Hosting a Game of Thrones Dinner Party

Hosting a Game of Thrones Dinner Party

This year to celebrate my husbands birthday we hosted a dinner party with some of our friends that love the Game of Thrones as much as we do. 

As you can tell from some of my previous posts, we are pretty big GOT fans. Since we are headed into the final season, we decided to host a Game of Thrones viewing and dinner party, in conjunction with Ron’s birthday. Which is great since I needed to utilize a large amount of his sword and knife collection to make the tablescape happen. Which honestly, just made the the entire celebration even more fun for him, because he got to show his collection that he has been collecting for years. It is hard as an interior designer and is quite a challenge to work Dragon Slayer swords into an everyday living motif, but trust me it can be done if need be. These days,  they have been saved for his Man Cave area which will be in our basement upon finishing the spaces out.

To start this party off I wanted to really set the mood properly; in the television show and books there are so many different types of topographies, I knew it would be a challenge to incorporate them all without the table looking like a complete circus. So I decided to focus in on my favorite land which features the Dothraki army and Khalessi Mother of Dragons. To create that vibe I used my cow skin rug as a tablecloth, and reused the white fur placemats that I used for the Christmas table as seat cushions for the metals chairs. Yep I got one last use out of these placemats, lol 

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The next layers of linens were provided by Deconovo the Classic Durable Placemats for Dinning Tables and made from premium and are heat, water and stain resistant. They come in a set of 8 for $17.99 and come in lots of color options, my color is Titanium.  I used my galvanized chargers, which are probably one of the most versatile chargers I own. They go with everything, and I can dress them up or down, depending on the occasion. A simple black napkin should be something you always have on hand too, they go with everything. These also came from Deconovo in a 6 piece set for $14.99. They are made of a soft Jacquard Damask Cloth and come in a 18 x 18 size.

This dish-ware also plays a large focus on this table as well. I used my basic every day white plates, but I wanted to add more brown and slate colors to the table. I layered a salad plate from another set of dishes on top to add some brown. 

Then, I found these great hand carved wooden bowls at my local Sugar Boo, which is one of my favorite stores on the planet! I really like the versatility of these bowls too, because I can see them holding votives later on, maybe on a coffee table or as a centerpiece on this table. I also loved the wood grain variations on each of the bowls, that gave my table a really rich luxurious bohemian vibe. 

Another pretty undeniable feature on this table is the large charcuterie board that I procured from Front Gate last fall, along with the wine bottle candle opera toppers.  I utilized those for another themed table, you can see here from Halloween, for my Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Birds Table.  This time I chose to use them in a flat base form instead inserted into a wine bottle like last time. Then I used some votives and I added my recently found Dirty River Balls to the tops to create a medieval vibe. 

The large charcuterie board has been a great item for entertaining. I have to say I love the size and scale of this piece, especially for hosting large parties. You can fill it up and it spans a nice long distance, so you guests can easily graze along the board in a group. Which I find tends to be a bottle neck at all parties, when your guests stop and graze, so the size and length allows you to stretch the food out further for easier accessibility. I added large heavy duty beer stein ale mugs or whatever the guest beverage of choice would be, but they just felt right for the theme and feel of the table. I think a wine glass would have felt to frilly or light weight with all the masculine swords and knives. Speaking of knives each place setting has its own unique cleaned knife, if the guest would like to go full on Dothraki to eat, and chop there food with a hunting or bowie knife. Of course the birthday boy gets his dragon slayer knife. 

You may also notice that I was able to find the same pattern of the brown and white  cow rug on some really pretty mercury glass hurricane votives which I added to the the rest of the candles on large charcuterie board. If possible it is always a good idea to replicate a pattern through out your theme to give the feeling of cohesion. 

The Details  

Honestly the rest of the table and night was created by just paying attention to the details. Which any fan of any show will tell you, it is all about the details.  We had swords a plenty scattered through out our home but the feature sword was the King Slayer. We also played up the gears, which are present during the opening credits of the show.  These items along with several other icon pieces, like a leather bound book to replicate that of the Red Witch with a one eyed crow sitting a top. Of course as our party favors each of our left with a set of golden wrapped Dragons Egg’s from LUSH, which are one of my favorite things, but completely in theme for this dinner.  

THE WHITE WALKERS 

It just wouldn’t be the Game of Thrones without an appearance by the undead White Walkers. This year Johnny Walker created a limited edition Whiskey especially for the final season, called White Walker. Now, if you know my husband you know that he loves his whiskey, so of course this had to be procured for this celebration at all costs, lol. 

I decided it would be fun to do a frozen shooter that was blue like the White Walkers eyes. So I added a little Blue Cacao to a shot of the whiskey.

I poured the shots into an ice cube shot glass that I created from my silicon mold purchased for the Candy Bar Shot Glass at Halloween.  Then used a cut up skeleton for a stir stick garnish. I have to say, as the shot glasses cooled the liquor and became transparent they looked really neat. 

