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How to celebrate Star Wars Day

While we might be a little late this year, it’s never too early to start prepping for the next Star Wars Day.

If you’re not sure what we mean, where have you been? May the 4th (or force) has been globally known as Star Wars Day for decades now, and if you’re only just finding out about it, we’ve got you covered. We’re sharing the best ways you can celebrate the day every year with friends, family and work colleagues.

Keep it casual

Hey, if you’re a fan of the franchise, but not a total fanatic, there’s still the option of keeping things casual.

Star Wars clothing can be bought online, or even in high street stores. It’s become a massive moment of pop culture, making t-shirts and jumpers emblazoned with Star Wars logos or characters pretty mainstream and totally acceptable for everyday wear.

If you have a uniform, or have to dress smart for work but still want to show your appreciation, a pair of Yoda socks will do the trick.

Do it for charity

If you live life with a ‘go hard or go home’ mindset, why not make Star Wars Day a big deal at work? You could even use the occasion to raise some cash for charity. Host a costume competition and let everyone come into the office as their favorite character – but don’t forget to ask for a small donation. You could even host an impressions challenge to see who really knows their stuff.

Host a watching party

While you probably don’t have enough hours in the day to watch all the films, there’s still plenty of opportunity to fit in a film or two. Grab your friends and some popcorn and get watching. You could even create a watching party game for extra fun.

If you and your friends all have a Disney+ subscription, you don’t even have to be in the same room (or galaxy), although this is a little less fun …

Get quizzical

For those of us who love to show up our friends, a quiz night will help settle who really is the biggest fan once and for all. There are plenty of Star Wars quizzes online, or you could even get your hands on the Trivial Pursuit deck for some real tough questions. Why not make a whole night of it too, as there are other Star Wars-related games like monopoly and other board games to help you fill the time.

Bake it up

As the franchise is so popular, there are a ton of recipes online to help you incorporate Star Wars into everything you eat. From cookies to pancakes, there is so much inspiration online. There’s even a Princess Leia rice bowl recipe for lunchtime fun.

May the force be with you this Star Wars Day! Take the time to have some fun with friends, or even make the occasion the perfect day for charity. Who knows, you could even win an impressions competition – very good, you are. (See what we did there?)

How to Save Money This Summer

With vaccines open to virtually all US citizens this spring and the reopening of places across the country, it is now time to look forward to what many have deemed to be a grand summer. With that said, people are more likely to spend more money in the hotter seasons due to the increased activity and larger quantity of events that people are available to attend. To make sure that the summer doesn’t blow a hole in your yearly budget, read this guide now for some great money-saving tips.

Don’t Go To Every Wedding

The USA is expecting a boom of weddings this summer as many people who canceled their weddings last year have rescheduled now that it is safer to do so. However, weddings can be very expensive to attend, with the average American spending around $700 as part of a bridal shower. This amount can become much more if the wedding is in another state and requires expensive transportation. This may concern you, but you have no obligation to go to every single wedding you are invited to, especially if you are not as close to the people inviting you. If you do want to go to the wedding, there are still ways to save, like missing the surrounding events just to attend the main ceremony itself.

Holiday Local

With the potential for Americans to visit other countries around the world, including the EU, you might be tempted to hop on a flight or a cruise to another nation. While this can be tempting, flights or cruise out of the USA can be rather expensive. If you want to be on a fun holiday with the whole family, why not consider vacationing locally? You’d be surprised by the amazing places that you can find just within your own state.

Get a Good Deal on Your Air Conditioner

To stay cool this summer, it is likely that you will need an air conditioner that functions to the highest possible ability. It’s worth bearing in mind its cost, energy efficiency, warranty period, and any other high-tech features that you want to consider. If you have any problems with your existing air conditioner, look around for a great ac service grand prairie tx in order to find a supplier that will work for you.

Use The Great Outdoors

With its higher temperatures and longer hours of sunshine, the summer allows you to spend more time doing activities outdoors, such as cooking up a BBQ and relaxing in the garden. There is an amazing opportunity to save money here as you will be spending less time inside and using up electricity.

Ride Your Bike More

If you want to truly save money this summer, take advantage of the nicer weather to take fewer trips in your car. If possible, you can try and take trips to the shop and visit relatives with your bike, which is exponentially cheaper than paying gas money every time you take your car.