Celebrate 42: Throw this Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy birthday party

September 5 | Guest post by Siobhan Sarrel

189053_199844626705998_6042079_nWhen I turned 42, since I was going to be the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything for a WHOLE year, I decided to throw a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy shindig. I had to do this because I share a birthday with the author Douglas Adams. I gave everyone who attended a towel. I encouraged all attendees to wear bathrobes or to grow second heads. We had a Vogon poetry slam at the very end.

But if you're wondering what snacks to serve at your Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-themed party, here's your answer:

The dolphins and brains are made out of white chocolate. But with the improbability drive, you never know what you'll get.
The dolphins and brains are made out of white chocolate. But with the improbability drive, you never know what you'll get.
Little alien beasties. I made the DON'T PANIC sign out of shrink plastic. I wanted to use them as prizes in the Vogon poetry slam. I found the white mice at Ikea.
The alien beastie brains are made out of pop rocks. I glued google eyes on vending machine capsules. I wanted to use them as prizes in the Vogon poetry slam. I found the white mice at Ikea. And I made the DON'T PANIC sign out of shrink plastic.
Dark chocolate truffles with babelfish picks in them.
Dark chocolate truffles with babelfish picks in them.
Cheese with babelfish picks. The white mice are made out of white chocolate.
Cheese with babelfish picks. The white mice are made out of white chocolate.
Babbelfish in Swedish and cheese versions.
Babbelfish in Swedish and cheese versions.
The first ten million years, they were the worst. The next ten million were the worst, too. Have a depressed android lolly.
The first ten million years, they were the worst. The next ten million were the worst, too. Have a depressed android lolly.

What kind of snacks would you serve at YOUR Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy party?

  1. There must be a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster recipe somewhere on the interwebs

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  2. Gin & Tonics, with lemon of course. Or an alien who thinks they are a lemon.
    And crab, bonus points if you bedazzle the shells before serving.
    I would also decorate with whales and potted petunias, and pictures of fjords….
    I need to stop, I think I'm getting too excited.

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  3. OMG! This is brilliant! I'm going to be 42 in December and I was thinking about having a Hitchhiker's theme party. I love this. My boyfriend is going to be 42 this month. Guess what I got him. A Star Trek TOWEL. haha

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  4. I must throw this party!
    But still 11 years till I'm 42….. will need to think of an excuse…. next towel day, maybe?

  5. I've planning my birthday party for a couple months now… I'll have perfect normal beast sandwiches, pan galactic gargle blaster (alcoholic version), beer and peanuts (so guests can avoid the effects of space travel), some ceviche (thanks for all the fish!).

    I'm looking now for some other ideas…

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