Now that you've decided whether you're going to binge or savor the Gilmore Girls revival when Netflix drops four, glorious 90-minute episodes onto the Internet on Nov. 25, here's another very important question: What are you doing for your viewing party? And, more importantly, how are you catering it?!
We all know eating is Rory and Lorelai's favorite pastime, so we've come up with a few ways to make your Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life fiesta something they'd for sure approve. That includes: lots and lots of junk food, some Gilmore-themed beverages (yes, coffee is one of them, we're not amateurs), and some appropriate attire. Read on for our plans, and share your own in the comments!
Duh. But you might want to go for decaf if this is happening at night, just saying.
If you want to get a little boozy, why not make "The Rory," a.k.a. the cocktail Emily created for Rory's 21st birthday. You can find the recipe in Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls, and it involves vodka.
Again...duh. Did the Gilmores ever watch TV without it?
The Gilmores REALLY like their Pop Tarts too. They taste like freedom and rebellion and independence, according to Lorelai, so no good viewing party will be complete without them. (In the flavor of your choice, of course.)
More Junk Food
Speaking of Gilmore snacks, you should probably take inspiration from the sheer volume of junk food Rory and Lorelai prefer when watching movies. Remember when Dean and Rory had their first date—at home, with Rory's mom? That spread included the aforementioned pizza, but also: marshmallows, jellybeans, chocolate kisses, cookie dough, peanut butter, Red Vines, tortilla chips, M&Ms, Skittles, caramel corn and potato chips. That should do it.
babette ate oatmeal! shirt
Now that you have your viewing party properly catered, you're going to need to work on the apparel. Kirk would want you to wear his "babette ate oatmeal!" shirt, featuring a humorous topical headline of something he saw around town.
Prefer to get a bit more political with your attire? There's still plenty of time to order a Team Dean, Team Jess, Team Logan—or, better yet, Team Rory—shirt to proclaim your loyalty.
Pay tribute to your favorite grouchy diner owner with some flannel and a backwards cap (we're planning on a flannel blanket under which to cuddle but any sort of warm, fall-like fabric in any variation will do).
No Cell Phones!
Luke might be a curmudgeon, but he's on to something—how can you enjoy the new episodes while scrolling through Twitter to see what everyone else thinks of them? Stash your phone somewhere while you watch the revival—you'll avoid spoilers from people who are ahead of you, and it'll make your tweets about finishing that much sweeter.
Honestly, the food part of the list could be 100 items long and still not encompass everything the Gilmores are passionate about eating, but that felt like enough. What are you planning to stock up on for your Gilmore Girls viewing party? Leave your suggestions in the comments!
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Friday, Nov. 25 on Netflix. Be sure to come back to E! News for more Gilmore Girls Coffee Talk leading up to the revival's premiere.