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1  Star Trek Themed Birthday Party - Need help in Party Planning by 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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