How to Throw a Gilmore Girls Viewing Party
Welcome to the best Friday night dinner around! If you’re hardcore Gilmore Girls fans like we are, you’re COUNTING DOWN the days until Gilmore Girls: A Day in the Life. And chances are, you’re inviting your whole squad over to watch the episodes with you. So why not make it a party? With our free printables (link included below), throwing this Gilmore Girls viewing party will be as easy as pie.
“People don’t realize it, but it takes years of training to eat the way we do.” –Lorelai
And what do the Gilmore Girls eat? The finest junk food around, of course. To make this party extra special, fill your table with the best Gilmore Girls staples.
For the main course, give your guests Chinese takeout and pizza. You can even throw in a batch of “the devil’s starchy fingers” (French fries) to get the trifecta.
What’s a viewing party without snacks? Grab a handful of Red Vines, marshmallows (extra points if you snag some Mallomars), Pop Tarts that taste “like freedom and rebellion and independence,” popcorn, cupcakes, and other assorted candies.
To recreate those adorable cupcake toppers, all you have to do is print out pictures of your fave characters, attach them to a wooden pick, and insert into the cupcakes (homemade or store bought). We got them the Gilmore way… AKA we made someone else make them.
Last, but certainly not least, serve coffee and donuts for dessert. Or drink coffee the whole time (through an IV), because coffee = life. If you want lettered donuts to spell out Gilmore Girls—like ours above—contact your local bakery to see if they can whip up a special order.
Decor & Printables
Time to make your Gilmore Girls viewing party look amazing!
The best way to let your friends know about your party? With a hand-lettered invitation, of course! (Don’t worry, we did all the work.) We’re sure your BFFs will love them.
Start the night off right by playing Gilmore Girls bingo! Watch some of your favorite old episodes to build excitement, or dive right into the new episodes. Whoever wins, give them a Starbucks gift card or an extra helping of pizza. They deserve it.
Ever felt like you belonged in Stars Hollow or were a long-lost Gilmore? Let the world know with these adorable printable posters! For a large poster size, order an “engineer print” at Fedex or any copy center.
We also made a “Where You Lead” poster, to give an homage to the classic theme song we all know and love. If you aren’t a fan of pink, you can print this out on any color of cardstock paper you want.
Next, grab some foil balloons at your local party store. You can either leave them as is, or write character names as shown in the picture. All you need is white chalk marker, which can be found at Michaels or most other craft stores.
Last but not least, show off your love of Gilmore Girls with our graphic tees.
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