May the fork be with you

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Kids party - Mega Wookie Cookie

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…  there lived a small blonde weirdo who, for the sake of this blog post, we shall call Raffles Skywalker. The young Skywalker hailed from the tasty planet of Eats World and – as he consumed everything that wasn’t locked up with a gluttonous intent comparable only to Jabba the Hutt after a month on Weight Watchers –  it became clear that the fork was strong in this one.

My wee Jedi has decided that he wants to head somewhere far, far away… light years, in fact. He’s a touch disappointed when I  point out that our Starship is in the shop… the bloody hyper-drive is playing up again, and our X-Wing fighter just isn’t that comfy for a long distance journey.

But his disappointment is short-lived as a hologram suddenly appears with a message for my small delusional boy.

“Eat me, Obi Raff Kenobi, it’s our only hope.”

Raffles gets a glint in his eye that makes me nervous … because that glint usually requires me to balance a ball on the end of my nose whilst juggling chainsaws.

“Mama, we can eat our way to a galaxy far, far away!”

Can we? Yes, it seems we can. Because the little bugger pulls some kind of Jedi mind trick that soon has me in the kitchen and up to my armpits in slime and salami death stars…

the kids dining on Dagobah swamp juice and death star pizza

Raffles is only a recent convert to the world of grumpy wookies, neurotic droids and fearless Jedi knights, and I have to admit his interest has as much to do with glowing space-swords as it does the storyline. The boy is an ardent collector of all things sharp and pointy. In fact, in his six short years he’s managed to build an arsenal of swords and daggers that is roughly the same size as the armoury of the Australian Defence Force. But amongst his collection of plastic Viking swords, katanas and cutlasses there has been, in his opinion, a gaping hole. A hole that has recently been filled by the lovely folks at Hasbro.

Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Lightsaber

This is the awesome three-in-one Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Light Saber and its presence has my boy on a bit of a Star Wars kick…  hence his desire to spend the morning forming a rebellion with his pals to strike out against the evil Galactic Empire and the forces of the dark side.

I figure Empire busting requires a fair bit of energy so first I fuel the kids up with some milk and cookies. Blue milk and wookie cookies that is.

Star wars kids party blue milk

And what would a play date be without a little sister to bug you? Luckily for Raffles Skywalker, Princess Sugarpuff Organa is here to be a royal pain in his butt. We fashion her a dress from a backward shirt and  she too is soon sipping on the blue Star Wars Kool Aid… while annoying the crap out of her brother and his friends. Hey, every girl needs a hobby!

And then they are all off to Hoth (which looks surprisingly like our dining table) with the super cool Star Wars Command Millennium Falcon action play set. (do you think he’d notice if I steal his mini Han Solo? I always had a bit of a thing for him…)

While Raffles suits up as a Skywalker to lead the Rebel Troopers and Snowspeeders into battle, his bestie gives in to the power of the dark side…

Star Wars Command Millenium Falcon Playset

Essentially these sets are a little like (very cool) Star Wars toy soldiers only accessorised with a bunch of fab robots and fantastically detailed action vehicles. The Millennium Falcon is a particular hit with the boys. When pulled back and released, the ship races forward and then blasts off at hyper-speed to mow down the bad guys… and anything else standing in its way.

The great thing with these kind of toys is that the kids are using their imaginations to make up characters and create interactive scenarios.  And they’re having a blast doing it… I don’t think I’ve ever heard them giggle so much.

After a morning of play the kids travel from Hoth to Dagobah to suck on swamp juice.  Our bubbling Yoda Soda is a disgusting combo of lemonade, green ice cream and whizz fizz. Obviously the kids adore it. The death star pizza I make them for lunch is also a hit.

Yoda Soda

After his pals head home Raffles is glum, for it is written that any day of Star Wars play must end in an epic battle.  And besides a little biff over the Star Wars Command play set, the boys were so busy sucking back swampy soda and digesting deathstars that they’d missed the opportunity!

