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November 29, 2011

Doctor Who 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.

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D & A’s awesome Doctor Who book shelf. They honestly have the best house… it is nerd heaven.

Doctor Who Birthday Party
Like I said… NERD HEAVEN!

Doctor Who Birthday Party

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…!!

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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…

Doctor Who Birthday Party
“Are you my mummy?”

Best friends ever, amirite??

Doctor Who Birthday Party

Of course the facade lasted approximately 1 second before we all burst into laughter at poor D’s confused face. Surprise!!

Doctor Who Birthday Party

The birthday boy was promptly fezzed:
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And made to eat something quintessentially Doctor Who:

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(for the obscure nerd reference, please visit the youtube video here)

Doctor Who Birthday Party

Doctor Who Birthday Party

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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)
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Jammy dodgers (the Doctor’s favourite treat):
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Fairy bread (just because)
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J’s chocolate crackles:
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Arutea’s salad (after all those sweets, I have never been more thankful to see salad in my life)
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Some of my homemade bread:
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Doctor Who Birthday Party

And of course the piece de resistance…

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TARDIS CAKE! (made by A herself!)

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.

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Pin the tail on the K9!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2011 8:03 am

    I guess the kid inside us never dies 🙂

  2. November 30, 2011 12:01 pm

    This. Is. Awesome!!! What a fab party 😀

  3. December 1, 2011 1:43 pm

    ha ! that sounds like soo much fun what a lucky guy to have you all as friends

  4. December 6, 2011 10:52 am

    this is one crazy party and the masks were pretty creepy ! i love the nerd heaven haha

  5. December 12, 2011 2:24 pm

    Ah yes sure what is a Saturday evening without watching Dr Who on the beeb – I even remember Jon Pertwee as Dr Who – am I showing my age??

  6. December 19, 2011 12:26 pm

    Your blog title had me fooled…thought you were going to write about Wibbly Wobbly favourite ice pops as a kid 🙂

    But still a good post, missing Dr Who on TV…

  7. Kayleigh permalink
    April 20, 2012 11:55 am

    This is literally the best thing. My friends and I have started up a Doctor Who fan club of sorts at our school, and we’re contemplating throwing a surprise party like this for one of our younger members. Gas masks-nice touch!

  8. June 25, 2013 1:20 pm

    This is seriously THE BEST. I found your stills through Flickr, and they serve as such an incredible inspiration for my own party I hope to host later this year! Love this way too much. 😀
    -From a fellow Whovian


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