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May The Fourth Be With You: How to Celebrate Star Wars Day

15:00 April 30, 2021
By: Brando Mena

May the 4th, also known as "Star Wars Day", is approaching faster than the Millennium Falcon when it made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs. For those in the fandom finding it hard to come up with a worthy way to celebrate their favorite movie franchise, has compiled a list of fun suggestions:

· A Star Wars movie marathon, of course! Gather your friends and family and watch all the Star Wars films in a back-to-back binge. With so many movies, the options are open. Do you start with The Phantom Menace? Do you start with A New Hope? Do you watch the prequels and not the originals, or vice-versa, for a "half" marathon? It's too bad kids these days are growing up with Disney's sequel trilogy instead of the originals or the prequels. They didn't choose when they were born, but maybe we can bring them to the light side of the force by introducing them to the old films. As Yoda once told Luke Skywalker, "Pass on what you have learned."

· Cosplay! Star Wars is a franchise known for its elaborate costumes and prop design. Whether you dress up as a stormtrooper or a wookiee, all costumes are iconic in their own right. A quick tip of my own: if you have children, you would do well to dress them up as ewoks (so long as they're okay with it).

· Toast to your favorite franchise with the ultimate Star Wars-themed drink: blue milk! Click here to see the recipe, just like Aunt Beru used to make.

· Have a Star Wars feast using classic themed recipes such as "Ewok Sushi" and the "Princess Leia Rice Bowl." Click here for recipes.

· Make arts and crafts decorations! For instructions on how to make props like Death Star plans notebooks or BB-8 bicycle wheel decorations, visit Star Wars's website.

· Have any Star Wars toys you don't play with anymore? Pass them on! By donating them, you will make May the 4th a most memorable day for a lucky kid.

· Go to Disneyland or Disney World to ride "Star Tours," a simulator that takes you on a thrilling ride through a galaxy far, far away…

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