“Roma-what?”, I asked for the second time. M4P friend Mary Beth had to say it 3 times before I got it, “R-O-M-A-N-E-S-C-O! You know, that green fractal cauliflower that Rey eats at Maz Kanata’s place in The Force Awakens.”
JUST 1 WEEK LEFT!! We are now in full planning mode here at M4P Central. Today, I am finalizing our Star Wars Party Menu, and I figured I would share it with you guys in case you want to know what OUR favorites are 🙂 (or if you just need some help with your planning.)
Before we get to the Menu though, here is how the rest of the planning is going:
One of the biggest complaints about the original Star Wars trilogy is that the Stormtroopers can’t shoot. No, let me take that back, they can shoot… they just couldn’t hit the side of a barn if their lives depended on it (which, of course, it often does). Looking back though, it is also one of the (many) things that makes the series so fun and special.
A few years ago, M4P friend Amy brought this amazing Boba Feta Snack to our May the Fourth Party. It had nothing but gorgeous, out-of-this-world Feta cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers. And really, who could possibly ask for more? (I admit it, I’m a big fan of cheese!) Just like any good cheese snack, the less interfering with the cheese the better, and this was so good, you didn’t even need (or want) crackers. (Woo-hoo, gluten-free)!
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.)
There they were, a whole pile of pears with a sign that said “Bosc Pears 79¢ each”. I stood there staring at them for a while, trying to make the connection – I knew there was one. Then it hit me: Bossk, the feared bounty hunter and Bobba Fett’s BFF! I made a little squeal of delight when I realized that his head shape and coloring perfectly matched the Bosc Pears. Another Star Wars Food Art project, WOOHOO!!!