How to Throw A Gilmore Girls Party

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This is what we’ve been training for, people! A Gilmore Girls watch party is the perfect way to celebrate our much-anticipated return to Stars Hollow – and no one watches TV quite like a Gilmore! Food, drinks, attire and more – here’s everything you need to have on hand before The Lorelais’ First Day on Netflix.


Are you hosting newbies and hoping to make converts? Or are you gathering die-hard fans for a Stars Hollow marathon? Narrow down your guest list and send everyone the date. If your crowd is visiting Stars Hollow for the first time, set aside 2-4 hours and start with Season 1, Episode 1.

If your group is comprised of long-time fans, let everyone pick their favorite episode or choose one season to focus on. However, if your plan is binge on all four Netflix episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, you’ll need a 6-8 hour window carved out of Thanksgiving Weekend.


Of course you don’t need to dress up…but where’s the fun in that? Wear your old school uniform, your favorite Quentin Tarantino-inspired costume, or buy tiaras and pink feather boas for all!

If costumes aren’t your thing, you can still flaunt your Stars Hollow pride. Head on over to Kindred Handicrafts and pick a tee with your favorite Gilmore Girls quote! Good luck narrowing it down to one…COPPER BOOM!

Gilmore Girls Shirt


If your Netflix binge starts in the early hours of the morning? Coffee. If you’re going late into the night and need to stay awake? Coffee. If you’re more of a Lorelai, then a gin martini with an olive (not a sidecar) is the drink for you. If you’re a Rory, then go ahead and try a “Rory” – but beware, rumor has it they taste like drinking a My Little Pony. For the bravest of the brave, we’ve included our own 3-ingredient recipe for Miss Patty’s Founder’s Day Punch.

Let it remove the tar from your souls!

Miss Patty's Founder's Day Punch Recipe


No Gilmore Girls party would be complete without Pop Tarts, Mallomars, burgers from Luke’s and Chinese from Al’s Pancake World. Be sure to throw in some Red Vines for good measure.

Really, anything is fair game. This is no time to be Paleo, you guys. Ditch the diet and get extra cheesey bread, tacos, mac & cheese, cereal, and CHILAQUILES!

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Take a drink every time Kirk has a new job or Sookie gets hurt. Eat a Mallomar every time Emily insults Lorelai. Or use these free printable Gilmore Girls Bingo sheets to play along during the show!

If sitting is more your style, have a competition to see who can score the highest on these Gilmore Girls quizzes!

Whatever you do, no sports.

Original photo for featured image by Tony Peters under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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One Response to How to Throw A Gilmore Girls Party

  1. Melissa @ Made by Melissa Lee October 3, 2016 at 5:07 am #

    This is too cute! I love how so everyone is so excited for their return to television! Definitely trying out the punch recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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