Friday, May 4
“Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.”
Now, Star Wars fans young and old celebrate this important film legacy with parties and events complete with Star Wars themed food and costumes on May 4th, aka Star Wars Day. Coincidentally -- or not so coincidentally -- George Lucas has a May birthday and the original Star Wars along with five others were released in May, although we won't see the latest, The Last Jedi. until December. Take a look at the official teaser for the new installment and read on for fun ways to celebrate May the Fourth and Star Wars including our picks for the coolest costumes, themed party bites and sips and info how to get the best collectibles. May the 4th be with you!
Star Wars Party Ideas
Don your Darth Vader suit
Even your furry friend can get into the Star Wars spirit with a Bantha costume from Costume SuperCenter, now 20% off with code JOY. Pick up Stormtrooper costume, a full Yoda mask, or a Supreme Edition Darth Vader mask for kids or grownups. Don't forget your toddler! Just when you think your two year old can't get any cuter, dress her up as Yoda! That precious costume is 20% off at Costume Discounters. Awwwww!
Nerd out with Star Wars collectibles
We're all a bit nerdy about something and for many it's Star Wars. EBay has always been a great source of collectibles and swag and we've found a few items to get your Star Wars memorabilia collection off to a great start or to add to the piles already in your family room. First up, a complete vintage Kenner ESB Hoth ice planet adventure set in its original box.
No Star Wars collection is complete without a Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber.
And if you're feeling particularly flush, how about a collection of 35 Star Wars signed autographs, complete with briefcase? Get all of that and more at eBay!