Game of Thrones food puns

There are plenty of blogs and cookbooks full of recipes for your favourite foods that one may have actually found in the Seven Kingdoms.

 

Rather than copy the norm, I decided to give you another array of foods using my favorite recipe-maker:

 

 

PUNS!

 

 

Whether you want to make foods for your meat-eating dragons or your Vega-Tyrion friends, here is a list of plenty of food puns for your Game of Thrones premiere Tommenu. Bon Apetit!

 

 

Game of Thrones punny foods!

 

 

mountain dew

 

Drynks:

(made with Ice and/or Fire)

 

Valyrian root – beer

Edd(h)ard cider

The coffee is dark and full of flavor

Winter is coming slushie

(The god of tits and) Wine

The Mountain (Dew)

Daenerys-ling (-Reisling)

The Full Jorah Mormonty (a wine drink with liquor/poison added)

 

click here for a fun list of Game of Thrones cocktails and recipes (not puns, but still fantastic choices and ideas)

 

 

kale drogo and other food puns from Game of Thrones. Ideas for your GOT party!

 

Appetizers and Sides:

 

Brie (anne of Tarth)

Thai-rell spring rolls

Onion (Knight) rings (for the fingers he keeps around his neck)

Peas in a pod(rick payne)

Red (Wedding) potatoes

(Jon) Snow Peas

Wild(ling) rice pilaf

(Y)Grits

Shr-Imp cocktail

Ch-Eddar(d Stark)

Kale Drogo

 

 

shrIMP cocktail

 

 

Main Course:

 

Little (Chicken) Fingers

Doth-rack(i) of lamb

Sir Illian Payne (pan) pizza

Shae-ved pork

Dorne-ish game hen

Hound Dogs

Burger King-slayer

Hotpies

Take the Black Pudding

Grey Sausages (Theon’s Grey Joys)

 

burger kingslayer

 

Desserts:

 

Ho-Ho- dors

Red (woman) Velvet Cake

Bran Muffins

Yo-gritte (yogurt)

Grey Worm(s & dirt)

Lady Fingers

You know muffins jon snow

Oats-keeper (oath keeper)

 

 

ho ho dor

 

 

 

 

Thank you for humoring me and my punny craziness- and thank you for instigating it too! (silliness is vastly underrated).

 

Would you like help with your silly and awesome ideas? Pinterest is a lovely, magical place filled with all sorts of geeky goodness.
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If you’d like to visit my Game of Thrones pinterest board, click here

 

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Like these food puns?

Then check out my page of Geeky British party food puns

Cucumberbatch sandwiches- get it?

Cucumberbatch sandwiches- get it?

 

 

Or Thor’sgiving (like Thanksgiving- but more bad-ass)

hulk smash

 


 

  • What other punny Game of Thrones food ideas have you come up with? Please share below!
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Salem

Witches, wizards, and muggles alike- Join me on a photographical journey through

Salem, Massachusetts

Salem graveyard

 

I had the joy of visiting this quaint and lovely town in the off-season of early January. Even though the snow had not yet built up, the air was full of the sharp coldness of a port-town in the bleak mid-winter.

… Though perhaps that “sharp coldness” was just the feeling an upstate-NY-turned-Florida girl has when taken out of the semi-tropical warmth of the land of palm trees and Mickey Mouse.

 

Salem

 

By the way guys, I DO actually listen to your suggestions. This post came about after being told “Allison- you need to get out with your camera more! I miss seeing your photos!” So- there you have it friends, some photos- just for you. Thank Tom for this one. Also, if you have any suggestions for posts, or things you’d like to see more of, please comment below and let me know!

 

Salem graveyard

 

 

All of the graveyard photos were taken of the Old Burying Point Cemetery, located just behind the Salem Witch Trial monument.  If you want to read a bit of the history of the Witch trials, click here or here if you want the timeline of events

 

 

The Salem Witch Trials Memorial

Salem Witch Trial Memorial

 

There is a nice blog on the memorial here if you’d like to read more. I had to go for the artsy shot that focused on the word “Wickedness” just because it looked so awesome. However, the space has this introspective and silent air. It is quite a beautiful memorial.

 

 

 

 

The grave of Thomas Smith. Salem, MA

 

Salem tombstone

 

The grave above is that of young Thomas Smith. This gravestone is sitting kind of all by its lonesome, yet very close to the house behind it. I was told the melancholy story by Michael Shaw Fisher, and I pass it along to you now:

 

 

The tale of poor unfortunate Thomas goes like this: Right around the time when people were dying of smallpox, people thought that Thomas had died and so they buried him in this graveyard in Salem. His mother who lived in that house right next to the graveyard claimed to have heard cries from Thomas. Needless to say, everybody thought the mother was crazy. After a while, she could no longer handle her thoughts, so she went out to the graveyard and with her hands she dug up her son’s small coffin – the boy would have been about six years old. When they opened up the coffin they found scratches on the inside of the lid, verifying that he had in fact been buried alive! The mother’s intuition was right all along! Ever since then the toys in the house (seen in the background) always find their way to that corner window where Thomas’s grave is below.

 

Creepy, eh?

 

 

 

an angel in Salem

Just to give you all something happier- Look! An angel showed herself to us in a patch of ice on the sidewalk!

 

 

Salem, MA

Cool old fire and police call box on the side of the road. Too bad it’s not actually a TARDIS…

 

 

 

The Friendship

There are good ships,
and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships, are friendships,
And may they always be.

 

– As far as I know, this quote has nothing to do with the ship itself…. it’s a common toast, and it seemed fitting here

 

Friendship in Salem

 

Friendship in Salem

 

 

Going to Salem in the off-season has it’s perks (less people!) but also plenty of disadvantages. For one, the Friendship was not open for visiting when I went, nor was the House of the Seven Gables. Luckily, I was still able to walk around the harbour and snap some photographs of the Friendship sitting in a bath of chilly water that was trying to freeze around the large ship. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

Salem fishies

 

Walking around on this frozen pond…. what do we see?

 

Salem frozen fish

Oh noes!!! Frozen fishies!!

 

 

Salem church

 

Nearing the end of one of our days walking around Salem, I was able to catch the first church in the golden hour (when the sun is first beginning to set and a lovely golden hue is cast over all the light the sun touches).

