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« on: April 06, 2016 06:09:53 AM »

My 30th birthday was last Saturday, and I had a big Doctor Who party to celebrate.  I made a post for the entire party over on the Occasions and Holidays board, but I felt that the food labels I made deserved their own post so I could go into more detail about them ('cause let's be honest, I'm really proud of how they turned out).

Here they all are, minus the food they're supposed to label, because it didn't occur to me to take pictures of the party until after it was all over...

The main course was brats & burgers that my girlfriend (actually mostly my girlfriend's sister, I'll have to send her a thank-you card for it) cooked on the grill.  I didn't have cute labels for them, or the buns/cheese/lettuce/tomato/onions/condiments to put on them, but I tried to tie all the sides and snacks into the theme.  Since there were people at my party who had never watched Doctor Who, I wanted to make it clear how everything related to the show.  I figured the best way to do that was to have screenshots from the show with quotes about the food and also labels so they would know what was what.

I got the screenshots from this website and this website.  This collection of Doctor Who episode transcripts was also a valuable resource.  I made the actual labels in GIMP.

We had a fruit bowl with apples ("Apples are rubbish." - Eleventh Doctor), bananas ("Bananas are good." - Nine), and tangerines ("Nobody likes the tangerines." - Twelve)

For side dishes, there were baked beans ("Ah, you see.  Beans."/"Beans are evil.  Bad bad beans!" - Eleven) and pasta salad made with bow tie pasta ("Bow ties are cool." - Eleven).

There were also potato chips, which I labeled "Sontaran chips" ("I'm the clever one.  You're the potato one!" - Eleven [with Strax]), French Onion chip dip ("Have you met the French?  My god they know how to party!" - Ten), and a veggie tray which I didn't have a screenshot label for since I couldn't find screencaps of the Time Crash short - I wanted to use the bit where Ten says to Five "Not a lot of men can carry off a decorative vegetable."  I did label them "decorative vegetables," though.

As for desserts, I got some Jammie Dodgers from Publix ("TARDIS self-destruct...my ship goes, you all go with it."/"All right, it's a Jammie Dodger.  But I was promised tea!" - Eleven) and some lady fingers cookies to eat with the custard which I also got from Publix ("I know what I need...fish fingers and custard." - Eleven) - on the text label I printed "Fish Fingers and Custard" then crossed out "Fish" and wrote in "Lady."  Oh and we had Adipose marshmallows ("I'm waving at fat." - Donna Noble).

We also had cupcakes with chocolate TARDISes and Daleks on them, which I figured would not require labels, and a birthday cake which I turned Whovian by the simple expedient of dropping a toy TARDIS on top.  My girlfriend did take a few party pictures, so here's the only one of the food:

Feel free to use the labels for your own Doctor Who party!  I can send the original files to anyone who's interested - I actually printed them together, four to a page, with white space above them so they could be folded into free-standing tent shapes.  PM me your email address if you want them.  Smiley
« Last Edit: April 09, 2016 08:27:03 PM by Magpirate - Reason: added link to party post » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016 06:24:23 AM »

Best party ever!!!

I really love how you found the food quotes and used them---a true fan!!!  I am such a nerd because when I watch the shows (over and over!), I have a notebook where I write down the quote and the episode for future use...love love this!

The bow ties are cool made me laugh!  So clever!

Thanks for sharing your special day and the fabulous Dr. Who crafts you made to make it that special!

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016 07:41:17 AM »

I can attest to the fact that everything was even more adorable in person!  Fantastic party Magpirate.  Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016 11:55:06 AM »

What fun!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016 09:41:30 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I had nearly as much fun planning and preparing for the party as I had actually attending it.  Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016 04:50:19 PM »

How funny! I love it.
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