My almost 9 year old decided last minute that he would like to have a Doctor Who themed party for his birthday. I thought this was a great idea until I started planning it. That’s when I found out that there isn’t anywhere here in the USA you can buy Doctor Who stuff. So our last minute party turned into 2 weeks of putting together crafts and decorations.
Since this was such a big project I decided to share some of the fun with everyone. A lot of the ideas I found on Pinterest and decided to use them myself.
First I needed a center piece to work around so I made a Tardis, complete with working light. I made this out of card board boxes, colored paper and a simple LED light on top
This was just before we added the light
Next I used red felt to make Fezzes and bow ties. On the bow ties I used double sided tape for the kids to wear them. The fezzes I sewed together and used poster board on the sides and top to make it firm. I kept it in with a glue gun
I found banners and plates on sites in the UK but nothing local so I made my own in photoshop and used duct tape for the rope/string
I used simple blue paper bags to make a Tardis gift bag to hand out to the kids
there were a few little touches here and there but the last main one I’ll add are the marshmallow Adipose. These were very easy to make with large and small marshmallows held together with a paste made out of powdered sugar and water. I used frosting to make the faces.
I asked all the kids to come dressed as their favorite doctor who character or a creative space alien (for those who don’t watch the show). I told them ahead of time first place would be for the best costume made out of recycled items. Here is the final outcome:
for games, we only had time for three.
Idea 1: I spent almost 3 weeks saving boxes, cool look trash, paper towel rolls, etc. I threw all the “goods” in a pile and had the tables covered with glue, paper, pipe cleaners, duct tape, scissors…… pretty much anything you can think of we had. The kids were told create their best alien, robot or what ever they could design and first place for creativity would get a prize. This was something I thought would only last 30 minutes at most but they spent over an hour playing. Mainly the boys made weapons but there were 3 entries into the contest and they all had a blast.
Idea 2: Doctor Who’s Science Lab – I painted 2 large boxes and cut out 6 holes. Inside I place “gross” stuff and the kids had to feel inside each hole without looking. After they got a feel they were to go and write down what they thought was in each hole. Most the kids only got 1 or 2 right, one kid got 5 out of 6 and a few didn’t want to feel out all. But their squeals of disgust made it all worth it. Inside each hole I placed bow tie pasta, boiled eggs, jello jigglers, worms (from a fishing tackle box), black beans and furry cat toys. The food and worms were coated in olive oil and coconut oil just for an extra “EWWWW!!!” factor.
Idea 3: Weeping Angels freeze tag – one person was the angel. When her back was turned the kids could move but when she looked at you, they had to stop. If you moved you were out.