How excited am I for season 4 of Game of Thrones? Excited enough to throw another themed party? Uh, heck yeah! This is somewhat of an anniversary for me, since my first GoT party also marked the first occasion I started to develop, design, and craft for parties. With a new season comes new projects!
Mini-Iron Throne Centerpiece
The first on my list of decorations was a mini-Iron Throne, fashioned from (super cheap!) plastic sword toothpicks, popsicle sticks (base layer), air-dry clay (2nd layer), sculpey clay (3rd layer; I bought the clay in black and baked my pieces as directed), craft glue (plus patience for each layer of drying), and black & silver spray paint for finishing.
Materials include wood branches/sticks (can be bought at a craft store, but the finds in your backyard will do), white spray paint, red tissue paper for the leaf cutouts and craft glue.
Fellow graphic designer Danny Machado chipped in for this event and created these super-awesome House Sigil Banners for Houses Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, and Targaryen. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital banner file, please contact me!
Not pictured in the process of crafting: Viserys’ “Golden Crown” centerpiece I made using a skull sculpture (bought from a Halloween store) and modeling clay spray painted gold. I also found some plastic animal toys (dragons, stags, and wolves) to use for the Iron Throne centerpiece and gave them some gold spray paint-love too. But now *drumroll*…time for the finished party!
Westeros House Banner Placecards
The “Iron Throne” Table
The “Golden Crown” Table
Weirwood Tree Centerpiece
House Sigil Cupcake Toppers
And of course, what’s a royal dinner without dessert?