When George Lucas created “Star Wars” in the1970s, he probably had no idea that it would one day become among the most successful films of all time. Even Walt Disney could not pass up the chance to make a killing off the film; thus, did not mind forking out $4 billion to buy the franchise.
Today, “Star Wars” is so loved that there even is a Star Wars Day in commemoration of the franchise. You do not have to wait until May 4 to celebrate it; at home, you can create your themed dinner for family or guests who love the film. Among the many Star Wars-themed dinner ideas you might come across, here are 20 to consider for a memorable dinner.
1. Lightsaber Napkin Wraps
How about incorporating the weapons of a Jedi through some lightsaber napkin wraps? These will be a hit for your “Star Wars” fanatics especially kids who might start “flashing” their weapons at the table.
They are easy to make as all you need are napkins of varied colors, a pair of scissors, cardstock, silverware to hold the shape of the “weapon” and tape.
2. Jedi Robes
Dinner does not have to be in formal wear when you have informed your guests that it is Star Wars-themed. So, have robes by the door to hand out to each guest. You can have them in a variety of colors – white, brown, or black – so each person picks one they find suitable for them.
Given how popular the film is, many stores stock the robes so explore your preferences on Etsy or Amazon. There is even JEDI-ROBE dedicated to selling all things Star Wars. Remember the belts too to complete the outfit.
3. Baby Yoda Guacamole
Some guests are vegan and prefer plant-based condiments thus Baby Yoda guacamole comes in to save your dinner. According to The Farmgirls Gabs, the Baby Yoda guacamole platter is the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Star Wars Day. Therefore, consider this guacamole among your Star Wars-themed dinner ideas.
Nachos make for a great main meal when accompanied by a side dish of guacamole and a heavy protein like beef, chicken, or beans. For the guacamole dip, you will require to be creative to make the Baby Yoda face. A slice of bell pepper will do for the mouth, some olives cut in half through the middle for the eyes, and a chunk of avocado for the nose.
4. Darth Vader Coffee Mug
Your Star Wars-themed dinner would not be complete without the presence of the lead villain and there is no better way to include him than through a coffee mug. Some guests must have their dose of coffee after dinner so show that you have them in mind through Darth Vader mugs.
A Darth Vader coffee mug comes in different designs, some just have the face printed on a regular mug but others are sculpted in Vader’s image to make them look more authentic. Whichever you feel your guests will be most comfortable with, you are spoilt for choice.
5. Lightsaber Pretzel Rods
If you prefer edible lightsabers instead of the napkin wrap idea, then pretzel rods will do the trick. You can also keep them solely for decoration purposes.
Start by heating the candy coating till it melts, making sure not to overheat it lest it becomes too thick. Pour the melted candy coating on about 2/3 of the pretzel rods and shake to remove any excess liquid. Leave the melted candy time to set completely.
Melt some black candy and use a piping bag to drizzle over the pretzel rod on the 1/3 end you had left out but still leave some space uncovered. Press some M&Ms on the black candy before it sets and transfer the rods to a clean wax paper for them to dry.
There you have some lightsabers ready to be incorporated into the theme or for kids to snack on after dinner.
6. Baby Yoda Cookies
Bake Baby Yoda cookies using this recipe from Izzy Cooking and make dessert memorable with this delicious Star Wars-themed dinner idea. There are no special ingredients since all you need is all-purpose flour, salt, unsalted butter, cornstarch, egg, sugar, vanilla extract, water, powdered sugar, meringue powder, and food coloring.
Remember that Baby Yoda has to have a distinct green color for his body and big brown eyes. As for the shape, an angel-shaped cookie cutter comes in handy.
7. Baby Yoda Deviled Eggs
Wondering what to make as an appetizer for your guests? Try Baby Yoda deviled eggs for them to snack on as they wait for the main course.
It is quite simple as there are no exotic ingredients. You will need six peeled hardboiled eggs, celery, a pinch of salt, a piping bag, a large round icing tip, celery, peppercorn, half an avocado (well mashed), a quarter cup of mayonnaise and 1 ½ teaspoon of yellow mustard.
Popcorner Reviews has the steps to follow to impress your guests with Star Wars-themed deviled eggs.
8. Jedi Mind Trick
Adults need to have their thirst quenched and this alcoholic beverage can replace wine any day when hosting a Star Wars-themed dinner. You might have tasted this drink while visiting Disney World Galaxy’s Edge because it is popular at the Star Wars Bar.
It can be made at home since all you need are 4 ounces white grape juice, ¼ ounce Bol’s blue curacao, ½ ounce lime juice, an ounce of Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit and Rose vodka, a splash of falernum syrup and a dash of grapefruit bitters.
You should keep the vodka to a minimum and the falernum to only a splash for the best balance but guests can adjust depending on how sweet or strong they want their cocktails.
9. Star Wars Blue Milk
As the adults enjoy their Jedi Mind Trick, also consider the kids who will want to sip on something. However, you should be careful about this because the sugar will make bedtime difficult.
All the same, if you do not mind re-energized kids at night, you can make three servings of this beverage with only four ingredients: two cups of vanilla ice cream, 10 drops of blue coloring, 1 cup of milk, and 2 cups of blue Hawaiian punch.
Blend the ingredients until smooth and pour into glasses. Alternatively, you can turn this into a dessert by adding a scoop of ice cream when serving.
10. Princess Leia Oreo Truffles
Dessert will be completed with these creative Princess Leia Oreo truffles whose taste is out of this world. The best thing about them is they will be a treat for adults and kids; after all who can say no to chocolate?
