It may not be coming out for another couple of months, but it’s never too early to get started prepping for the release of Star Wars: Rogue One. I’ve got seven great ideas for you to do over the next two months as you prep for the big release on December 16th!
#1 – Follow Star Wars on Social Media
Between you and me, this is really the best way to stay up to date on everything happening with Rogue One. Just in the past week, a brand new trailer and character posters were revealed. And if you’d been following along on social media, you would’ve been the first to see them instead of hearing about them from one of your friends (or me) sharing them with you! I’ve included links below to follow along right now.
Which of the new character posters is your favorite? I’m loving Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso.
#2 – Have a Movie Marathon
If you don’t already have all of the Stars Wars movies already, you can buy the first six movies right now on Amazon for instant streaming as part of their Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection package and buy The Force Awakens on its own. Watch one movie this week then continue watching one every week (if you can wait that long) so you’re all caught up on the backstory and ready to go. And then watch them all again the week before the release!
And don’t forget to include the brand new Rogue One trailer in your movie marathon. It’s about as close as you’re going to get to watching the actual movie before December 16th!
#3 – Test Your Star Wars Trivia
See how well you know your Star Wars. Have a trivia night and play one of these awesome Star Wars trivia games with friends to see who is the biggest Star Wars expert. The winner wins movie tickets (only to be used to see Rogue One!).
- Star Wars Trivia Game
- Star Wars Family Picture Trivia
- Star Wars Trivial Pursuit
- Star Wars The Force Awakens Trivia Book
#3 – Have a Game Night
Speaking of games, if you’re not a trivia person (I’m not), have a traditional family game night inspired by Star Wars with one of these great Star Wars board games or trivia (if you’re not into board games). Or try your hand at one of these free Star Wars video games on the Star Wars website.
- Star Wars Mad Libs
- Star Wars Catch Phrase
- Star Wars Risk
- Star Wars Battleship
- Star Wars Monopoly
- Star Wars Sorry
- Star Wars Guess Who
- Star Wars Operation
#4 – Make a Special Star Wars Inspired Meal
There are so many awesome Star Wars inspired food ideas out there right now (especially with the new movie coming out) but these are just a few of my favorites! Search Pinterest for Star Wars food ideas and you’ll find a million ideas!
- Wookie Cookies from The Love Nerds
- Millennium Falcon Cake from Eat Cake and Say Yum
- Princess Leia Cupcakes from Paintbrushes and Popsicles
#5 – Have a Star Wars Themed Photo Shoot
Dress up in costumes like these ones and make an awesome photo shoot backdrop like this one from Atta Girl Says and capture your Star Wars excitement on camera. Here’s everything you need for the perfect Star Wars photo shoot!
#6 – Make a Star Wars Craft
Channel some of that excitement and energy into creating a Star Wars craft like one of the ones below or just pick one out of this Star Wars craft book, complete with over 50 Star Wars craft ideas!
- Star Wars Foam Picture Frames
- Star Wars Shrink & Play Activity Set
- Star Wars Origami Ideas
- Design a Vinyl Trooper Activity
- Star Wars Crochet Ideas (these are SOOO cute)
#7 – Wear Star Wars Clothes or Costumes Every Day
Make your own like this DIY Star Wars shirt from Desert Chica, buy one at your local store (they’re everywhere) OR you can go all out with full wardrobes dedicated to Star Wars!