“You’re traveling through another dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Twilight Zone!”
We recently celebrated my two older son’s October birthdays with a Twilight Zone Party! When we celebrate their birthday’s with a party, I traditionally plan a joint birthday party. This year the boys asked for a party around our favorite family TV show and favorite ride (Tower of Terror) at Disney’s California Adventure. Of course with Halloween just around the corner, I couldn’t resist!
Twilight Zone Party
Right off, I knew I wanted everything to be black and white just like the TV show. With less than 10 evenings to prepare, my hunt for decor began with a quick google search to see what was available in the party world. I was happy to see that there weren’t a whole lot of Twilight Zone themed parties out in cyber space, so I was up to the challenge!
For the backdrop, I found the perfect Twilight Zone swirls at Oriental Trading Company and printed my own title backdrop. Using my Cricut Explore, I made the large eye, door, clock and martian to emulate the famous Twilight Zone introduction. By combining my Cricut Explore, Sizzix Big Shot and some stamping techniques, I created the gravestone treat boxes, window treat boxes, cupcake toppers, candy apple toppers, and cake pop toppers. I also made tags for the treat bags sent from my friend Katie of Celebration Lane.
The Sweet Treats:
We ordered a Twilight Zone themed cake from our local bakery and my friend, Jamie made my boys their favorite black and white candy apples and cake pops. I then added my candy apple toppers to carry on the theme. Katherine from Creating Awesomnessity made her delicious themed sugar cookies for the dessert table and Wynter of Sweets from Heaven Outlets of Orange made iconic Candybobs. Autumn from Autumn Lynns Chocolate Sins made eye ball cake balls and I dressed up store bought cupcakes with black and white striped cupcake wrappers from Bella Cupcake Couture and topped them with the assorted toppers I created. I filled the favor boxes with salt water taffy and gumballs and displayed black,white and silver gumballs and white gummi bears in apothecary jars. (Thank you ladies, for all the wonderful treats!)
Queue the beloved theme music!
Candy apples with iconic toppers and eyeball cake balls.
T is for Tristan
G is for Gavin
From the “Nick of Time” Episode
Gumball filled black milk cartons with windows from the opening title sequence.
Thick glasses and a stack of books from one of our favorite episodes, “Time Enough at Last”.
TV cake pop toppers.
Talky Tina from the “Living Doll” Episode.
Swirls, eyeballs and doors hand-painted on Candy Bobs.
Spooky phone and a Gravestone from the “Night Call” Episode. Plus, Gravestone treat boxes filled with Salt Water Taffy and skull treat bags.
The cookbook from the “To Serve Man” Episode
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to dress up for any themed party. So before the planning began, we started with ideas for the costumes. My oldest son Tristan, wanted to dress up as Rod Serling, my middle son, Gavin wanted to be the Doctor from “The Eye of the Beholder” episode and my youngest son, Liam wanted to be a martian! With a quick trip to the Goodwill, Tristan’s costume was done. For Gavin, I had to search a little harder for something that would work. Luckily, I found a half pig mask at Oriental Trading Company! Last year I picked up a surgeon’s costume for $2 on clearance at Target which was perfect to hide the lower half of Gavin’s Face. We then added our trusty lab coat and voila, Pig Doctor accomplished! For Liam, I had planned on him wearing all black and an alien mask. However, the night before the party, I came across an adorable Silver Martian costume at Marshalls. It could not have been more perfect for our party! Of course my husband and I wanted to join in the fun, so I dressed up as the Nurse (nurse hat, dress and stethoscope) from the “Twenty Two” Episode and my Husband was the Diner Martian from the “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up” episode.
Mr. Rod Serling
My little martian.
See Part 2 for more party details!
Thank you for visiting and God Bless!
Michelle’s Party Plan-It – Party Styling, photography, paper stationery and paper crafting. Note: The party stationary created for this party was for my personal use only. They are not licensed products and are not for sale.
Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins – Eyeball cake balls
Creating Awesomenessity – Sugar Cookies
Sweets From Heaven, Outlets of Orange – Candybobs and Bulk Candy
Bella Cupcake Couture – Cupcake wrappers
Celebration Lane – Striped Paper Treat Bags and Paper Straws
Oriental Trading Company – Pig Mask and Large Swirl Circles
Hoarder Rehab – Fortune Teller cards