6 ways to celebrate Star Wars Day from home

Star Wars Baby yoda
(Image credit: Disney Plus)

Star Wars Day is coming soon – it's on May the 4th for the uninitiated, because 'may the force be with you' for at least one day a year. And although the normal ways to celebrate Star Wars Day are probably not available to you – we can't imagine anyone going to a Star Wars convention or dressing up and going to the cinema on mass within the next few days – don't worry, because there are still plenty of ways to celebrate.

From staying in and watching your favourite films to getting stuck into to some Star Wars Lego, here are the best ways to celebrate Star Wars Day, in no particular order. For a bonus tip, you can also add some Star Wars fonts to your projects. And just in case anyone was wondering, no, Disney doesn't own the #MayThe4th hashtag

01. Rewatch the films

Star Wars poster

Watch Star Wars films old and new  (Image credit: Disney)

It's an obvious one, but what better way to feel the force than to rewatch all the Star Wars films? Although seeing as there are so many of them now, you may want to pick your favourites rather than sitting through them all (and we're guessing you're going to want to skip the prequels). 

Disney Plus is also releasing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker onto its platform early to celebrate this occasion. If you're not already signed up, don't worry, because you can get a seven day free trial right now (opens in new tab). You can make it a Star Wars week. 

02. Make the Millennium Falcon

Star Wars millennium falcon

Other models are available... (Image credit: Lego)

Another fun way to immerse yourself in the world of Star Wars is to recreate it in your living room with a Star Wars Lego set. We love the Millennium Falcon (opens in new tab) set, it'll definitely keep you busy for a while. 

Lego is also offering a range of deals on its Lego sets in time for Star Wars day, which run from 1 May to 4 May. See all the Star Wars Lego deals (opens in new tab) and get your orders in quickly before they sell out. There's even a handy timer to when the deals start.

03. Learn about Baby Yoda

Also on Disney Plus on 4 May is a behind-the-scenes look at The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars show. We're hoping there'll be some interesting insight into how Baby Yoda was made, if nothing else.

If you haven't already seen The Mandalorian, you can watch it on Disney Plus today (opens in new tab) with a free trial. 

04. Have a virtual Star Wars party

If you usually celebrate Star Wars Day by gathering with other Star Wars fans, then you may want to switch your party online. You could perhaps all watch a film at the same time, recreate your favourite scenes or drink some Star Wars themed beverages (below). 

Naturally, you'll want to dress up for this occasion. Amazon has some Star Wars costumes available to buy (see costumes on Amazon UK (opens in new tab) and Amazon US (opens in new tab)) or if you're feeling adventurous you could always make your own. Get started by buying or sourcing a piece of fabric, and you'll be well on your way to becoming a Jedi. 

05. Make Star Wars themed food

The internet has truly come up trumps when it comes to making Star Wars-themed food. The video above shows you how to make the blue milk Luke drinks in A New Hope, as well as some Porg cookies. The milk is pretty disgusting looking but hey, it'll fill the time and is something you can show off to your friends as part of your Star Wars virtual party. At least you're unlikely to have to subject many people to it.

06. Listen to a Star Wars story

Disney has recorded some special Star Wars read-alongs, where much-loved characters from the films read Star Wars stories aloud. They're meant for kids, we assume, but adults can enjoy them too. 

You can listen and watch Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO, read a Star Wars story, or there are stories read by Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey (opens in new tab) and Joonas Suotamo (Chewie) (opens in new tab) – we didn't know he looked like that either.

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Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she helps take care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure its content serves its readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.

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