This Doctor Who party plan is aimed at both young and old. After all, Doctor Who isn't just a kids show. It is the longest running science fiction show on television, and has been around since the 1960s. Everyone who loves Doctor Who will be able to enjoy throwing a Doctor Who party.
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The Decorations: Decorations are pretty key for any themed party. A doctor who party is no exception. There are decorations you can buy, or you can have a go at making them yourself. If you're shopping around the ABC shop is probably the best place for props, depending on their range you can find things like an inflatable TARDIS or dalek, k-9 models, and Doctor Who magnets.
If you're feeling creative why not make your own TARDIS, or even build a dalek. You can build a TARDIS out of wood, or just reinvigorate a refrigerator box, there are plenty of options regardless of your skills.
It's not necessary, but it does add to the fun; dress up for the party and get your friends to do the same. One of the great things about Doctor Who is that is has been running for quite a long time, which means there are endless characters to choose from. The unimaginative can easily choose one of the Doctors less eccentric companions and still dress up without the work, and those with a bit more time have a host of companions, villains, aliens, and of course doctors to choose from.
You can buy costumes online, or piece them together yourself. Head along to a second hand store to see what you can find. Of course if you feel like dressing up like the Sixth Doctor, you're probably going to have a harder time finding something.
Why not consider giving a prize for the best dressed guest. Get some inspiration for your kids by checking out Kids Dressed as Doctor Who.
The Entertainment: There are plenty of things to do at a Doctor Who party, and games that both kids and adults can play. You can pick up a copy of one of the Doctor Who board games, but if you've got a big party this can get a little complicated.
Instead, why not try a game of Doctor Who celebrity heads. Print out cards with the picture and name of a doctor who character. Everyone picks one without looking, and then have to guess which character they are by asking everyone else yes or no questions.
Stock up on Doctor Who DVDs and you can also sit down to watch your favourite episodes. Why not have a mix of classic and current Who? Some of the best places to buy Doctor Who DVDs are the ABC Shop, or Amazon UK. If you've got an adults only party, you could always throw in a drinking game.
If you've got kids, then why not have a Doctor Who scavenger hunt where they use Doctor Who themed clues to find the treasure. Or, play a round of Pin the Bow Tie on the Doctor.
Lastly you'll want to feed your troops. Obviously any regular party food will be fine, but you'll also want to have some Doctor Who themed foods available. The Doctor doesn't seem to eat well, so don't expect too many healthy foods. As a nod back to Tom Baker's famous Fourth Doctor, have a bowl of jelly beans on the table. Put a drop or two of blue food colouring in some lemonade for TARDIS Blue Lemonade, and get a plate of jammy dodgers.
One of the most famous foods from the current Doctor is of course Fish Custard. It's very easy to make, but there's no guarantee that your guests will enjoy it. Simply buy fish fingers from the shops, as well as a carton of custard, cook fish fingers as instructed and place custard in a bowl. When they're ready, dip and enjoy.
Let us know if you've got any other tips for throwing a great Doctor Who party, and let us know how your party goes. If you've got any questions just let us know in the comments. For more inspiration, check out this other great Doctor Who party.
1) "Headless Monk, Headless Monk, Time Lord", "Duck, Duck, Goose"
2) "Davros Says", players say "I O-BEY" in their best Dalek voice as they do as "Davros" says. Failing to do so, or listening to anyone but "Davros" gets you labeled as an enemy of the Daleks and you are "exterminated" from the game.
3) "Weeping Angel Statues", "Red light, Green light"
4) "The Toymaker's Games", play a series of games or challenges with one non-player acting as The Celestial Toymaker. The winner (or top few winners) gets an awesome prize and the losers are saved by the Doctor (a second non-player) before they can be punished for losing with death or something equally horrible. A little role-play can be fun.
5) "Sontarans vs. Rutans", "Capture The Flag" with a rule variant: The Sontarans must charge out into the open, The Rutans, however, must sneak around and stay hidden as much as they can.
6) "The Torchwood Investigation", "Mafia" (the party game), Someone has murdered Captain Jack Harkness (the narrator), again, and must be caught before he can murder the rest of the Torchwood team (the players). The criminal entity, Adam Smith (the mafia player), can blend in with the rest by influencing others memories, though, and it's hard to know who is who and who is supposed to be there when minds can be changed without warning.