 

Salem - private property

 

And perhaps my favourite- this oh-so-slightly creepy “private property” sign at a park. Love it!

 

 

 

 

 

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes

– Shakespeare: Macbeth. Act IV, scene i

 

 

 

 


 

Want to visit other places via my photographs?

 

Click here to visit Partnachklamm, a breathtaking gorge in Germany

beautiful partnachtklam

 

 

or Click here to visit Glendalough in Ireland (if you wanted more graveyards)

glendaloch graveyard

 

 


 

  • I would love to visit Salem around Halloween! Have you ever been? Tell me your story!
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Lupercalia

13 cool facts you didn’t know about Valentine’s d Lupercalia.

(Just in time for Fifty Shades of Grey! It includes whipping! -and wolves! What’s not to like?)

 

crazyfoolstiney.livejournal.com

 

 

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and many of you know how I like to investigate and share fun information about holidays. So, keeping that in mind, I decided to share with you all some fun information I found on a holiday that predates Valentine’s Day by a bit! I also just HAD to write about the wolf- one might say I was inspired. Please continue with caution as there are stories and images that fragile or vanilla minds may not want to experience. For all you others, come hither and learn a bit about the interesting holiday known as:

 

 

Lupercalia

(Lu-per-KAL-ee-ya)

 

1. Lupercalia was celebrated beginning in 44 BC, though some say it may have started at the time of the founding of Rome (traditionally 753 B.C.). It began on the ides of February (in February, the ides are the 13th) and ended on the 15th.

Yeah, we slacked and made it a one-day thing.

 

2. Lupercalia was a Roman holiday to honor Lupercal/Lupercus, the god of fertility.

In Roman mythology, Lupercus is a god sometimes identified with the Roman god Faunus, who is the Roman equivalent of the Greekgod Pan. Lupercus is the god of shepherds. His festival, celebrated on the anniversary of the founding of his temple on February 15, was called the Lupercalia.

-Wikipedia

 

3. The festival was named after Lupa, the she-wolf. She’s known for suckling the founders of Rome: Romulus and Remus.

 

And folks, I say that’s what’s wrong with kids today: not enough wolf teet

- Stephen Colbert

(yes, The Colbert Report produced a bit on Lupercalia. I’ve linked it at the bottom! Stay tuned!)

 

whathappenedtoguentherlause at wordpress

 

4. The priests (Lupercies) would slaughter a goat for fertility and a dog for purification (some say it was two dogs, or two goats… one dog, two goats… who’s counting?)

 

via candaceweddle.wordpress.com (original source unknown)

 

 

5. Thongs were cut from the goat skins, dipped in blood and then in milk, and the Lupercies would run around the city whipping people. Women in town would line up to be whipped, as this was considered a way to heighten their fertility and ease the pains of childbirth.

 

quickmeme.com

 

 

6. The Luperci were often two young men or two boys. After blood, laughing was involved. Yes, I’m serious.

Two of the Luperci were led to the altar, their foreheads were touched with a bloody knife, and the blood was wiped off with wool dipped in milk; the ritual required that the two young men laugh.

-Encyclopedia Britannica

 

 

interretialia.tumblr.com

 

 

7. The thongs were called FEBRUA (februa….. februa…. Sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it? … Sound it out.)

 

whathappenedtoguentherlause.wordpress.com

 

 

8. Some articles claim that the Luperci wore the skins of the sacrificed wolves/dogs whilst doing the whipping (perhaps leading to the early stories of werewolves?)

 

wikimedia

 

 

 

9. MAN THIS SOUNDS LIKE SUCH A BLAST!!! WHY IN THE NAME OF LUPERCUS DON’T WE DO THIS ANYMORE?

Well, little Jimmy, you know how halloween was once a pagan holiday and Christmas was about Krampus, or the winter solstice, or a bajillion other things prior to the Christian influences?? The Christians slyly took over this holiday as well.  Pope Gelasius I changed Lupercalia to celebrate St. Valentine in 496 AD to try to expel the pagan rituals. It eventually worked (seeing as though most of us aren’t whipped with leather thongs on valentine’s day…. most of us)

 

grimwolf.net

 

10. Why is Valentine associated with love in the first place?

At the time that the Roman Emperor, Claudis II had banned marriages for the army, St Valentine arranged marriages for the Roman Army men. This cost St. Valentine his life.

 

(source unknown)

 

11. As far as the new celebrations of Valentine’s day, it kept the same overall essence as it’s big sister, Lupercalia:

It was a little more of a drunken revel, but the Christians put clothes back on it. That didn’t stop it from being a day of fertility and love.

-Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder via NPR 

 

 

12.  I’m sharing this bit just because I love ze bard:

Lupercalia is celebrated during William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar.  Caesar instructs Mark Antony to strike Calpurnia in hopes the action will increase her fertility:

 

CAESAR (to Calpurnia)

Stand you directly in Antonius’ way,
When he doth run his course. Antonius!

ANTONY

Caesar, my lord?

CAESAR

Forget not, in your speed, Antonius,
To touch Calpurnia; for our elders say,
The barren touched in this holy chase,
Shake off their sterile curse.

William Shakespeare

 

 

13. I’m sharing this bit just because I love ze Colbert:

 

The Colbert Report
Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive
(The Colbert Report did a bit on Lupercalia! Win!)

 

 

 

And in conclusion, to everyone, everywhere: I hope you have a fantastic Lupercalia!

 

Happy Lupercalia

The Lupercalian Festival in Rome (ca. 1578–1610), drawing by the circle of Adam Elsheimer, showing the Luperci dressed as dogs and goats, with Cupid and personifications of fertility

 

 

 

 


 

 

If you’d like to check facts, the links below are just a few of those that show my research:

(remember that the “facts” are just what we have gathered- it’s not a 100% certainty)

Wikipedia

Encyclopedia Britannica

NPR

Ancient history at about.com

India-forums

 

 

nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com

 


 

Love holidays?

 

Click here to read my top 5 High Fives (yes, there is a holiday for that)

 

Click here for my Earth day celebratory post!

