Waiting for the new season of Game of Thrones is like waiting for the winter to come – is it ever actually going to happen?

It’ll be here someday – but in the meantime, you don’t need an excuse to throw a raging fete in the name of the king(s). Is it Halloween? Is it your birthday? Is it a day that ends in ‘y’? If you answered yes to any of those, fire up the ol’ hearth – your Game of Thrones party is coming. Here are a few things you’ll need.

Game of Thrones Beer

Omme Gang Brewery holds the official license for Game of Thrones beer, and fortunately for us, it’s actually really good. With names like “Take the Black Stout” and “Valar Morghulis,” we can’t think of a more perfect ale for your party cup.

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Your AleHorn

If you’re going to have ale at your party, do it right. Put your Three-Eyed Raven in your drinking horn and let the merriment begin.

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A Kingly Feast

Depending on the style of party you’re throwing, you’ll want to either serve some Game of Thrones-themed finger foods or maybe even throw a few honeyed chickens into the oven, which happens to be Jon Snow’s fave.  

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Desserts

We all know that besides treachery and maybe a little incest, the one thing that’s always kept in abundance at the Red Keep is a trove of good desserts. Whip up some lemon cakes (Sansa’s fave) or even poor ol’ Ned’s head as cake pops (Sansa’s least fave).

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Your Westerosi Wear

Raid your closet and take the black or throw a blue sheet around yourself and strut like a Targaryen traveling through the desert.

If your boiled leather’s at the drycleaners, maybe just put some vaseline in your hair, let your beard grow out a bit, and practice your Kit Harrington gloomy brood in the mirror.

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If you’ve got some suspenders and a fisherman’s hat lying around, just be the man himself – George R.R. Martin.  

Whatever you do, just don’t invite Jon to your party.