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Sphynxz8
« on: May 04, 2011 08:58:37 AM »


So, this may be a bit obsessive; however, my boyfriend's 30th birthday is a year away, and I really want it to be memorable for him.

He absolutely adores Star Trek; so, I've decided to throw him a surprise Star Trek party. I've already made a list of ideas; however, I still need some tips or suggestions to make the evening rock his socks off.

Here's my list of ideas thus far:

Food: Preferably all Star Trek related
Cake - TNG - I'm going to make him a torso cake - like from Fantasms, Data's Dream. It's going to be Deanna Troi's body.
Cookies - Star Trek Cookie Cutters - Use royal icing to deck them out.

Suliban swamp slug with lorvan crackers and quadrotriticale chips -
http://www.quarksbarb.com/quarks/2011qantina.html
-CREAM CHEESE LOG
Ingredients

    3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    3 green onions, minced
    1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
    1 tablespoon seasoning salt
    2 cups finely chopped walnuts

Directions

    Place cream cheese in a medium size mixing bowl. Mix until cream cheese is soft. Mix in bell pepper, green onions, crushed pineapple, and seasoning salt.
    Line another mixing bowl with plastic wrap. Form the mixture into a ball and place it on the plastic wrap. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until the ball has set, 2 hours or more.
    When ready to serve, roll the cheese ball in the nuts and serve.

-Banana chips, crackers, and whole-grain crackers
-Fill insides with roasted hot red pepper strips
-red onion spines
-green onion with black pepper corn for eyes.

HIBISCUS FLOWERS AND BRIE ON FRENCH BREAD
Capellan Flower Crostini
(hibiscus flowers and brie on French bread)

SLIDERS

    1 (12 ounce) package King's Hawaiian« Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
    1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    1/2 onion (for best flavor use Maui or other sweet onion)
    1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions

    Season ground beef as desired. Divide into 12 small patties. Flatten ground beef patties to fit larger than size of roll (patty will shrink when cooked.)
    Dice onion into small pieces and saute in heavy skillet with butter over medium heat until translucent. Place patties over onions and press patties down firmly with spatula; this allows the onions to cook into patties. Fry over medium heat until done.
    Pull apart rolls in each package. Slice roll in half; place a patty in between each roll and serve.

CREAM CHEESE/HUMMUS, RED PEPPERS, SPINACH WRAPS
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2011/02/vegan-lunchbox-easy-hummus-spiral-wraps.html


SHRIMP AND TOMATO-FREE COCKTAIL SAUCE
Ingredients

    16 ounces chile sauce
    6 tablespoons prepared horseradish
    1/4 cup white sugar
    1 lemon, juiced
    3 drops hot sauce

Directions

    In a small bowl, blend the chili sauce, horseradish, sugar, lemon juice, and hot sauce.
Serve immediately or chill before serving.

Romulan Ale - From Romulan Ale bottle, served in shot glasses

- Original - Galliano bottle - ebay
-375 ml Bacardi« 151 rum
375 ml Everclear« alcohol
375 ml Blue Curacao liqueur
Combine ingredients in a (just over) one-liter bottle. Chill in freezer for two hours. Serve in shot glasses.
Alcohol (ABV): 66% (133 proof)
Virgin - Screen used Blue Powerade

Chateau Picard Wine - http://dailytrek.de/index.php?media=wmf_federation#chateaupicard
http://www.therpf.com/f40/star-trek-next-generation-67656/

Plates - TNG 11" Triangle Black Dinner Plates - smartyhadaparty.com - $10.29/10
Dishes - TNG iittala Aino Salad Plate - Finnishgifts.com - $21 - for 2

Decor:
Tribbles - I found some patterns for them.
Saurian Brandy Bottle - in progress
Light switches - thinkgeek
Communicator
Phaser
LED lights on walls nears ceiling and floor? - multicolor christmas lights
Silver table cloths? Black?
I want to decorate the rooms to look like the inside of the Enterprise; however, I can't make the decorations be permanent or damaging to the walls. I'd like the displays on the walls and buttons?

I might make him (or have him made) Picard's shirt and me Deanna Troi's dress or uniform top.

