My children (and their cousins, friends, grandparents and parents) have recently become obsessed with Doctor Who. (Er...it does make some of us a *little* ashamed about teasing my husband in the 1980s and 90s for being a fan.) It was no surprise, then, that our latest birthday party had to have a Doctor Who theme. What was a surprise was the short amount of time we had to plan the party. My son originally wanted a zombie party, then changed it to a Lego party, and then about two weeks before the party, changed it to Doctor Who.
In the U.S. it is just about impossible to get Doctor Who party supplies, toys, or anything related to the Doctor. And with only two weeks, I didn't have time to order anything online.
Big solution: the Internet!
We found so much inspiration from other obsessed fans, that before long my boys were making sonic screwdrivers from Legos and more. (The one below belongs to the Master.)
Here are some of our party supplies:
I took an old metal cookie cutter of a duck and reshaped it to form a Dalek. My youngest son decorated the cookies with M&Ms.
We wrapped up the cooled cookies and put one in each goody bag. I made the goody bags from plain blue bags on which I glued printed parts of the TARDIS. I filled them with the cookies, some Nerds (how could I resist hinting that we're all a bunch of nerds?), and other candies. My boys also made guests some fuse bead Daleks. (You must be aware of our fuse bead obsession by now.)
Our centerpiece was a cupcake and gingerbread scene of some Daleks surrounding the TARDIS. Look out, Doctor!
The main activity of the party was the creation of a stop-motion Lego movie about the Doctor and Rose battling some Daleks. Here we see Rose falling as the Daleks attack the TARDIS. Dramatic!
After the animation film session, the whole family gathered with some friends to light those Daleks afire and sing Happy Birthday to my newly-turned-eleven-years-old son, who was delighted with the party.