I do Believe – that All the World’s a Star…

…Beyond that heav’nly light I shall fly far!”
Luke (ACT I, Scene 7), William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian Doescher /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars gift ideas /// #starwars #starwarsgift #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #shakespeare #christmaspresent #starwarsbook #read maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

One of the things on my bucket list is to see all of Shakespeare’s plays, live on stage.  (I’ve made a decent dent – about a dozen different plays live, plus another 10 plays recorded live on stage, or movies)

So needless to say, when M4P friend Amy sent me Ian Doescher’s, marvelous 3 book boxed set William Shakespeare’s Star Wars for Christmas last year.  I squealed with surprise and delight! It’s like they were written just for me!!!

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Sorry, I was so Sluggish in Posting! (Space Slug Gift Wrapping)

Space Slug Gift Wrapping and Paper Crafts /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party crafts and ideas /// #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #spaceslug #papercraft maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

M4P friend Gene Ha will tell you this gift wrap is NOT a space slug, it is a lobster claw… 

Of course he has a compelling argument…  He bought the Admiral Ackbar bobble-head that was inside for me (yeah!!!), AND he created the wrapping.  And as all of Gene’s fans know, Gene has a somewhat warped sense of humor, so a lobster claw wrapping makes perfect sense to him.  Calamarian… Red gourmet seafood… Lobster.

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A Gift too Nice to Open! (Ewok Wrapping)

Ewok Wrapping and Paper Crafts (with Bobblehead) /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party crafts and ideas /// #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #ewok #papercraft maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Come on, who does not LOVE getting presents?  And who does not LOVE to tear them open right away?  Not me, not this time. I recently received 3 small-ish boxes (from M4P friend Gene Ha) wrapped as Star Wars figures, and I just could not imagine that the inside could live up to the awesome outsides.  So I didn’t, open them, for a looong, time.

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Oops, I did it again! (Bantha Milk Pancakes)

Star Wars Food: Bantha Milk Pancakes (TIE-Fighter, Darth Vader, X-Wing, Millennium Falcon, and Yoda Shaped) /// 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 #pancakes #banthamilk #tieighter, #darthvader #xwing #millenniumfalcon #yoda maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

They sure did not look pretty, but what can be more fun than making Star Wars pancakes with Bantha milk?

The kids had a snow day not too long ago.  As a working parent it is both a treat to get to stay home with the kids on a weekday (sleep in, yeay!!), and a scramble to juggle working from home with them around.  This time around, fun won out.  Upon the kids insistence, we made pancakes.  But not just any pancakes – we made Bantha milk pancakes.  We have tried to use the Star Wars shapes before, and it didn’t work.  And I have to admit, it didn’t go well this time either.  They didn’t turn out very Star Wars-shaped.  The color was more greenish than blue.  And trying to pry a Millennium Falcon out of its mold, I sorta burnt the others.  But, you know what?  They were made with love and lots of laughter and tasted GREAT, so I still call it a success!
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Bantha Milk

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