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How to Throw a Star Trek Theme Party

Arby has been a professional writer and researcher for over 10 years, and her areas of interest are shamefully diverse.

Not throwing a Trek themed party this year is highly illogical.

Not throwing a Trek themed party this year is highly illogical.

Captain, we can't hold out much longer. We need to have a Star Trek party! Maybe you're a big fan yourself, or perhaps you just want to do something special for the Trekkie in your life. You really don't need much of a reason to have a Star Trek party.

Set a Cosmic Mood

Turn your space into, well, space, by creating a backdrop for your party venue. Designate one room as the bridge of the USS Enterprise (or Voyager, if that's how you roll). Use cardboard, poster board, or plywood and get out your chalk, paint, or other art medium of your choice. Use these to create twilight-filled windows, instrument panels, and other things you might find onboard a spaceship.

Elsewhere in your party place, you can black out the walls using the aforementioned art supplies. It is highly recommended that you don't paint anything black permanently. Use paint or stickers to affix twinkling stars to the black backdrop so you can surround your guests with the wonder and mystery of the cosmos.

Pick up a couple of bags of foam balls from a craft store or website and use your latent artistic skills to paint them to resemble real and imaginary planets. Hang them from the ceiling using fishing line. If you're super lazy (which is totally okay), you can just place the planet-balls in bowls or baskets around the house. It's better than nothing.

Spaced-out sugar cookies are easy to make, even for the inexperienced baker.

Spaced-out sugar cookies are easy to make, even for the inexperienced baker.

Captain Kirk's Chewy Sugar Cookies

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

36 cookies

Replicator, Make Me Some Space Cookies!

If you want to serve a homemade treat but aren't up for making anything elaborate, start with sugar cookies. They are so easy that anyone can make them. Plus, who doesn't like them? It's a sugar cookie. Here's a super-easy sugar cookie recipe that you can totally make.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups of sugar, set aside 1/4 cup in a small bowl for later
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cups baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick spray and set it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes. Then, add the egg and mix until ingredients are well blended.
  3. Next, stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir until dough forms (if it's too sticky, add small amounts of flour until it reaches the right consistency).
  5. Shape dough into small balls. Roll each one in the bowl of sugar you set aside earlier, then place them about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  6. For extra credit, roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness and use space-themed cookie cutters to make moon, star, and planet shapes.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until they just start to brown.
Hello, ladies!

Hello, ladies!

Serve an Out-of-This-World Cocktail

This cosmic cocktail recipe is sure to have your guests applauding your otherworldly mixology skills.

"Bailey's Comet" Recipe

  1. Butterscotch Schnapps
  2. Bailey's Irish Creme
  3. Goldschlager
  4. Float on top: Sambuca
  5. Light on fire and sprinkle with cinnamon to see the tail sparkle! (See video below.)

*You may want to start with these and switch to something less fiery once you've had a few.

**Remember not to let your spaced-out guests drive home!


Watch the Bailey's Comet Fly!

Look The Part

No Star Trek party would be complete without character costumes. Klingons and Vulcans and Borg, oh my!

Theme party etiquette dictates that the host/hostess dress up accordingly. Get yourself a sexy Uhura look with a short dress, high boots, and a poufy hairdo. Captain Kirk (or any of the subsequent captains for that matter) can be emulated by donning slim-fitting black slacks, black shoes, and a solid color shirt. Top them off with communicator pins and you're good to go. You can fashion a faux communicator out of paper, cardboard, foil, or whatever you can think of or pick up a 'real' one from Amazon. You can even purchase a full-on replica uniform if you're really deep into this thing.

Prepare a Far-Out Playlist

Don't forget to make a playlist that includes all your best space-themed jams. "Star Man," "Ground Control To Major Tom," and "Rocket Man" are obvious additions. "Drops of Jupiter" and "Counting Stars" are some solid choices, too. It's entirely up to you whether Madonna's "Lucky Star" makes the cut.

Jason Mraz Revisits "Rocket Man"

© 2009 Arby Bourne

Comments

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on March 15, 2014:

True, Serena. I think I even used those exact words.."generic space theme," here in the article - as I was shooting for really cheap and/or free things you could do to create a basic backdrop. Of course, die-hards would want to pile on the details and go beyond the costumes and badly-named side dishes - maybe you'd have Trekkie trivia games, or Klingon beat-poetry slams. I don't know, but I'm sure it would be epic. Thanks for taking the time to comment, and good luck in your search for ideas that are less dumb for these. I'm sure you won't have to look far. Live long and prosper.

toddwertz on August 22, 2011:

Great ideas here.

funky23 from Deutschland on February 20, 2011:

very nice topic thank you for the good read !!

tom hellert from home on August 27, 2010:

RB,

"Party on and Prosper"

JDamn it Jim, I'm a doctor not a party animal."

"ya can not change the laws of partying Captain".

1 guess who is a Star trek nerd?

TH

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on July 07, 2010:

Hello, Money Glitch-

Glad to have you by. The ability to execute the 'live long and prosper' signal is one of the few skills I have fully mastered! :)

Aw, thanks loveofnight! A pleasure to have you by the party!

Spock, so good of you to come by - however illogical it may have seemed!!

crmhaske, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but seriously - read the article. It might absolutely suck and here you are giving me compliments! Thanks, anyway, though. :)

Reptile Vivarium, thanks so much for reading - and becoming a fan (woo hoo!!). I hope you have a chance to throw your Star Trek party this summer. Hey, what city are you in - can I come? :)

cocopreme - thanks so much for reading and commenting! Dry ice is the coolest! I'm really glad to have you stop by this hub.

