A Mystery Science Theater 3000 birthday party #Entertaining#Pop Culture#birthdays#costumes#crafts#geeky#Massachusetts#movies#party#tv March 26 | Guest post by Jax Adele I love birthdays. I think everyone should celebrate them and I like to go above and beyond to make the birthday person feel special. So as my partner Andy's birthday approached, I asked him what he wanted his party theme to be. Now my husband is not over excitable or enthusiastic like I am. We are opposites in this way. So he indulged me when he told me what he really wanted: to have his friends over to watch a movie with prepared jokes in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000. I had my challenge. MST3K-themed party supplies aren't exactly hanging next to Dora the Explorer paper plates, so I was going to need to make everything myself. I created my plan. I'd make invitations, napkins, cups, cupcakes, and decorations for our party. Making the invitation shown above was easy: I used PowerPoint and the internet. Throw this party: A Nerdy Thirty birthday party About two weeks before my 30th birthday, someone reminded me that my "dirty thirty" was coming up soon. To which Aaron, that guy I married,... [more] I cut a giant bone out of cardboard, spray painted it and had my husband decorate it with a sharpie to make the Satellite of Love. I'm proud of my cupcakes! Once I'd figured out how to make Boston Cream cupcakes, I popped them into homemade wrappers and added marshmallows. To make the marshmallows look like popcorn I used a pastry brush to dab a little water onto them before shaking on yellow sprinkles to give them the buttered look. For a Joel-and-the-gang centerpiece, I flipped a trifle dish, added a tap light, tissue paper, and an MST3k window cling. Napkins took more thinking. I figured I would stamp them and contemplated making a potato stamp. Instead I printed things off the internet, used transparency paper and traced them on the transparency paper with puffy paint. Once they had dried for 24 hours I attached them to extra foam pieces I'd saved and with the help of friends stamped several plain napkins. The big thing to remember is to print your images backwards because I didn't (this photo is reversed!). Oh well, live and learn. We also used some printed 11×17 graphics mixed with a 2008 monster movie calendar's pages. Perfect! Thing I learned with this party? Slant-themes! I used some ideas for generic night-at-the-movies-themed parties because it's I went with Dr. Forrester, and made Andy a Gizmonics employee. much easier to find movie-themed items. Another little detail I made were labels with the Gizmonics logo on them. This transformed any regular person into a member of the Gizmonics workforce even if they didn't wear a costume. I made a normal guy in a jumpsuit costume for Andy, and I dressed as the Dr. Forrester because wearing a mustache is hilarious to me. Luckily for me our friend Joe has white hair and accidentally wore a long sleeve black shirt which made him look exactly like TV's Frank. We had friends prepare riffs for Clash of the Titans, and played our own MST3K. I believe I accomplished my mission and Andy had a memorable birthday. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Jax Adele My name is Jax, I'm married, and I live in MA. I love being creative and making things. http://craftjax.blogspot.com/ PREVIOUS 6 ways to use strings of twinkle lights all year long NEXT A Belgian B&B fit for a rogue's gallery of guests Toggle comments [ 15 ] This is balls-out the most amazing theme EVAR! MST3000 is awesome fun, and you executed the whole thing great! Thanks for sharing it 7 agree Reply I love the final touch of the overlay on the TV screen! I am definitey stealing this theme for my partner's next birthday! And those cupcakes are seriously astoundingly brilliant. 2 agree Reply Agreed! The details are so awesome! 0 agree Reply Love everything about this! Totally stealing it for my husband's birthday. 1 agrees Reply DEAR GOD YES! I have been trying to explain to my bridesmaids that all I really want for my bachelorette party is to watch a bunch of MST3K episodes. Now I can show them this for reference! Excellent job at planning a party, and being all-around awesome. 3 agree Reply How fun! You did a great job. And that's impressive commitment, having your own jokes recorded. I should do this for my husband, but I'll just use RiffTrax. 0 agree Reply LOVE IT! OMG. I am the person who scoured Ebay to find particular MST3K episodes on DVD, because I couldn't find them anywhere else. So this party *spoke* to me. 1 agrees Reply NETFLIX HAS THEM! 1 agrees Reply This is so great I also love birthdays – I don't know many other people who do, so it's nice to know I'm not alone! 2 agree Reply OMGAHHH I am nerding the hell out right now! LOVE MST3K and this is the BEST EVER. 0 agree Reply Dude. Words cannot describe how epicly epic this is. The hubby and I quote MST3K on a daily basis and I'm on Rifftrax like my life depends on it. You, ma'am, are total win. 1 agrees Reply I'm crying rainbows right now. 1 agrees Reply OMG..love love love this! 0 agree Reply OH YISS. My next birthday party = planned. 0 agree Reply This is amazing to me. Our wedding invitations had mike and the bots outline on the bottom. 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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