 


 

crazyfoolstiney.livejournal.com

 

 

  • So, which are you celebrating? Lupercalia or Valentine’s Day?
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Steampunk

Ideas for making a great Steampunk costume

(even if you’re just throwing it together)

 

steampunk trio 2

 

Holy crazy, batman! It’s been quite some time since I’ve delivered a post for you all. My apologies! To make it up to you all, I’m sharing a post about a topic I haven’t yet covered at all: Steampunk!

 

My soon-to-be-roommate and I decided to completely geek it up the other weekend and visit two awesome themed faire-type events:

  1. Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville, Florida. I’ve been to a few of these, and I had even performed at this one last year for a weekend. It was great times. Perhaps I’ll do a Ren Faire post someday :)
  2. Steampunk Industrial Show in Mt Dora, Florida. I had never been to one, and have never attempted to make any Steampunk garb, but we were up for the challenge!  Special thanks to my friends from the awesome Celtic folk duo Jig to a Milestone for posting about it!

 

What in the world is Steampunk anyway?

 

According to Google:

steampunk definition google

 

According to Urban Dictionary:

steampunk definition urban dictionary

 

Or as US young fiction author Caitlin Kittredge put it:

“It’s sort of Victorian-industrial, but with more whimsy and fewer orphans…”

 

When thinking about Steampunk fashion, where do I start?

 

Wikipedia give the following blurb about Steampunk fashion. I’m altering it to be a slightly easier to read list format for you all:

 

Steampunk fashion has no set guidelines but tends to synthesize modern styles with influences from the Victorian era. This may include:

  • bustles
  • corsets
  • gowns
  • petticoats
  • suits with waistcoats
  • coats
  • top hats
  • tailcoats
  • spats
  • military-inspired garments

Steampunk-influenced outfits are usually accented with several technological and “period” accessories:

  • timepieces
  • parasols
  • flying/driving goggles
  • ray guns.

Modern accessories like cell phones or music players can be found in steampunk outfits, after being modified to give them the appearance of Victorian-made objects.

Post-apocalyptic elements [can also be included], such as

  • gas masks
  • ragged clothing
  • tribal motifs

 

 

So then, effective Steampunk. Guidelines. Standby. and Go:

1. Choose a time-period

The easiest way to look like you’re really trying to do Steampunk is to give it some Victorian influences.

vintagedancer.com

The national garment cutter book of diagrams (1888) via sewinginwalden.blogspot.com

 

 

Ladies, choose a shirt with lace, a slightly ruffed collar, a big skirt, or add a bustle to your garb. I made one quite quickly using an old window covering I had, safety pins, and cool-looking buttons:

make a steampunk bustle

Make an easy bustle: This sun-bleached window covering was doubled over and pinned with the safety pins on the inside and a button on the outside. Gathered into 2 layers and using a standard belt to hold it to the body. No sewing needed!

steampunk garb fire faerie

 

Other victorian female costume inspirations:

 

rufflesandsteam.tumblr.com

lunafeles.deviantart.com

pinkythekinky.com

 

Gents- wear a waistcoat and a jacket, a coat with tails, or a top hat.

fatalfashion.tumblr.com

I cannot credit this, but would love to if you know the origin!

 

mannenwereld.nu

 

Steampunk need not be JUST for English-folk. Granted, it is most popular in the realms of British culture, but Steampunk characters can also be from plenty of other countries. The American Wild West is a popular alternative.  Visit this page for multicultural Steampunk ideas.

 

 

1. b. OR Choose a character

There are some great ideas for superheroes, disney princesses, fictional characters, and the like.

 

A friend of mine made a Steampunk Duffman (Simpsons) costume! It was pretty rad.

steampunk duffman

 

 

We had fun taking photos where Duffman was being useless but looking cool, and the ladies were “doing all the work” (err- driving the ship, and navigating… or something).

steampunk trio

 

Want some other inspiration for steampunk characters?

Steampunk Batman and Ivy raddad.tumblr.com

 

Star Wars steampunk! Source: Steampunk Fashion

 

Steampunk Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter costume-works.com

Steampunk Cyberman. Doctor Who via kyoob on etsy

polyvore.com/disney_steampunk

Steampunk Disney polyvore.com/disney_steampunk

 

It need not be a specific character, either!  Try brainstorming ideas for a steampunk pirate, ballerina, ringmaster, US president, playboy bunny, zombie … the options are endless!

 

Use one of these ideas or come up with your own! Use some of the ideas presented here and do a little bit of research if you need help brainstorming. Feel free to write me and I’ll help you out too! I’d love to see a steampunk version of Winnie the Pooh, Inspector Gadget, Madonna, or Captain Planet for example. Why not?

1. c. OR Choose a mythological creature

My friend and I hinted at the fae with our costumes seeing as we both wore wings. Together we decided we were ice and fire, or sun and moon… or something like that… yeah….

steampunk wings

 

Let’s take a closer look at my wings (the brown owl-feather ones) :

steampunk wings and bustle close

Cool, eh? You may never suspect that I found these at Party City around halloween time, though you can shop their wings online year-round. I did absolutely nothing to them; that center diamon-jewel thing was part of them from the get-go! The only catch is that they aren’t too fantastically made, so the feathers fall out after a few uses, but that’s where I got the feather for my hat!

 

Pan, Unicorn, Merfolk, Centaurs, Faeries/Fairies, Narwhals… There are a lot of options. Why do the fae need technology when perhaps they can do it all with magic? Because it’s fun. And they’re Tesla fans. I don’t know. Go ask the good folk.

from scarlettgothica.com

 

steampunk-pics.com

steampunksteampunk.tumblr.com

 

coilhouse.net

The joy with being a mythological character is you can always say that something you’re wearing (or doing) is just, uh… magic! uh.. yeah- that’s it.  It gives a bit more freedom.

 

 

2. Add technology!

Ideally, one wouldn’t just glue gears to something and call it steampunk (not that I’m above that… check out my home-made mini top hat below).

steampunk hat

 

One of the coolest things about steampunk is the idea of technological innovation.

