Star Wars Birthday

Planning a Star Wars Birthday, I have to admit, was as much fun for me as it ended up being for the dragons. Growing up in a family with a mother who saw A New Hope in theaters sixteen times– I could not become an oddity that doesn’t like the Star Wars universe.

The first thing to plan was the food. Besides our decent Star Wars cake (that did not turn out how I planned at all), the Yoda Soda and the Light Saber Pretzels were a big hit. The decorations (all purchased from Target) were super easy. I also made the popcorn extra fun by throwing in some galaxy sprinkles, and we pretended that the teddy grahams were Ewoks.

Next was some target practice. Since Storm Troopers don’t have very good aim, there was nothing better to shoot at! My birthday dragon did not want me to add a Darth Vader to the stack, since Darth Vader is his favorite character ( “Even though I still root for the good guys now.”).

We always try to do a craft, too, if time allows it. The dragons really enjoyed making their own droids, which all turned out to look like R2D2.

When the party died down, we ended the day by watching The Force Awakens, which was the film we were on in our viewing order. Do you have a favorite Star Wars film? I know it’s probably sacrilegious, but I absolutely love Rogue One. I’m not sure I would say it’s my favorite, but it’s definitely up there. I’m not sure I can truly pick a favorite.

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Yoda Soda & Lightsaber Pretzels

Who here loves STAR WARS? Raise your hand!

Ok… I can’t see it, but I imagine if you clicked on this post, we are on the same page.

My middle dragon recently turned five and decided he had to have a Star Wars birthday. Part of this stemmed from the fact that we’ve been watching the films with him and his older brother. Part of this stemmed from the fact that his older brother has never had a Star Wars birthday and he wanted to be different (which was a nice change from him always wanting what his older brother has/does/etc).

For the dragons’ birthdays, I always let them have a say in the type of cake they’re getting, but I try to surprise them with “themed” foods. Star Wars I wanted something easy (because just about nine months pregnant), and these foods are just that (plus crowd pleasers)!

Yoda Soda


  • Green Hawaiian Fruit Punch
  • Pineapple Juice
  • 7UP


  • If you haven’t checked out our Pixie Punch or Mermaid Water, then you’ll be surprised by these directions! If you have, then you won’t.
  • Mix the Hawaiian Punch and Pineapple Juice 2:1. (2 Cups of Hawaiian Punch, 1 Cup of Pineapple Juice, or 4 & 2… you get the idea)
  • Leave enough room so the 7UP is half of your drink. Once you have half with your punch and pineapple juice, fill it up with your 7UP.

BAM! Easy and Delicious. You won’t be sorry.

Lightsaber Pretzels


  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Melting White Chocolates
  • Traditional Food Dye (Blue, Green, Red preferred)


  • Melt your melting chocolates in separate bowls according to directions on packaging for each color you’re going to use.
  • Once you’ve melted your chocolates, add the food dye as needed.
    * In the first picture, I did not have traditional food dye. It was an organic gel one that ended up not dying the lightsabers classic colors. This lead to having pastel lightsabers. For our second round I used traditional food dye and it worked much better (see pictures below).
  • Dip the pretzel in the colors and swirl until about 2/3 – 3/4 of the pretzel is covered in the chocolate. Set on wax paper to cool. Give them at least a solid hour before eating/moving from the wax paper.

Both of these snacks were a big hit and easy to make last minute. Perfect for a Star Wars movie marathon or birthday!