If you hadn’t heard yet, there’s a movie coming out this week that is kind of a big deal. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will premiere this Friday December 15 to crowds of obsessive fans and wannabe nerds alike. Hundreds of theaters across the galaxy are sold out already, with tickets being sold from $20 to $2,500! So quick go buy your tickets… It is useless to resist.
With a force as strong as this one, why not stretch the celebration out this whole week? Here are some ways to bring the force to your home planet.
“Luke, we’re gonna have company!”
Throw a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Party. Dust off your Star Wars DVDs and have a movie marathon. No marathon would be complete without Millennium Falcon Jell-o and Lightsaber Skewers like these found on the official StarWars website.
You can also dip pretzels in colored candy melt to make your own yummy light sabers. Have your guests compete in battles to see who the force is strongest in. Just remember, let the wookie win.
Speak Only of Star Wars
Have a contest with your family and friends (the ones who speak to you after this are gold) of who can use the most Star Wars quotes in normal conversation. Keep a running tally. If your group is prone to cheating, appoint a Darth to keep justice.
Galaxy of Deliciousness
Make every day Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere day with your very own kitchen set. If you suddenly find yourself in need of a new toaster (oops I just ran over mine with my car), invest in this Darth Vader Toaster. If that isn’t a good use of 60 bucks I don’t know what is. If you want a smaller investment, keep your normal toaster and salt and pepper your eggs with these bad boys: Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Salt and Pepper Shakers.
In all seriousness, not many people have the money to completely redo their kitchen with Star Wars appliances and cutlery. So check out these amazing recipes on StarWars.com. They have a great selection of themed foods, including Ewok Guac and Grilled Cheese and Ham Solo Sandwiches. Eating this I am.
If you do not have your own costume already, consider making your own for the premiere or just giving a nod to the mother nerdship such as creating one of Princess Leia’s signature hairstyles.
If you need a costume idea, check out these easy DIY Star Wars Costumes that are probably already in your closet. If any die-hard fan makes fun of your lack of authenticity, just remind them that wookie hair is hard to come by.
The Sounds of Stars
Turn off that Christmas music and listen to the Star Wars soundtrack. Trust me, everything in your life will sound better with the Imperial March in the background. Just imagine meeting with your boss to discuss your pay raise set to the Duel of the Fates… Seriously, just imagine it. Don’t actually do it.
Lightsaber, Camera, Action…
If you get really antsy waiting for Star Wars, try adding a lightsaber to your Facebook profile picture. It will probably make you look like an idiot, but what are you still doing reading this list if you are worried about looking like an idiot.
I’m pretty thrilled to be seeing the movie on Sunday! Comment below when you are going and how you are celebrating this week.
May the force be with you, always.