My husband came up with three games and had me make these voting cards and character signs. Feel free to join in the fun with these sample questions below.
Fact or Science Fiction - My husband made statements and we voted fact or science fiction.
George Lucas was so sure the film would flop that instead of attending the premiere, he went on holiday to Hawaii with his good friend Steven Spielberg, where they came up with the idea of Goonies.
Fewer than 40 theaters agreed to show the film initially.
The original name of the main character was Luke Starkiller.
Jedi, Droid or Scoundrel - My husband gave movie quotes and we had to stand by the sign for the character we thought said it. I think that game was my favorite.
Will someone get this walking carpet out of my way?!
No, I don't think he likes you at all. No, I don't like you either.
The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the force.
Rebel or Empire - Again, my husband gave quotes and we voted if the speaker was associated with the Rebels or the Empire.
I sense something. A presence I haven't felt since...
Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon for a move civilized age.
Well if there is a bright center of the universe, you're on the planet that its farthest from.
For each game players were awarded a token for each correct answer. Then the person with the most tokens at the end of the game was the winner. Game winners could choose either a box of Starburst or a box of Nerds.
After the games we had an Episode IV viewing. All of the movie quotes for the games were from Episode IV so it was fun to hear them throughout the movie. My husband may or may not have watched the whole movie earlier in the day to gather all the quotes. A man has to do his research :) Vader and the Stormtrooper are on loan from the Command Center for the evening.
Sunday afternoon my husband, niece and I gathered around the table to make some themed goodies.
Lightsabers - pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate and covered with colored sugar.
Tie Fighters - 100 calorie pack Oreos with mini marshmallows. Parenthetically, 100 calories pack Oreos are good...but calling them Oreos is a bit of a stretch :)
A big bowl of "Space Junk." I just threw a bunch of dry snacks (sweet and salty) together. I don't think my husband was on board with the mini lightsabers being called space junk. Oh well, one man's junk is another man's treasure.
My nephew watching the movie and our hounds watching his snack...they are not very subtle!
It turned out to be a fun evening. I wish more people had been able to make it, but I know it is hard to have get togethers on work/school nights. We got way too much pizza. I ended up packing the leftovers in freezer bags - 2 slices per bag. It will make good lunches for us in the next couple weeks.
We both agreed it was a special evening. We hope the kids will look back on our silly adventures as fondly as we know we will. And we are already planning next year :)