 

A friend of mine made these amazing wings below. Yes, they opened and unfurled as well. Pretty darn cool I must say! (though, he did say they got heavy after a while… The prices one pays to look awesome). He does this stuff professionally, so feel free to contact him for commissions.

steampunk working wings

 

 

You can go buy some of your own on Etsy (via someone I don’t know, but they sure look great):

TGTstudios on Etsy

 

Another gent at the event wore this backpack of gadgetry.

steampunk backpack

 

It’s quite popular to turn old nerf or play guns into Steampunk guns:

 

daz3d.com

 

There’s a pretty good tutorial on painting your own gun here

steamingenious.com

 

I made one too- you can see it hanging from my belt below:

steampunk girlies

 

mannenwereld.nu

 

weburbanist.com

 

When in doubt, just remember- What Would Tesla Do?

What would Tesla do

What would Tesla do? Yes, this is seriously a shirt you can buy from redbubble.net

 

 

3. Accessorize!

Pocket watches, jewelry, goggles, top hats, spats, collars… there are so many ways to accessorize!  Rather than write a whole lot of words and lists, I’m providing you an array of photographical inspiration:

junglegypsyfashion.com

 

The Ultimate Steampunk for Men Etsy

 

Yet another photo Im not able to credit. Please let me know if you can help give credit!

 

 

Steampunk costume and garb ideas. tree of life. jewelry. diy.

This is a tree of life pendant I made with standard jewelry wire and some gears I found at Michaels. The structure was made from a shower curtain ring!

 

 

via poppenkraal on etsy

 

kvodesign at etsy

 

offbeatbride.com

 

black steampunk top hat

I made this mini top hat out of foam! If I get requests for it, perhaps I’ll do a DIY post someday….

 

steampunk.wonderhowto.com

 

fiveanddiamond.com

 

DesignsByFriston on Etsy

 

 

 

4. …. But What about….?

 

Still have concerns? – Don’t worry- it’s all about having fun and making the attempt!

Don’t have the “right shoes”? – If you can, wear simple black heels, boots, or dress shoes.  If you can, make spats to go with them.  If you’re stuck with just tennis shoes/sneakers (depending on where you’re from), don’t let that keep you from trying on the rest of it! If anyone is judging you, they need better things to do with their life!

Not sure where to even start/this is overwhelming?  Take a breath, wear a buttoned shirt and pants, or a suit if you can. Add a waistcoat. Or a coat with tails. Get a long skirt and add safety pins to bustle it up a little.

**If you’re going to a steampunk event, there are usually vendors! Wear something simple and plan on adding to it throughout the day! Easy-peasy.**

But my friend says I NEED such-and-such to be steampunk!  No, you don’t “need” anything to be steampunk. Even what I’ve written is just a bunch of ideas to help inspire. The guidelines are very wibbly-wobbly, so don’t fret. Try it out! You may just surprise yourself.

But I don’t have anything ready/I cannot sew! My friend and I (below) are both seamstresses (ok, ok… *She* is a seamstress. I just sew things). And neither of us really planned our costumes. We didn’t buy patterns from Joann’s, we didn’t break out the sewing machines, we just used items we had and added pins and magic to help make it all come together:

steampunk girls inside

 

 

Need more inspiration?? Check out these films/books:

Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Baron Munchausen

Alice In Wonderland

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Back to the Future III

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Return to Oz

Wild Wild West

Sherlock Holmes

Stardust

Hugo

The Golden Compass

 

 

Also, I do a lot of research on things- do feel free to utilize the research I’ve already done!

Check out (or follow) my Pinterest Steampunk folder

Or just check me out on Pinterest (there’s plenty more things than steampunk on there! Most recently- viking research!)

 

 

 

I truly hope this post has given you some insight on where to start when coming up with your own steampunk garb/persona. Please comment below and share your own makings!

steampunk girls


 

Want to check out more geeky things?

 

Click here to see ideas for throwing a thor’s giving (instead of thanksgiving)

thorsgiving instead of thanksgiving

 

Click here to check out our Geeky British Party and get ideas for throwing your own!

Sir Francis BACON!!!  tee hee!

Sir Francis BACON!!!
tee hee!


 

  • Have you made any cool steampunk garb? Share it below!
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Hobbitses

Throw a Hobbit party!!

or at least get in the Hobbity spirit!

 

 

 

The final Hobbit movie is out today!!!! To celebrate, I wanted to share some inspiration and ideas for creating your own Hobbit and Middle Earth festivities!

 

how to throw a hobbit party. LOTR party ideas. Lord of the Rings

image given by the Hobbit films!

 

 

I actually threw a hobbit/LOTR themed birthday party (yeah, for adults.) a few years back. It was right around Hobbit day, September 22nd, which is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo.

 

So if you don’t have time to throw a party right now for the final film, just bookmark this page so you can throw a party for Hobbit day next year!

 

The Shire Sign

 

 

Without further ado, here are some suggestions for Hobbit shenanigans (Hobbit-nanigans? Hobnigans?) :

 

 

MUSIC

 

  • Listen to the music from the films! Howard Shore did a fantastic job creating the aural world of middle earth. Give him (and your elf ears) some love by listening to the soundtracks.
  • Are you in a symphonic band? Did you know that there was a Lord of the Rings symphonic suite written in the 1980s? Check it out! It was composed by Johan de Meij.
  • Check out this video of my roommate and I performing “Concerning Hobbits”
  • Want to play the music from Bilbo’s Birthday party? I transcribed it once for a friend. Check it out here:

 

  • That music (Which I decided to title “Shire shindig”) comes from the scene below:

 

 

 

FOOD and DRYNK

 

  • Make some food that one would find in Middle Earth:
    • Though I don’t believe they’re ever mentioned in the books, eating cherry tomatoes in a very sloppy manner would be fantastic, and remind me of one of my favourite scenes in the LOTR trilogy:

  • Cows were never mentioned. So no beef. But Fish, Pigs, and poultry are all game. Rashers of bacon are always appreciated.
  • Berries, mushrooms, pastries, breads, cheese, pickles.
  • POY-TAY-TOES

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  • Special items from middle earth: lembas bread, honey-cakes, cram.
  • Or just make something that LOOKS fitting or is cleverly titled:
    • A friend brought over a “yorkSHIRE pudding” for my party as well. It was fantastic!
    • I made this “one ring” cake (using a bundt pan. It fit exactly half of the inscription from the ring)

one cake to rule them all

 

  • Beverages are important of course!
    • Ale, wine, and mead all are quite fitting for middle earth:
      • “you can drink your fancy ales, you can drink them by the flagon, but the only brew for the brave and truuuuuuueeeeeee….. COMES FROM THE GREEN DRAGON!” (sung by Merry and Pippin whilst drinking and dancing on the table)

     

    • Ent-draught (an invigorating brew from the Ents)
    • Mirovor (a clear cordial from the elves)
    • Coffee, tea, and juice are viable alternatives for those not partaking in the alcohol.

