As you may have gathered from some of my previous posts, I am a huge Doctor Who fan. To welcome the new Doctor, I decided to throw a little party for myself and my Whovian friends. We gathered at around 5pm, so that we’d have plenty of time to eat, chat and play games before the new episode came on.
When I began to plan my party food, I was working with some dietary restrictions – I wanted all my food to be gluten-free and vegan friendly, so it wasn’t as easy as looking up a Doctor Who party on Pinterest and copying the recipes and ideas. I had to come up with a little bit of creative thinking.
I started with a punch, that I fondly named “The Sonic Screwdriver,” served in turquoise blue Old Fashioned glasses, with a big bowl of ice on the side. It consisted of 100% pure pineapple juice, some green Powerade (melon & pineapple flavour) for colour, and malibu rum. It tasted like summer, and the entire bowl was gone by the end of the night. As a special Whovian touch, we sipped out of Dalek straws, which were sitting in my TARDIS mug! (AAHH! Daleks in the TARDIS?!)
As an appetizer/snack during the show, I prepared a bruschetta-style tomato mixture, as well as guacamole, served with gluten-free tortilla chips. These were a big hit! For the guac, I used this recipe, minus the cilantro (I’m not a fan!)
For dinner, I served oven roasted potatoes (aka “Sontaran Spuds” – which was quite timely, since Strax was featured in the first episode of Series 8!), along with roasted vegetables and Jasmine rice. I had originally intended on shaping the rice as an Adipose, but I ran out of time… so just imagine that it looks that way! I couldn’t come up with a clever name for my veggies… anyone have any suggestions?
For dessert, I bought some Lucy’s cookies (I tried making some cookies, but I used a new recipe and it didn’t turn out – FAIL!). So I set out some cookies with a cute little “ginger” quote – the Doctor always wants to be ginger! As well as some Adipose-Mallows (large marshmallows, with small marshmallows cut in half for legs and feet, and the face was painted on with chocolate). I also used my Doctor Who chocolate moulds to create some festive little allergen-free chocolates in fun shapes!
After dinner, I broke out my game of Doctor Who Yahtzee – which is basically like the original version, except the shaker is a TARDIS, and the dice have various Doctor Who characters on them. It was pretty funny because none of us had actually played Yahtzee before… and the Sonic Screwdriver beverage was making math a bit difficult! We had a blast though. We managed to get in 6 rounds before it was time to sit down and watch “Deep Breath” (Series 8, Episode 1).
Did you do anything to celebrate the new Who? What did you think of Peter Capaldi’s premiere episode? Leave your thoughts in the comments… and check out more party pictures HERE.