This party was a little strange for me to plan because I have never watched Dr. Who. Also, since she is getting older, we didn’t do a whole lot of decorating. We did have some LED balloons just because they’re so cool. If you haven’t seen these, you can make your own or buy them already made and they glow in the dark. I just bought these at Walmart. Also, we had a couple of silver star streamers from the dollar store hanging from the ceiling.
The main decoration and photo prop was the tardis. The tardis is the “time machine” which is basically a phone booth. She helped me make it from some of the extra foam board left over from my giant photobooth pictures. We cut out the shape and painted the board blue. Then we added a strip of black vinyl and she used a white paint marker to write out the words Police Box. We drew the window panes onto white paper and mod podged them on and used a sharpie for the rest of the doors and handles. After the party, she put the tardis up in her room.
The girls ate lots of chips, pizza, popcorn, cake, and ice cream. They. of course, washed it all down with Dr. Pepper. The tardis cake was a bit of a challenge. The original plan was to have the tardis standing up. I baked two cakes in loaf pans, cut off the tops so they would be flat and then cut the cake into squares and stacked them on top of eachother.
However, after I covered them in icing, they just toppled over and crumbled apart. BIG FAIL! So, then, I baked another cake, again in loaf pans and this time left it that way, other than cutting off the top. I covered the cake in moldable chocolate. The moldable chocolate was really easy to make. I melted a package of almond bark and stirred 1 cup of light corn syrup into it.
Anyway, everyone seemed to think the cake was cool and didn’t seem to mind when we cut into it and the chocolate was soooo thick that it was like rubber! Luckily, I had the other loaf, I mean, cake and added some plain frosting to it and they ate it. I am still fascinated with using the moldable chocolate so I will be trying it out again but probably not for a cake! ;)
The girls had a great time dressing up and doing each other’s makeup and all of that fun girly stuff. Although the cake didn’t go exactly as planned, no one seemed to mind and I am glad to have another kid’s birthday over for the year and only 3 more to go! Sigh.
I never did post last year's party so I need to share that with you soon. I only shared the recipe for her Brooklyn Blackout Cake. The party had a rockstar theme and was a lot of fun. I had at least a clue of what to do for it! :)
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