Yes, I am aboveboard demography advantage of the accessible advertisement of the twelfth Doctor to address this post. We’ve had a brace of Doctor Who parties for the kids, and accept accumulated some do-able account that you can bandy calm for cheap.
I apologize for the poor affection of the photos. This is due to me actuality a bad photographer, and too apathetic to accelerate them to the added computer that has alteration software.
First, actuality is what I do not recommend: Assembling a TARDIS block aback you are activity beneath the weather.
I fabricated a amateur compound of block in two ellipsoidal pans, cut it into squares, and ample them on anniversary other. Again I ashore board coffee stirrers bottomward through to accumulate it from tilting. Again I afraid a little bit, and blimp a bankrupt up cardboard bowl beneath one bend to accumulate it from collapsing. Again I took this picture, and again it collapsed.
But maybe you’d accept bigger luck! My one tip is: the ablaze on top is a gum drop. Oh, and the windows are tin foil. Ta dah!
My added son additionally capital a Doctor Who block for his birthday, but, with the aloft cakeatory celebration beginning in his mind, he requested a simple area block with a amber Dalek fatigued on it. It wasn’t annihilation spectacular
but I can acquaint you that Junior Mints make very serviceable Dalekanium bumps. They are squishable, for perspective.
I anticipate we absolutely aloof went with the kids’ admired foods for these parties, but if you want to go Abounding Doctor, you could have:
Fish sticks and custard
Bow Tie Pasta Salad
Bananas. (Always accompany a assistant to a party.)
And there are absolutely two books of Doctor Who compound ideas: Dining With the Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook and The Doctor Who Cookbook. I accept no abstraction if they’re any good.
Lady Cassandra on the door. This adornment uses some of my admired media: artificial tablecloth from the dollar store, and markers.
Get a tablecloth, drew a face and some veins on it, cut the edges to attending like continued out skin, and band it to the advanced door. This weeds out any guests who are still not abiding about actuality your friends.
Face of Bo Aquarium. Anybody was about as afflicted as the angle was by this accurate decoration.
If the printer had been working, I would accept printed out a blush angel and taped that to the aback of the aquarium, but I had to draw it. It’s decidedly adamantine to draw a astute account of an unrealistic-looking special effect.
Hand in a jar centerpiece.
I forgot to do this one, but I was planning to get a elastic cuff (maybe you accept one for abrasion dishes, or they advertise them in packs in the pharmacy department), draw fingernails and duke on it, aerate it, and float it in a jar of dejected baptize for a centerpiece. The glove would accept to be abounding of article added than water, though, so it wouldn’t aloof bob to the top; and it would accept to be closed actual able-bodied so it wouldn’t aperture into the jar. Maybe ample it with adapted oatmeal? Maybe this is why I didn’t get about to this one.
Dalek and TARDIS bank coverings. Again the dollar abundance artificial tablecloths (blue for the TARDIS and chicken for the Dalek) and the abiding marker. The TARDIS is appealing accessible to draw, actuality mostly appropriate angles. Daleks are a little trickier, and I was blessed to approach the job off on my eight-year-old son:
You could adhere them on the bank or use them as aperture coverings — abnormally the TARDIS.
I bought bags of these and tacked them all over the ceiling. My capital ambition in decorating for parties is to abstract from the accurate accompaniment of the house, and these did the trick. They additionally about put some of the taller guests’ eyes out, but in an awesome, time vortex-y way.
Last but not least, I gave anniversary kid some sidewalk book and told them to address BAD WOLF on aggregate they could find, central and out.
Or, you could draw it on every apparent afore the kids get there, and use it as a scavenger hunt: whoever finds the best BAD WOLFs wins a prize.
If you were absolutely ambitious, you could about-face your Barbie baby into a Weeping Angel. This could accomplish a absurd block topper. Or you could aloof abound your own Weeping Angels:
Make Your Own Adipose Guy. We showed the kids a abbreviate blow of the Adipose adventure on my husband’s laptop, and again anesthetized out marshmallows, mini marshmallows, toothpicks, and atramentous markers.
Some of the kids went advanced and ate them. I haven’t heard from anyone’s lawyer, so I’m bold they removed the toothpicks and digested the ink after any trouble.
Weeping Angel Race. This is array of like “Red Light, Green Light.” Again, we showed them a blow from the show, for the account of kids who weren’t accustomed with Weeping Angels. The actuality who’s it is the Doctor, and anybody abroad is a Weeping Angel. The Doctor closes his eyes and yells, “Go!” and anybody can run (or sneak):
As anon as he opens his eyes, he yells, “Stop!” and anyone who’s bent affective is out. Whoever gets all the way up to the Doctor wins.
Cyberman Tag. Again with the video clips. (I like to breach up parties into abbreviate segments, so the kids don’t get too restless. It additionally helps me clip things, so we don’t run out of time and end up still bistro block aback the parents arrive.) One actuality is the Cyberman, and he tags bodies by anchor his duke on their accept like Cybermen do. They scream and abatement down, and again they’re on his side. Last actuality to abstain actuality upgraded wins.
Directions here, except instead of hairclips, we alert on bar pins (we found ours in the ability alley of Walmart). This is the alone allotment I absolutely spent money on. It requires abundant fabric, a cement gun and hot glue, and bar pins. It was time consuming, and we had to agreement a bit to accomplish them appear out the appropriate size; but they captivated up actual well, and were popular.
Masks and added printables. Scroll bottomward on this BBC armpit to find some Ood and Weeping Angel masks you can book out, as able-bodied as appearance pages, a awning to accomplish a River Song diary, etc.
Papercraft. Again, our brainless printer wasn’t working, contrarily I would accept fabricated a agglomeration of these papercraft TARDISes to ample with bonbon as affair favors.
Okay, that’s about it! The alone affair that was missing from our parties is this guy:
Probably aloof as well.