Preparing the Banquet in a Galaxy Not So Far Away

Hello, dear party planners from all over the galaxy! As you know, our last Star Wars party was a blast, especially with our Death Star piñata as the show-stopper. If the epic piñata battle was the appetizer, the Star Wars-themed feast was the main course! As Han Solo would say, “Great, kid. Don’t get cocky!” but I’ll admit, I was pretty proud of this one. Let’s hyperdrive into it, shall we?

1: BB-8 Cheese Balls: Rolling into the Fun

BB-8 Cheese Balls
BB-8 Cheese Balls

Now, these droids are what your guests are looking for! A simple mix of cream cheese, shredded cheddar, and some seasonings, and you’re ready to roll these droids into existence. To capture BB-8’s details, I used a slice of olive for his eye and cut thin strips of pepper for his orange circuits. They were gone in less time than it took the Millennium Falcon to do the Kessel Run.


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 black olives
  • 1 small carrot
  • Pretzel sticks


  1. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. Form the mixture into two balls, one larger for BB-8’s body and a smaller one for the head.
  3. Cut the olives and carrot into small pieces for BB-8’s features and carefully place them on the cheese balls to resemble BB-8.
  4. Use pretzel sticks as antennas.
  5. Chill until serving. These droid delights are sure to be a hit!

2. Wookiee Cookies: Chewy, of Course!

Wookie Chewy Cookies
Wookie Chewy Cookies

Remember those DIY craft stamper ideas from the piñata article? We created a few Star Wars-themed cookie cutters with them! For our Wookiee cookies, we made a simple gingerbread recipe, giving it that distinctive Chewbacca color. Add a crosshatch with icing to represent Chewie’s sash, and you’ve got yourself a cookie that screams, “RRRAARGH!” (That’s Shyriiwook for “Delicious!”)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • Shredded coconut (for the fur)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture until combined, then stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets. Sprinkle with shredded coconut for the “fur”.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and enjoy your Chewie-inspired treats!

3. Yoda Soda: Sip, You Must

Yoda Soda
Yoda Soda

This sparkling green beverage was not only refreshing but also had Yoda’s seal of approval. Mixing lime sherbet, lemon-lime soda, and a touch of green food coloring, we had a drink that was as wise in choice as Master Yoda himself. Serve it in clear cups with Yoda ears made out of green card paper on the sides, and let the force guide you with each sip.


  • Green apple soda
  • Lime sherbet
  • Lime slices for garnish


  1. Fill glasses halfway with green apple soda.
  2. Add a scoop of lime sherbet to each glass, watching it fizz and bubble.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice on the rim. Serve immediately for a drink that’s strong with the Force.

4. Jabba the Hummus

Jabba the Hummus
Jabba the Hummus

We can’t forget about our vegetarians from the outer rim territories! A delightful hummus dip with a bit of artful shaping and paprika dusting, and we had our own edible Jabba the Hutt. Pita chip Leia in slave garb optional, but highly recommended. Jabba may be a slimy piece of worm-ridden filth, but our hummus? Galactic perfection!


  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small red bell pepper


  1. In a food processor, blend chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and salt until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a serving dish and smooth with the back of a spoon to resemble Jabba’s slug-like form.
  3. Cut the red bell pepper to look like Jabba’s mouth and eyes, and place them appropriately.
  4. Serve with pita bread or veggie sticks for dipping into the Hutt’s favorite snack.

5. Leia’s Bun Sandwiches

Leia's Bun Sandwiches
Leia’s Bun Sandwiches

Princess Leia’s iconic hairstyle had to make it to the menu! These were simple mini sliders with the buns fashioned like Leia’s hair buns. A couple of these, and you’d be ready to take on any Death Star (or Darth Vader piñata, for that matter).


  • Your choice of bread
  • Deli meats and cheeses
  • Lettuce, tomato, and any other sandwich fillings you like


  1. Prepare sandwiches with your chosen fillings.
  2. Cut sandwiches into circles using a large cookie cutter.
  3. Serve two sandwiches side by side on each plate to mimic Leia’s iconic buns. A simple, yet thematic touch to any meal!

