Star Trek fans be warned as we’re going to rock the party Star Wars style! If you haven’t seen or participated in one of the Star Wars convention, you’re definitely missing out. Be amazed at the sheer creativity and passion for the franchise with die-hard fans dressing up to the nines in their favorite Star Wars character. According to the Star Wars fan page, the most popular of these characters are Han Solo, Darth Vader, Obi- Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Anakin Skywalker, respectively. If you are a true and proud Star Wars geek at heart, why not celebrate your birthday (or any fabulous occasion) with a fun Star Wars-inspired party? Here’s how.
Take inspiration from your visit to the Star Wars convention. But in the case that you haven’t been to one, here are some important things to consider:
- Costumes. Dress to impress in your best Star Wars inspired costumes. While some costumes can easily be put together with some creative sewing or very smart shopping, other more complicated costumes may need extra time and effort to complete. Some complicated costumes like Chewbacca, Jar Jar Binks or Darth Vader when done as home projects may not do justice to the Star Wars character and may look more like a “dress to distress” outfit rather than a “dress to impress” one. Here are some top costumes you may want to try out.
- Hans Solo. For this costume you will need some dark brown pants and a blue vest worn over a white polo shirt. Pair that up with black boots to complete the outfit.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi. Take your little brother’s karate jacket and belt it with a brown or black leather belt. You can wear white loose fitting pants underneath. Drape a brown robe with a hood over your outfit. If you don’t have a brown robe, a brown thick wool blanket will do. Wear the same outfit on a smaller person and attach some ears and voila, Yoda in combat!
- Darth Vader Chewbacca, Jar Jar Binks, Jabba the Hutt. These character costumes may take more than creative determination to make it look fabulous. It may deplete your funds and time if you try to make your own costume. Buying a costume would be a wise investment if you intend to keep it for your collection or reuse it for another Star Wars convention. But if you don’t intend to do either of these, why not opt to rent on? You can search online for costumes. Go Star Wars discussion boards and even try contacting a fan.
- Food. While food is not one of the highlights of the Star Wars series, it is however one great factor to make your party memorable. Instead of the traditional party fare of pizza, hotdogs and punch, why not tie up the party theme with sci-fi inspired food such slug pasta, alien garden greens, and other astronaut finger foods. You can look for “extreme” recipes online.
- Decorations. Costumes and food will undoubtedly take first and second place; the venue will be a close third. To decorate your venue, place glow in the dark stars and suns throughout the venue. Place colored LED lights and create constellations on the ceiling with tin foil stars. Black drapes with reflecting, moving spotlights can make the venue look chic and expensive.
- Games. For entertainment, you can hold a Best-in-Costume contest, Let all the guests/ participants join the Star Wars pageantry. Have the contestants flaunt their costumes and like in a real pageant, you may even include a questions and answers portion. The “Best in Costume” winner gets a goody bag, a prize or simple bragging rights for the night. Another easy game to cook up is a simple trivia game to show off your Star Wars knowledge. Why not have light saber duels or a swoop race? It will be improvised of course!
Have fun! This Star Wars party will be out of this world!