Thor is hitting theaters on May 6th and it is building interest. Whether or not you’ve read the comics (yes kids, the movie is based on comics) you’ve certainly seen the trailers. Heck, if you’ve been to the movie theater in the past month or so, you’ve probably seen the giant hammer display. (Which admittedly is pretty awesome.)
How do you celebrate a movie release of such monumental proportions? You throw a Midnight Viking Themed Thor Release Party of course. And we’re here to help.
Start by sending your guests Thor Party Invitations. I would start the party early because this is one time you don’t want to be late to the main event! Be sure to insist on a strict RSVP dates as you’ll want to buy your tickets in advance.
Your menu is of the utmost importance, because you want to build the excitement around the movie release. Because Thor is a Norse God, I would go with a Viking inspired menu. The basis of the menu will of course be grilled meat skewers or kabobs. I would also add a bread basket with some oil for dipping with a cheese tray as well. You could also serve Swedish meatballs, a cold smoked fish platter or even a hearty stew!
You have your menu, now you need something to wash it all down with.
Mead – It’s a classic. It’s strong and hearty while still being very drinkable. It also has the benefit of being the Norse drink of choice. You can make mead if you have some time, order it online, or you should be able to buy it at a wine shop.
“Hammer of Thor” – Appropriate for a Thor movie release party.
4 oz Aristocrat® Vodka
5 oz Cranberry Joice
3 oz Milwaukee’s® Best Ice Lager
Stir ingredients together in a highball glass, and serve.
Make sure you decorate your table to be suitable for Thor himself. You’ll need Thor paper plates, Thor cups, and Thor napkins. Decorate the table with a Thor Tablecover. All of these Thor paper goods are sure to excite your guests for the movie release.
This party feels like you should have music playing in the background as your guests enjoy their mead and meat. I would go with metal bands that are influenced by Norse mythology and Vikings. Make a playlist with such bands as Manowar, Therion, Amon Amarth, Finntroll and Týr.
As your guest mingle and wait patiently for the movie you might want to have a Thor Party Activity. Teach your guests how to play Hnefatafl which if you didn’t know is an old Norse game that simulates a Viking raid. It is played on a board similar to a chess board (although older) and it’s a game of strategy.
Now you’re ready to enjoy the Thor Movie!