     

     

    GAMES

    • There are plenty of LOTR-based games that exist (I’ve not played them. Feel free to leave comments about any of them if you have!)
      • Video: Various ones were made from companies such as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Turbine, Inc; and Electronic Arts.
      • RPG (Role Playing Games): Middle-Earth Role Playing, Lord of the Rings Adventure Game
      • Tabletop: Other than there being a “Lord of the Rings” boardgame, there are also LOTR versions of Risk, Stratego, Monopoly, and Chess amongst others.
    • I was actually geeky enough to write a LOTR/Hobbit based fluxx game.
      • Since it’s an ACTUAL game written by a company, I will not share the game here as I’m pretty sure that’s against some copyright. But if you’re my friend and you want to play it, let me know! It’s actually pretty cool- and well-written if I do say so myself (I made a spreadsheet and everything).
    • You could write yourself a version of “heads up” in the spirit!
      • “heads up” is that game where the person who is “it” holds a card (or smart phone with app) up to their forehead and the other players need to get the person to say what is on the card.
      • You can write your own heads up game by writing flash cards using index cards or cut pieces of construction paper.
      • Things you could write on the cards include:
        • Characters: Gandalf, Frodo, Galadriel, Tom Bombadill, Fili and Kili, Eowyn, etc.
        • Races/Types of characters: Entwives, Elves, Orcs, Nazgul, Men, etc.
        • Places: Rivendell, Bag End, Green Dragon Inn, Mordor, Helm’s Deep, Erebor, etc.
        • Popular quotes: “It comes in pints?”, “one ring to rule them all”, “you shall not pass!”, “… and my axe”, “my precious”, etc.
        • People: JRR Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, etc.
        • Book or film names: “Battle of the Five Armies”, “Fellowship of the Ring”, “The Silmarillion”, etc.
      • Or just play any fun game they may have played: charades, musical chairs, sack races, horseshoes, etc.

     

     

    DECORATIONS

     

    • Banners, streamers, lights, candles, lanterns, and other festive décor can be utilized in feeling more festive in a proper style!

 

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  • Fireworks (or at least sparklers) would have been brought by Gandalf to add to the festivities! If you don’t have your own and live in the Orlando area, visit SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, Universal Studios, or any of the Disney festivities to see some fun and festive fireworks displays!
  • Create your own sign!
    • One is a large piece of fabric that I painted with fabric paint to say “welcome to the shire” with the feel of Bilbo’s birthday banner.
    • Another is a door sign that says “No Admittance. Unless on Party Business (in which case, please come in)” J Like the one that Bilbo has on his door (but a bit friendlier). It’s also nice to just let people come in as they wish during a party without needing to get the door for everyone.

Welcome to the Shire Sign and no Admittance

  • Add some Hobbit-style goodness to other things around your home:
    • I made a geeky tree skirt for Christmas this year. The LOTR reference portion is the white tree of Gondor (Other bits include Doctor Who / Tardis, Harry Potter, and Sherlock).

Geeky Tree Skirt Geeky Tree skirt christmas tree

 

 

WORDS

 

  • Read passages from the Hobbit or LOTR books (out loud or to yourself). Try reading them in the voice of Gandalf. Or Gollum.
  • RIDDLES!
  • Learn some phrases in a middle earth language (Sindarin, Entish, Quenya, etc)
    • Gi nathlam hi = you are welcome here (Sindarin)
    • Dol gin lost = your head is empty (Sindarin)
    • Heca = scram! (Quenya)
    • Mara Mesta = Good journey (Quenya)
    • You can just mumble low and long to attempt a phrase in Entish….. no matter what, you’ll likely not speak it correctly, unless you’re an Ent.
  • Poems
    • Have a haiku or a limerick competition. Or just a giant piece of paper on the wall where people can write their own poems.
  • Give the gift of a homemade card for your friends, or draw your own map of middle earth. Use this one I made below as inspiration:
  • tolkien hobbit LOTR graduation hand made card

     

     

    ADVENTURE

     

    • Go on an adventure! Go find something new and try it out!
    • Go on a trip somewhere unexpected! Throw a dart at a map of your city, or of the globe! You never know what sort of fun crazy stories you’ll have to write in your own “there and back again” book.

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    • Go visit nature! Take a walk in the woods, or some cavern- but look out for dragons (unless it’s the green dragon inn… then go get thyself a pint!)
    • If you’re near Orlando, go on your own quest and visit It’s a Trap! A Room Adventure in Orlando (click here for information)!
      • It’s a Trap is a place where you work together with a group of 8 or less people (you need not know them prior to the adventure. One does not always get to choose quest partners) in order to solve a mystery by finding clues hidden around a room. There are currently 4 games total in 2 different rooms. One of the rooms happens to be a Wizard’s Hut- so it’s quite fitting.
      • I actually helped kickstart this place- and I got to go to a beta test of it. The quest we did was in the wizard’s hut and had a dragon character that talked to us! It’s definitely worth a visit. Below are some poor iphone photographs of the inside of the hut (taken with permission. And no spoilers!)


    Its a Trap TreeIts a Trap Dragon

    • Or go have a pint at the Cloak and Blaster! They have games and hobbit-inspired food as well as Hobbit-Hour (much like happy hour, but more geeky/awesome)

    Click here for more info about The Cloak and Blaster in Orlando

     

     

     

    And last but most certainly not least,

     

    GO SEE THE FILM!

    Click here for the Fandango movie overview

    (Or see the previous films! Or go see the old cartoon one!)

     

    image from Fandango

     

     

    oh, but check with your closest friends first, unless you want to no longer be friends:

     

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    Thor’s giving!

    It’s that time of year!

     

    Thor’s giving!

     

    Wait, what? You mean THANKSGIVNG…. right?

     

    No, no… I mean- Thorsgiving!  Thanksgiving is old hat. We need to spice things up- and geek things up!

