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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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

 


 

  • Have you had any similar geeky / awesome parties? Share your stories and links below!
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Disney Flower and Garden Festival- fun for kids big and small

The topiaries at the Flower and Garden festival were amazing, but did you know there’s a whole lot more?

~bonzai

 

 

Whether you’re a group of adults or a family with small children, you’re bound to find fun things around the park all day.

 

 

TinkerBell’s butterfly garden

 

The garden was in this screened-in tent area where butterflies were “free” to fly all about the place.  It was kind of magical to have them all around you.

~tink

~tink butterfly

~butterfly

~cocoon

~faerie 2

~faerie can

 

~pirate fairy

 

 

Fun food and drink stands

 

There are not as many as one would find at the Food and Wine Festival, but there are a decent amount.  It’s always fun to try new/different things!


~frushi

~linie aquavit

 

 

Children play areas

 

There are a number of well-themed children play and activity areas.  If I came here with my family when I was a child, my dad would have brought us here and said “ok- now go and get your ya yas out!”

~kids monsters
~mike and sully

 

~ kids fun

 

 

And my favorite garden:

 

~biergarten

~biergarten2

~beer

Friend me on untapped (museinitiative) to see my reviews of the beers.

 

There are many more things to see and do at the festival that I didn’t get to do (they do tours of the festival for example- I’m sure there’s plenty of awesome things to learn).  Click here to learn more.

~futbol

 

 

To read more about the topiaries and see photos of them, click here.

 

Or if you’d rather, check out my post on geeky Cupcakes (click here)! I mean, Disney now owns Star Wars, so it’s fitting, right?

 

  • Have you been to the Flower and Garden festival?  What was your favorite part?

 

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Isle of Skye 3- whisky

There was so much beauty and awesomeness on the Isle of Skye, that I needed to break it up into multiple posts!  Welcome to the third and final installment of my adventures on the Isle of Skye!

 

If you missed the other parts, visit the pages below. They need not be read in order.

Isle of Skye Part 1- Pipe Band

 

Isle of Skye Part 2- Faeries

Over the Sea to Skye

 

waterfall on isle of skye scotland

 

The lack of trees in the highlands surprised me until I realized that at a certain altitude, most trees do not grow.  It’s not the shortage of carbon or energy, it’s the shortage of the number of warm days that can build cellular structure.  Some experts say that trees would be more likely to grow at high altitudes if they did not shade themselves.

 

Skye bridge

The Skye bridge.  Learn more about Skye by visiting the official page.

 

Of course, with all this talk of Skye, I have “The Skye Boat Song” (often called “over the sea to skye”) stuck in my head.  Were I home and had access to my instruments, I would have recorded a version for you all!  Since that is not the case, I shall provide you with this link (click here), lyrics to the chorus, and a short blurb about the tune:

Chorus:
 
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that’s born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.
 
Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Thunderclouds rend the air;
Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,
Follow they will not dare.

 

After the Jacobite rising was defeated, Bonnie Prince Charlie needed to escape and was stuck on Skye with all sorts of folk looking for him.  Flora MacDonald –the wise lass– disguised the prince as a serving maid and brought him from Skye to the mainland via a small boat.  The full story can be read on the Wikipedia page for Flora MacDonald.  This tune is often performed as an instrumental.

the grave of Flora MacDonald Isle of Skye Scotland

The grave of Flora MacDonald.

 

 Whisky

Of course, no trip to Scotland is complete without a whisky tasting!

The Scots write whisky as such, as do the Canadians and Japanese.  It’s the Irish and Americans that add the “e” in whiskey.  Visit this page (click here) to become a whisky/whiskey expert!

 

talisker whisky isle of skye distillery

 

I personally am not a huge fan of the smoky, peaty flavo(u)r that a number of people love about scotch whisky.  However, I still adore tasting things (and sharing tastings)!  So much so, that I purchased a scotch tasting trio from the Talisker Distillery.

  • Have you ever tried Talisker? Do you have a favorite scotch whisky you would like to share?
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