This Easter Eve/Passover, why not take advantage of the large crowd probably gathered at your house or your relatives house and
force them to attend throw a fantastic Doctor Who Season Premiere Party as part of the festivities already underway. Now, we’re not just talking about baking up some fish fingers and buying some star confetti to throw on a blue plastic tablecloth. We’re about to throw the classiest Doctor Who party this side of the red carpet premiere. Brace yourselves.
So first you’ll need to decide on a theme. I feel like Doctor Who parties can go either Time-y or Space-y, and it’s best when they don’t try to do equal amounts of both. Look at your space and really decide what’s going to look best (e.g. I have black chalkboard paint all over my living room/dining room so drawing stars on all of that could be really fun and nice looking, but maybe you have light colored walls upon which black numbers could look really cook scattered around.) and then take a look below for some inspiration. Get things you’ll use again or use in your regular decor if you’re going to buy things.
Left: Grey Tablecloth with White Stars, $15.00 from Dreamzzzzz (it comes in quite a few colors, so order what works best for your space)
Middle: Sadly something that’s not available to buy pre-made. You can recreate this look with the Bell’Occhio Oilcloth (it comes by the yard, measure your table so you don’t order too much or too little or you can buy the placemats) or with an old tray painted with black chalkboard paint, some white chalk, and some white frosted sugar cookies.
Right: This pin has no source that I can find, and similar dishes go for an obscene amount of money. You can do this yourself on the (relative) cheap by buying a set of oven safe dishes, any color, and following this guide to drawing on your plates with Sharpie. Then grab a star chart and go crazy.
Left: Vintage clocks from various thrift stores, the Goodwill is your best bet when it comes to finding funny little odds and ends like this. Take a Saturday and go thrifting, you’ll be amazed at what you can find.
Middle: Clock Plates $42.00 with a $50.oo shipping fee if shipping internationally from Rockett St. George (an English company), expensive for anyone who lives in the U.S. Maybe consider printing out a stencil and using Sharpie instead?
Right: Bell’Occhio Oilcloth featured in a spread in Martha Stewart Living, further details about the table are listed on the site. And yes, that is a bucket filled with celery, if you don’t think that’s the perfect centerpiece for a Doctor Who party you’re just wrong.
General Decor: Scatter through the space wherever you’d like
Left: All you need to make these are a star shaped craft punch, a sewing machine or glue, and white thread. Either sew the strand together or glue two back to back on the thread until it’s a foot or more in length and use generously with Christmas lights.
Middle:Constellation Jar, wouldn’t a few of these be perfect to have on during the show itself?
Right: Origami Star Tutorial to help you recreate this look in your home.
Now, of course, it’s time to whip up some food.
Left: Fish and Chips, don’t forget the malt vinegar for dipping. They’re individually wrapped and resting in an ice cream cone stand.
Middle: Okay, imagine this delicious beet and orange salad with red beets all cut up into little bow ties and fezzes (use a cookie cutter on cooked beets to make fast work of it). Now it’s tasty and theme appropriate. Really though, if you haven’t ever had beets, citrus, fennel, and red onion together you should because it’s delicious.
Right: Roasted Red Pepper Bow Tie Pasta. You know you want to.
And we can’t forget about dessert!
Left: “Fish Fingers” and Custard, easy and not made of actual fish.
Middle: Jammie Dodgers, make them with whatever flavor jelly you like best.
Right: Blueberry and Passionfruit Pavlova. Bust out the fancy looking desserts for the holidays. It may look intimidating, but it’s surprisingly easy.
And what would the party be without some fun party favors?
Left: This pack of party favors is no longer for sale, but here’s a tutorial on how to make all of the things seen in the image on the cheap by the same person who was selling the party favor pack.
Middle: Yes, this is a tutorial on how to make a Fez, yes it’s cheap and easy, yes I’m wearing one right now. You should be too.
Right: To make some awesome popcorn boxes, follow the instructions listed here, and cut the boxes out of whatever paper you see fit. Or, y’know, you could enlarge our TARDIS Template and cut it out of blue cardstock for an easy popcorn box.
And that’s it, expand upon the guide as you’d like. Let us know if you plan on
forcing all of your cousins to enjoy watching Doctor Who with your family on the 30th, and if you’ll bust out a couple of these ideas to make it really special. Also, for further inspiration you can check out our Pinterest (follow us for updates on the blog, behind the scenes pictures of our DIYs, and other event planning inspiration boards like Game of Thrones: Easter is Coming which will begin assembling itself tonight).