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Create a fun Star Wars™ viewing party with a few simple ingredients.
It’s finally here! The week we’ve been waiting for for over a year; the new Star Wars™ movie, The Force Awakens, opens this Friday. My husband and I have been Star Wars™ fans since we were kids and have passed the love on to our boys. They have about every Star Wars™ toy known to man and have dressed up as Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper for multiple Halloweens. So what better way to spend the weekend before the big release than watching all the Star Wars™ movies?!
We invited a few friends over and spent all day Saturday watching movies and having light saber battles. As much as I’d like to say that the kids were the only one battling I have to admit the grownups joined in on the fun. The new Star Wars™ movie isn’t the only big event we have this month. With Christmas only two weeks away and all the planning and prep that goes into the holiday I didn’t have a lot of time to prep for a party too.
Thank goodness for the new General Mills Star Wars™ Cereals. I picked up a few boxes and some Star Wars™ Go-Gurt® when I was picking up a few Christmas gifts at Walmart and was ready to go. Before I get started on the food I have to tell you about the awesome Star Wars viewers in specially marked boxes. They are six different viewers and the kids love them! I decided to hand these and Pool Noodle Light Sabers out as our party favors. When you were a kid did you ever ask you parents to buy a certain kind of cereal just so you could get the prize? Or have to buy 10 boxes of the same cereal so you could collect all the toys? Well I was the crazy mom who did that. Luckily, I only had to buy seven boxes (and we’ve eaten almost all the cereal so it’s a win-win).
Let’s talk about the party food. I kept things simple with R2D2 H20 (bottled water), Sparkling Leia Lemonade, Star Wars™ Trail Mix, Light Saber Go-Gurts and Chewbacca Chicken. The Star Wars™ Trail Mix was the hit of the party and I had to make a second batch after two movies because we ate through the first batch (part of the reason why seven boxes of cereal are gone).
- 2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
- 2 cups Cookie Crisps
- 2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- 2 cups R2D2 Cereal
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Stir together and serve.
Grey & Black Construction Paper
Glue or Tape
For each light saber cut a 3″x 3″ square out of grey paper.
Cut two 3″ x ½” strips and one ½” x ½” square out of black construction paper.
Glue the black strips and square to the grey paper.
Wrap the grey square around the bottom of the Go-Gurt and attach with glue (or tape).
My favorite food was the Chewbacca Chicken. Not only was it easy to make but it also doubled as dinner so I didn’t have to cook everyone a full meal. They were easy to make too.
- 8-10 boneless, skinless chicken tenders
- 2 cups Honey Nut Cherrios, crushed
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Dip chicken in butter and then coat in Honey Nut Cheerios crumbs.
- Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
- Flip chicken and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- Serve with ranch, BBQ sauce or ketchup (or whatever dipping sauce you prefer).
This was such a laid back and fun party and my favorite part was how easy it was for me to plan and prepare for. Are you excited for The Force Awakens to come out on Friday? Who is your favorite Star Wars™ character?
Looking for more great Star Wars™ inspired recipes and party ideas? Head on over to the Awaken Your Tastebuds site for lots more inspiration!