     

    thorsgiving instead of thanksgiving

     

    Yeah, this idea started approximately ONE DAY prior to our “Friendsgiving” (where you get a bunch of friends together- most of whom don’t have families in town. Sometimes called “Orphan Thanksgiving”) festivities. So it was a lot of last-minute silly planning and fun.

     

    Someone gave me the idea of hulk smash potatoes- and I took the idea and ran with it. Sadly, we had so much fun, I didn’t take many photos of our food :( But I’ll list a bunch of ideas here so you can use them at will!

     

    hulk smash

     

     

    Food ideas for Thor’s giving:

    • Hulk Smash potatoes
      • green food coloring + potatoes.
      • Or add wasabi paste for more spice and oddness!
    • Iron man’s suit salad
      • Using only red and yellow items! I made a salad with yellow bell peppers, yellow onions, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and sun-dried tomatoes. I made a sun-dried tomato pesto dressing.
    • Hawk-eyed peas
      • Black eyed peas
    • As American as Captain America’s Apple Pie
    • Nick Fury Brownies (ours were made with Kraken rum too… for fun!)
    • Black Widow Cookies
      • ours were pumpkin sugar cookies that we decorated with a pomegranate seed for the red spot and black frosting to draw the spider
    • Tony Starch (Stark) bread
    • or Agent Phil Crumbson rolls
    •  –with Doctor Bruce Butter
    • Shawarma
    • Thoreos
    • Lokit-kats
    • Hulk poop casserole
      • Green bean casserole
    • Natasha Stroganoff
    • Erik Stuffing (Selvig)
    • Loki Turkey
      • (or Thor-key)
    • Black (widow) pudding
    • Maria Hill of yams
      • make sweet potato/yam dish- form into a hill.
    • Clint Bacon (Barton)
    • Stark-bucks coffee
      • for your after-dinner beverage

     

     

    nick fury brownies and black widow cookies

     

    Don’t forget to use the OVEN-gers to do all your baking. hahah. ha. ha…..

    Your iron pan is likely to come in handy. hahaahaah. ha…..

    Be sure to provide salt and Pepper Potts so your guests can adjust flavor. hahaa. ha.

     

    I need a life.

     

    dinner

     

    It was a pretty low-key event (snicker). But we certainly had lots of fun! We ended the night playing Cards Against Humanity. Who doesn’t love that game? Seriously?

     

    thorsgiving full of friends

    note the hulk-smash potatoes front and center

    Sadly, this year, I will be flying a red eye home from working in Brazil (through my least favorite airport in the world. GRU- Sao Paulo). So we won’t be hosing a Thor’s giving this year. No reason you can’t though!

     

    Go forth and with the might of all Asgard, have a pun-tastic Thor’s giving (or normal thanksgiving, if you so desire)

     


     

    Want more geeky things?

    Click here to check out the top three moments in the Game of Thrones books versus the TV show

    or Click here to get ideas on making your own Hobbit card!

    tolkien hobbit LOTR graduation hand made card

     

    Haven’t had enough puns?

    Click here for food ideas for a Geeky British Party

    British Geeky Party. Facebook Event Cover Photo


     

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    Dia de los muertos

    dia de los muertos in mexico city

     

    Two years ago I was working on tour with Ricky Martin and had the opportunity to be in Mexico City for Halloween and

     

    Dia de los muertos

    or

    Day of the dead

    It was a pretty cool experience and I wanted to share some photos of the weekend with you all:

     

    Dia de los muertos (Day of the dead) in mexico city

     

     

    I meant to post this FOR Day of the Dead celebrations, not AFTER. Sorry guys. Well, I still wanted to give you a little love, so here you have it! I never posted my awesome halloween costume from last year because I’m still waiting for some actual good photos of it. One of these days…

     

    Dia de los muertos (Day of the dead) in mexico city

     

     

     

    I spent some time wandering the city and snapping photos of these altars. They were all over the place! Even in our hotel lobby. It definitely made the atmosphere quite festive.

    Halloween night itself a  group of us roadies went bar hopping. I remember we started in an Irish pub. I know, I know…. it DID feel a bit odd to be drinking Guinness in an Irish pub in Mexico city on Halloween, but us roadies stick together! I brought a pumpkin baggie full of tequila chocolates and went reverse trick-or-treating (I handed out the tequila candies to strangers and friends). It was good times.

     

     

     

     

    Dia de los muertos (Day of the dead) in mexico city

     

     

     

    Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

     

    Dia de los muertos (Day of the dead) in mexico city

     

     

    Dia de los muertos (Day of the dead) in mexico city

     

     

     

    It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. It was moved to October 31, November 1 and November 2 to coincide with theRoman Catholic triduum festival of Allhallowtide: All Hallows’ Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls’ Day.[2][3] Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.

     

    (thanks to Wikipedia for the paragraphs when I’m slacking)

     

    Dia de los muertos (Day of the dead) in mexico city

     

     

     

    The following year when I was on tour with Jennifer Lopez in Germany. We had a show (with a load in and load out) on halloween and some of us decided to dress up- even though we were working. And then as a throwback to this time in mexico, myself and another friend decided to do some Dia de los muertos face painting.

     

    day of the dead makeup

     

    We had planned to remove the halloweeny bits for show, but Jennifer said she was happy that some of us dressed up and encouraged us to stay in costume/makeup for the show.

     

    day of the dead makeup

     

    I ran hand-held camera (thank pete I painted only half face, otherwise I would have gotten the makeup all over the camera, or would have needed to remove it), and at one point was on stage with her VERY visible- with this makeup, black and red tights, a black lace veil, etc….

     

    day of the dead makeup

     

    It was a fun time- and she loved it.

     

     

     

     

    Curious about other adventures?

    Click here to see photos of Saint-Pierre, Martinique where you can learn about the beheaded and bloody Empress Josephine statue.

    beheaded and bloody Empress Josephine statue in martinique

     

     

    Or if you want something more chipper, click here to visit Disney’s Flower and Garden Festival

    ~pirate fairy

     

    And standby for ideas on throwing your own Thorsgiving (yeah, that’s Thanksgiving, marvel-style)

     


     

    • Sugar skulls are such an “in” thing now! Have you done any sugar skull festive things for these autumn holidays?
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    Halloween BINGO

    Alright friends! I got excited this morning and decided to make you all a gift!

