Wars Party: Part 2

Posted by: JP on May 15, 2016

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Star Wars mania is here again! I was one of the lucky ones who saw the original on the big screen in ’77 and I’ve been a fan ever since.  So now that The Force Awakens is out, it was the perfect time to throw a Star Wars Party!

I have so many things that I want to share about this party, and a lot of how-to’s, so I’ve divided it into two posts.

Part One (posted on 5/1/16) included:

  • R2-D2 Tutu Skirt and Shirt
  • BB-8 Tutu Dress
  • Padawan Tunics
  • Princess Leia Buns Headbands
  • Pool Noodle Light Sabers
  • Party Games like Stormtrooper Attack and Jedi Training

Part Two (this post) includes:

  • Napkin Light Sabers
  • Rebel Alliance Favor Bags
  • Tablescape and decorations
  • Food ideas like
    • Jabba the Hot Dogs
    • Boba Feta Salad
    • Tie Fighter Crackers
    • Han Solo in Chocolate
    • Pretzel Light Sabers
    • Dagobah Dip
  • BB-8 Cake

 

Light Saber Napkins:

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These light saber napkins gave a great pop of color to the buffet table and they are adorable!

Materials needed:

  • Colored napkins
  • Black construction paper
  • Silver paint pen
  • Clear tape

Instructions:

  • Cut strips of black construction paper to wrap around the napkin rolls.  Strips should be about 1/3 of the napkin and wide enough to wrap around at least twice (to keep the paint pen from seeping through to the napkin).
  • Roll the napkins then wrap the black paper around the bottom, secure in place with tape on the seam of the black paper.
  • Using a silver paint pen, draw a light saber design on the front of the black paper.

 

Rebel Alliance Favor Bags:

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Star Wars Party: Part 2 | MyPaintingShirt.com

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You can put anything you want on these (Stormtroopers are popular), but I went with the simple design of the Rebel Alliance symbol.

Materials Needed:

  • White gift bags
  • Card stock
  • Red paint
  • Toys and party favors

Instructions:

  • Print out a rebel alliance symbol (or draw one yourself) onto card stock and cut out.
  • Place the template on the white gift bag and paint the symbol on the bags.
  • Let dry and fill with goodies! I filled the favor bags with:
    • Star Wars Pez
    • Punch balloons
    • Yo yo’s
    • Crayons
    • Coloring book and Star Wars coloring pages.
    • Bubbles and bubble tray/wands
    • Noise makers (you’re welcome parents!)

 

General Decorations:

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Items I used and where I found them:

  • Cardboard Tie Fighter kit: Michaels.
  • Cardboard X-Wing Fighter kit: Joann Fabric.
  • Death Star light up beach ball: Amazon.
  • Balloon Stormtrooper: Party City.
  • Model kit for AT-AT: Amazon (previously used for 80’s Party).
  • BB-8 drink sipper: Disneyland (Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland).

 

Food:

Coming up with the food (and names) for this party was so fun! We served the following:

  • Boba Feta Pasta Salad
  • Tie Fighters (made of cheese and crackers)
  • Pretzel Light Sabers
  • Han Solos in Chocolate
  • Jabba the Hot Dogs
  • Dagobah Dip
  • Edible Ewoks
  • BB-8 Cake

The picture below is a bit jumbly because of using the panorama function of my phone camera, but you get the idea.

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Guarding over the food table was our 70″ tall Stormtrooper.

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Dagobah Avocado Dip:

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This is a simple and delicious avocado dip that I’ve been making for years and is the perfect color to be named after the swamp-covered planet in the Dagobah system.  This dip includes plain Greek yogurt, avocados, jalapenos, cilantro, cumin, lime juice, and garlic. You can find the recipe here.

 

Light Saber Pretzels:

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Just dip pretzel rods into melted candy melts of various colors and let dry on a  wire rack or parchment. I found that by pouring the melted candy into a tall, narrow glass made it very easy to dip in the pretzel rod.

 

Jabba the Hot Dogs:

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I used a crock pot to steam the hot dogs and keep them warm.  Just make sure you keep a few inches of water in the bottom and keep on low once fully heated.

 

Han Solos in Chocolate:

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I just love these! I used a Han Solo in Carbonite silicone ice cube tray that I found at a dollar store.  I just melted milk chocolate chips in the microwave and poured the chocolate into the tray.  Give it a good shake to make sure the chocolate settles and rids of air bubbles, then put in the refrigerator for about an hour or until solid. Carefully remove from tray by pushing through from the back side and the chocolates will pop out!

 

Boba Feta Salad:

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You can call any salad that contains feta cheese a Boba Feta Salad, I just happened to make my favorite Greek pasta salad.

 

Tie Fighter Cheese and Crackers:

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The hardest part of this appetizer is finding crackers the right size for the wings!  Once you have the right crackers, just cut cheese into small cubes and use a spreadable cheese to stick on the wings.

 

Edible Ewoks:

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I used Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams, but gummy bears would work too!

 

BB-8 Cake:

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Well, it’s the thought that counts.  My BB-8 cake turned out a bit sad, but still a little cute … it is BB-8 after all.

Materials Needed:

  • Sports ball cake pans
  • Cake mix and ingredients
  • White frosting
  • Orange icing
  • Black (or gray if you can find it or want to mix it yourself) icing

Instructions:

  • Using the sports ball cake pans (follow pan instructions) bake two halves of a ball shape.
  • Once cool, place one half, flat side down, on your cake stand leaving room at the top. This will be the body.
  • Cut the other half down the middle to make the head.
  • Using frosting to keep it in place, attach the head to the body on the cake stand.
  • Frost the entire shape in white frosting.
  • Use black and orange icing (using a small tip) to draw on the details.

 

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my Star Wars party as much as I enjoyed throwing it! May the force be with you!

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