So, armed only with his too school-for-school Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Light Saber and a whole bunch of attitude, we have journeyed to the ruins of the Ancient Island of Co-Ckatoo for Raffles Skywalker to face his nemesis, Dad Vader, Emperor of early bed-times and enforcer of cleaning rooms…

There is action. There is drama. There is heavy breathing.

And the most epic battle of them all  begins…

A battle of good against evil.  Of father against son.

Only one can prevail…

Find out who in Star Wars Episode 76,398 – Return of the Raffles.

May the fork be with you!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. The lovely folks at Hasbro were kind enough to send a couple of Star Wars Command products for Raffles to check out and, as usual, he obsessed long enough that his thoughts turned to food and the creation of one of his epic play dates. And quite frankly, it was just too much fun not to share.

24 Comments on May the fork be with you

  1. Deborah
    November 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, those pictures are SO gorgeous!

      November 26, 2014 at 11:26 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks Deb. It was lots of fun. 🙂

  2. cheree
    November 18, 2014 at 7:48 am (10 years ago)

    Absolutely divine

      November 26, 2014 at 11:26 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks Cherie. They make good 70’s throwbacks. 🙂

  3. Trevor Laight
    November 18, 2014 at 8:48 am (10 years ago)

    The evil/ugly baddie fighting Raff in the video could do with a haircut…

    • Mr Eatsworld
      November 20, 2014 at 10:11 am (10 years ago)

      i just had a haircut 3 months ago…

  4. hugzillablog
    November 18, 2014 at 11:45 am (10 years ago)

    There is SO much to love here. Obi Raff Kenobi. Wookie Cookies. Death Star pizza. Blue milk (Oh how I wondered what that was when I saw the pic on your FB feed. I thought they were candles). That gorgeous little girl who looks EXACTLY like you. Loved it all.

      November 26, 2014 at 11:28 am (10 years ago)

      Nerdy mama loved putting this one together. Raffles is already planning his next play date spectacular… help me!

  5. Have A Laugh On Me
    November 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Did you make those wookie cookies?You’re a legend! What a big kid you are – Raffles, such a wee youtube lege!

      November 26, 2014 at 11:29 am (10 years ago)

      I did Em. They weren’t really too hard! And yes I am a big kid. I love Raff’s epic playdates.

      November 26, 2014 at 11:30 am (10 years ago)

      YOu only get to be a kid once right? Except if you’re me and then you get a second turn 😉

      November 26, 2014 at 11:31 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks Jody.

  6. Tash @ Gift Grapevine
    November 21, 2014 at 11:39 pm (10 years ago)

    This is awesome – you’ve recreated this so well I feel like I was on the playdate too! I can’t wait until my tornadoes are old enough to get into Star Wars. It’s still Night Garden, Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly in our house! Love the Wookie cookies. Might have to make those for Handy Hubby’s next birthday.

      November 26, 2014 at 11:31 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks tash. It was such a fun day. Sugarpuff is [pushing for a Peppa Pig playdate with her friends.. we’ll have to see. 🙂

      November 26, 2014 at 11:31 am (10 years ago)

      Me too. IT’s exiting to watch them all again with the kids.

  7. Leah | KidBucketList
    February 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm (8 years ago)

    I LOVE the video! I’m a huge STar Wars fan and this made my day!

      February 16, 2016 at 9:58 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks Leah. We had so much fun making this one. Travel doesn’t always have to be to ‘real’ destinations 😉

  8. Donna
    February 22, 2016 at 2:37 pm (8 years ago)

    This is the cutest thing! My 3yo daughter is convinced that she is Princess Leia, she would love these outfits 🙂


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Hey, I’m Aleney! A mum, award-winning travel writer, magazine editor and gallivanting glutton. He’s Raff, the “boy” in boyeatsworld, and a fearless foodie, adventurer and eco-warrior. Along with his all-singing, all-dancing, all-adventurous sister, Sugarpuff, we’re exploring the world’s colour, culture and cuisine on a food safari for the junior set.

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