You are probably wondering why we spent the day in Star Trek costumes and playing games….Well earlier this summer my kids wrote a Top 10 Things to Do This Summer and #4 Have a Star Trek Party.
Planning parties is a great Family Learning Event!
First we researched decoration ideas, and then we allotted $10 for the budget. The funds went to 4 black plastic table clothes, 1 pack of silver balloons, 1 red light bulb, and 2 star ice cube trays. Add to that some Christmas lights and our own stash of star trek toys and we had a party atmosphere.
Second we planned the menu. We served Star Fleet sandwiches, Vulcan Veggies, Talaxiam Fruit Salad, and lovely drinks with our star shaped ice cubes. (Blue Gatorade worked well) Oh did I mention the dessert, a Borg Cake! My daughter was kind enough to make the cake gluten and dairy free. Don’t forget the Earl Gray tea hot.
Third was the entertainment line-up. A challenging round of Star Trek Scene It, followed by a Phaser Challenge, and watching our favorite movie, “The Search for Spock.”
Next up the costumes. Thankfully Goodwill organizes their shirts by color, we easily scored the red, blue and yellow that each person needed. My husband (aka 1 on of 6) scavenged hoses and wires to make a Borg costume. I couldn’t resist buying Vulcan ears from Amazon. My oldest son used thumbtacks to mark his ranking as admiral. That topped off our budget at $26 dollars for costume supplies.
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