May the force be with you as you set out to prepare the ultimate Star Wars party for your young Jedi, Leia, Darth Vader, Trooper or other… in a galaxy not so far away!
When seeking inspiration to create our Star Wars printable decor party pack and matching invitation, we came along hundreds of brilliant ideas that we couldn’t wait to share with you. The Star Wars theme is not only great for both boys and girls, but also for adult birthday parties. Mixing the colors and galaxy theme in a bunch of simple DIY projects will lead to a jaw dropping party that’s not too hard on our budgets!
STAR WARS PARTY DECOR:
Blacks, whites & bright yellow are the key to the basic decor elements in this Star Wars party. Combine them with stars, space ships and character references with the following ideas:
No party is complete without toppers, labels, thank you tags, centerpieces and banners. We make it super easy for you with our Ultimate Printable Star Wars Decor Pack. You’ll find all of that and so much more to effortlessly bring your theme to life! You can find it here.
2. Galaxy Backdrop
As a background to both your food table and your photos, you can create a stunning galaxy backdrop with some cheap black fabric or vinyl and acrylic paint. Keep it as simple or as intricate as you’d like: From basic dots that look like stars to spaceships and planets that you can either draw yourself or print off the internet and cut out.
3. Chinese lantern planets and tie fighter ships
Chinese lanterns are the less feminine version of pom-poms, and because we believe no party is complete without those, we suggest you use the lanterns to create hanging planets and space ships.
4. Light Sabers Galore
Lightsabers are a must, no matter how you make them. We suggest using pool noodles and silver and black duct tape for the handles.
5. Trooper Everything
From painted jars and planters to faces, there’s never too many troopers!
STAR WARS PARTY FOOD:
For those detailed kitchen pros, the queens & kings of fondant and delicately shaped food creations; we have some ideas you won’t be able to resist. For the rest of us that might not be so adept with the edible art, there’s no need to worry! We suggest you get creative with the naming of your dishes to bring smiles and joy to the table, with delicious food basics such as Leia Buns (Mini Cinnamon Rolls), Han Burgers, Hutt Dogs, Wookie Cookies… We have so many more ideas for you below!
1.Star Wars Cupcakes
These are the cupcakes you are looking for! Because even though the cupcake hype may be gone, these miniature cake wonders will always be a classic and we can’t resist the different interpretations of the star wars theme: Leia cupcakes, BB8 Cupcakes, Darth Vader Cupcakes and Storm Trooper Marshmallow cupcakes (as seen on the bottom left pic, they’re by far the easiest to make and just as cute and yummy)
2. Snow Trooper Marshmallows
These marshmallows will bring so much wow bang for your buck. All you need are standard marshmallows and these edible black markers. Pop them on a pop them on a lolly stick, or use them to decorate cupcakes, give out as favors, etc…
3. Star Wars Fruit & Veggie Party Food
Who says they don’t keep it healthy on the other side of the universe? Make these colorful creations that no Star Wars fan will be able to resist! Fruit Sabers, Yoda Dip (Guac) with Trooper Scoopers, veggie sabers (long narrow cut carrots, celery and cucumbers)…
4. Star Wars Popcorn
Because this all started with the movies after all, it wouldn’t be appropriate to leave the popcorn out and with these sweet and delicious ideas, we’re sure you won’t want to! Pop your corn and then toss it with melted white chocolate and colored M&Ms. Add a pretty container (super easy to make with the matching papers included in our printable party pack) and you’re set!
5. Tie Fighters
Create these ridiculously cute tie fighters in either sweet form with Oreo Thin Cookies & Marshmallows in the middle, or savory form by using Cheese crackers and cheese squares in the middle.
6. All the classic party munchies with witty Star Wars names
Get creative with your naming, and make it pretty with our printable menu tent labels star wars.
7. Star Wars Cookies and Macaroons
Delicious & ridiculously good looking! Need we say more? (P.s. Can you tell that we’re excited for the upcoming release of Zoolander 2?!)
8. Star Wars Cake
Come to the dark side.. There will be cake! Just like our printable invites insinuate, cake is the perfect treat to end a party. You can get very detailed as you can see in some of the designs above but our favorites are the easy yet equally delicious creations seen at the bottom of the pic. With a Darth Vader Cake mold and some black icing, creating the perfect cake is a breeze! You could also just make your favorite cake, cover it in black fondant and then add some toy StarWars figures on top. There’s no need to go professional for a wonderful looking cake!
STAR WARS PARTY ACTIVITIES:
The possibilities for fun are unlimited in the Star Wars universe! Here are a couple of our favorites: Space ship pinatas, avoid the laser beam, walk through lava, trooper bowling & don’t drop the egg trouper.
You can purchases this awesome bowling set on Amazon, or DIY it!
We hope you enjoy prepping this party as much as we enjoyed putting this idea post together for you! If you’re ready to send out your invites, check out our Star Wars Invitations and Party Decor and may the force be with you!