Monday, September 26, 2011

Doctor Who Theme Party

November 23, 2013: 
Happy 50th Anniversary, Doctor! 
Enjoy your celebrations, everyone!

This Doctor Who party was about a month in the making. I hope it gives you some ideas for your party!


Decorations

TARDIS console centerpiece (made of foam board and lots of timey-wimey knickknacks). The center column is made with green ginger ale bottles. From the chandelier I hung a large and small fill-it-yourself plastic Christmas ball ornament, in which I put blinking LED lights. I cut the TV out of a small cardboard box, and put a print out of one of The Adipose on the screen. The TV is hung with a dish-drying rack from the dollar store. The dollar store was a great place to buy silly sci-fi looking items.










The table runner was made of gold foam board and lined with "things in jars" including a creepy doll, a light-up monster, and the 10th Doctor's severed hand (from a halloween store).





Guests were greeted by a huge Face of Boe hanging in the foyer. The Face of Boe is drawn on four sheets of poster board, so it's quite large. Drawn with black marker and painted in arcylics with a sponge brush.






Companion timeline print-out, which you can find here: http://www.onlinedating.org/doctor-who-companions/

The TARDIS was, of course, the star of the show (isn't she always?). She was a joint effort. My Dad and sister did most of the real work on her. She is made of ply wood. I used picture frames (dollar store!) to make the panels down the front and the windows. A dollar store LED tiki lantern painted black provides the top light. The false-door sign is a print-out I found here: http://tibots.deviantart.com/art/tardis-door-sign-88184940 . A coat of blue paint, and there you have it! Our two-sided TARDIS took about a week to construct. The TARDIS door opened into our basement, so it was appropriately bigger on the inside. I lined the walls leading into the basement with those round touch lights, to mimic the lighting in the TARDIS.







The Food

The menu was based on foods mentioned in the show and Doctor Who aliens. We had . . .

The Adipose Marshmallows (large marshmallow with gel icing face, small marshmallow hands and feet "glued" on with a mixture of confectioners sugar and water)



Sontaran Spuds (baked potatoes, cashew noses, googly eyes made of empty gelatin pill capsules and black pepper kernels), serve with potato fixings (cheese, sour cream, butter, crumbled bacon, chives)


Dalek Cupcakes (recipe here: http://vimeo.com/channels/tofuguru#11053231)



Starry Night Cucumber Sandwiches



Jammie Dodgers (made from two sugar cookies, one with a heart cut out, stuck together with raspberry jam; or you can order the original Jammie Dodgers here: http://www.amazon.com/Burtons-Jammie-Dodgers/dp/B000HY5A3Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317074412&sr=8-1)




We also had (not pictured) fruit salad with bananas on the side (10th Doctor says: "Always bring a banana to a party); Fish sticks and custard (not mixed together . . .); and mini hot dogs "the cybermen of food").

Game

We only had one game, as I find that many people find party games pretty tedious. The object was for guests to list as many of the aliens from Doctor Who as they could over the course of the first hour. The person who remembered the most aliens won . . .

The Doctor's Companion's Kit
The Companion's Kit contains: Map of the TARDIS, Map of England, Map of the USA, international currency, passport, Cassandra memorial skin, container for anti-Slitheen vinegar, teddy bear (in case of home sickness), cell phone (call mom from the future!), a TARDIS key, and an LED light (for all that sneaking around in the dark you'll be doing)




Costumes

Guests were invited to come as their favorite doctorial, dalek-table, whovian character. We had the 4th, 9th, and 11th doctors, as well as Dr. Dale K Hu (dressed in scrubs); a green alien; a Slitheen in human form with a zipper forehead; a Master; Madam Kovarian; Rory in a plaid shirt, vest, and centurion's helmet; the Doctor's Next Companion; and I was one of the Sisters of Plenitude (cat nun).





For more Doctor Who party ideas, check out the great party on this page: http://milwaukeemakerspace.org/2011/09/doctor-who-party/
And for general Doctor Who theme party ideas: http://bestpartythemeideas.com/doctor-who-theme-party-party-ideas/

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! Can't wait for the next big event!!!!

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  2. Love it, some great ideas. We're definitely thinking of having a Dr Who party for Christmas Eve for the new series.

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    1. Nice! If you post pics, feel free to put a link here, so others can check out your ideas! Have fun!

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  3. My almost ten year old wants a doctor who themed birthday. These ideas are so great! I love the adipose and baked potato sontarans! Thanks for the ideas.

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    1. Thanks, Anastasia! I hope your ten year old's b-day party is lots of fun!

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  4. Hello!

    I wanted to let you know that this post has been included in a collection on my blog. I am an Event Designer, and I put together a weekly post as part of my series, “The Sparkle Queen Events”. Each week a concept that I’ve designed is featured in detail on my site. The elements that make up these events are a combination ideas and images I’ve found all over the internet. I piece them together and turn them into a beautiful, coherent event concept.

    This is a link to the direct post:
    http://sparklysharpandfabulous.blogspot.com/2013/03/doctor-who-tardis-party.html


    I hope you get a chance to see the post!

    <3 The Sparkle Queen from sparklysharpandfabulous.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Sparkle Queen! Thanks for including me in your TARDIS party post! Some great ideas in there. Looking forward to the series return!
    All the best,
    Jean

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  6. This is fabulous! Sadly, it is hard to find stuff about DW parties and in about a week I'm having a farewell party DW themed. The motto is come to say farewell, but not forever because the Doctor doesn't like endings!

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    1. Glad you found some ideas here, clarinetstar! Hope your party is fantastic. If you post pics, I'd love to see them if you'd place a link in the comments here.

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  7. here is a link to my facebook profile page where I built the center console for my daughters sweet 16 DW party https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201516501425579&set=vb.1567975570&type=2&theater

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