10 Things You Need for a Golden Globes Watch Party (Slideshow)
January 5, 2017
Enjoy the night just like the stars do
10 Things You Need for a Golden Globes Watch Party
Putting together a killer Golden Globes watch party is surprisingly easy to do. Like any party, you need to decide on a theme, dress code, and menu. Ideally, all of these things will involve Hollywood or one of your favorite nominated shows or film, but it doesn’t have to.
An A-List Theme
Every decent watch party needs a theme. To make your party stand out, pick your favorite nominated movie or TV show and build a theme around that. You can go simple with a Hollywood-themed La La Land party or get really out there with a Westworld theme, complete with Western wear and more whiskey than you can even imagine.
Have a competition to see who can guess the most winners in all of the major categories by having your guests fill out Golden Globes ballots. Make a small betting pool for each category and for the overall winner.
Booze (and Lots of it)
The Golden Globes are infamous for having a the biggest open bar in Hollywood, leading to slurred acceptance speeches, outrageous jokes, and one heck of a viewing experience for those at home. Channel the Golden Globes’ spirit with your own open bar, complete with several different kinds of liquor, highly alcoholic beers, and Champagne (of course).
What are you going to do with all the liquor from your very own open bar? Play drinking games with it, of course. You can take a sip anytime host Jimmy Fallon or a presenter mentions Donald Trump, when an acceptance speech runs long, or when Moonlight predictably (and deservedly) wins a ton of awards. That will get you sufficiently buzzed. You can also pick a celebrity such as Ryan Gosling, Jeffrey Tambor, or Julia Louis-Dreyfus and drink whenever he or she appear on screen. Finish your drink if your chosen actor wins.
For the 2017 Globes, Lindt is going to be offering up their chocolates everywhere, with customized truffle pops backstage and limited-edition Lindt gift boxes filled with milky sweet chocolates. At your own watch party, indulge in the new Lindor Fudge Swirl truffle to feel just like the stars. Give them out as a part of your treat bags to channel those infamous swag bags
To go along with your theme, have your guests adhere to a strict dress code for your Golden Globes soirée. You can play along with the “Who are you wearing?” questions of the night by making everyone dress to the nines. Or, if your party is more themed, have your friends dress as their favorite nominated TV or film character.
It is the Golden Globes, isn’t it? So decorate your home with all gold everything. Gold tablecloths, gold plates, and gold decorations (including small trophies, confetti, and signs) are a good place to start. The centerpieces for the Golden Globes are always gorgeous flower bouquets, so go out and pick up some fresh-cut roses.
Movie- and TV-Themed Foods
This year’s Golden Globes nominees are a little short on food-related programming, but there are still plenty of dishes to choose from inspired by nominees. Serve up some lobster rolls in honor of Colin Farrell’s nomination for his work in The Lobster. On the TV side, be like “Eleven” from Stranger Things and eat Eggo waffles in massive amounts, or honor Donald Glover’s celebrated show Atlanta by serving up some peach desserts.
No watch party would be complete without the ultimate watching snack: popcorn. Pop massive bowls of this classic, irresistible snack and top it with plenty of that artificial movie theatre “butter” for more authenticity.
A Red Carpet
If your party is going to be any level of award-show fabulous, then you obviously need to roll out a red carpet. You can improvise a bit by just using a giant roll of red paper. But, if you don’t even want to go that far, create your own step and repeat backdrop (with a party hashtag, duh) and put together a quick and easy photo booth for your shindig.