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Have you heard? There’s a movie coming out this week, maybe it sounds familiar. Star Wars™: the Force Awakens, opens this week! Geeks the world over are celebrating and anticipating, and our family is no exception. Max says that he feels like he’s been waiting “his entire life” for this movie to come out, so we’ve been doing lots of fun little things to help with our countdown.
Today, I’ve got a fun party idea for a Star Wars™ themed “Jedi Training Breakfast” party, featuring an awesome Cinnamon Toast Crunch®-crusted french toast. (Say that five times fast!)
This would be a great way to kick off the day you’re going to see the movie, especially if you’re going opening weekend. You’ll need a good breakfast to power through the crowds!
We just can’t resist the lure of a good Star Wars™ themed food product, so these cereals from General Mills are definite must-haves for us.
I was able to to pick them up at Walmart, along with nearly everything else I needed for our party plan. As an awesome bonus, I love that these specially-marked cereals include an actual toy inside! I noticed years ago that cereals don’t seem to come with real toys any more, mostly stickers and things. But these come with really cool little image viewers, in a variety of shapes and with different scenes. Needless to say, Max is obsessed.
We used these great cereals as the inspiration for our Jedi Training Breakfast party, starting with Aunt Beru’s special cereal-crusted french toast, for which the recipe is included below.
I kept it simple, with star-print tablecloths and the “Good Morning Young Padawans” wording backdrop. I cut the letters out with my Silhouette, and used double-stick tape to put them on the wall. If you have a Silhouette, I’ve got the cut file available as an SVG file. Go here to download it.
I also made themed signage for the food and activities, and you can download all a PDF for all of those pieces right here.
For the training part of the party, we have a couple of activities. First up, every Jedi needs a lightsaber, so we created a “Design Your Own Lightsaber” station. To put this together, you’ll need a variety of decorative tapes (we have duct, electrical, and washi) and half a pool noodle per person.
Just wrap the tape around one end to make a handle, and you’re set! Custom lightsabers for everyone!
There are also skills a Padawan must work on, such as agility and memory. We printed this Star Wars™ Memory game and coloring pages, and printed them out to make fun activities for all ages.
Themed food is one of my favorite parts about party planning; it’s such a simple way to bring your theme into the celebration, and this time is no exception. We’ve simply renamed things here, and created labels for some things as well. You can download the Jedi Juice and Wookie/e Rations labels as part of the PDF package.
Patty breakfast sausage become “Bantha Burgers”
and grapes on a bamboo skewer become “Grape Sabers”
Bear-shaped grahams are Ewok Cookies, and cinnamon rolls are Leia Buns.
My personal favorite, little boxes of grapes are now Wookie Rations. The box label, which is included in the PDF download, includes both spellings (with one or two e’s) for purists. 🙂 The download also includes the Jedi Juice labels, which I just taped onto single-serve bottles of apple juice.
The Energy Tubes are GoGurts® in a few different flavors; Max always loves his GoGurt, but when the packaging looks like a lightsaber? He’s ready to have one with every meal and one for every snack time.
And last, but certainly not least, we have Aunt Beru’s special Cinnamon Toast Crunch-crusted french toast. (Scroll down for the recipe.)
Serves: 6 pieces
- 6 slices "Texas Toast" style bread
- 5 eggs
- ½ c. milk
- 1 t. vanilla
- 2 c. Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
- Measure 2 cups of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
- Put cereal into zip-top bag, crush into fine crumbs, transfer to shallow dish
- Mix together 5 eggs, milk and vanilla, pour into separate shallow dish.
- Heat griddle to medium-high heat.
- Dip bread into egg mixture, then press into bread crumbs, then back in egg mixture then place on griddle.
- Cook on each side for approximately 2-3 minutes, flipping as needed.
- You may find it necessary to press down on the bread with your spatula to help get even browning on the cooking side.
- When golden-brown, serve hot with butter and maple syrup, garnish with additional cereal.
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How are you celebrating the release of the new Star Wars™ movie?