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.
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.
You'll need the right font to make it look proper..properly!
Add a medieval flair by using the template below.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Now decorate like it's 1399.
Game of Thrones Themed Decorations
Dragon eggs are a Game of Thrones party favorite. Here are several ways you can make them.
The Iron Throne is supposed to be uncomfortable, so decorate the most uncomfortable chair in the house.
As King (or Queen) of the Castle, you deserve a crown.
Show everyone what happened to the last guest who tried to usurp your authority.
(Is that a polyethylene skull + glue + gold paint?)
Show support for your liege lord!