A new season of “Downton Abbey” is nearly upon us! We’ve scoured the web for all of the best premiere party ideas for your soiree — from Mad Libs inspiration and Downton Clue to place setting etiquette and recipes (simple and elaborate).
1.) First thing’s first. Find a free door hanger printable (courtesy of The Pixel Boutique) to ensure you won’t have any unwelcome interruptions!
2.) Want to host an authentic “Downton Abbey” dinner party? Check out this handy guide from Terry's Fabrics for everything from order to seating arrangements to napkin folding. Not quite a Carson? Glean what you like and leave the rest, Tom style.
3.) What’s “Downton Abbey” without some outlandish titles? Dub yourself with a bit of aristocratic flair with Margot Madison Creative’s fun “Downton Abbey Name” formula.
4.) If you’re feeling your inner Daisy or Mrs. Patmore, get cooking with this dinner menu - featuring Cornish hens, Yorkshire pudding and more - from SheKnows.
8.) Continue the fun with an ongoing game - these Downton-specific activities from the “Downton the Hatch!” Tumblr are great inspiration for making your own bingo cards, a Simon-Says-esque party game or their … more traditional … use. Feeling adventurous? For a New Year’s Resolution twist, assign fitness activities (like pushups, running in place, etc.) to different triggers!