May the 4th be with you! And, also with you. We have to complete the saying, as it just doesn’t feel right leaving it unfinished. This year’s edition of May the 4th is a unique one for sure. Many Disneyphiles and Star Wars fans alike are wishing they were in Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disneyland snagging a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance or were piloting Millennium Falcon as part of Hondo’s crew. They are not alone, we do as well. With those options not available, we thought we would take a lot at ways to enjoy Star Wars day at home. It’s time for our top 3 ways to celebrate May the 4th homestyle!
What Is This Day?
Beyond the great play on words, May the 4th does have a backstory. As the story goes, in a country far far away, well not that far away, it’s just across the pond in London where our story begins. A couple of years after the release of Star Wars, Episode IV, it is noted one of the first uses of the phrase May the 4th be with came from a British newspaper. The newspaper printed a message for then newly-appointed British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. As a congratulation on her victory other members of the conservative party purchased a full-page ad and included the iconic phrase. From there, the phrase picked-up steam and slowly became the cultural phenomenon we know today.
Grab those headphones! The Star Wars community is filled with people that know a lot more about the mythology of Star Wars than we could even imagine. A great way to grow your Star Wars knowledge is by listening to any of the many Star Wars related podcasts. For us, it’s a great way to multi-task and celebrate May the 4th at the same time. We like to pop on headphones and head about our daily responsibilities, whether that be knocking out some home or work-related tasks, getting a little exercise, or writing up a blog article or two.
There’s tons of Star Wars podcast to choose from and many of the Disney-related podcast join in the fun with special May the 4th episodes. Head over to your favorite podcasting app and search for Star Wars.
Off To The Kitchen
We’ve got to eat, right? While whipping up a glass of blue milk may not be in cards, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some Star Wars related food. By far one, our favorite meals in Galaxy’s Edge is the Ronto Wrap. Believe it or not, this handheld delight is both delicious and relatively easy to make. As we discussed in our Disney at home article, heading to the kitchen and crafting some of our favorite recipes is how we like to keep the magic going at home. Our friends Tom and Michelle crafted a great recipe for making a Ronto Wrap at home, you can find their recipe here.
If you’re looking to take it to the next level and make even more dishes, Disney produced a Galaxy’s Edge cookbook. You can find out more about the book here.
It’s what we are thinking, right? A Star Wars movie marathon! The question becomes which order will you watch the movies. Are you going to view them in the release order? Should you include the one-off stories like Rogue One and Solo? What about Clone Wars? Oh, and we cannot forget The Mandalorian. Needless to say, there is an array options to choose from for your May the 4th viewing pleasure. The best part is they are all now in one place, Disney+. Disney is doubling down this year by releasing the final episode of Clone Wars and Rise of Skywalker both on May the Fourth, as well as, the behind the scenes footage from the making of The Mandalorian. For us, nothing beats enjoying the movies that made us fans in the first place.
If you’re looking to spice it up, check out Star Wars bingo from Disney. You can download and print off the bingo cards here. It’s great for the whole family.
It’s all about the little things! With everything happening in our world today, it’s about getting a little creative to celebrate the things we love. Like setting a virtual viewing party with your friends and family to enjoy the saga together or sharing the pictures of favorite Star Wars dish. Well, there’s only one thing left to decide, how are we going to watch the saga this year? Who are kidding, we always go in order of release date!