14/05/2019

The Night Is Long and Full of #GOT Parties

I’m baaaaack!

So, I am very much aware that I’ve been absent since December, and I have zero explanation except that life has been BUSY AF.

Regardless of why, I’m here now and ready to put on a huge pot of tea so we can get right back to spilling it! K? K.

Okay, so now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time to dive right in to today’s topic – Game of fucking Thrones. Or, more specifically, how to throw a badass Game of Thrones watch party in a friggin’ jiffy.

Some of you may not know this, but I am completely and utterly obsessed (and I mean obsessed) with GOT (much like the rest of the world), and it is beyond bittersweet that this is the final season (BIG fantasy guy over here). I’m truly going to be heartbroken once the show ends, because I genuinely just adore it that much (even though I am less than thrilled with some of the show runners’ latest season 8 decisions, but I suppose that’s a rant for another time).

On the bright side, however, with such a monumental series finale on the rise, I believe it is fully acceptable to get a bit extra and embrace the “watch party” to its fullest extent.

You don’t really need to give me a reason to be excessive, but, I mean, if you’re going to, I will happily take you up on that challenge, which is exactly what I did for the season 8 premier a few weeks ago. Not to mention it had been almost TWO YEARS since I had GOT in my life. Needless to say, I was ready to blow some dough and get creative with this one.

Thanks to my amazing boyfriend, Austin, who cooked his little heart out, and Pinterest, naturally, the GOT watch party I’d always wanted to host went down without a hitch.

Now, you may have missed the boat on a premier party, but there is still one hell of a finale only 5 days away! So, have no fear, you can take a page out of my book for a little inspo if you’re looking to say goodbye to the Seven Kingdoms in true GOT fashion this weekend.

Austin and I honestly picked up our decorations ALL over the place, but I would recommend searching on HBO’s official Game of Thrones Shop, Amazon, or Etsy first.

The Menu

First and foremost, if you choose to throw your own GOT watch party, I highly suggest you utilize Pinterest for recipes. I’m not a chef by any means, so a little help in the old kitchen goes a long, long way. That being said, let it be known that I can’t take credit for any of the recipes you see below (only the decor and table spread was my own doing). I am always so amazed by the creativity I come across on Pinterest, and when searching “Game of Thrones party” I was in no way disappointed. Austin and I took these awesome recipes and seamlessly incorporated them into our decor for a festive feast fit for the Prince (or Princess) Who Was Promised.

+ Deviled Dragon Eggs

I was given the GOT cutting board as a gift, but I’ve seen many versions of this floating around the web.

This was one of the coolest ideas I came across, and I’m so glad I did because I guarantee it will come in handy for many an Easter egg dying sesh down the road. Not only that, but it’s SO easy, and you can be as creative as you want with the food coloring. I chose to color my eggs red, green, and yellow to mirror the colors of Daenery’s three dragon eggs. I also threw in one blue egg in honor of Viserion after he was turned by the Night King (RIP, little buddy).

TIP: In order to deepen the colors and add some extra dimension, I added 1-2 drops of black food coloring.

+ Hot Pie’s Pot Pies

I found this map of Westeros on Amazon.

Okay, so we got a little lazy on this one, and Hot Pie would totally disapprove, but it was worth it because they were delicious and quick (which was great because our guests had already arrived by the time we got to throwing these bad boys in the oven). We chose the chicken, turkey, and beef pot pies to serve.

+ Theon’s Favorite Toy

You can really do whatever you want with this one. We chose to use Aidells Chicken Apple Dinner Sausages and paired them with a sweet and spicy mustard.

+ Cheddar Stark Dire-loaf

So, Austin actually came up with this recipe virtually all on his own, so I don’t have an exact duplicate to give you, but here is a similar recipe.

I picked up the Stark Direwolf sigil cake mold to create the loaf pictured above from Target. I am obsessed with how great the detail came out in the bread.

+ Baked Brie-nne of Tarth

Let’s be real here, there’s many ways to go about a good baked brie. I mean, how could you really go wrong? Cheese wrapped in puff pastry is literally always a win. We chose to add an orange marmalade inside the puff pastry before baking for a little extra blast of flavor.

+ Sansa’s Lemon Cakes

Renley Baratheon-like crown is from Party City.

I truly planned to use the recipe linked above going in to this party, but, when it came down to it, I just didn’t manage my time accordingly. So, I ended up settling for lemon cupcakes and adding candied lemon slices to the frosting. Don’t get me wrong, it totally worked out, BUT, if I were to go back, I would definitely attempt these cakes because they look delicious!

+ Charcuterie Board & Fresh Fruit

So, I guess I lied, these items were all my doing. I felt like a good medieval feast wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit and a charcuterie board. Necessities for sure, and so much room to play around and get creative here.

For a little extra detail, you can pick up a my Longclaw sword letter opener here.

+ Special Edition GOT Ale & Wine

I’m sure Tryion, Cersei, and the rest of us would all agree that a party just ain’t a party without wine and ale.

These”I drink and I know things” wine glasses are from World Market.

I picked up this pinot noir and chardonnay, and broke out all of these special edition beers for the shindig.

You can snag this Hand of the Queen bottle opener here.

The Details

If you love GOT, you need to pick up a copy of George R.R. Martin’s The World of Ice And Fire. It’s a huge book of Westeros’s history complete with beautiful illustrations.
I picked up this mini Iron Throne figurine at Target, and Austin found these awesome Targaryen, Lannister, and Stark sigil candles at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
These dragon egg candles were probably one of my favorite pieces, which I ordered from Amazon. I stuck them in this little chest to resemble the way the dragon eggs were presented to Daenerys when she married Khal Drogo.
Ghost even showed up to the party! What a good fucking boi.
So, Austin got me this direwolf plush years ago from the official HBO website. I’m honestly not positive these are still in stock, but I’m sure if you Google away you can find these cute replicas of all of the Starks wolves.
This sword isn’t GOT related at all, but my neighbors brought this baby over during the party, and I just had to share because it was just too cool not to.
Last but not least, I ordered my GOT shirt from Etsy and Austin picked his up from Target.

I hope this post has been helpful if you’re toying with the idea of throwing a finale watch party for this cult classic show.

If you have any questions about decor, feel free to leave a comment down below.

Oh, and let’s definitely discuss who you think is going to end up on the Iron Throne at the end of all of this insanity!

Until next time.

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