I’m lusting after this book on how to throw a Vintage Tea Party. I couldn’t tell you the first thing on how to throw a proper tea party, except that it should probably have Devonshire clotted cream. You know what I can tell you, though? How to throw a Star Wars Tea Party. It even includes Devonshire clotted cream. Plus, there’s something to be said for the juxtaposition of doilies and Boba Fett.
A normal party can just have paper plates, but if you’re going to tack on a Star Wars theme, while still hoping it looks like something outta Martha Stewart, you’re going to have to pull out your fanciest china. Don’t have any? Pick up a bunch of cheap but floral/gold trimmed porcelain plates from Goodwill. They don’t even have to match! They’ll still look pretty together.
Foods from the story
Some stories, like Harry Potter, talk about food extensively: chocolate frogs, treacle tart, butter beer. Some stories, like Star Wars, have blue milk.
Foods that remind you of characters/places
If you were to stretch your imagination a little bit, scones can become Death Stars, and cinnamon rolls can become Princess Leia buns.
You’ll get to show them off! Take them out of their packaging/special shrine. They’ll make amazing table decorations.
Balloons in relevant colors
Balloons are the easiest, cheapest way to make something look like a Party. 2nd runner up– party hats.
Classy wall hangings of related art
Did you know that they make sakura-adorned Japanese Star Wars tea towels? Well now you do.
Jazz is always classy.
It’s still a serious tea party, so be supply your guests with: jams, preserves, devonshire cream, cubes of brown sugar, honey, a variety of teas.
All these could be expanded instead to an X-Files, Sweeny Todd, or Parks and Rec tea party! Party away!