Candace Bacon from Far, far away on June 27, 2010:

This would make a really cool themed party. The punch sounds really neat. I love using dry ice. It adds such a great effect to any gathering. I like the star shaped cookies too. Simple, yet very effective for the theme.

Reptile Vivarium on June 13, 2010:

Hello! You have a fantastic hub here! I am a huge fan of star trek (all of the series') and have a Star Trek party throwing set. I haven't thrown the party yet but it sounds incredibly interesting. I own a similar hub on collecting Star Trek collectables. Its called Star Trek Toys. I believe you might enjoy following it after reading your own content here. Enjoy! I am now your hub follower!

crmhaske on April 14, 2010:

This is freaking awesome. I haven't read it yet, but as a Trekkie, anything Star Trek related is just awesome! lol

MrSpock on February 17, 2010:

An interesting idea, however emotional it is.

Loveofnigjht Anderson from Baltimore, Maryland on September 23, 2009:

being a trekkie from the beginning i rather fancy this...a good share indeed

Money Glitch from Texas on September 21, 2009:

Great Hub, I'm a Trekkie! However, after all these years I still can not do Spock's hand signal; no matter how hard I try. LOL

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on July 28, 2009:

Oh, yeah, they'll definitely do! Welcome aboard. *hands Hack space cookie*

Hack Retis on July 26, 2009:

Well, I like bells.

Especially if they're shaped like liquor bottles, with liquor in them.

Wait, so maybe..it's not bells. Close enough, right?

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on July 12, 2009:

Hack, you are definitely invited and we do have fun here on the ship! Did I say BYOB, Bring Your Own Bells? :D:D

Hack Retis on July 12, 2009:

Next time you do this type of party, let me know. I'll be there with bells on and Kaptain Picard's liquor.

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on June 24, 2009:

Thanks, love my yorkies! I agree that the original is best, but I enjoy it all. And, yes, the Enterprise is a big ship and there's plenty of room here! "Beaming lmy aboard, Captain!" :)

love my yorkies from way out west on June 24, 2009:

great ideas! have watched all the star trek tv shows but have to say the orginal is still my fav. ya just can't beat capt kirk and his crew. i have seen the new movie and although they have taken a lot of liberties with orginal story lines and characters, i loved it. can't wait for the sequel to come out. got room for one more trekker?

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on June 18, 2009:

Kerdon, welcome aboard!! *passes space cookie to Kerdon* :) Thanks for reading!

Kerdon from Ireland on June 18, 2009:

Beam me up too!

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on June 14, 2009:

jjbaulikki - thanks!!! I've just beamed Benji aboard & there's room for more up here... :)

jjbaulikki on June 14, 2009:

Great stuff!

Benji Mester from San Diego, California on June 05, 2009:

Definitely

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on June 05, 2009:

Haha- thanks Benjimester - glad you liked it! Shall we beam you aboard? :)

Benji Mester from San Diego, California on June 05, 2009:

Yes!

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on May 30, 2009:

Aww, c'mon Pete - its all in good fun! lol

Thanks very much for reading, you can come to my party anytime - costume or no! :)

Pete Maida on May 30, 2009:

I am a lifelong trekkie. I watched since it started in 1967. I have all of TNG, but showing up at a place where people wear the costumes would be a little freaky.

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on May 29, 2009:

Thanks, puppascott. Whatever got you here, I'm just glad you came!

puppascott from Michigan (As far as you know...) on May 29, 2009:

I have to admit, I became a fan because of the Camaro post and the Trekkie post. Some great ideas.

Thanks

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on May 29, 2009:

Thank you much Lgali! Glad you came to my party :D

Lgali on May 29, 2009:

very nice hub

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on May 27, 2009:

Thanks, earnesthub - gotta love a theme party :) thanks for beaming aboard!

earnestshub from Melbourne Australia on May 27, 2009:

Lots of great Trekki party ideas here. Thanks for a fun read.

blondepoet from australia on May 17, 2009:

Too right let's kick off our heels and dish in LMAo

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on May 16, 2009:

lyla & blondepoet- I can't thank u enough for stopping by my par-tay! :) Let the drinking and cookie eating begin!! :D

blondepoet from australia on May 16, 2009:

This is so kool RooBee I want a Star Trek party now with space cookies and all.

lyla from India on May 14, 2009:

Roobee..Great!Sounds wonderful.Must try this out for my next party!:) space cookies look yum!

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on May 13, 2009:

CommerceCat- That is great- maybe you can post a pic for us all :) You definitely have to throw the party, though!! Thanks for reading!!

CommerceCat from Australia on May 13, 2009:

Space cookies are a great idea! I made up an original series uniform to go see the movie - now I should have a party to get another wear out of it.! :-)

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on May 12, 2009:

bc99- I can't wait to see that! You better head over right away! :)

Princessa- good, because you would be the guest of honor for helping a fledgling hubmobster. Plus, you know you would look darling as a lady alien..

Wendy Iturrizaga from France on May 12, 2009:

I've never been a star trek fan, but I DO fancy going to this party :)

Arby Bourne (author) from USA on May 12, 2009:

Sweets n booze- breakfast of champions. Happy belated b-day!!!!

Thx for reading & back atcha!!

Andria on May 12, 2009:

RooBee - beam me up. I'm good to go! Cookies AND alcohol woooooo!

I just had a party the other week for my b/day. Didn't know about it but still - it was all about me so I loved it ;)

Mwah!