Oh. My. God. Guys…guys! That episode. Just…wow. I could not have thought of a better way to start off Season 7! My boyfriend and I absolutely love Game of Thrones, and since I love hosting and planning parties, I decided to go ALL OUT for this Premiere Viewing Party. We had about 14 people over, and everyone had a blast! Here’s what I did for the deco and the food, with some help from my boyfriend’s mom, and two friends that came over early to help put it all up.
“Shall we begin?” XD
There were so many things I wanted to do for this, I don’t really know where to start. I guess I’ll start with the simpler things.
I downloaded a Game of Thrones font and used my brand-new Silhouette Cameo machine to cut vinyl letters of the Faceless Men’s mottos, and put them on the double doors going into our bonus room where we have a projector set up for movie nights!
I wanted to do a weirwood tree centerpiece with a nod to Jon Snow/Lyanna Stark, so I got a couple of fall branches from Michaels, popped the leaves off, sprayed them white, and put the leaves back on! I added a blue rose to the vase to reference Lyanna, Jon’s mother.
I also grabbed some tealight holders and taper holders from the dollar store, sprayed the bases with Krylon’s Looking Glass spraypaint, and glued the tealight holders to them to make some fancy-looking candleholders!
What’s a Game of Thrones party without Dragon Eggs, right? Well, these took a bit of trial and error, but I got them done!
I started with 3 large plastic easter eggs, and ended up cutting out the scales from craft foam with my Silhouette machine, which saved me a TON of time and headache, and applying each one with a dab of hot glue. I started off using worbla and heating it up to stick the scales on the eggs to give a hard stony-effect, but it proved to be WAY too much of a pain. I also primed them with stone textured spray paint before spraying them each their base color and hand-embellishing them in their respective accent colors (black with red for Drogon, green with bronze for Rhaegal, and cream with gold for Viserion). I think they came out pretty awesome!
But wait! But there’s more!
The eggs definitely took the longest, and is the bit of decoration I am DEFINITELY the most proud of for this party, but there are a few other touches I did, to really make the party shine!
My boyfriend helped me make a sheet with the Black Watch Oath on it with a crow flying in front, which I framed:
I also framed a map of Westeros and Essos that I got from Amazon:
I’m sure you can see the severed hand with the label on it next to the eggs above that reads “the Lannisters always pay their debts”, right? Well, I made up a bunch of these to really tie everything in.
The food was a potluck, with some of my friends helping me out by bringing the dishes I wanted to serve, while I focused on the decorations.
We had “Chicken a la Clegane” (or rotisserie chicken from Publix), a “Bolton Flayed Meat Board with the Greyjoy Special”, “Tyrell Fruit and Veg Harvest”, “Valyrian Dragon Claws” (or sausage stuffed peppers wrapped in bacon). For dessert, my friends helped me with some Ned Stark’s Head on a Pike cake pops and I got some Myers Lemon cupcakes for Sansa’s Lemon Cakes. To drink, we had Wildfire (with green submersible LEDs to make it glow) and Melisandre’s Ruby Punch (with red submersible LEDs to reference how her ruby always glows when she’s doing her magic). I put up some dollar store tablecloths on the wall for a nice back drop to everything.
Well, I think that’s everything! I had so much fun planning this and putting it all together. Let me know what you guys think in the comments section below!