So, you’re a TV buff. You never miss an episode of Game of Thrones and have subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, Amazon Prime and Sling. What better way to entertain than by hosting an epic Emmy’s viewing party?
Of course, you’re going to invite all your friends, but is it going to be a formal, dressed to the nines event or will you make it super casual and have everyone come in their PJ’s or sweats? Perhaps you’ll ask them to dress up as their favorite TV character or actor. Find an invitation online that fits with the theme. There are several options like Paperless Post or Punchbowl for online invites or customizable printed invitations.
The ambiance for your soiree is key. Make sure there are plenty of spots for your guests to sit comfortably. Chairs, large pillows and throws will make everyone nice and cozy. Make sure the TV is large enough and in a location that will make it easy for everyone to see clearly. You can purchase TV related items on Amazon or Oriental Trading without breaking the bank. Think film reels, red carpet runners and film strip photo frames. You can even purchase kits that have Hollywood themed props to take selfies with. Set up a customized Snap Chat geo filter for under $10. Your guests will have fun posting to their stories all night long.
Visit the Emmy’s website ahead of the show and create ballots so party goers can follow along. If you prefer, have them select who they think will win. At the end of the night have a prize for the person with the most correct picks.
Beer, wine, water and soft drinks are a staple at all get-togethers. Make this one extra special with some champagne or sparkling wine. You could even prepare a signature cocktail for the evening.
Lastly, plan your menu. As with most parties like this, you’ll want food that isn’t too messy. Finger food is usually best. Crostini or Piadina with Crescenza, prosciutto and arugula are quick and easy. No party is complete without a beautiful cheeseboard and complementary accompaniments. Use some of your props to help decorate the board and your table.
Whatever you do, remember to have fun! The Emmy’s are more light-hearted than the Oscar’s and chances are everyone you know watches (and enjoys) more television than they like to admit!