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Topic: Husbands 30th Birthday Party - geek theme?  (Read 4400 times)
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« on: October 22, 2010 04:11:38 PM »

I'd like to throw a small (about 10 people) party for my husbands birthday--but I think things are always more fun with a theme! My husband is a big, proud geek. Firefly, Buffy, battlestar galactica...general science fiction and fantasy. I'd love to somehow work a theme with this, but I'm so unsure about what to do!

I love to do papercrafts, so if you have any cool decorating paper ideas, I'm there! Or...i don't even know what. I'm so lost!

Possibly important note:  we're vegan. But most of your non vegan food ideas, I can make vegan, I'm a pretty awesoem cook.

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010 09:56:28 AM »

I think it'd be easier to totally geek out on one, slightly more specific theme.  Like, take space, or science, or something else as your basic theme, and then go overboard with a slightly cheesy vibe.  You could probably pretty easily make a Death Star pinata (to break, or just for decoration), you could get those fake black plastic glasses that are "geek chic" right now to hand out to everybody.  If you can find beakers or graduated cylinders to serve drinks/dip in.  Test tube shots, if you drink alcohol.  You can make planets out of foam to hang from the ceiling.  Or paper ones to hang on walls.

I hope that helps a bit!

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010 04:28:57 AM »

I agree with Aislynn. You should pick one theme/series and than try to go from there. You could do paper place mats with symbols/pictures from the series. And you could do napkin rings the same way. For the food stuff it would basically be the same as for decorations etc. Choose a series and than take your normal party food and give it fancy/scifi names.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010 05:49:40 PM »

I think you could do an overall science fiction/fantasy geek theme.  For a papercraft, you can make spiraling paper streamers intertwined to look like DNA strands.  Have Star Wars music in the background, make a D&D dice pinata, have a pin-the-stake-in-the-vampire's-heart game, print Dharma Initiative labels for whatever food you serve, and make index cards with different TV/movie characters' names on them to play that game Guess Who where the guests put it on their forehead or back and have to figure out who they are.

I love planning parties - come to me if you need any ideas!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010 05:40:01 AM »

If you haven't done so already, invest in a copy of either Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World or Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.  I can't say enough great things about the Postpunk Kitchen cookbooks.  I'm no longer veg*n and I still make recipes from those books.  Everyone raves about them.

« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010 05:50:15 AM »

I vote for a Battlestar Galactica theme - but that's just my personal preference! I think it would be easy to make things like placemats, you could make a set of them just by using templates of the logo (http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=bsg+logo&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=cznhTPyRNsq2hQe09ZzRDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCMQsAQwAA&biw=1024&bih=636), or you could make each mat correspond to a particular character - Starbuck, Apollo, Admiral Adama, Helo etc - there's easily enough major characters for 10 people. And you could make simple papercut placecards to match? Food isn't really a big feature in BSG (except for algae, if you want to go down that route!) but you could go for a general sci-fi theme there.
Let us know what you decide!

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011 10:40:25 AM »

Wow, everyone has great ideas!  Whatever you do, please post your results and tell us how it went!  My husband will be celebrating his 30th next year and is ALSO a self proclaimed geek.  I'd love to see how your turned out!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011 06:28:38 PM »

I love the idea of a "geek" themed party! Everybody gets pocket protectors or mouse pads as favors!

You could decorate with scientific symbols and equations... or computer motherboards.

Could you do some sort of joke by making a square pie with a letter R on it for "pi R squared"?

There's a lot of fun slogans you could use in decorating, at the Mental Floss t-shirt store:

And could you get ahold of a broken keyboard and pry the letters off to decorate with those also? (Maybe spell geeky words and phrases with them.)

Play some sort of Trivia game as an activity.

How fun!
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