How To Throw A 'Sharknado 3' Viewing Party Last Minute, Because This Summer Event Deserves A Proper Celebration
The sharknadoes are coming and this time they're hell bent on destroying the entire East Coast. Syfy's mega hit Sharknado movie series is back with a third film Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and it promises to be the shark-iest and tornado-iest film of all time. For anyone who yet to see a Sharknado film, go do that immediately, what are you thinking? And, while you're at it, here's how to throw the best last minute Sharknado 3 viewing party around.
The film series follows divorced characters Fin and April as they re-discover their love for one another by killing tornados filled with sharks. Honestly, the plot is not what matters here. All we care about are the insane shark attacks, the overly complicated and ridiculously cool shark killings (because thankfully we know it's all CGI). Also the tornados. Those are always fun to watch. But, the Sharknado films are best enjoyed with a group, which means viewing parties are a must.
Now, there's not a lot of time to make your party as entertaining and shark-y as Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! truly deserves, so let's stick with the basics: Ample food and adult beverages. Because everyone knows that a good Sharknado viewing party also features a Sharknado drinking game and the perfect shark-y atmosphere for peak shark and tornado enjoyment. Enjoy!
If you're over 21, obviously having enough alcohol staples (beer, wine) is a given, especially while playing the Sharknado drinking game, but if you want to get really clever, you can make some shark-themed cocktails. My suggestion? You can go with the "sharikane," a drink designed for Sharknado when the first film premiered by Sam Babalola, a mixologist at the Oakland restaurant Pican. Or you can try something a little more fun like "fish blood" jello shots (though you can change it to "shark blood") or the appropriately blue and shark-themed "shark infested water" cocktails made with margarita mix, blue curacao, and garnished with a gummy shark.
The most important thing about having the perfect Sharknado-themed food at your viewing party is to make everything look like as shark-like as possible. So, if you're serving a dip of some kind like guacamole, spinach and artichoke dip, or seven layer dip, make sure to stick some blue corn chips right into the dip as makeshift shark fins! Take your desserts for the party and throw some gummy sharks on them. Make some shark sugar cookies if you're feeling up to baking. Goldfish are an easy and obvious snack choice. And, for main courses, just stick to foods that would be served to Fin and April on the East Coast. Pizza is an easy and quick choice and slices are kind of shaped like fins themselves. Like Tim Gunn says, "Make it work." But, if you really want to get fancy, check out this watermelon shark recipe!
And, finally the decorations. I don't know about you, but I don't think it takes too much to create the perfect ambience for a viewing party, especially while watching something as awesome as the Sharknado film series. So keep it simple! Dim the lights, throw some sharks gummies into a nice bowl in the center of your coffee table, and just keep the food and alcohol coming. Everyone will be focused on the film more than anything else. You got this! Now go enjoy the television film event of the year!
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