Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Birthday Party
(As a warning – a great deal of this post will probably not make sense if you don’t know much about Doctor Who… but you’re welcome to observe our strange ways. This is mostly a blog for all our friends who recently moved overseas and couldn’t join us in person! To those people… helloooooo!!)
So – it all began, as all of our most madcap plans do, in an innocent gmail thread. Our friend D was turning 30 in November and his amazing wife A & our friend F came up with the brilliant plan to throw him the most nerdtastic surprise party ever! A Doctor Who theme was settled upon, as D and the rest of our friends are mad fans.
A time and a place was set. Keys were sneakily exchanged via an accidentally-on-purpose meeting at the shops the day before. The unsuspecting birthday boy was lured out of his apartment with the promise of a birthday brunch…
… which allowed the rest of us to sneak into D & A’s apartment and decorate it with a bunch of blue streamers, some blue balloons, home-made fezzes and bow ties, and a pile of edible treats.
Oh and the gas masks…! If you’ve seen Doctor Who, you might know this fantastically creepy episode –
The brilliant Arutea fashioned our masks out of cardboard and cellophone… they were pretty fun…!!
A warning sms was sent, and we all madly scrambled to take our positions… which of course meant that the first thing D saw when he entered his apartment was…
Best friends ever, amirite??
Of course the facade lasted approximately 1 second before we all burst into laughter at poor D’s confused face. Surprise!!
And made to eat something quintessentially Doctor Who:
(for the obscure nerd reference, please visit the youtube video here)
Actually I tried it too haha, and it wasn’t too bad!! In a way it sort of reminded me of chips dipped in soft serve (which I love), except with a stronger vanilla taste.
Other (more conventional) treats included:
My pavlova (which I’ve already talked about in this post here: Tardis Blue Blueberry and Passionfruit Pavlova
Zay’s amazing salted caramel filled cupcakes, topped with either a Doctor Who villain or hero, and presented as cupcake chess! (the decision of which characters were to be assigned to each chess position was a much debated topic)
And of course the piece de resistance…
It was such a good day… and made me so glad that I have a bunch of friends who are willing to dress up in creepy masks and scare the bejeezus out of our other friend. And then feed them strange food combinations, followed by a deathly amount of sweets. GROUP HUGGGG YOU GUYSSSS.