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Brilliant Ideas: How to Throw a Star Trek Party

Updated on July 17, 2011
Not throwing a Trek themed party this summer is highly illogical.
Not throwing a Trek themed party this summer is highly illogical.

Trekkies have been playing on this theme for decades, but with the release of the Star Trek movie it is now acceptable, even cool, for members of the general public to hold Star Trek parties!

On the cheap, you can create a generic "space" theme as your backdrop. Cut out star and comet shapes from construction paper and tape to the walls (if you're feeling really saucy, blacken the walls with dark colored paper first). Use tennis balls, foam balls (super cheap at craft stores), or any other balls you fancy for planets- paint them and hang them from the ceiling with ribbon or string. If you're feeling particularly wild, you could use cardboard boxes adorned with your drawings of buttons, switches, and screens to emulate the instrument panels on the bridge of the Enterprise. Place these along some of the walls.


Styrofoam balls, available at craft stores for pennies.
Styrofoam balls, available at craft stores for pennies.

You Don't Need A Holodeck For Enterprise-Worthy Eats

Mmmm, space cookies..
Mmmm, space cookies..

Serve cookies in the shape of moons and stars - or just let them be circles and dust them with colored sugar crystals to make them look like different planets. If you serve crackers and cheese, cut the cheese (no, not like that) in to moon and star shapes.

Serve things you normally would but call the dishes something new, like "Spaced Out Salad" or "James T. Pork" (that last one may or may not be the name of an adult film star - I do not know).

Serve punch with dry ice in the bowl for cool, smoky effects. For a really out of this world cocktail, try the following:

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!!

This is what happens when they serve Bailey's Comets on the set

Even the Pres is on board!
Even the Pres is on board!

Look The Part

No Star Trek party would be complete without character costumes. Klingons, and Vulcans, and Borg - oh my!

The host/hostess MUST dress up! A woman can easily throw together an Uhura costume with a short dress, high boots, and a poufy hairdo. Captain Kirk (or any of the subsequent captains, for that matter) can be replicated 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 really go all out and score an official Star Trek uniform from Amazon below (use it again for Halloween). You're gonna look so cute!


Don't Forget A Far-Out Playlist!

 Make sure to create a cool playlist chock full of as many spacey songs as you can think of. "Space Cowboy," "Ground Control To Major Tom," and "Rocket Man" are just a few to get you started.


Jason Mraz Does a Nice Version of "Rocket Man"

Hello, ladies!
Hello, ladies!

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      RooBee 3 years ago from Here

      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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      Serena 3 years ago

      dumb ideas. My husband is a die hard Trekkie TOS and I was looking for cool ideas for his next party but these are just generic "space" themed and not much here for a true Star Trek fan.

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      toddwertz 6 years ago

      Great ideas here.

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      funky23 6 years ago from Deutschland

      very nice topic thank you for the good read !!

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      tom hellert 7 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

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      RooBee 7 years ago from Here

      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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

      An interesting idea, however emotional it is.

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      loveofnight 8 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 8 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

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

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

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      Hack Retis 8 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?

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

      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 8 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.

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

      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!" :)

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      love my yorkies 8 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?

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

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

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      Kerdon 8 years ago from Ireland

      Beam me up too!

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

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

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      jjbaulikki 8 years ago

      Great stuff!

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      Definitely

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

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

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      Yes!

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

      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 8 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.

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

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

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      puppascott 8 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

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

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

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      very nice hub

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

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

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      earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

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

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

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

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

      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 8 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 8 years ago from India

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

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

      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 8 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.! :-)

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

      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 8 years ago from France

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

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      RooBee 8 years ago from Here

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

      Thx for reading & back atcha!!

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      Andria 8 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!