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Freaky Friday: Throw a Sci-Fi Theme Party Right out of the Twilight Zone!

Science fiction fans are passionate about their favorite television shows, movies, books, and computer games and will go to any lengths to live the sci-fi lifestyle.  Aliens and asteroids don’t have to be for children, sci-fi fans of all ages will appreciate a good science fiction themed party and grown up sci-fi fans will love having an excuse to blend partying and talking about all things science fiction with other fans.  So when it’s time to celebrate your favorite sci-fi fan’s birthday, why not cater to his or her love of the genre and throw them an out of this world science fiction party?  Gather up the nerd herd and get ready to party the night away! 

Your sci-fi party can revolve around a specific theme or movie, like “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Doctor Who,” or “Dune,” or you can just go with a general aliens and outer space theme.  If you’re going to use a specific theme, like “Star Trek,” you can have episodes playing on your television through the party for your guests to watch.   Browse the Internet for obscure facts and create a trivia game based on the series to test your guests’ knowledge and  see who the biggest fan is!  You should also encourage your guests to dress as their favorite sci-fi character and have prizes for the most original costume, best dressed, strangest, and scariest. 

If you’re sci-fi party revolves around one sci-fi movie or genre, decorate for your party with posters, movie props, and life-size character stand-ups.  If you’re going for a more general sci-fi theme so guests of all sci-fi persuasions feel welcome at your party, transform your party space into an outer space cantina where all alien races can congregate!  Paper your walls in a starry night scene setter roll and cover the ceiling with black trash bags to make the transformation complete.  Change out your regular light bulbs for colored bulbs in red, blue, and green to add extra ambiance to the room. A few fiber optic light up centerpieces will add an eerie touch as well. 

Serve up science fiction themed treats for your guests.  Create tasty cocktails using flavored vodkas in red, blue, and green and add some light up ice cubes for an out of this world cocktail!  You can also create a non-alcoholic punch with Mountain Dew, vanilla ice cream, and pineapple juice.  Create sci-fi names for your foods and label them with small flags.  Draw ideas for your names from anything science related. 

  • From “Doctor Who”- Tardis Tacos, Jelly Babies,
  • Romulan Ale
  • Wookie Cookies
  • Flying Saucer quiches

Use your imagination to create your food names, the sky’s the limit and your creations can be tweaked based on the guest of honor’s favorite foods and science fiction characters, movies, or games. 

Remember that goody bags aren’t just for kids’ parties and create fun keepsakes for your guests to take home!  Stuff your bags with science fiction treats like individually wrapped, alien-shaped cookies you can order from the local bakery, alien sunglasses, alien sports bottles, and alien glow pops.  You’re guests will love their sci-fi treats and feel like they’re reliving their childhood when they get to take home goodie bags just like they did when they were kids! 
Once you’ve done your planning for your sci-fi party, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor!  So put on your favorite Star Trek shirt or dust off your best light saber get ready for a wild night with the rest of your friends because your science fiction party is going to be out of this world! 

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