     

    Halloween BINGO!

     

    Halloween Bingo! Free download at museinitiative.com/blog

     

    I’ll be throwing a last-minute mini party/game night at my place. I’ll be home for the first time in about 4 years, and will actually get to hand out goodies to trick or treaters! So, I decided to add a new game to the mix!

     

    If it’s not obvious, I’ll give a quick rundown:

     

    • There are 8 different halloween cards. Everyone gets one (or two?)
    • When a trick or treater arrives at your door with the aforementioned costume, you get to mark that square.
    • Once you have marked squares in a row (up/down, across, or diagonally) you yell BINGO
    • yelling Bingo = winning
    • yelling Bingo when you don’t have Bingo = not winning, your friends picking on you, and you have to take a drink.

     

    Feel free to change it up if you wish:

    • Bring your cards downtown and check off what costumes you see tramping around the pubs.
    • Having a large costume party? Just play using the people in attendance and what they’re wearing.

     

     

    Them’s the rules kiddos! Easy-peasy!

     

    What sorts of costumes will you be looking for?

    • Characters from Frozen (a given this year)
    • Superheros
    • A specific historical figure
    • Athlete
    • Minion
    • Group costume (3 or more people)
    • Pirate
    • Vampire or Werewolf
    • and many more!

     

     

    I hope you all enjoy!

     

     

     

    Click the link below to download:

    (this is for all 8 cards. Print on regular size paper: 8.5×11. PDF file)

    Halloween BINGO free download at museinitiative.com/blog

     

    (the pdf will open in a new window. Choose save to save the pdf onto your computer.)

     

    Want more Halloween fun?

     

    Click here for some halloweeny cupcake ideas

    halloween cupcake decorating ideas! The mummy is my favorite!

     

     


     

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    Halloweeny Cupcakes!

    YAAAY!!! It’s autumn! That means it’s almost halloween- arguably one of the best holidays of the year! So I’ve decided to do a series of halloween-related posts for your enjoyment! Since I’m not home much at the moment, I will need to rely on old photographs!

    halloween cupcake decorating ideas! The mummy is my favorite!

     

     

    Most of you may remember that I like decorating cupcakes in fun ways but I don’t use fondant. I know that means I lose in quality sometimes, but that’s a price I’m willing to pay for better tasting frosting.

     

    If you’ve forgotten how I love to decorate cupcakes, just visit this post about my geeky cupcakes (well, some of them. I haven’t posted about all of them yet).

    star wars superhero cupcakes

     

    Or visit this post about St Patricks day workplace ideas, where you can see a batch of Irish-themed cupcakes I had decorated once for the office.

    irish cupcakes

     

     

     

    But I digress…. back to HALLOWEEN!

     

    I’ve made two different groups of cupcakes in the past which have included the following characters:

     

    halloween cupcake decorating ideas!

     

    You may notice that sometimes I color using sprinkles. I enjoy this because it changes things up a little, and I have one less color to mix :)

     

    Speaking of color, definitely invest in the gel icing color instead of using the liquid stuff. It will help keep your frosting the correct consistency without you needing to add powdered sugar.

    That means if all you have is the liquid stuff and it makes your frosting too runny, you can add powdered sugar to help stiffen it back up.

    Oh, but if you purchase a box set of the gel color (I got mine at Michael’s), open it before you get home to be sure it has ALL the colors. I was very sad to find out mine had two maroons, but no black :( I was a sad panda.

     

    halloween cupcake decorating ideas!

     

     

     

    So, what other trick-or-treat goodies might you anticipate in the following weeks you ask? Well, here are a few hints:

    • Three years ago I was lucky enough to be working in Mexico for Halloween… which means I was there for dia de los muertos (day of the dead).
    • Last year, I was working for Beyoncé and was in Sydney for Halloween. She threw a cast and crew party, so I knew I had to go big (just kidding, I’d go big anyway). Being on the road and having no sewing machine, I needed to get creative but still wanted to MAKE a costume. I will go so far as to say it is arguably one of the coolest costumes ever, and certainly one of the most awesome things I’ve ever made (I’m waiting on one of my photographer friends from the tour to find some better photos… somehow, all the ones I have are just ok).

    Subscribe to keep posted on these fun upcoming bits!

     

     


    Want more fun stuff?

     

    Click here to see photos of Partnachklamm, a beautiful gorge in Germany in Autumn

    fall foliage

    gorge from above

    Or if you want to geek out about holidays, click here for the top 5 high fives in TV and Movies- for national High-five day!

     

     

     

    • Have you done any Halloween cake/cupcake decorating? Share your stories and links below!

     

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    Geeky British Party!

    By now, you’re all likely well aware of my geeky tendencies. You’re also likely aware of my love for hosting events. Here is an example of how those items came together in:

     

    A Geeky British Party!!

     

    Another awesome geeky friend of mine had a birthday about a week prior to mine, so we decided to throw a joint birthday party of geekery. Not wanting to leave people out by choosing just one geekdom, we decided to give it the theme of “Birthday Invasion of the British Geekdom”

    brit party

     

    Just in case you have any sort of inkling for doing this sort of thing, here’s a list of the fandoms we pulled from for inspiration:

    Harry Potter
    Doctor Who
    Monty Python
    Sherlock
    Shakespeare
    It Crowd
    Alice in Wonderland
    Peter Pan
    JRR Tolkien
    Mary Poppins
    Winnie the Pooh
    King Arthur
    Torchwood
    Downton Abbey
    James Bond
    Beatles / British invasion
    Eddie Izzard
    Stephen Fry / Hugh Laurie
    Peter Pan
    Peter Rabbit
    Guy Fawkes
    Vicar of Dibley
    Black Adder
    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Robin Hood
    Father Ted
    Mrs Brown’s Boys
    Brave
    Austin Powers
    Red Dwarf
    … (etc) …

     

    Yeah, that’s a lot of stuff. But oh boy was it fun to come up with ideas. We planned games (and wrote a few ourselves), asked people to dress up, made themed food and drinks, and added plenty of fun decor to the house.

