The day is fast approaching. On November 25th, Netflix is releasing 4 90-minute episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and here at GilmoreNews, I’ve been putting together the ultimate party and YOU are all invited.
Four Seasons. One party. And everyone is invited.
I’m setting up my party with two of my girlfriends who are die-hard Gilmore Girls fans, just as excited as I am to add some “No cell phone” signs and Luke’s Diner posters around the room and to don our plaid PJs for a full-on marathon, complete with our themed snack vignettes.
I wanted to pay respect to each episode as its own snapshot of the Gilmore Girls world, and also play off the Seasons theme. My Viewing Party will be organized by Season, and I welcome you to partake in the fun. For each Season (each episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life), we’ll switch out our snacks buffets to feature a different theme. There will be decorations, of course.
Winter Theme: Breakfast of Champions
Now, we all know Winter promises to be a difficult episode, as we all grieve the loss of Richard Gilmore (and Edward Herrmann). Even without that making us all sad, watching the first episode of Gilmore Girls in nearly a decade is likely going to draw a lot of tears. Have your Kleenex ready!
To start off our theme, I challenge you all to embrace the best of Gilmore Girls breakfasts, whether for you that means Pop-Tarts (with a token apple), cereal combos or a stack of pancakes. Or all three, in true Gilmore style. I will be toasting up some Pop-Tarts with some coffee (ok, a lot of coffee) in my Luke’s Mug.
Spring Theme: Bring on the Sugar
I have a feeling we’ll all need some sugar to recover from Winter. Plus, sugar is the hallmark of Gilmore Girls viewing parties. I’ll be lining up some Twizzlers and Twinkies and Mallomars in my candy buffet. And gummy worms, because that’s just a part of what my girlfriends and I always have at our parties. What will go in yours?
Summer Theme: Celebrate the Best of Gilmore
I may be in a sugar coma by now, so I think it’s time to pull out my copy of Eat Like a Gilmore to plan some real food. Perhaps we’ll pay homage to Emily with some high tea sandwiches. Or maybe I’ll cave and make the recipe for dessert sushi, we’ll see! Perhaps I can call doughnuts and tater tots more substantial. Especially if they’re organic (right, Lorelai?).
Fall Theme: All Out Gilmore
This is it. The very last episode. It’s time to pull out all the stops. Pour yourself “The Rory”, order a pizza, toss some Chinese food on the side and call it night. Let’s eat our way through the pain of watching our last episode!
GilmoreNews Viewing Party
This isn’t just a suggested party guide. This is the design for my party and you’re invited. Ok, you’re not going to actually crash my real-life party, but you’ll be with me virtually!
Here’s how it’s going down. We’re going to start our online party at 6am PST, six hours after the official release of the show. The party will be hosted both here on GilmoreNews.com in a live blog format, where you can interact in real time, as well as on Facebook, where I’ll also try to interact on our Event page. In true party format, it’s not just going to be about watching the show together, but interacting in real time.
The rough outline for the event is to begin our PARTY at 6am PST, kicking off the viewing of the first episode (Winter) at around 6:30am. After each episode, we’ll take a break to stretch, talk, grab more food and prepare for the next episode. I’ll hoping to make those break times very interactive, so that during the show we can all pay attention (for the most part). I think the creators and actors deserve that.