How to Make an Entrance! (DIY Star Wars Fabric Banners)

DIY Star Wars Party Fabric Banners/Flags /// We add new Star Wars crafts and fun to our blog every week! /// #starwars #theforceawakens #bobafett #stormtrooper #darthvader #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #party #birthday #flag #banner #tiefighter #rebels #empire #sewing/// maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Forget the balloons at the mailbox! A Star Wars Party deserves some truly special outdoor decorations.  So for last year’s May the Fourth be with You Party, Jedi Master Heidi made these banners (and banner stands) for the front entrance of our house.  They looked very festive, AND they served as a subtle warning to our neighbors that the Geeks were about to take over the cul-du-sac once again.

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Getting Ready for May the Fourth! (More DIY Banners)

DIY Star Wars Party Garland/Flags with Yoda, Stormtrooper and Darth Vader /// We add new Star Wars crafts and fun to our blog every week! /// #starwars #theforceawakens #yoda #stormtrooper #darthvader #silhouettecameo #diecut #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #party #birthday/// maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Just over 3 months left to get our May the Fourth be with You Party crafts done.  Time to get started!  Good thing I have my new best friend: my Silhouette Cameo 2 Die-cutting Machine.   I sound like an infomercial, I do, but I have to say I am in awe of its almost unlimited possibilities… If only my available time was unlimited as well. 

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Twice the Hoth Chocolate. Swede!

Star Wars Food: Hoth Chocolate /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party food recipes and downloadable labels! Great for a Birthday Party or a May the Fourth be with you Party. /// #starwars #starwarsparty #theforceawakens #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarsfood #lego #atat #hotchocolate #punch #float #microfighter #oboy// maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Should Hoth Chocolate be served Hot or Cold?  Hot, because it is a pun, and the people here at M4P are awfully fond of puns?  Or cold, because, well, everything on Hoth is frozen?  An internal M4P poll came out divided (3 to 2 in favor of Hot).  So we ended up making both: a Hot(h) version, AND a cold Hoth-like version.  Both simple, yummy, and made with a secret Swedish ingredient.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Star Wars themed Christmas Card with Star Wars Snowflakes by Anette Nam Design /// We add new Star Wars crafts to our blog every week! /// #starwars #theforceawakens #snowflake #christmascard /// maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

A few weeks ago I shared that M4P mom was worried that our Christmas cards were going to be Star Wars themed.  Well, she was right!  (My mom is almost always right…) We sent them out a couple of weeks ago, and now I’m sharing them with you guys too.

The cards had a cut Star Wars snowflake on top, once you flipped that up, you can see the text, photos and design elements – all which are Star Wars themed. (Go further down the post to see the card in its entirety).

But this post really is not about Star Wars…. ‘cuz as much as we focus on fun, and arguably frivolous things here on this blog, we all know these are not the things that truly matter in life.

Is there Crying at Star Wars?

Stormtrooper Tissue Cover

2 weeks ago, we talked about Star Wars movie preparedness.  The movie premiers tomorrow, and I wanted to mention one last thing:  You’ll probably need tissues!

The fact that there is a new movie coming out is pretty emotional for a lot of people.  And I vividly remember the day, 3 years ago when it was announced that Disney bought Star Wars…

The Hubby was working really late, and I had already turned in.  Around 2 am, I was forcefully awakend by loud thumps, red flashing lights and my bed shaking.  As you can imagine, being woken up like that was terrifying… a lot of really horrible scenarios involving breaking of doors, kidnapped children, robbers (or worse) and police flashed through my mind.