How to throw the ultimate Game of Thrones viewing party

The last season is coming, and to celebrate the return of Game of Thrones it's time to dust off your goblet and prepare for a night of events. Here's how you can get into character:

Select your outfit

Whether you come in tunic, gown or crown - this is the moment to get medieval. Dark velvets and silver accessories will have you fit for the throne, while weathered linen, leather and brown suede will have you ready for adventuring across the seven kingdoms. And of course, a sword never goes astray. 

Lay out the banquet

Is it even Game of Thrones without a feast? Get the roasts in order and put on the best medieval spread for your subjects. Start the main course with a showcase, like a grand roast suckling pig shoulder accompanied with duck-fat potatoes with garlic and rosemary

There wouldn't be a feast without pies, and your guests will love this beef in red wine pot pie with a sweet and juicy cherry pie for dessert. 

Pour the mead

Game of Thrones would not be the same without the swirling of wine in goblets, mostly by a Lannister. As Tyrion so eloquently said, "That's what I do. I drink wine and I know things."

So to keep the tradition going, make a batch of the sweet winter warmer, mead -  the worlds oldest alcoholic drink and Game of Thrones speciality. But if bloody red is more up your alley, delight in the spices of mulled wine to cheers at your own great hall.

You can also sip on the recently released Game of Thrones single malt scotch to get truly into the spirit.

Prepare the keep

It's time to show your allegiance and hang the flags. Whether it's a gold lion for the Lannister's or a dark wolf for the Stark's, this is a chance to get crafty. Get together and DIY some flag-making to represent your favourite family.

Create a moody atmosphere by lighting candles around the room, draping dark velvet over your curtains and if you want to go the extra step, try your hand at a DIY throne. 

Collect your faces

Before we enter Westeros, bring your guests together for some pre-viewing games.

Channel your inner Arya Stark in a (less deadly) Game of Faces. Someone tells a story or recounts a memory to the other, and they get one chance to gauge whether it is true or false. Once everyone has had their turn, the person with the most 'faces' wins. 

You can also create your own bingo cards to test your guests' knowledge, and organise a house sweep to see who is the closest of figuring out the plot for the first episode. Regardless of what happens, it's going to be big! 

Catch up before Game of Thrones Season 8 with every episode of every season available on Foxtel On Demand.

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