Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy May the 4th! Top 10 ways to celebrate Star Wars Day

It is finally here! Yet another Star Wars Day ... oh wait, did it sneak up on you like a mynock?

Well, if you didn't prepare, here are 10 easy ways to celebrate May The 4th, courtesy our friends at Lucasfilm -- along with a Galactic Living TV video after the jump that also offers some tips. But party responsibly so you don't wake up tomorrow with a Revenge of the 5th hangover.

1. Have a Star Wars movie marathon with friends and family! But do you start with the prequels or the original trilogy? Do you mix in some episodes of The Clone Wars? Better decide before your guests arrive, or you may spend the day in a heated debate.

2. Dressing up for special occasions is important, and May the 4th is no different. Wearing anything from your favorite Star Wars shirt to full-on Stormtrooper gear is completely acceptable. (It’s okay to dress up your pet, too. Bounty hunter bulldogs are especially encouraged.)

3. Food is an essential part of any holiday. Death Star Popcorn Balls or Wookiee Cookies, anyone? Find a variety of recipes on!

4. Toast the saga with the ultimate Star Wars-themed beverage: blue milk, just like Aunt Beru used to make! (Fortunately, unlike Aunt Beru, you don’t own the droids the Empire is looking for.)

5. Feel the Force with Star Wars crafts: turn old socks and rocks into awesome Star Wars keepsakes! Learn how to make a Chewbacca Sock Puppet, Star Wars Snow Globe, and more at!

6. Have you Vadered anyone yet? Now’s the time to give it a try…and be sure to Tweet your photo to @starwars!

7. You know that Rebel Alliance symbol tattoo you’ve been thinking about getting? Today’s the day.

8. Sometimes people use holidays to travel to new places. Why not go to Disneyland or Disney World and ride Star Tours? There are over 50 separate mission possibilities…so don’t plan on eating lunch beforehand.

9. As Yoda said, “Pass on what you have learned.” Introduce a younger sibling, family member, or friend to Star Wars! Or remind an old friend you're thinking of them with an e-card.

10. Do you have any Star Wars toys that you don’t need any more? Donate them and make May the 4th really memorable for children in need.

-Aaron Sagers