6. Endor’s Ewok Fruit Skewers

Endor's Ewok Fruit Skewers
Endor’s Ewok Fruit Skewers

Simple skewers of fruits, but with a twist! Each skewer was topped with a little Ewok face made out of marshmallows and chocolate chips for their eyes and nose. Just be warned: these were so cute; the kids hesitated a bit. But in the end, the taste won them over. After all, as I always say, “In a battle between cuteness and taste, taste always wins the skirmish.”


  • A selection of green, brown, and red fruits (kiwi, grapes, strawberries, and melon work well)
  • Wooden skewers


  1. Cut the fruit into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Thread the fruits onto skewers in a pattern that mimics the colors of the Ewoks’ forest home and their adorable hooded looks.
  3. Chill until ready to serve. These are as fun to make as they are to eat!

7. Carbonite Jell-O: Han Solo’s Descent

Han Solo mold for Carbonite Jell-O
Han Solo mold for Carbonite Jell-O
Han Solo mold
Han Solo mold

We can’t leave Han out, now can we? Using a Han Solo mold, we set our favorite scoundrel in carbonite-colored gray Jell-O. The kids had a blast freeing Han from his gelatinous prison, and the adults… well, let’s just say some of them joined in on the fun too.


  • Gray Jell-O (mix clear gelatin with a bit of black food coloring)
  • Han Solo action figure (make sure it’s clean!)


  1. Prepare the gelatin according to package instructions, adding food coloring to achieve a “carbonite” gray.
  2. Before the gelatin sets completely, carefully place the Han Solo figure inside, ensuring he’s visible.
  3. Once set, cut around Han to extract him, encased in his carbonite prison.
  4. Serve up and enjoy the reactions!

8. Hoth Dogs

Hoth Dogs

Nothing beats a good ol’ hot dog, especially when it’s themed after the icy planet of Hoth. These will warm you right up after a long day of battling it out in the snow.


  • Your favorite brand of hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Sauerkraut
  • Blue food coloring
  • Mustard and ketchup for serving


  1. Boil or grill the hot dogs to your liking.
  2. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to the sauerkraut and mix until you achieve a frosty, icy hue reminiscent of the landscapes of Hoth.
  3. Place the hot dogs in buns, top with your chilled, blue sauerkraut, and serve with mustard and ketchup.
  4. It’s a simple twist on a classic snack that’s sure to bring smiles (and maybe a few chuckles) to your party.

9. Vader Veggies

Vader Veggies

Embrace the Dark Side… of healthy eating! These Vader Veggies are a force to be reckoned with, making even the Emperor pause for a snack.


  • An assortment of dark-colored vegetables (think purple carrots, black olives, red bell peppers, purple cauliflower)
  • Hummus or your preferred veggie dip
  • Black sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Slice the vegetables into thin, bite-sized pieces.
  2. Arrange them on a platter in the shape of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. Use your creativity, or find a template online to guide you.
  3. Sprinkle black sesame seeds over the hummus or dip to mimic the look of Vader’s grill.
  4. Serve as a powerful reminder that even the Dark Side has its greens (and purples and reds).

10. Boba Fett-uccine

Boba Fett-uccine

This dish is as elusive and sought after as the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter himself. The Boba Fett-uccine is sure to be a hit with fans of all ages.


  • 1 lb fettuccine pasta
  • 2 cups of your favorite pasta sauce (green pesto works great for that Mandalorian armor color)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Grilled chicken strips (optional)


  1. Cook the fettuccine according to package instructions until al dente.
  2. Warm up your pasta sauce in a pan. If using pesto, no need to warm it; just mix it with the hot pasta.
  3. Toss the cooked pasta in the sauce until evenly coated.
  4. Serve topped with grated Parmesan and grilled chicken strips if you’re adding them. Each bite is a bounty of flavor!

From Tattooine Tacos to Death Star Doughnuts

The party might have ended, but the legend of our Star Wars banquet lives on. Between Yoda’s wisdom, Chewie’s loyalty, and Leia’s bravery, we discovered that food can indeed take you to a galaxy far, far away.

As we concluded our feasting, my cousin’s daughter, with her mouth full of Wookiee Cookie, exclaimed, “Mom, this is better than when the rebels blew up the Death Star!” High praise indeed.

Remember, fellow Jedi parents, food is a binding force in the universe. And when mixed with a little creativity and a touch of Star Wars magic, it becomes a force to reckon with. Now, go forth, and may the culinary Force be with you always!

P.S. If anyone has a good recipe for Blue Milk or a Galactic Pie, slide it my way.

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