Want to throw a Walking Dead Season 8 premiere party celebrating The 100th episode? Whatever’s going to happen, you don’t want to face it alone. So this might be the perfect time to put together a last-minute party and message your friends with an invitation on Facebook. It may turn into a wake or a memorial, like many episodes tend to do in this show’s universe.
Oh, and if you have too much fun, you might have to call in sick to work tomorrow.
We highly suggest you invite some friends over and watch it as a group, for moral support. Or just watch it with your family, but try to “brighten things up” a bit by making it a theme night. Either way, here are a few ideas that might bring you some comfort.
Create a Walking Dead Memorial
This idea is a MUST for your party. The photo above is from a memorial that’s made the rounds on Pinterest in a previous season. Put together your own, updated with the latest deaths, and leave at least one space for tonight. Print out photos of all our favorite characters who are still alive. When the show’s over, you can have a little memorial moment and add the photo to the poster.
Host a Walking Dead Prediction Contest
Ask all your friends to write down who they think will die in tonight’s episode. Then have a creepy prize for whoever wins! If you don’t want to be quite this exact, you can just have a “Season 8 Premiere Predictions” contest, and let everyone write down 5 to 10 predictions. Have them put a checkmark next to every prediction that comes true. When the episode ends, read your predictions out loud and give a reward to the person who gets the most right.
Make Some Walking Dead Recipes
Put together a few Walking Dead themed desserts and appetizers. And go ahead and order a pizza while you’re at it, because you’ll need the comfort food. For example, you can make a round cheesecake and cover it in cherry topping and decorate it to look like a brain. Or you can make a TON of chocolate pudding and label it Carl’s Chocolate Pudding. You could also make delicious cupcakes and print out some homemade zombie silhouettes on black cardboard paper, attach them to toothpicks, and decorate the cupcakes with them. Or just bake chocolate chip cookies and label them “Carol’s Cookies.”
By the way, if you take Oreos and blend them up, you can get the BEST crumbles that look like dirt for the top of your cupcakes. Add tombstones on top and gummy worms for a fun “dead” theme. We made these for a birthday party, and you could use a similar theme for Walking Dead:
Oh, and no Walking Dead finale party would be complete without a GREAT drink recipe. Consider these Walker Blood Sangria shots, that look and taste dreadfully delicious. This recipe only calls for wine, cointreau, oranges and pomegranate juice and arils, and sparkling water.
Host a Drinking Game or a Bingo Game
We’re keeping this short because these are last-minute ideas, since the finale is tonight! But no finale would be complete without a drinking game (and you may need it after the show ends…sigh.) Here are some ideas to get you started. The one below is actually from the writers’ room, according to Reddit:
To make the game a little more fun, replace the “ending shot” boxes with boxes that apply for the entire episode. For example, try one of these:
- Someone says: “This is the way the world is now!”
- Negan says: “I like you! You’ve got balls!”
- Carol and Daryl have a moment
Need more ideas to create your own? This is a drinking game from Season 1. (Click on “long description” to get the full rules.) And this is a drinking game from season 4. And here’s another fun drinking game from Pinterest:
These should give you some good ideas for starting your own game. Remember, drink responsibly! Have that Uber app ready if anyone needs a sober ride home after the finale. You might also need the Uber app on hand in case anyone is crying too much to drive.