It’s no surprise that Game of Thrones inspired Halloween costumes are predicted to be some of the most popular Halloween costumes this year. The show is getting more and more popular each season. Every season more and more people discover the show for the first time and become die-hard fans. So if you want to throw one of the most popular Halloween parties you should choose a Game of Thrones theme for your party.
Encourage guests to come as their favorite Game of Thrones characters, but just make sure you don’t end up with 30 Cersei Lannisters running around, or multiple Daenerys Targaryens bringing their dragons into the house. A good way to make sure that everyone chooses a unique character is to have people RSVP to the party as the character they want to dress up as. That way you can let people know which characters are already taken.
The most popular and infamous characters from the show like Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Tywin Lannister, Joffrey, Margaery Tyrell, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Bronn, Catelyn Stark and Robb Stark will probably be the Halloween costumes that most people want to claim. But there are so many great characters in Game of Thrones that even if someone’s first choice is already taken they will be able to find another character they really like to dress up as.
Game of Thrones accessories are key when you are throwing a Game of Thrones Halloween party. It is important to get the setting right in order to get everyone in the right frame of mind. You can use cardboard and spray paint, long drapes of fabric and other materials to make your home look like a castle. You can also transform the garden or backyard into settings from the show to make everyone feel like they are in Westeros and Essos.
Here are some other tips for throwing the ultimate Game of Thrones Halloween party:
Get the food right: No Game of Thrones party would be complete without medieval food. You can find recipes for medieval style food online. You can also find catering companies that specialize in catering theme events to do all the cooking for you. Leg of lamb is a great thing to serve. So are foods like Elderflower fritters, stuffed mushrooms, ramp butter, and root vegetables. If you want to add traditional Halloween party foods try to serve them in appropriate containers that fit the theme, like Direwolf serving platters and dishes.
Have a dressing area for partygoers: Some people might need to wait until they arrive to get into costume. Other people might need to freshen up their costumes as the night goes on. Set aside a small room or create a small area by hanging curtains where guests can reapply makeup, fix their wigs, fix any clothing issues and be sure the other details on their costumes are correct. Keep makeup remover wipes, contact lens solution, makeup, hairbrushes and other items in the area for guests to use. You should also put some cardboard, duct tape, and other materials that guests might need to fix armor or weapons. They will really appreciate it.
Stage some scenes: A fun thing to do at a Game of Thrones party is to recreate your favorite scenes from the show, like the infamous Red Wedding. Videotape the scenes and you can post them on Facebook or YouTube so that all your friends can enjoy your performances. You can also plan other Game of Thrones inspired activities like mock swordfights and battles. After the party starts to wind down you can watch the show from the beginning as a group to give everyone a chance to see any episodes or seasons that they have missed.
Use dragon inspired gift bags for party favors: You can easily make small cloth that looks like dragon eggs. Fill them with candy and party favors for your guests to take home. The bags will be a fun reminder of your party that your guests can reuse for other things. They could even end up being part of someone’s costume for a Cosplay event or they could show up at your Game of Thrones Halloween party next year as a part of someone’s costume.