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Game of Thrones Watch Party Ideas: Ambiance and Decorations

three dragon eggs in a chest

If you're throwing a Game of Thrones watch party, you'll need to set the mood.

Here are some great ideas from those who have gone before you. Feel free to copy these ideas and put your own spin on them.


Great Ideas for Your Game of Thrones Party


The Invitation

Most of you will end up inviting people the old fashioned way - by making a private Facebook event. But if you want to go all-out, there's just no substitute for a wax sealed paper invitation.

a letter is sealed with wax

DIY Wax Seal Instructions

For a less personalized seal, you can buy this $12 kit.

a wax seal kit

You'll need the right font to make it look proper..properly!

this font looks like the game of thrones show font

The Game of Thrones Font

Add a medieval flair by using the template below.

this template looks like the Gutenberg bible

Medieval Stationary

Make sure you're clear about the start time. I suggest having guests arrive at least an hour before the show starts. Be very explicit about exactly when you will be starting the show (9PM EASTERN TIME if you want to start when it airs), and state that you require internet blackout during the show.


Setting the Mood

Introductions

Since the recession, most people no longer have squires. So when your guests arrive, greet them by reciting their full title "Hail First Name of House Last Name". Blow a bugle horn between introductions for more decorum.

The Extension of Guest Right

After the arrival and recitation of titles, it is customary to offer your guests bread and salt. This is a symbolic gesture. You are offering them guest right.

a bread bowl full of salt sits on a table

Bread and Salt

Remember: If any guest takes the salt and bread, they are protected by "guest right." You are not allowed to harm that guest for the rest of the night!

The Denial of Guests Right

If unwanted guests arrive, here's what to do.  Instead of offering bread and salt, you simply sit in the doorway with your sword across your lap. This is a sign that they are unwelcome and will not be extended guests right in your house.

Music

The official Game of Thrones soundtrack for seasons 1, 3, 4 and 5 are FREE to stream for Amazon Prime members. Not a member? Just sign up for this 30-day free trial.

Now use the Amazon Music app to cue up the music, and play it softly in the background.

Another option is to go with something less recognizable and more period-appropriate. Try this hour-long selection on Youtube & simply start it over if it gets to the end:

 

Public Countdown to Thones-Time

This website counts down to the next episode of Game of Thrones and looks really cool.

game of thrones countdown timer

Load it up and display it on a laptop. It's even better if you can load it onto the TV screen directly. PS4 owners can use the web browser to do it. Apple TV owners can pull it up on a laptop or mobile device and then use airplay to accomplish the same goal.

Make Your House Look Medieval

You'll want to avoid having any electronics visible. So move them or cover them with cloth.

You should also gather every candle you've got and light em up!

candle holders made out of concrete

DIY Concrete Candles

Now decorate like it's 1399.

two mercury glass goblets

DIY Mercury Glass Goblets

a cloth banner that says gather

DIY Medieval Signs

Game of Thrones Themed Decorations

Dragon eggs are a Game of Thrones party favorite. Here are several ways you can make them.

three dragon eggs in a chest

DIY Paper Mache Dragon Eggs

three great dragon eggs of paper mache

Another Instructable for paper mache dragon eggs.

shiny dragon eggs made from push pins

Push Pin Dragon Eggs

danaerys lost her dragons. send a raven if found

Add some levity with this lost and found poster.

this toilet looks like the iron throne

Dress up your Porcelain Throne DIY style.

The Iron Throne is supposed to be uncomfortable, so decorate the most uncomfortable chair in the house.

a wooden chair with cardboard swords attached

Cardboard Wooden Iron Throne

As King (or Queen) of the Castle, you deserve a crown.

a cardboard crown that looks like joffreys

DIY Antler Crown Like Joffrey's

Show everyone what happened to the last guest who tried to usurp your authority.

a skull with molten lava and white hair

Crown for a King

(Is that a polyethylene skull + glue + gold paint?)

Show support for your liege lord!

lannister house banner

six sigils on coasters that look like wax seals


Great Ideas for Your Game of Thrones Party

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