Plan a SOLO: A Star Wars Story Movie Night

Alden Ehrenreich Han Solo

It’s a good day for all of us Star Wars lovers. It’s the day that SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY is now available on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand! Of course it was AWESOME to see the movie in theaters, but getting to watch it at home is a whole new way to enjoy and get our Star Wars on!

SOLO Movie Night

Plan a SOLO: A Star Wars Story Movie Night

So….. you know what that calls for, right? A SOLO movie night!! While you and your family and friends are experiencing the fun-filled galactic heist (along with all the extensive extras that invite you aboard the Millennium Falcon as well as behind the scenes) you can set the scene with some fun SOLO movie night treats, props and things to make you comfy!

I have to give a big thanks to Disney for sending us all of these awesome Star Wars items. One of our favorite parts of SOLO is that Chewbacca plays such a big role. We LOVE Chewie! All of these items we used for movie night also make great Chewbacca gift ideas for any fan.

Chewbacca Gift Ideas

Get Comfy:

To get comfortable to watch SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, you really can’t beat this “Being Chewie” Throw Blanket with Arms. Not only is it super comfy, it can double as a Halloween costume! To complete the look you can pair it with the Roaring Chewbacca Wookiee Sounds Mask.

Being Chewie Throw Blanket with Sleeves

And what I think is my very FAVORITE Chewie item is this Chewbacca Throw Pillow. I only have one, but I plan on ordering another from Kohl’s to have a matching set!

Chewbacca Throw Pillow

Plan Your Snacks:

Of course popcorn is always a must for movie night, but it’s more fun to also add in some movie-themed snacks! To get you into the Star Wars spirit we have these two awesome recipes:

Stormtrooper Cupcakes

Stormtrooper Cupcakes are easy to make (start with a boxed mix) and yummy to eat!

Wash your treats down with this delicious Star Wars Hot Chocolate recipe. It seriously is REALLY GOOD.

Hasbro Han Solo Toys

Extra Star Wars Fun:

Before or after the movie you can have more fun with the newest Han Solo themed Star Wars toys and games. (Well, knowing the people in our family, the Han Solo Nerf Blasters will probably be used DURING the movie! The more “quiet” toys include the new Han Solo Monopoly and a Han Solo Card Game.

Chewie Furreal Friend Interactive Plush

And my most FAVORITE toy of all is the FurReal Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie Interactive Plush. He is SOOOOOOO adorable! He has 100+ sound-and-motion combinations, responds in the Wookiee language, and reacts whenever he’s in motion – sometimes in surprising ways! I know this guy is intended for kids, but he’s all mine!

Printable SOLO Star Wars Activity Sheets

You can also have fun with these SOLO Star Wars Printable Activity Sheets! They include coloring pages, a maze, a word find and more! Be sure to print out enough copies for all of your family and friends.



About the movie:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, and Joonas Suotamo.

Donald Glover Lando Calrissian

The Digital and Blu-ray Bonus Material looks awesome! Here are some of the fantastic features:

  • Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable – Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.
  • Team Chewie – See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.
  • The Train Heist – Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.
  • Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run – Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.
  • The Millenium Falcon: From Page to Park – An exclusive look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.
  • Plus LOTS more!


Reader Giveaway: Five lucky Thrifty Jinxy readers will win a digital copy of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. To enter, just head to THIS POST and complete the entry form by 11:59 pm ET on 10/1/18. Good luck!

About Chrysa

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  1. shelly peterson says:

    We have not seen this movie yet. A Solo Star Wars movie night sounds perfect.

  2. Bernie Wallace says:

    My family saw this movie in theaters and enjoyed it alot. We can’t wait to watch it again.

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