Whether you’re new to the hilarious world of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, re-watching old episodes, or preparing for the upcoming season five finale on May 26th, we have tons of tips for hosting a truly marvelous watch party.
Transport guests back to the 60’s with some easy décor ideas and vintage elements. Don’t feel like you have to go over the top to make an impression — a little nostalgia goes a long way.
- Vases of big, gorgeous flower combos, like roses, peonies and dahlias are an easy way to set the scene.
- A retro cake stand fits the vibe while doubling as a great place for appetizers and desserts.
- You simply can’t go wrong with pretty pastels or all things pink, pink, pink!
“Why am I starving? Do they serve food here?”
Midge’s passion for comedy is only rivaled by her passion for food. Keep that in mind as you turn your watch party into a fully immersive experience with these 60’s inspired bakes are as fun as they are flavorful.
“And now for this afternoon’s entertainment, we have a very funny lady who is going to tell some jokes, and then we’ll have cake.”
The Games & Entertainment
“A wise hostess avoids any game that cannot be ended fairly quickly, or one in which everyone is not active most of the time. Boredom can grip a group quickly…”
— Betty Crocker’s Guide to Easy Entertaining circa 1959
Whether your watch party guests already know one another or they’re meeting for the first time, these activities will get everyone involved. You may recognize some that are still played today, others from watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, or maybe even learn how to play something new — such as the party games pulled from our historic Betty Crocker collection.
You’ve probably played charades at one point or another, but to make this popular game a little more “Maisel” you can choose a fun moment and/or character specifically from the show, or even just the 1960’s in general. Make it even more stylish by drawing charade prompts from a Midge-worthy hat.
Simon Says = Midge Says
Sure, Simon Says is a game commonly associated with children, but as Mrs. Maisel proves in the Catskills — this can be an enjoyable game, especially once the champagne starts flowing! Make it even more marvelous by changing the “Simon” instructor to “Midge.” The rules are simple: Simon (Midge) provides prompts to everyone else playing along, but they must begin the prompt with “Midge Says.” If you don’t hear, “Midge Says,” then you don’t follow their directions; if you do, you’re out!
Finding music that everyone can join in on is a great "getter-together" for all ages. While old ballads and love songs are always popular, you could even match theme songs from old movies with their movie title.
Okay Bettys, time to confidently don that Midge-inspired outfit and celebrate our beloved fearless female. We’d love to know how your watch party plays out, and don’t forget to follow our handy tips that’ll help you host without a hitch. Last but not least, please share your marvelous pictures, adventures, and more with us @BettyCrockerUK!
“Thank You and Good Night!”