If you and your friends religiously follow the same TV show and a new season is scheduled to air soon, enjoy the new episode together by throwing a premiere party.
Invite your guests at least two to three weeks ahead of time. Schedule the party to begin at least one hour before the premiere. This gives your guests time to settle in, watch the most recent episode before the new season begins, and enjoy some snacks and drinks. Make sure you know the exact number of guests that will be attending so you can arrange seating for everyone. Every chair should have a cushion on it so your guests can sit comfortably and they should be arranged so everyone has a good view of the screen. Your TV screen should also be large enough for everyone to be able to watch the show with ease.
Incorporate the show’s theme into your decorations. For example, if you’re throwing a Walking Dead premiere party, zombies, fake blood, and gore-themed food would set the tone perfectly. Don’t spend too much time or money on decorations—it’s the premier that should be the centerpiece of your party!
Food and Beverages
You can never go wrong with offering a few simple snacks, appetizers, and desserts. Provide staples like cheese and crackers and find a few easy, simple recipes that can feed your whole group. If you’re providing dinner for your guests, try to keep the theme of the party consistent by incorporating it into your food. Set out custard and fish fingers for a Doctor Who party, or use ornate goblets and serve a medieval-style feast for a Game of Thrones premier—the possibilities are endless! Encourage your guests to stay and discuss the premiere after the show ends by offering dessert and coffee after the credits roll.
The premiere will be the main source of entertainment for your guests, but adding in some more fun doesn’t hurt. Before or after the premiere, play games to go along with the show and offer small prizes to the winners. Come up with trivia games and test your guests’ knowledge of their favorite show. Collect quotes from previous episodes and have guests guess which character said the line. You can also have everyone make bets on what will happen in the new episode. Another way to make your premiere party a blast is by asking your guests to arrive dressed as a character from the show.
If the premiere party is a success, offer to host a season finale party. Nothing makes a show better than watching it with friends.