Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Doctor Who Celebrations - Other Decorations and Food

I thought I would share with you the rest of what we did for our Dr Who Mini Party/Morning Tea.
You can find details on creating my Banner here and my Weeping Angel Decoration here.

For our themed days this year I have set a budget cap of $50 including food for each day, this will be a yearly budget so the decorations will grow each year and this year is about starting small, so this is also a good lesson on budgeting and bargain hunting for the boys in addition to creating some fun memories and making stuff.

Dr Who is a great themed day for us as we can get 3 for 1 out of it - The Season Premiere, The Anniversary/my granddaughter's birthday and what was the Christmas Special which is now a New Year's Special.  While I will miss the Christmas Special it will be nice to have some Whovian fun on New Years.
Anyway on to the other decorations and the food from our little party for the season premiere.

On a day that Lincraft was having 40% off storewide I went browsing for anything that might suit a Dr Who or any of the other themed days I have been thinking about doing.
They had some TARDIS blue decorative mesh on clearance for $2.99 so with the 40% off that came to $1.80, I grabbed the cheapest of the large wreath hoops which also went through at $1.80.  Bargain.

I have seen so many wreaths on Pinterest and in May May Made It's group, it has been on my craft to make wish list for a while so I thought it would be a great project for little fingers that need to work their muscles and improve their fine motor skills.  There are a few tutorials on YouTube for making decomesh wreaths.

So during the first week of the holidays the boys had some fun cutting the decorative mesh into  lengths and tying them to the hoop.  We also discussed whether we wanted to leave it plain or add something Whovian to it.

However one roll of mesh was not enough for my wreath hoop so I went back and got a roll of TARDIS blue with gold ribbon (it is pretty cool ribbon, some angles it looks gold and some it looks blue) to fill it out a bit and used the 4th Doctor scarf I found at the op-shop months ago for the other half.  I am going to add more mesh later.

When I add the mesh to the second half I will do a quick tutorial for you on how I did it.

After making 1 wreath with this stuff I will never do another, it frays so easily and is plastic and not environmentally friendly at all.  The boys art group is doing a art show on Plastic Polution in the Ocean so I donated the scraps to the class for the kids to use as pollution in their paintings if they wished.

If you are local if you can please go check out the Art Show, the students have put many hours into their art works.

Anyway back to our Dr Who Celebrations

Our other decorations included these cute glass bowels, plate and a pale blue tablecloth from my local St Vincent De Paul op-shop.  

And I bought a silhouette cut file to make a TARDIS tealight lantern; it did not come with instructions and after putting one together I decided I have to do some adjusting to it as it just doesn't work for my brain.

And I just had to create a Big Ben tealight lantern so bought the cut file for this project and had some fun cutting it out of beige cardstock and colouring it with distress ink to give it a aged feel.  

We also made some red cups look like Fez and some red serviettes into Bow Ties, once it all came together the table look great.  I hung a sheet behind it to add to the ambience.

The boys and I gathered our ingredients for creating Time Vortex Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Adipose Marshmallows and started creating our food for our special morning tea.

The food colouring pens I bought for the Marshmallow Adipose came in handy for Halloween hot chocolate.

I got the Table semi-ready before the kids woke.
How awesome does my Angel look?  I am so proud of her.

ABC iview means we can watch Dr Who at a time that suits us, so we watched it in the morning before the boys classes started.

Though our Time Vortex Cookies were a Pinterest disaster we still enjoyed them.  We also had some bananas, jelly babies and fish fingers in custard as part of our morning tea spread.

I waited to put the fish fingers in the over until just before the boys had their morning tea break so they would be fresh, I poured the custard just as they came out.

We found Fish Fingers in Custard to be pretty Yummy, definitely worth giving them a try.

E and I wore our Cosplays, E was the 10th Doctor and I was his companion Donna Noble (I love Donna so much).

After Morning Tea I got really brave and made a Souffle for the first time in my life and it actually turned out ok despite making 2 mistakes while making it.   It was so Yum and light and fluffy.  A great lunch for the day.  
Unfortunately I didn't take a photo but why not be brave and give it a go cooking Cheese Souffle, this recipe was very user friendly and it was Yummy.

We had a great time at our Dr Who Day and can't wait to get all our supplies out for another Whovian themed day soon.

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