Party Favors:Tribbles - I want to make them chirp or at least vibrate.
Etched Glasses - in badges?
Badge? - pin?

For Him:Star Trek Cookbook ~ $15 (which I'm totally using for the party)
Hand-painted wine glasses to look like the shirts of the captains from TOS, Next Gen, and Voyager?
Etched glasses of favorite characters?

I appreciate any ideas or suggestions made. Thanks for listening.[/size]
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011 09:08:16 AM »

How about a bunting with a different ship (Friend or Enemy) on each flag? That would be something you could save and whip out each year.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011 09:19:47 AM »

Oh, that sounds really neat! Are buntings relatively simple to make?
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011 10:12:04 AM »

my boyfriend is a big time trekkie too
last year at the mtl comiccon we had data sign an action figure that he's had since he was a kid. this year dianna troy and worff will be there so im looking for the toys so we can get them signed too.

make him  the captains chair?
could be pretty simple if you wanted an office chair and cardboard frame
have an audio recorded "captains log" all of his friends record a message "star date...blahblah..." you know what i mean?

make a piniata in the shape of a borg ship lol

hmm...i like this theme alot actually Smiley
sorry for the wordieness
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Sphynxz8
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011 11:03:22 AM »

Oh wow! I'm jealous that you met Data.

I never even thought of making him a captain's chair...hmmm...he is going to need a place to sit at the party.

I was planning to film a lot of the party and have his friends leave him a message; but, I think having it be his captain's log is way cooler!

The pinata sounds painfully difficult.

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I'll definitely be posting the pictures of the props, as I make them...along with event photos.
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kstaron
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011 11:17:40 AM »

for food use spaghetti and meatballs and call it gaknar(?) from the klingon world.  (Usually eaten while its still alive)
I'm sure a quick google of star trek food should yield results.

If he's got any star trekky stuff lying around use it in the decor.. hang up ship models, put his borg action figure standing on top of the cake...etc.

Put lights on magnets on the fridge (food replicator!)
hang gray or silver tablecloths on the walls and paint little lights and control panels on them

Have his favorite movie/episode playing in the background (or go film festival style and show them all)

as far as gifts,  collectible action figures, tickets to a trekkie event, coffee mug with with a star trek quote on it. (Today is a good day to die. -worf, He's dead, Jim -bones, To go where no man has gone before....), tricorder cell phone case, a nerf gun hacked to make a phaser gun (bonus if it still works),

Have fun with this, I'm sure your boyfriend will love it!

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011 12:48:37 PM »

Yay! Star Trek! <3

Some of their stuff is a little pricey, but ThinkGeek may at least help give you some ideas:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=star+trek&x=0&y=0


I will offer a tip I learned first hand about Star Trek cakes. If you decide at the last minute you want a Star Trek cake for your birthday that looks like space but the only dark food coloring you have is blue, do NOT make space black by using LOTS AND LOTS of blue food coloring.

Lets just say you will be very disturbed the first time you go to the bathroom after that cake.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2011 12:59:42 PM »

Oh, that sounds really neat! Are buntings relatively simple to make?

Super easy! I made this newspaper one and have used it for 2 parties for my kids so far.

http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2008/08/newspaper-bunting-tutorial.html

I would think you could paint them solid and decoupage the images onto them.
Otherwise, I am pretty sure there are a bunch of fabric tutorials around.

This is such an inspiring idea. My husband's birthday is in June....
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2011 02:36:49 PM »

stick sequins onto black paper or fabric and stick it outside the windows so it looks like you're in space?

I made a later-style communicator badge using an old tomato paste tube and a coke vimto can...

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347843.0
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Sphynxz8
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2011 07:50:05 PM »

Kstaron, I hadn't thought about using silver tablecloths for the walls. That's genius!

PiratePanties, I love Thinkgeek! I can only imagine what crazy poo that experiment might cause...hehe!

Silentblaire, decoupaging is definitely something I've been wanting try. Oooooo! If you run with it, you must post pictures.

Mrsflibble, that's a good idea for making the room more bridge-like.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2011 07:51:48 PM by Sphynxz8 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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