The Very First May the Fourth be with You Party (DIY Death Star Bowls)

DIY Death Star Bowls with Dueling Jedi Dips. First May the fourth be with you party /// We add new Star Wars crafts and food to our blog every week! /// #starwars #theforceawakens #deathstar #jedi #foodart #funwithfood #maythefourthbewithyou #diy #party #birthday #maythe4th #dip #peppers #tiefighter ///

We had our very first May the Fourth be with You Party in 2011.  Yup,  that was way before “May the Fourth be with You” was even a thing.  If you check Wikipedia it says its very first occurrence was in 2011.

It was early April that same year, and I remember someone on the radio (I think NPR) mentioning that “May the Fourth” was coming up. They said that the date was a special day for Star Wars fans, and the radio crew sounded pretty amused at the idea.  I got so excited I hollered out loud:  THAT IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!!!  (Deep breath!)  WE HAVE TO THROW A PAAARTYYYY!  (We had just celebrated “pi-day”, so the idea of throwing a Star Wars party was a small leap.)

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DIY R2-D2 Chalkboard Sign

DIY Star Wars Party R2-D2 Chalkboard Sign /// We add new Star Wars crafts and may the fourth be with you party ideas to our blog every week! /// #princessleia #leia #starwars #theforceawakens #r2d2 #chalkboard #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #party #birthday #sign ///

After several years of not being able to “stay on target ” as it were, Jedi Master Heidi decided we needed a sign that listed the activities of our May the Fourth be with You Party.  Not that we have THAT many activities, but we are always so busy eating that we forget to make lightsabers… or take a group photo.  So to keep us organized, she made these (re-useable) chalkboard signs that R 2 cute… 

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Drawing on our Imagination! (DIY Star Wars Crayons)

DIY X-Wing Crayons (from Silicone Mold) /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party crafts and ideas /// #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #crayon #partyfavor #xwing

One of the marvelous things about the Star Wars franchise is how it engages people’s imagination.  Just like countless other kids in the late 70’s, the hubby spent a good chunk of his time drawing TIE-fighters and pretending to be shooting at stormtroopers. Now a generation later, our kids are drawing X-wings and having Lightsabers fights.

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Star Warsy Mr. Pumpkin Head

Yoda and Darth Vader Pumpkins push-ins. Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #yoda #darthvader #hallloween #pumpkin

Despite my cheese carving endeavors, I have never been much of a pumpkin carver.  We do the basic monster faces every year, and even that is under some protest on my part.  Having spent countless hours playing with the kids and their Darth Tater, I am however, really good at sticking plastic arms and legs into fake produce.

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Love in a (BB-8 Water) Bottle! (DIY)

Star Wars Food: DIY Aquaball BB-8 Water Bottle. /// 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 #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarsfood #bb8 #aquaball

They say spring is for new romances, and indeed, in April of this year we all fell in love!  BB-8 is one of the cutest movie character to come along in years.  And of course we all really, really, really wanted one of our own!   Since the lab at M4P is equipped to make any full size robot, as long as it can be built with duct tape…  a full-size, working BB-8 was out of the question.  However, these M4P exclusive mini-versions were well within our abilities. 
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