They lasted about 10 mins tops, so keep them in the freezer until you are ready to serve. Also if you pre-chill your liquor it will help to preserve them too, and add a little extra time. Let’s face it, when dealing with a White Walker in the show or as a drink, time is not one your side, LOL.

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43 Comments

  1. That looks incredible! well done! All the details are there, very impressive.

  2. This is amazing. I don’t think I could ever pull off something so elaborate, but a girl can dream! One month away, so excited!

  3. You guys are so much fun! This is such a great idea. Happy birthday to the hubby. It looks amazing! Now I want to throw a theamed dinner party! Who will babysit??

  4. Your attention to detail is amazing. I’m sure your husband and your guests had an awesome time. This post is a great guide to anyone who wants to host a themes dinner party.

  5. I love those votives! They fit the vibe perfectly. Really well done! I bet he and your guests were impressed!

  6. What an amazing ideas! I loved the shot glass and the skeletons. Amazing attention to detail.

  7. Wow! This must have taken a lot of planning and organization.

  8. I still haven’t seen this show. But this looks like an amazing party, and I’m gonna have to give the show a watch!

  9. Vonetta

    I have to say I am fan and this is a great idea.

  10. Farmhouse Fixer Upper

    Wow this is too cool I would have never come up with this idea in a million years and we love this show! I bet he had a blast.

  11. Mandy

    Fantastic idea and you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. I hope he had the best birthday ever.

  12. sunshine and daisies

    I enjoy reading this so much it was just like being there! The knives were the coolest part that and that you gave everyone a dragons egg, I love those.

  13. Belladonna

    You actually revealed that fantastically! Such an amazing idea and the video was a great draw, but the white walkers were the show stopper for sure.

  14. Abby Darlington

    You actually did an amazing job with party, those White Walker are amaze balls in the ice shot glasses. One of the coolest things I have seen in a while.

  15. Yeezy Boo

    Amazing stuff just simple amazing! 😉 You really out did yourself this time.

  16. Ashley Turner

    Wow Jen I am excited about the new season and this makes me even more excited. I have got to find that White Walker for my husband too.

  17. Whoa tons of terrific ideas here what a great idea I bet you husband loved it.

  18. Georgia Gal

    Such a fun idea I can not wait for you new season I can see a few White Walker’s in our future while watching the premier.

  19. Tara

    Seriously a lot of awesome stuff here the swords, the fur, the crows. You left no stone unturned.

  20. Mack

    Incredible use of a lot of material and tons of creativity.

  21. Southern Sassyfrass

    Amazing your table designs rally are just amazing. I can see why you Special Events and Weddings I bet they are amazing creations.

  22. Truly an idea to use the cow hide on the table we love it!

  23. Marcelo

    Incredible idea! Love it and you also provided quite a lot of valuable tips.

  24. Melanie

    Such a fun time, love the White Walkers and the Show is really the best, such nail bitting cliff hangers.

  25. Addison Wheeler

    Whoa now this is a party, how do I score an invite to this one? Looks like the event of the season, but I think your husband’s parties always are!

  26. Desiree

    Very good stuff! Love this whole dinner party idea and those fun little cocktails made with White Walker, so many great details.

  27. Amy @ Her Faith

    Oh my we love the Game of Thrones what a fun idea for a birthday celebration and to do a watch party, that is even better.

  28. mama knows

    How cool is this I am not sure I could pull off something this elaborate but I love seeing yours.

  29. the cheap jordan's

    You know that we are huge GoT fans so you totally got my attention with this post in your newsletter. I just had to see this one, and you did not disappoint. I bet Ron loved it.

  30. Michelle James

    What a fun idea for you husbands birthday dinner, it is like a grown up birthday party. Love the drink ideas and the theme.

  31. Lisa

    Such a good post with tons of great picture your content just keeps getting better.

  32. Harvard Yard

    Perfectly expressed without a doubt you true self comes shining through in all that you do and it is glorious.

  33. Kim

    Whoa a lot of terrific ideas in this post! I love the GoT this is Awesome! I have to say the White Walkers in Ice glasses are my favortie even if the melt, that is still pretty awesome.

  34. Blair Villanueva

    Wonderful table setting and great theme for a dinner party, sending you my highest regards!

  35. White Walker 007

    You stated it fantastically because winter is coming!

  36. Our Little Fox Hole

    Incredible idea lots of beneficial tips! Love this so much I bet so much too.

  37. 3+4 Chest of Drawers

    Brillant this is Great stuff right here! I love those white walkers, in an icy shot glass!

  38. Emile Franke

    Wonderful idea and information for hosting a party. Love your creativity.

  39. Valerie

    Fantastic idea I bet it was epic. Thanks a lot for the great ideas.

  40. FS Page

    Lovely material I love and appreciate all of it!

  41. morgan

    Amazing lots of valuable tips for someone looking to create the party of the year your friends will be talking about for ever.

  42. Nadalie Bardo

    What an exceptionally well done party theme. I love all your attention to detail.

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