Hosting the Ultimate Theme Party
Theme parties offer a fantastic way to dress in your favorite era, get silly and have good old-fashioned fun. If you’re thinking about hosting one, don’t stress, there are many things you can do to create the ultimate party worth remembering.
Transforming Your Home
Staging a home isn’t just for realtors. People do it all the time when they throw theme parties. First, select what you want the theme to be. Perhaps you’re a fan of the long-running series Game of Thrones and secretly always wanted to play the part of Cersei Lannister. You can create an iron throne, crowns, and have a few paper dragons on display.
Dressing the Part
Themed parties present a wonderful opportunity for you to really get into character. If you want to portray the infamous, cruel and vain character, Cersei, you can wear vintage clothing pieces and a blond wig. To make the party more interesting, have your partner play the role of her brother Jamie and really have some fun.
A royal bash is not complete without beautiful exotic pieces. For instance, a sword made of Valyrian steel shows wealth and as it turns out also kills White Walkers. While it won’t actually contain Valyrian steel, you can make one that looks similar. With regard to your jewelry, large antique necklaces and pendants, and big bold rings will make a statement of power. Other suggestions include a hand of the king bottle opener and paper dragons.
The Table Feast
The feast should be fitting for a king or a queen. Deviled dragon eggs, roasted boar, pigeon pies, cake pops, beheaded, of course, little chicken fingers and lots of wine make wonderful additions. Scatter fake gold coins and golden dragon eggs and create the major house sigils as a backdrop. Cover the table with a black cloth and place antique candle holders evenly spaced and antique silver pitchers filled with beer, wine or your favorite cocktails.
There’s no doubt about it, the Lannisters enjoyed drinking wine. Play the drinking game as Tyrion did several times during the 8 seasons or set up a dartboard featuring the face of the sadistic Joffrey and make each throw count. You can also take out your Game of Thrones board game where you either win or you die. If you really want to take things to the next level of fun, treasure hunts are something that everyone will enjoy. Hide little trinkets that identify each house or main character and have your guests search for them.
Game of Thrones had so many memorable characters, some of which met an early demise. Pick a few of your favorite scenes, enlarge the photos and glue them onto sturdy cardboard. Then place them around the home and outdoors too, and use them as fun props for photos. It’s a great way for your friends to take home fond memories.
Look your Best
As the host, you want to look your best playing the role of Cersei. Get plenty of rest the evening before the big event. Before applying your foundation, powder, and blush, make sure to apply eye cream to cover any dark circles. Your vintage attire should be pressed and your walk and mannerisms should project ambition, willfulness, cunning, and spirit. Grace and beauty are only part of your package.
Hosting the ultimate theme party is easy. Simply add era-appropriate touches and pieces and serve foods that reflect the period of time. Don’t be afraid to include party games for entertainment and to dress the part to the tee. Most of all, have fun.