First published on 25 Mar 2013. Updated on 3 Mar 2014.
The wait is finally over – the stupidly good bit of TV that is fantasy-political drama Game of Thrones is finally returning for a third season this Monday (April 1). And that means Game of Thrones party-time. You can have an excellent GOT shindig at home to celebrate the premiere, here's how to do it.
A tip to start: Don’t invite any disgruntled relos.
Set the scene: Order a 100kg block of ice from the Donohoe Ice Company. Every time you want a drink, send someone to “the Wall” to chip off a few chunks. If that sounds like too much effort, just turn the air-con down real low.
To eat: Get all feasty with a suckling pig from meat suppliers Wangara Poultry and Game – check with them first as supplies are limited. Alternatively, smash into some saucy ribs.
On that note: Lay down an old carpet or some newspapers – your pansy modern carpet’s going to need protection as you throw bones and swig wine in true Lannister fashion.
To drink: Go and see the guys at the City Wine Shop to find modern wines to match all that “Dornish red” and “Arbor gold” on screen.
Dress up: Pillage the racks at Centre Stage in Brunswick East for all your gothic fashion needs.
To bring: Make sure your fellow Thrones fiends come packing a wood-handled Opinel knife to tear into the tasty beasts. You can pick them up at Chef's Hat.
Extras: You’ll want a few dogs and some horses in there. Maybe a wolf.
Drinking game: The HBO rule – take a shot every time you see boobs.