After over an entire year of anticipation, the agony of waiting will end this Sunday, July 16, when Game of Thrones premieres its seventh season. Since releasing their first teaser back in March, it’s been all the buzz at the office. Questions about who will take the throne, what will become of Cersai, and, most importantly, how hot will Jon Snow look, have been the main topics of water cooler conversation around here. All over the world people will be tuning in and hosting viewing parties for fellow fans — here’s how to throw the GoT viewing party of every super fan’s dreams.

Winter is coming… WINTER IS HERE!

First tip: cupcake toppers with the sigils of the different houses of GoT. To create these toppers, draw the symbols of the houses, use an X-ACTO knife to trim them out, and mount them on card stock. Attach them to toothpicks using hot glue or tape. Which house are you rooting for?

Next tip, and my personal fav, is a backdrop to take pictures in front of. Backdrops are a super fun, easy way to spice up your party! Typically, it can be hard to find letter mylar balloons in a variety of colors, so these were originally gold and we spray painted them light blue.

Adding the Grabo Dragon Balloons ($8) created a fun 3D element. We spray painted them gold to match our color palette and put construction paper flames over the original flames (which were lackluster) coming from the dragons’ mouths.

Wildfire, anyone? Serve these wildfire-inspired cocktails at your party. To make these bright green drinks, add one shot of vodka, one shot Midori Melon Liqueur, and a dash of simple syrup to club soda.

Cheers to winter fiiiiiiinally being here! :)

Make your pals gold crowns inspired by the King’s crown to wear or fight over! ;) We used gold construction paper and pipe cleaner to make ours.

Just some GoT fans represented by the lovely gals of our editorial team, who are actually huge GoT fans IRL!

At last, the guest of honor has arrived! JON SNOW!

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DIY Production and Styling: Cassidy Miller

Photography: Chris Andre