Many in the Philadelphia area and beyond have been anticipating the return of Game of Thrones for quite some time now, and there is no better way to celebrate tonight than with a themed party and free HBO for Xfinity subscribers. Invite over some friends, break out the wine and get to preparing a fantasy get-together in true Game of Thrones style with a few of these suggestions.
Beverages were an important aspect of medieval life, so have some wine and beer available. Red wine of a European descent is a perfect fit to set the ambiance, as well as any beers from the same region. While the show’s characters only drank water in times of extreme war, or possibly a famine, it’s proper to keep some non-alcoholic drinks on hand.
As far as nibbles go, Easter Sunday dinner will probably keep most partygoers from actual hunger, but a few options could help set the mood. Consider honey-glazed chicken, cheese and crackers, fruits and if you have one readily available, an entire boar roasted over a fire pit. Desserts such as pies and tarts are a fitting complement. Lemon cakes in particular are a favorite of one of the Game of Throne characters, Arya Stark.
With the basic preparations out of the way, set the ambiance with some candles and switch the channel to HBO. Game of Thrones premieres at 9 p.m. tonight.