Sunday, January 8, 2012

Doctor Who and my little brother turns 30

My brother, James, is a mad keen Doctor Who fan, but he's also quite likes any science fiction story. So it was a no-brainer when we started to plan his 30th birthday party. My sister and I did most of the planning and preparation for him.
So yesterday was the day, and it all came together quite well. We spent several hours turning my parent's carport into a space/Doctor Who themed space. Throw in 50m of Aluminium foil, some black garbage bags, my collection of honeycomb ball decorations (as planets), a Tardis, darlek and an alien (my sister is so talented, she painted them all last week, they looked brilliant) and you might get the picture.
James had decided long ago he'd like to be Tom Baker's Doctor Who, so had the scarf, wig, hat and jelly babies ready. Rob decided to use Claudia as a prop (although she was a most reluctant one!) and dressed up as Will Smith's character in I am Legend. I decided to be a Stepford wife, complete with blonde bob, silly heels and apron.
Food wise we kept it simple, snacks followed by a BBQ (Will did brilliantly there, despite his brown makeup running in the slight rain that fell half way through cooking).
The guests really got into the dressing up, we had several Star Trek characters, Storm and Wolverine from X-men, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy characters, Men in Black, numerous Jedi Knights, Angels from Doctor Who, a nutty professor, and many others I couldn't pick! (Not being a huge sci-fi fan myself!)
The local party shop must have done well in wigs, hairspray, face paint and other props.
With appropriate party music to groove to, we all had a great time. My other sister Skyped in from London, and also dressed up as Holly from Red Dwarf, which was inspired as she wore black and set up her camera against a black background so her head really did appear to float. Dad took her (via his laptop) around the party to chat to everyone, and she hung on for a few short speeches and the cutting of the Tardis birthday cake.
A fun evening, and I think James had the best time. We headed off home to wash off the make-up and head to bed. Today is our last day of holidays. It's been lovely, but like always went so quickly. I'm not looking forward to work tomorrow morning. Hope your weekend was relaxing.

4 comments:

Sarah B said...

How fantastic! Love the pic of you guys. It looks like a lot of fun.
Yep, the returning to work thing is a bummer. Wednesday is unfortunately the day for me. Not happy Jan!!!

My Secret Rooms said...

It sure does look like a fab party!!! How sweet of you all to arrange that :-)

Is your vacation over already? Time flies.... How long vaca do you get down there?
Work will be better than you fear ;-)

Thanks for sharing these happy pics!

Katrina said...

Oh wow that looks like the most fabulous party! Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas - it all looked so gorgeous :)

Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with love, laughter and good food!

Katrina

Coal Valley View said...

Oh yay I've been waiting for these! You did such an amazing job and I love every single photo. That's 1 lucky brother!! You've made my hubby's day as he's a mad keen fan. His 30th was a disaster (my fault, up to our eyeballs with twin nappies etc) but I promised him a Tardis cake like yours with all the trimmings for his 40th. Thanks for sharing :-)

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