Winter is here, finally. After two long years, “Game of Thrones” (GOT) season 8 premieres on Sunday, April 14. And since my invitation to the New York premiere clearly got lost in the mail, I plan on celebrating the momentous episode with a killer party (no surprise GOT deaths expected).
So, take a break from your season 1-7 binge-watching (yes, we are all doing it) and make sure your season 8 viewing party is one worthy of the Seven Kingdoms.
While accepting that we can’t all be Mother of Dragons (or honestly, that dragons do not exist at all) can be tough, you can at least pretend for one evening. Light up these dragon egg candles — no arranged marriage necessary — and turn the rest of the lights off. Enter theater-mode as your lit dragon eggs flicker in the background.
Is this too soon? It feels too soon. But what better way to greet your guests than with a “Hold the Door” mat. While this does nothing to actually hold the door (check out the Hodor door stops for that), the mat is sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces and start the night out right. Or they will cry — it is worth the gamble.
Just because the Dothraki are messy does not mean you or your friends have to be. Whip out these coasters to keep your party going — and you will not spend your evening worrying about a ring mark even Melisandre wouldn’t be able to remove. And, these coasters serve a dual purpose: Delineate each guest into their house, marking their drink and their allegiance.
Tyrion’s phrase might be one of the most well-known to come from the series. Well, I also drink, and I also know things — and I know you will love these glasses. And so will your party guests.
You may not live in a castle, but you can get decked out like you are the Lady of Winterfell or the King in the North. Choose your alliance, hang the banners and sit with your elected house accordingly.
Looking to go all out? Set up a photo booth for you and your friends — because pics or it didn’t happen. Grab your favorite character and *click.* But pick your props with caution, once you have a favorite in Thrones, they typically end up dead.