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?)