Fans of The Bachelorette, rejoice! On Monday, former bachelorette on the hit ABC show Andi Dorfman hosted a viewing party for this season’s finale episode – which, as you know, was quite the television event. With the help of Wedding Paper Divas, Andi enlisted the skills (and the apartment!) of celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss – who most recently planned the lavish wedding of singer Ciara and NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson – to create the perfect atmosphere for her nearest and dearest to enjoy the show.
- Complement your current space. Watch parties are best held in the comfort of your home (where there’s also, you know, a TV). Choose décor that really works with your current style and color scheme. My apartment has a purple-and-grey motif, so I chose to go with lavenders, creams, and a touch of grey for the watch party. It’s fun and feminine like The Bachelorette but totally enhances my current space.
- Choose easygoing food. A viewing party is not the time to break out your fine china and serve a four course meal… you have a show to watch, after all! Opt for easier foods that you don’t need to warm up or tend to very often like dips, light pasta salads, veggie platters, cupcakes, etc. Your liquid libations should also be in theme – which is why we have lots of wine flowing!
- It’s all about the small touches. Little details are fun, inexpensive (and Instagram-worthy) ways to amp up your viewing party. We had adorable cocktail napkins and coasters made from Wedding Paper Divas, for example, with cheeky phrases from the show.
Photos by Dennis Kwan for Wedding Paper Divas