The time has finally arrived! Game of Thrones is here!!!
We, sadly, cannot watch it yet. We 'cut the cord' with our cable company last year. We will be buying the season on Amazon once it's complete and we can't wait!
This party was for Bean's 20th Birthday back in April. I saved it to post during the GoT season though. This would make a great finale party! For the most part, this is very simple too, so you can focus on the goings ons of Westeros instead.
Here's the low down:
A lot of the decorations Bean already had. He's a huge history buff, so they worked along with the theme very well.
I made the dragon eggs from these Easter decorations I found on sale.
A bit of paint in the egg colors and...
These are a sequin and net covered styrofoam, so if you find this type, paint slowly and lightly. It'll take a few coats. If you paint too fast, the styrofoam will start to dissolve and your eggs will wither!
Around Easter you can find large eggs of many types. Even if your party isn't for months, buy them ahead so you'll have them!
The *Mini* Iron Throne:
Since I had purchased a huge amount of cocktail swords for the cheeses, I decided to make an Iron Throne decoration. I used items on hand to make it. The base is soap boxes, then a bit of cardboard for the arms. Cover in cocktail swords (many whole, some broken) and spray paint. It's not perfect, but it's recognizable and fun. I kept it & my Funko Tyrion now sits upon it.
Wine Bottle Candle Holders:
I used wine bottles a friend gave me and dripped wax all down the fronts. Then I just broke the candles until the fit the opening and lit.
The crown in the top wine bottle photo is a Christmas ornament. The one above is a simple toy crown from the Dollar Tree that I painted in an aged gold.
The Armillary Sphere I usually have on my Potter selves. The votives here came from the Dollar Tree as did the silver platters you will see in this photo (and others).
Bean got this cool sword display a few years back on vacation- in Gatlinburg, oddly. You'll notice the three dragons here. I also used fruit and nuts as double duty- for decorations and for food.
I made some bottled Imp's Delight. It's bottles of Perrier.
For the food, I mostly stayed with what I thought would be eaten in Westeros. Ham, breads, fruits, nuts, crackers, cheeses. I did add some other heres and theres though, of course.
Cheese tray, with nuts, cheeses, and bread
Wild Boar, of course
Honeycakes were large biscuits served with honey
A Bowl of Brown. If it really tasted this good, the poor people of Westeros would not be so skinny.
It was made from a packet of chocolate pudding, a tub of Cool Whip, and crushed Oreos.
The 'birthday cake' of the night was Sansa's Lemon Cakes
Lanister Gold Spread can be found here. 1, 2, 3 Cheese ball.
Onion Knight dip was just that- Onion Dip (and veggies)
No alcohol here, just grape juice
Again, no alcohol, so it's apple juice and 7-Up.
You could, of course, use alcohol for an adult party. Tyrion would approve.
Before the party, I had everyone declare a house. From that I made sigil wine glasses using my Silhouette cutter & etching cream.
These were the glasses everyone used for the night as well as their take home gift. I also used glass plates for the evening instead of paper to add to the element.
The cool stein seen here was a Christmas gift to Bean from Bakingdom and her hubs. They picked it up in Germany when they were stationed in Europe.
So, that's it! Hope you enjoyed this trip to King's Landing.
If you have any questions, just leave me a comment.
Party for 8
Glasses: $8 (plus etching)
Silver Trays: $4
Dragon Eggs: $4 (plus paint)
Sword cocktail sticks (for 250) $6
Votive Cups: $3
Candles (votive and taper): $4
Tiara: $1 (plus paint)
Cupcakes, including wrappers: $6
Ham: $6 (Easter sale)
Honey: already on hand
Nuts: already on hand
Apple Juice: $3
7Up 2 Liter: $1 (sale)
Grape Juice: $4
Dip: $2 (store brand)
Crackers: $4 (store brands)
Bowl of Brown: $6