Pink Vader (DIY Girl Vader Costume)

DIY Pink Girl Darth Vader and Yoda Costumes. Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #yoda #darthvader #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume #halloweencostume #cosplay

Star Wars fandom proposes some problems for girls.  The majority of characters are male of course, but more importantly just about all official licensed merchandising is geared towards boys. (Marketing people at Disney, take note, there is a vast untapped market here!)  Having a daughter who likes Star Wars, AND pink girly things, can create a bit of a challenge when it comes to Star Wars costumes.  But being a firm believer in creative liberties, and personal expressions – as well as being the owner of a several cans of pink spray paint, we went to work.  10 minutes of work, and wait time about the time it took to watch 3 Clone Wars episodes, we had the perfect Pink Vader costume.

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What does Star Wars Smell Like? (DIY Star Wars Soaps)

DIY Darth Vader Soaps (from Silicone Molds) /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party crafts and ideas /// #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #darthvader #soap

When our son was about 2.5 he asked me “What does Star Wars smell like?”  Now, it happens that I actually do not have a sense of smell, so I would not be able to answer a questions about what ANYTHING smells like.  But since I cry when I chop onions, I sneeze when someone wears too much perfume, and cough when I burn the chicken, I at least have some vague concept that different things smell differently.  Still, I was WAY out of my depth on the smell of Star Wars (though we have all heard about the Tauntauns stinking).  So, we asked dad (who is THE Star Wars expert in our family, and has an exceptional olfactory system to boot), but he had no idea either.
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Smile, it’s Star Wars Time!

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Have you seen Ewan McGregor’s smile?  Seriously, have you?

I am a little torn here, I really want to show his picture on the blog, but I am thinking Ewan probably wouldn’t appreciate being volunteered into doing an “advetorial” for a toothbrush.  So the link above will have to do!  So click on the link, admire his smile, and then come right back to the M4P post!
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Some of my Favorite Things (DIY Star Wars Chocolates)

Star Wars Food: Han Solo in Carbonite Chocolate with Soy butter (from silicone mold) /// 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 #hansolo #chocolate

Han Solo Dark Chocolates with Soy Butter

My favorite things (not in any particular order):  family, friends, God, Puccini, cheese, Christmas trees, Star Wars, and chocolate.  They are even better when combined: a cheese party with friends, seeing Tosca with the hubby, the Christmas display at Church…. and now, eating Star Wars chocolates!!!

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Nerfherders clean up real nice!

Darth Vader Piñata

Episode V, Degobah, the Forest, by the Tree Cave:

LUKE: What’s in there?
YODA: Only what you take with you.
Luke looks warily between the tree and Yoda. He starts to strap on his weapon belt.
YODA:  Your weapons…you will not need them
Luke gives the tree a long look, then shakes his head “no.”
Yoda shrugs.
Luke reaches up to brush aside some hanging vines and enters the tree.

Luke must have known he would need his lightsaber… because Darth Vader’s helmet was filled with…CANDY!?!

Make a blue lightsaber bopper, be like Luke, and get a good whack at Darth.

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