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Old February 6 2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Party ideas?

I couldn't figure out which forum this would be appropriate in, so here it is. I'm planning a party for my daughter's first birthday & when I asked which she would prefer of her two favorite things (My Little Pony or Star Trek,) my little captain went with Star Trek. I've figured out food, decorations, and just to make it a little more fun it'll be the day she gets promoted to admiral (I know, super lame, but it'll be fun.) What I'm needing help with is possible goodie bags for all 9 people that are being invited; since only one is actually a fan, I've found toy laser guns, little plastic aliens, and candy, but I was hoping to find either some really cheap buttons or badges or something to put on the bags since we'll pretty much be the only ones that even know what the uniforms look like. Well, the invitation does specify a dress code of the appropriate colors because I based it off of an invitation for a promotion ceremony/celebration thing for a Naval officer.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated, except the suggestion of changing the theme. I've found tons of glow in the dark stars and things that light up for decorations, I've put together a Starfleet tablecloth, and for food I've come up with gagh (noodles, beef & deer meat with a tomato sauce & tons of food coloring,) I've been working on dying cornish game hens green like the chicken from one of the TOS episodes (I think it was something like Helen of Troius, but the spelling could be wrong,) and of course my daughter's favorite: tacos. I can't decide if I want to dye the tacos weird colors or not, but I'm enjoying all the practice. I've concocted black holes, Romulan ale & Klingon bloodwine without any alcohol, and I found an appropriately decorated cake.

I guess to sum up what I really need help with, I need to figure out some type of game, where (if anywhere) I can get badges in lots of at least 10 for cheap, and what all would be good in a fairly cheap goodie bag for people to take as a thank you present. As obsessive as this is, I have until April to plan, I'm just really terrible at figuring out anything children like...aside from my child who shares my love of scifi & tacos.
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Old February 6 2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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Re: Party ideas?

At one, I'd have just made a command decision and went with My Little Pony as the theme.
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Old February 6 2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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I'm assuming your child is roughly 9 months then. Your child was able to communicate to you at 9 months that she preferred Star Trek over MLP?
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Old February 6 2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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I'm assuming your child is roughly 9 months then. Your child was able to communicate to you at 9 months that she preferred Star Trek over MLP?


A Vulcan infant would have already mastered calculus by that age and would choose a more appropriate birthday theme, such as one centered around the lifework of T'Plana-Hath, matron of Vulcan philosophy.

This child is way behind.
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Old February 6 2013, 03:06 PM   #5
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^ Good God that is perfect. I am doing that thing where I am trying to laugh to myself but my whole office just got a "HA!" when I read that.
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Old February 6 2013, 03:33 PM   #6
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When you've been Sarek'd the birthday party's over.
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Old February 6 2013, 03:43 PM   #7
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^ Good God that is perfect. I am doing that thing where I am trying to laugh to myself but my whole office just got a "HA!" when I read that.
You should offer to throw a party with tacos, venison, and cornish game hens to excuse the interruption. Tell them to bring their babies from home too. Nine-month olds have cast-iron stomachs. The spicier and gamier the better.
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Old February 6 2013, 04:10 PM   #8
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Yes and I will make the executive decision to dye the tacos so as not to keep everyone in suspense.
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Old February 6 2013, 06:45 PM   #9
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TOGA! TOGA!
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