May the Fourth might be the official Star Wars holiday, but in our house every day is Star Wars day: Fleets of action figures, speeders, blasters and light sabers hide out in whatever shelf, bin or bookcase they can find shelter. We wait for each new movie release with bated Vader breath.
Lucky for Star Wars lovers like us, the latest movie release, Solo: A Star Wars Story, hits theaters May 25. And while the Resistance and First Order fight on in a galaxy long ago and far, far away, you can have your own party right at home to celebrate. These recipes and gadgets will help you channel your inner Jedi.
Die-hard fans will remember the scene from The Empire Strikes Back, when Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite. Activated charcoal gives this three-ingredient fro-yo recipe a striking black color to look like carbonite naturally—without artificial food dyes. (You can omit it from the recipe if you choose. The fro-yo will still taste great!)
Pictured Recipe: "Chewie" Cookies
These fun and festive "Wookiee" cookies pay homage to Chewbacca, Han Solo's best friend and co-pilot. Almond slivers are arranged over melted chocolate to look like Chewbacca's bandolier. Serve them with the Han Fro-Yo for a theme party or movie viewing.
Pictured Recipe: Magical Color-Changing Margaritas
Party till you're blue in the face like Max Rebo, the leading band member who performed for Jabba the Hutt and other nefarious characters in Return of the Jedi. The blue ice cubes made from pea flowers turn a galactic purple when mixed with an acidic ingredient (like lime juice).
For a nonalcoholic version kids will love try these Color-Changing Lemonade Slushies.
Little droids will have fun making Star Wars pancakes using these pancake molds made from heat-resistant silicone. Set of four includes Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, R2-D2 and Yoda.
Han is not the only one to get frozen. Straight out of planet Hoth, these icy pop molds from Zoku feature legendary Star Wars characters: Stormtrooper, R2-D2 and Darth Vader. Make your own popsicles by pouring fruit puree or yogurt into the molds, inserting the sticks and freezing overnight. Set of six silicone molds includes two of each character.
Related: Finger-Licking Good Popsicle Recipes
Whether you drink your coffee on the Dark Side or with a splash of Bantha milk, you need this loyal droid to serve up your cuppa. The 32-ounce coffee press is a great size for a cozy brunch party and includes a glass carafe, plunger and filter.