We have many more beer drinkers than wine drinkers at our Star Wars parties. Yet we have always only had regular, “boring”, non-Star Wars beer. Well, thanks to a post by Red 5 Mom and a few of our friends, this year, we finally had beer fit for a Star Wars Cantina.
There are always a lot of kids at our Star Wars parties. But, I would totally be lying if I said we did this for the children. Nope, it entirely for us adults! So along with the PG-rated beverages, we naturally have some potables too, just for the adults.
For last year’s May the Fourth be with You Party we made our own wine labels – both Red and White. So the question for our guests became, Dark or Light? Empire or Rebels? Sith of Jedi? Unbridled passion or cool rational thought? Make sure you watch your friends’ wine choices – they might say more about them than you would have guessed.
No proper Star Wars party should be without a Star Wars Cantina or Chalmun’s Cantina, as it is actually called. Cos-play can be serious work, and lots of costumes are really warm (just ask my daughter after wearing her Chewie costume for 4 hours). So you need to make sure your guests are well hydrated. Just promise that all lightsabers are checked at the entrance – we suspect all your guests will want to leave with all their limbs intact.
I was going to say this tastes heavenly, but I don’t think that is the correct pun for it. Maybe that it truly belongs among the clouds? Naah, no good either. It is a good thing the Cloud City is a float? Bad punch lines, good punch though. It looks impressive, fizzes, bubbles and is very yummy. Jedi Master Heidi (whom you will hear more about in later posts – and without whose help and creativity the M4Ps [May the Fourth be with You Parties] would never happen), helped me figure out this recipe. It was (obviously) served it in (Han) Solo plastic cups!