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throwing a star wars tea party

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.

Party Ideas!

Fancy plates

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.

Character-shaped cookies

Shortbread holds shape best.  I like this recipe!  You can get Star Wars ones from Williams Sonoma.  Or you can make your own with these instructions from anna the red!

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.

Action figures

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.

Don’t forget

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!

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5 Responses to “throwing a star wars tea party

  • Cheray Natalie
    April 24th, 2012 01:49

    SO cute!!!
    Mike was a HUGE Star Wars fan as a kid (he had star wars wallpaper! actually, his childhood room still has the said wallpaper, and he has the remaining roll of wallpaper!!!)
    i just bought that Vintage Tea Party book too! it’s stunning!! (it’s pretty cheap at book depository – and they have 10% off at the moment too!)
    also i love the idea of an x-files tea party! love Mulder <3
    <3 Cheray xxx

  • Emi
    April 27th, 2012 15:05

    Amy! I was wondering what you were up to these days, and wandered over to your blog. This is the most delightful idea ever, and judging from the pictures, it looks like it was a very successful tea party :) I feel inspired to hold my own Star Wars tea party…

  • amy
    April 28th, 2012 01:50

    Emi! I miss you! How have you been doing?

    I hope you do get to hold a star wars tea party and let me know how it goes!

  • amy
    April 28th, 2012 01:51

    cheray: star wars wallpaper? oh man, so jealous!

  • Emi
    April 29th, 2012 20:14

    I miss you, too! I haven’t been keeping the Star Wars obsession alive in my life too well–I jumped on the Doctor Who bandwagon for a couple years, and recently I’ve been really into opera. There are cycles to these things ;)

    Grad school is kind of rough right now, to be honest. I’m not sure what the future holds for the Emi, and I’m looking into possible careers outside of academia. I’m still trying to find my place in adulthood, I guess. How is California treating you?

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