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28 Jul

How to Plan a Watch Party

Has the newest season of your favorite television show just dropped? Do you want to get your friends together to watch it? Well, look no further! Today, we're going to tell you how to throw the perfect watch party! Whether you're looking to host in the comfort of your own home or you'd like to keep it online, no worries. We've got you covered.

What is a Watch Party?

A watch party is just that. It’s an assembly of you and your friends or family where you sit down and watch something. You can watch anything from your favorite television shows down to the next Mars rover launch this summer. At its core, a watch party is a great way to connect with the people you love most. Not only do you get to hang out with them for the night, but you have something you can talk about during the event and well after. Between theory crafting and insane reactions, this night will definitely be for the books.

What Are You Watching?

As the host of the watch party, you are in charge and responsible for almost everything. What your group is going to be watching is one of them… sort of. While you definitely have a large say in what your group watches, it should be open to the rest of the group. If you organize a watch party with content that nobody wants to see, then it’s going to flop. To avoid this, opening up the floor for input and suggestions from your friends can let you know where their heads are at. If you and your friends have a television show or a series of movies that you all watch together, then this part is basically done. Just make sure with them that they’re down to binge the season or trilogy.

Invites and Headcounts

Now it’s time to start inviting people to your watch party. Are you keeping it small and intimate, inviting only your group of friends? Maybe you’ll branch out a little and invite some new friends into the mix. Once you’ve sent out invites, try to scout out who is planning to attend your watch party. This headcount will give you a better idea of specifics for your party like seating and food.

Food and Beverage

What is your foodstuff situation? Well, it depends on what kind of watch party you're having. If you’re having a Game of Thrones watch party or a Stranger Things watch party, maybe you’ll just load up on snacks and drinks that you all can work through while you binge a season. If you’re having a super bowl watch party, it may be better to have a potluck style watch party. Have everyone make a dish and bring it to your house.

If you find yourself having people bringing food and drinks, you’ll want to keep track of it all somehow. Pitch In Club is a fantastic way to schedule your watch party, manage everyone attending the party, and keep track of who is attending and who is bringing what to the party. The free service is a great way to ease the stress of planning a watch party.

A Virtual Alternative

Perhaps you're looking to host a virtual watch party? If you are, don't worry. It's actually quite simple. With so many different websites and apps. you can use to host an online watch party, you'll have no trouble finding one. With screen sharing websites like Kosmi and Chrome applications like Netflix Party, you'll be watching in no time.

The Perfect Watch Party

A watch party is a great way to connect with your friends and your family and now you know how to host one! If the stress of party planning is overwhelming, be sure to check out our event planning services. If you liked this article and would like to see more like it, be sure to check out the rest of our blog