December 20th is the release date for the new movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. If you are an avid Star Wars fan, then you may be anxiously awaiting this release day just like me! Whether you are looking forward to bringing your kids along, or you only plan on going with a group of friends, it’s probably been many years since the last time you watched some of the Star Wars movies.
Compared to other well-known series, the Star Wars films release dates are a little bit on the unconventional side of things. The movies were released in more of the middle of the story rather than starting at the very beginning. Over the years, the movies keep coming out with new twists and turns and jump forward and backward through time. These films alternate between the past and the present, which can make the whole movie watching experience difficult.
If you want to plan the ultimate Star Wars movie marathon, here is an in-depth guide that will take you from the order to watch them in and what kind of dish to serve for each movie you watch in the series!
What order to watch the movies
There are a lot of Star Wars movies out there, but the best way to watch them in to get the timeline set is to watch them in order chronologically. This is especially important if you are watching with people who haven’t seen any of the movies yet!
Here is the order you should watch them in:
- Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars aka Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Return of the Jedi
- The Mandalorian (optional)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- The Rise of Skywalker
Now that you have your order list for the movies, it’s time to take your movie night up a notch! To make it easier, I’ve kept the order of the movies the same, so you can easily refer back to this list when you’re ready to watch the next!
Here are the best food pairings to go with each movie:
Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace
If you are looking for a great recipe to go with this movie, give this Jabba the Hutt cake a try!
Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones
In Attack of the Clones, there is a massive battle! These edible light saber treats are the perfect recipe to go with it.
Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith
For this recipe, we are going to move away from the mainly sweet treats and give this Chewie Caramel Corn a try!
Solo: A Star Wars Story
These galaxy cupcakes are an excellent pair for Solo: A Star Wars Story!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
You’ll love nibbling on these Lightsaber Cookies while watching Rogue One!
Star Wars aka Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope
Banthas are so adorable, and this hot cocoa recipe is the perfect treat!
The Empire Strikes Back
In this film, you’ll get to see a Wampa! How cool is that? These Wampa treat bars are the perfect treat to go with this movie.
Return of the Jedi
In Return of the Jedi, you’ll get the chance to meet Ewoks, which is why our treat is a cool Ewok cake!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This movie is the debut of Kylo Ren, so we found it only fitting to do this Kylo Ren party drink!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
To finish out our pairings, we decided to add these adorable Princess Leia cupcakes!
I hope that this list has given you some movie night inspiration! While you don’t have to watch every single movie before you see Rise of Skywalker, I highly suggest you brush up on a few beforehand!