Our Doctor Who 5th Grade Homeschool Graduation Party

A homeschool graduation set to the theme of Doctor Who turns out fabulously for this little girl.

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Two weeks ago, we had a 5th grade graduation party for Lorelai. We went with a Doctor Who theme because she a huge fan. Huge fan. Did I say HUGE? 

We invited family members and her closest homeschool friends to celebrate this transition from elementary to middle school years. It was a day she'll never forget!

I'm sharing photos from the day. I've blurred the faces of certain ones, either because I haven't obtained their permission to publish or for their own protection.

Doctor Who Party Food

1. The 11th Doctor's "rubbish' meal - Inspired by all the things he wouldn't eat when he first met Amelia Pond. 

2. The Doctor's Last Picnic (season 6 ep. 1) - Everything except the wine.

3. Cassandra Lasagna - This was one of my Pinterest flips and flops.

4. Adipose marshmallows- also one of my flips and flops.

What Doctor Who party would be complete without Fish Fingers and Custard? Only we didn't use fish fingers. I made little cookies from this recipe.

The Party Setup

Balloons, a cake, bow ties (Bow ties are cool!) for all the guests and a party table. All set! Of course there were bananas. "Always bring a banana to a party, Rose. Bananas are good!"

At some point during preparations, I found Lorelai like this. She said, "Mommy! I can't remember anything!" That's right. The Silence. (If you're a fan, you'll get the reference.)

Our first guest. "Are you my mummy?"

Play Time

My friend Kristen took all the pool shots. 
You can find her work at Pregnant and Barefoot Photography

The Gifts

These are a few pictures of her opening gifts. In the end, she received a few Minecraft and Doctor Who T-shirts, two sonic screwdrivers (the 10th and 11th Doctors') and River Song's journal (a gift from me). She also got a badminton set and some others little things.

Oh - and here is a photo of Alexis and me. Ya know. Just because.

This party is just one way our family helps a child transition from stage of life to another. Read my chapter "Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School Years" in The Big Book of Homeschooling Ideas.

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Happy Homeschooling!


  1. How fun! Glad you all had a good time. Have to keep this in mind. Hope you are having a good summer!!

    1. Thanks, Paola! Hope you're doing well. Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. THIS. IS. AWESOME!! Amazing job on the party! I especially love the "rubbish meal". I've never seen that before.

    1. That cookbook has a lot of neat ideas in it.

    2. Holy crow! I just realized how near you are to me.


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