To serve 12 guests, you will need 30 Oreo cookies, 6 ounces white chocolate melting wafers, 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, 24 Rolo candies, edible markers, ¼ chocolate icing, and 5 ounces dark chocolate melting wafers.
The Cookie Rookie outlines the step-by-step method and for the guests who do not like chocolate, you can use whichever flavor they prefer.
11. Princess Leia Cupcakes
If making the Oreo truffles seems like such a hectic task, maybe you can settle for cupcakes instead and the Star Wars theme for dinner will still not be ruined. Save the cupcakes for after dinner and watch your guests’ faces light up with delight at the sight of such beautiful creations.
You will still need Oreo cookies to make the trademark Princess Leia buns. Other ingredients are red food coloring, white buttercream frosting, Black Wilton frosting, and your preferred homemade cake recipe. You can also have some heart candies to make a mouth.
12. Baby Yoda Cucumber Bites
Guests who are watching their weight will not get enough of these Baby Yoda cucumber bites to chew on as they wait for the main meal. They are a balanced diet already since the ingredients are one cucumber, 2 slices of deli turkey, and some guacamole.
So also have one avocado halved and pitted, one minced garlic clove, 2 teaspoons of lime juice, and about 1/8 teaspoon of salt, scoop out the avocado and place it in a bowl, add the salt, garlic, and lime juice then mix well, mashing to a paste.
Slice about 2/3 of the cucumber into rounds and use a round cutter to cut the deli turkey into rounds. Then make the bites by placing a round of deli turkey in the cucumber round and topping it off with a spoonful of guacamole.
Use the remaining 1/3 cucumber to make Baby Yoda ears by cutting them into half-moons then placing them in the sides of the prepared bite. Cover everything with a round of cucumber and serve your guests.
13. Garth Vader Cupcakes
If you would rather “eat” Garth Vader than drink from a cup in his image, then chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are a must-have in your Star Wars-themed dinner to culminate the evening.
They require a bit of work since you have to assemble the chocolate curls, light sabers, make Darth Vader heads and bake the cupcakes. However, your hard work will be worth it once you see the results.
14. Porg Potatoes
When your pantry has lots of potatoes and you are wondering what to make, these Porg potatoes are the answer. According to Star Wars, you will need 12 small creamer potatoes, a tablespoon of olive oil, ½ a teaspoon of garlic powder, and another of salt.
To complete the look, you will need dried seaweed sheets, sour cream, and black sesame seeds. Cut the tip of the potatoes so they stand tall then slice a V-shape to peel the skin off the front. Toss the potatoes in a bowl and mix with oil before sprinkling salt and garlic powder over them.
Bake in a preheated oven for 35 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to cook then use the dried seaweed sheets to make eye and mouth details.
Black sesame seeds will do for the nose while pricking the “eyes’ with a toothpick and putting a drop of sour cream in each makes the pupils. Your Porg potatoes are now ready to serve.
15. Rey’s Portion Bread
According to Vice, most people thought that the bread in the film was a CGI (computer generated image) but in reality, the bread’s recipe took three months to perfect despite appearing on the screen for seconds.
Thankfully, you do not have to recreate the bread in months because there is a recipe that will have yours ready in less than a minute. You will need 4 tablespoons of cake flour, a pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon, 2 tablespoons whole milk, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, a tablespoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder, and ½ teaspoon of vegetable oil.
Pour the oil into a mug and swirl around to grease the sides. Place all the other ingredients except for milk and vanilla extract in the mug and stir. Finally, add the vanilla extract and milk then place in the microwave for 45 seconds. Once done, let it cool and serve.
16. Wampa Cake
If your guests do not mind some gory details, then this Wampa cake will have them mesmerized. The cake is a recreation of the scene where Luke Skywalker battles Wampa but if you still feel that you will make some guests uncomfortable you can leave out the “blood.”
17. Thermal Detonators
Not everything has to be literal in the Star Wars-themed dinner ideas; add a little mystery with some figurative ideas such as these thermal detonators.
The detonators are explosive weapons and are palm-sized in spherical shapes. You can make your thermal detonators by making spicy meatballs using Sambal Oelek.
They are great as a main meal and if you like more heat as the meatballs “explode” in your mouth, you can add some more Sambal Oelek to your sauce.
18. Lucky Diced Potatoes
No “Star Wars” story is complete without the mention of the golden dice. They are thought to bring hope and are souvenirs of Han’s old life.
Similarly, your Star Wars-themed dinner should incorporate the dice and diced potatoes are a simple way to do so. The ingredients are easy to obtain. All you require are Russet potatoes, extra virgin oil, cooking spray, salt, and mixed garlic seasoning.
They are a great healthy alternative to French fries since you boil and grill them instead of deep frying them.
19. Sarlacc Bundt Cake
Sarlacc is buried and all that is visible are the beaked tongue and mouth. A Bundt cake best represents this fictional creature. You can improvise and make tentacles by piping Madeleine butter on parchment paper and baking.
You can make it seem like there is sand burying the Sarlacc. Do this by baking Biscoff cookies and using the crumbs to coat the cake. However, first, drizzle caramel sauce over the cake to ensure the crumbs stay in place.
20. Millennium Falcon Burgers
Making the Millennium Falcon burgers demands a lot of concentration to ensure you get the right shape and 2 Geeks Who Eat has the perfect diagram to guide you. Remember to go for full-fat ground beef for the patties so they can retain their shape.
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