Star Wars Day: Celebrating with the younglings


Isis Melton is a staff writer for and huge Star Wars fan

As a nerd and a mom, I am super excited about sharing May the Fourth with my 5-year-old son. Before having children, I would normally binge watch Star Wars episode four through six. Since becoming a mom, that plan is not conducive to being my child’s favorite form of entertainment. Since his birthday this year his father and I decided it was time to introduce him to the Star Wars movies. He has watched the LEGO Star Wars cartoon, but we felt he could handle watching the real movie. After lots of conversation we decided to let him watch the movies in the order we watched them in.

If I had it my way we would have skipped over Episode One but my husband said he had to suffer through it like we did. It’s cruel and usual punishment if you ask me. My husband and I thought we would make this day special since he is a now big fan of the movies. Her are our plans for our first May the Fourth celebration.

I am going to start the day with a great breakfast of Federation Toast, (French Toast) Bacon and Orange Jar Jar Binks (OJ). After breakfast I thought we could try putting together his LEGO Star War X-Wing Starfighter. Pro-tip: As you are assembling a large LEGO set for the first time, glue the main pieces together. You will never get the LEGO pieces hold together so the child can actually play with it. Your child will disassemble the LEGO set a thousand times and expect you to reassemble it in twelve parsecs. Save yourself the headache and glue them down.

I don’t care if you call me Lord Business from the LEGO movie. Once my son’s 5-year-old attention span has been maxed out, or my patience, we will start our next project. My son enjoys helping out in the kitchen so we are going attempt to make a Severed Wampa Arm cake thanks to JustJENN Recipes. While my son is licking the batter off the spoon I will make lunch. We are going to have Ham Solo and Cheese Sandwiches. Since my little Vader doesn’t take naps anymore I thought we would settle down and watch Episode 6 together. After the movie, we will recreate the last epic fight between Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader with his father.

While the boys are fighting it out in the backyard in my pink robes and plastic lightsabers. Han-burger Casserole is what’s for dinner for my Jedi Masters. Hopefully, we can serve our Severed Wampa Arm cake we made earlier in the day. I think my son will have a great time this year and hope he will want to do this every year.


Let me know in the comments what you are doing for Star Wars day. And, May the Fourth be with you!

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