Whether it’s date night with mom, or with your girlfriends, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is the perfect Netflix spectacular to cozy up and spread some Gilmore Girls cheer. Whether it’s the Mrs Kim to your Lane, your Lorelai to your Rory, or your Lane to your Rory, find that perfect somebody (or somebodies) and get ready for a Gilmore Girls Date Night on November 25th!
I’m throwing an intimate gathering with some of my besties, as well as some of my new friends I’ve made through blogging. We’re excited to spend a Friday night getting to know one another, and spend some time chatting about everything Gilmore Girls, as well as chat about our own Lorelai’s, Lane’s, Luke’s, Jess’s, etc. in our lives.
Here is everything you need for an amazing Gilmore Girls Date Night!
Food, and the unhealthier, the better.
What is a Gilmore Girls party without a ton of junk food? From pop tarts to popcorn, chips to cake, every Gilmore Girl loves a sweet, salty, or sweet and salty snack.
– Pop Tarts
– La Rocca Cake (to rival Sookie’s grand cakes!)
– Chips (of the healthy, and not so healthy variety)
– Red Vines & other candy
– Pizza (Try our friends at Queen Margherita Pizza)
– Chinese food (or other food in Chinese food containers)
– Fancy Crackers with Sable & Rosenfeld’s Red Pepper Thai Bruschetta + Tipsy Russian Mustard with Vodka (to respect Friday night dinners with Richard and Emily)
We all know the Gilmore ladies love their coffee, in fact Lorelai thinks she likely was coffee in another life. AND coffee is what brings our darling Luke and Lorelai together, which is why this coffee mug from ‘Luke’s’ is essential to our viewing pleasure (Bless You Netflix!)
Despite the fact that we are hosting our party in the evening, you might need a coffee to get you through the day because you are so excited to binge the show after work, or you might need one at night to keep you awake long enough to watch all four, hour long episodes. Regardless, coffee is our best friend.
What’s a Friday night party without some cocktails? Emily and Richard would certainly tell you, there isn’t one.
We are serving up some great cocktails, including a SodaStream sparkling Founder’s Day punch with a fancy little Cherry Garnish from our friends at Sable & Rosenfeld, and a twist on Lorelai’s favourite martini with a tasty lemon olive and Thirsty Buddha Coconut Water! Or, have your guests drop some vodka or cream liquor into their above mentioned coffee – yum. Recipes will be coming soon!
Team Jess/Logan/Dean Paraphernalia
Invite your guests to wear a t-shirt, bring a hat, or setup a DIY station at the party! I picked up a few coffee mugs, and some sharpie markers and am encouraging my guests to create their own Team _______ mug! I can’t wait to see what everyone chooses. Ps. Jess is always the correct answer.
If you’re hanging with mom or with your gals watching tv, what better time to primp yourselves too? Pick up your favourite lotions, creams, polishes, masks, what-have-you and relax while you giggle and squeal to your favourite moments. Need some help picking our a great in-home spa? Check out our friends at Pure & Simple!
Decor is definitely key in setting the mood for any party! I’ve seen some fantastic items, and they’re all easy to make or get before Friday evening. May I suggest a Yale Pennant, Rory’s famous portrait or a Chilton crest.
Trivia & Other Games
Netflix has graciously provided us with a trivia game to find out who truly is the biggest Gilmore Girls fan. Considering I just watched all 7 season, I think I’ve got a leg up on this one!
One game I wish I had time to create before the party is Gilmore Girls GUESS WHO! Maybe if I can get to a Value Village before then, if not, I’ll be jealous for those of you who are able to get this baby made for Friday! Check out a tutorial for Gilmore Girls Guess Who here!
Pretty key since the show is being shown specifically on everyone’s favourite streaming platform. Don’t have your very own Netflix Subscription? You’re in luck – I’m giving one lucky GG fan a subscription to Netflix! Contest will end at 12pm EST on November 25th, just in time to binge-watch our favourite coffee-loving gals! This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.
Disclosure: Some of the links here are to partners, and I have received product in compensation to serve at the party in return for sharing in this post, and others. But, as always, all opinions are my own, and I reached out specifically to these partners because of their fit into the Gilmore Girls theme, and my previous love for their products. I promise, you will love them as much as I do!