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How to Throw a Star Trek Theme Party

Updated on August 14, 2018
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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 summer is highly illogical.
Not throwing a Trek themed party this summer 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 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 on board 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, ever). Use paint or stickers to affix twinkling stars to the black backdrop, so you can surround your guests in the wonder and mystery of the cosmos.

Pick up a couple bags of foam balls from a craft store or site and use your latent artistic skills to paint them in the image of 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 time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 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

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick spray and set it aside.

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.

Next, stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract.

Stir until dough forms (if it's too sticky, add small amounts of flour until it reaches the right consistency).

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.

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.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until they just start to brown.


Serve an Out-of-This-World Cocktail

Bailey's Comet

Butterscotch Schnapps

Bailey's Irish Creme

Goldschlager

Float on top: Sambuca

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 - so cool!!

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.


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"

Hello, ladies!
Hello, ladies!

© 2009 Arby Bourne

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    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      5 years ago from USA

      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.

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      toddwertz 

      7 years ago

      Great ideas here.

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      funky23 

      8 years ago from Deutschland

      very nice topic thank you for the good read !!

    • tom hellert profile image

      tom hellert 

      8 years ago from home

      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

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      9 years ago from USA

      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.

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      Candace Bacon 

      9 years ago from Far, far away

      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.

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      Reptile Vivarium 

      9 years ago

      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!

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      crmhaske 

      9 years ago

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

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      MrSpock 

      9 years ago

      An interesting idea, however emotional it is.

    • loveofnight profile image

      loveofnight 

      9 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

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

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      Money Glitch 

      9 years ago from Texas

      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

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      9 years ago from USA

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

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      Hack Retis 

      9 years ago

      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?

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      Hack Retis 

      10 years ago

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

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

      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 profile image

      love my yorkies 

      10 years ago from way out west

      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?

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      Kerdon 

      10 years ago from Ireland

      Beam me up too!

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      jjbaulikki 

      10 years ago

      Great stuff!

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      Benji Mester 

      10 years ago from San Diego, California

      Definitely

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      Benji Mester 

      10 years ago from San Diego, California

      Yes!

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

      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! :)

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      Pete Maida 

      10 years ago

      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.

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      puppascott 

      10 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

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

      Thanks

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      Lgali 

      10 years ago

      very nice hub

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      earnestshub 

      10 years ago from Melbourne Australia

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

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      blondepoet 

      10 years ago from australia

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

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      blondepoet 

      10 years ago from australia

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

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      lyla 

      10 years ago from India

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

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

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      CommerceCat 

      10 years ago from Australia

      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.! :-)

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

      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..

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

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

    • RooBee profile imageAUTHOR

      Arby Bourne 

      10 years ago from USA

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

      Thx for reading & back atcha!!

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      Andria 

      10 years ago

      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!

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