“Game of Thrones” has become a widely-recognized story among fans of the TV series and the book series. The characters are iconic, the locations well-known and the story gripping. So how can you capture a little bit of that for your next party? With “Game of Thrones” inspired decorations, of course.
Claim Your House
The symbols for the four main houses in “Game of Thrones” are instantly recognizable. Go online to find images of these symbols, and print them out on card stock. Cut off the two bottom corners of the page, without cutting into the image, to make a banner. Place a small hole at the top of the page, in the center and about 1 inch from the edge. Make the decoration look fancy by gluing ribbon across this edge. Fold the ribbon down over both sides, after dotting both with glue. You’ll have to cut through the ribbon to expose the hole you made earlier. String twine or ribbon through the hole to hang the banner anywhere.
Do you prefer one house to another? Show your allegiance with a specialized DIY craft project . Hard boil eggs and intricately paint them before placing them in a straw nest. Use this as a centerpiece to create a Targaryen-inspired look. Weave sticks together with twine to create a circle. Trim the sticks as needed, but leave some short branches all around the circle. Spray paint the creation light brown. Once dry, it will resemble the antler crown worn by Baratheon kings.
To create a Lannister-inspired centerpiece, get fake gold coins and gems. Pile them into a small box, allowing some of it to spill to the surrounding area. The Lannisters are known for their wealth. If House Tyrell interests you, get a fake rose at the gas station and spray paint it gold. The symbol for House Tyrell is a golden rose. Get a standard planting pot and a thick branch to create a House Stark-inspired centerpiece. Fill the pot with dirt and place the branch inside to create a miniature version of the old trees that mean so much in the North.
Add details to your decor to carry the “Game of Thrones” theme throughout the party. Light the way with candles wherever possible, because there is no electricity in the Seven Kingdoms. When possible, use safer flameless candles. Always be cautious with open flames of any type.
If you have any fabric scraps or pieces that look like fur, drape them over furnishings to create a rich, medieval feel. To get a real “Game of Thrones” look, make raven scrolls. Roll long, thin strips of paper into scrolls and secure them with twine. Scatter them, along with black feathers if you have any, across a table top. Make the scene even more authentic with a raven perch, with can be assembled easily enough (put two short sticks together in a “T” shape and secure with twine).
Make the party decorations even more authentic with a map of the “Game of Thrones” world. Find the image online and print it out so it can be hung on the wall. Alternately, the map can be blown up and printed to cover an entire table top. This instantly creates the look of a “war table.” If you add chess pieces or some other gaming pieces, it will become a tactical map.