Celebrate Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You
Star Wars Day Battle of Hoth Dessert
Celebrate your dinner with some Star Wars style. May 4th is the official Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) You can use these cute little cut outs (here is the printable) to decorate your ice-cream dessert, or maybe a cake frosted with cream cheese icing, or if you don’t have a sweet tooth, why not pop these on a family sized side of mashed potatoes!
Luke and the rest of the rebel alliance can battle the Empire’s AT-ATs with their snow speeders, artillery towers, and ion cannon on the frozen surface of the planet Hoth this dinner time. All you need is a print out of our pdf template to cut out, and some tooth picks/straws/cocktail sticks taped on to stand them up.
We didn’t have any toothpicks handy, so we improvised by cutting up an old plastic bottle and taping strips of that to the backs of the cut out drawings. This worked wonderfully, and even allowed us to have the snow speeders flying above the battle.
I just scooped a tub of soft serve vanilla ice cream into a serving dish and made a bit of a buried base mound and wampa cave on one side, then we placed our cut outs in the “snow.” The three different sizes of AT-AT and artillery tower give some added perspective without having to use a huge bowl or cake for your battle.
Having a large bowl of plain vanilla ice-cream allows people to dish their own dessert and have a choice of toppings on the table to choose from. Ice-cream seems appropriate for the frozen surface of Hoth, but if my kids would go for it then I’d be all over a Hoth carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!
If you want to use these for some imaginative play, why not make a big batch of play dough with no coloring and re-enact the battle of Hoth in a play dough landscape!
May the Force be with you this upcoming Star Wars Day!Published May 3, 2013. Last updated May 4, 2013.