By Katherine Erlikh
So, get this, the BBC made an announcement. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months and heard nothing of this thing, it’s an announcement of whom the 12th Doctor is going to be on Doctor Who. There has been much rejoicing, much losing of minds, and much screaming. However, it behooves us Whovians to mark the occasion with a special event – the 12th Doctor, on the year of the 50th Anniversary… It’s a historical and momentous occasion, and needs to be celebrated properly.
But what can you do when there’s less than 24 hours to go until the event? There’s no time to order things from Amazon, and for the most part, there’s no time to make really complicated decorations or party favors, either. Even so, don’t panic! Putting together a great party is easy! All you have to do is follow this guide on how to plan the ultimate emergency Whovian event and improvise… a lot:
You’ll need to decorate the place where you are having a party; chances are, if you’re anything like us you have enough Doctor Who stuff around the house to make time go wibbly-wobbly; get it all out and display it proudly. Toss some star confetti all over the place, and set the table with a dark blue tablecloth; it’ll be cosmic enough for this occasion. If you have the opportunity, hang some British flags all over; just don’t hang them upside-down.
A good party needs food and drinks. Fortunately, the BBC America website has a large selection of recipes available, including fan favorites like fish fingers and custard. Plus, the mini chocolate Daleks look so good, they’re bound to be exterminated by hungry guests faster than you can say Raxacoricofallapatorius.
The BBC site isn’t the only good place to get great Whovian recipes; Pinterest is awash in recipes for TARDIS-blue banana-flavored drinks, dalek cookies and Slitheen pudding (not sure if I recommend that last one). Some things that lurk on Pinterest are perfectly Whovian without knowing they are – like, for example, the cosmically blue Witches Brew cocktail. The instructions call for “Bacardi Dragon berry rum, Blue Curacao, Creme de banana, fresh squeezed lime juice, served up in a martini glass rimmed with black sugar,” but come on… just sub in some white sugar on the rim and you’ve got yourself one very timey-wimey cocktail in the exact shade of blue. Poke around a bit and see what you come up with!
Now, you’ve got the décor and food covered, so what’s left? Well, you’ll want a way of watching the BBC announcement; I recommend checking the Doctor Who tag on twitter for the latest information regarding which channels will be showing it in your country. It will air at 2pm EST on BBC America, 7pm in UK on BBC One. Canadians can catch the broadcast on The Space Channel, also at 2pm EST. It will also air on ABC1 in Australia, which will actually be 4am on a Monday for them. And of course, we’ll be liveblogging the event right here on MTV Geek!
That about wraps it up! Grab your friends, make some food, and gather round the telly, because the new king of the blue box is about to be announced! Allons-y!