Plunging Plutonic Depths
August 24, 2006 7:12 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone think of any suitable food, drink and games for a party/wake themed around the loss of Pluto's planetary status?
posted by einekleine to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Sherbet UFOs. Mmmmm.

Aside from those, any spherical food product could double as a small planetoid (meatballs, scotch eggs...).
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:29 AM on August 24, 2006

cook 8 large meatballs and a 9th smaller one. Consume the larger meatballs and leave the 9th. Surround it with bay leaves or other decorations on a nice platter in the middle of the table.

Then drink shots of your favorite hard liquor while standing over it, and pour a little out over the 9th meatball.
posted by effigy at 7:33 AM on August 24, 2006

effigy (how appropriate here) - that's a great idea but we all know that not all planets are made of meat. Some are much more gaseous, and could be represented by a giant nacho-ball. Another would be a big cheeseball.

Dessert would be Mars Bars, clearly.
posted by whatzit at 7:41 AM on August 24, 2006

Round food is key, I think. Especially if you can make round ice cubes.

For beer, Harpoon's "UFO" (Un-Filtered Offering) Hefeweizen is available in Mass. and a few other states.

For party decor, you could get pictures of Mickey's dog Pluto, and put a big red X over him and make stickers out of it and put it on all the cups. An alternative would be a picture of Goofy, with a caption that just says "YTMND!"

For a game, get a poster-size photo of Pluto, a blindfold, and a bunch of strips of paper that say "PLANET" and "NOT A PLANET". Play Pin-The-Label-On-Pluto.
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 7:54 AM on August 24, 2006

Get paper plates or cups with Disney's Pluto on them?
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:54 AM on August 24, 2006

Make a Christmas-style pudding and hide a silver coin in it somewhere.
posted by ed\26h at 7:59 AM on August 24, 2006

a Pluto shapped Pinata, and bust it open.
posted by edgeways at 8:03 AM on August 24, 2006

You will be playing Styx records, right? Maybe get away with Acheron, too...

A round pinata - you'd have to make it yourself, but round's the easiest shape anyway. Maybe fill it with those clear mints, since it's an icey rock.
posted by cobaltnine at 8:03 AM on August 24, 2006

I vote for things that are very small and/or very cold. Nothing in particular comes to mind, but whatever other things you choose might lead you to small cold things. It sounds like an awesome party from the suggestions that have arrived so far.
posted by bilabial at 8:54 AM on August 24, 2006

I vote for things that are very small and/or very cold.

Dippin' Dots
, the ice cream of the future?
posted by samsarah at 8:58 AM on August 24, 2006 [1 favorite]

Nine pizzas, served by your mother.
posted by leapingsheep at 9:07 AM on August 24, 2006 [2 favorites]

A big dirty ball of ice, perhaps the world easiest ice sculpture.
posted by Sara Anne at 9:23 AM on August 24, 2006

Food - rotten eggs. Drink - individual fifths of Jack Daniels.

Drink the JD, then throw the empty bottles and rotten eggs at NASA while blasting "Pluto" by 2 Skinnee J's at the top volume.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:42 AM on August 24, 2006

Bake sugar cookies and frost them to look like Pluto. Eat them all, every last one. Weep.
posted by unknowncommand at 10:09 AM on August 24, 2006

Pluto-shaped bean bags? And you could toss them into coffee cans representative of a black hole of new knowledge?
posted by printchick at 1:45 PM on August 24, 2006

eat pomegranates!
posted by sdn at 8:47 PM on August 24, 2006

Have a contest to see who can come up with the best mnemonic for MVEMJSUN.
posted by apple scruff at 11:34 PM on August 24, 2006

It isn't Pluto-specific, but a friend and I had a spaced-themed party (Spacelebration) a couple of years ago. We bought astronaut ice cream and made Tang mimosas.
posted by lunalaguna at 4:45 PM on August 25, 2006

Sno cones! Blue ones!
posted by Coda at 4:33 PM on August 26, 2006

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