     

    I certainly cannot fit all of this into one post, so I will begin with our food planning. Some items were simply British but most had some geeky theme:

     

    FOOD (with geeky British twists)

     

     

    The restaurant at the end of the universe

    The restaurant at the end of the universe (just one of our tables full of food)

    Including plenty of Brit foods such as marmite, HP sauce, Nando’s sauce, Malt vinegar, Hobnobs, and more.

    Though this is the only photo of the Edamame, which we named “Silurian Pods.”

     

    Cucumberbatch sandwiches- get it?

    Cucumberbatch sandwiches- get it?

    Bread (with the crust cut off, of course), cream cheese, and cucumbers.

    Because I like flavor, I added some extra herbs and seasonings to my cream cheese. I did it the same way as when I made avocado cucumber triscuit snacks (click here for the recipe).

     

    Mrs. Loveitt's meat pies from Sweeny Todd (sans human)

    Mrs. Loveitt’s meat pies from Sweeny Todd (sans human)

    I wanted to make something like a pastie, which are quite popular in the UK. I knew it would be easier to handle at a party than making a pot pie. These came out great! Writing out the recipe takes a bit too much for this post, perhaps I’ll do another post on it later.

     

    I am the eggman

    I am the eggman deviled eggs.”goo goo goo joob”

    To make the “pretty” egg swirl, use a pastry or frosting bag with a star tip.

     

    Dowager Countess Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

    Dowager Countess Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

     

    "Always bring a banana to a party!" - 10th Doctor

    “Always bring a banana to a party!” – 10th Doctor

    I also somehow missed getting a photo of my bowtie pasta salad (because bowties are cool). Too bad.

     

    Because Gingers have no souls.

    Because Gingers have no souls.

     

    A Bit of Fry and Laurie

    A Bit of Fry and Laurie

    If you haven’t seen the show- go do it. It’s sketch comedy with two fantastic british actors: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

     

    Marshmellow adipose

    Marshmellow adipose

    the fat walks right into your tummy

    …the fat walks right into your tummy

    These little guys were easily made using large and mini marshmallows. Glue the arms and legs on using frosting (or cream cheese) and draw faces on them using frosting. Even one of those little frosting gel pens would work.

     

    Cassandra Pizza

    Cassandra Pizza

     

    Here’s a photo of Cassandra (the last human) with Rose Tyler   (from withanaccent.com)

    One of our friends brought us this awesome homemade Cassandra pizza! If you don’t know Cassandra, check the photo above. She’s the last human, a character we all love to despise from Doctor Who.

     

    Neverland (with hook's ship), so long and thanks for all the fish. Merging geekdoms is fun!

    Neverland (with hook’s ship), so long and thanks for all the fish. Merging geekdoms is fun!

     

    second star to the right and straight on 'till morning!

    second star to the right and straight on ’till morning!

     

    Fish n Chips. Get it? HA!

    Fish n Chips. Get it? HA!

    Neither of us like fish, so we didn’t want to cook any. This was a great alternative- and punny :)

     

     

    Tots + curry dip. The potato reference is from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    Tots + curry dip.
    The potato reference is from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

     

     

    Smarties Cereal

    Smarties Cereal

     

    Sir Issac Fig Netwtons, Jammy Dodgers, Shortbread. Elsewhere, we have "Cake or death" ala Eddie Izzard.

    Sir Issac Fig Netwtons, Jammy Dodgers, Shortbread.
    Elsewhere, we have “Cake or death” ala Eddie Izzard.

     

    Rummy Pooh Bears

    Rummy Pooh Bears

    I actually have a post on this one! If you’d like to know how to make Rummy bears (they’re very easy), click here. I serve them in shot glasses to make it easier to have a single serving, but while they’re “marinating,” I leave them all together.

    rummy bears

     

    Sir Francis BACON!!!  tee hee!

    Sir Francis BACON!!!
    tee hee!

     

    Ollivander's wands (pretzel sticks with dip)

    Ollivander’s wands
    (pretzel sticks with dip)

    Nearby we also had “strawberry fields forever” and “apple records” for dipping. Sadly, I forgot to set out the Brie for “let it Brie.”

     

    Bring us a SHRUBBERY!

    Bring us a SHRUBBERY!

     

    "I'm in an Ethical Pickle" Gotta love the IT crowd

    “I’m in an Ethical Pickle”
    Gotta love the IT crowd

     

    Dalek Cupcakes, brought in by another friend of ours!

    Dalek Cupcakes, brought in by another friend of ours (who came dressed as Ferb to the party)

    As for the cupcakes, we were able to “exterminate” them.

     

    Just a spoonful of sugar from Mary Poppins (in reality, they're pumpkin cake pops)

    Just a spoonful of sugar from Mary Poppins
    (in reality, they’re pumpkin cake pops)

     

    Note that we did not serve SPAM. Because “I don’t like SPAM!”

     

     

    Drinks! (with geeky British twists)

    I wasn’t cool enough to get photos of the drinks we came up with. Sorry guys, guess I was too busy having fun by then.  But here’s a quick list of some of our drink options:

     

    – Butterbeer! (alcoholic)

    – Your father’s Pimm’s cup (it’s like a normal pimm’s cup, but with added elderflower liquor. “Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!“)

    – Pumpkin juice (ala Harry Potter)

    – Mad Hatter’s Tea

    – Champagne Supernova (a twist on a mimosa)

    – Assorted fitting malt beverages including Monty Python’s Holy (gr)Ale, Hobgoblin (we called it gringott’s ale), Samuel Smith’s hard cider (from Apple records).

    – Sonic Screwdriver (Vodka and OJ with a twist)

    – Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (mountain dew)

     


     

    If you’d like more ideas, visit our pinterest folder that was used for a lot of our inspiration:

    http://www.pinterest.com/museinitiative/british-geek-party-ideas/

     

     

    Thanks to all of our friends who showed up and humoured us with their dressing up (I wish I got more photos!!) and playing our games. We had a great time!

    geeky british party friends

    geeky british party friends

     

     

    Thank you all for reading! Stay tuned for more posts about this party including our made-up games, costumes, and fun decoration ideas!

     


     

    Interested in seeing other British things?

    click here to learn about my visit to Brew Dog pub in London

    things you drink brew dog

     

     

     

    OR click here to learn about my walk over the O2 in London- you can do it too!

    top of the o2

     


     

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