Celebrate 42: Throw this Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy birthday party #Entertaining#birthdays#book-nerds#dessert#party#snacks September 5 2013 | Guest post by Siobhan Sarrel When 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 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. Cheese with babelfish picks. The white mice are made out of white chocolate. 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. What kind of snacks would you serve at YOUR Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy party? 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 Siobhan Sarrel Siobhan is a terribly nerdy person who rather enjoys feeding people. Many have eaten her cooking and lived. When she is not obsessively planning meals, she is obsessively posting photos of her cats on Facebook or teaching English as a Second Language at a local community college. PREVIOUS The history of National Grandparent's Day and ideas for grandparent celebrations NEXT How do you cope when your family thinks you're not ready to have a kid? Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] How fun! Reply There must be a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster recipe somewhere on the interwebs Reply I used the non-alcoholic version. You know that electric green punch that is sold in jugs in most grocery stores and it's so sweet that it almost makes your head explode? Yeah. That's what I served. Reply Of course there are Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster recipes – but you might not be standing after drinking them http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink12215.html http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bartending/Cocktails/Pan_Galactic_Gargle_Blaster Reply 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. Reply I assume everyone drank tea, or something almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea? Reply I made a Marvin cake for my husband to celebrate Towel day this year. http://thelazyindiancook.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/towel-day-celebrations/ Reply I bet he didn't enjoy it at all. 🙂 Reply 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 Reply I must throw this party! But still 11 years till I'm 42….. will need to think of an excuse…. next towel day, maybe? Reply 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… Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.