Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan too, but J is a little more extreme. I wanted to plan a surprise birthday party for him and decided to use the book series for an "Ice and Fire" party theme!
I started by assembling a table with some food and decor centered around the ASOIAF theme. That included a Weirwood tree made from a real tree branch. I painted it white and attached some red leaves that I cut out of paper.
In the living room, I put some crow silhouettes on the wall next to J's "Winter is Coming" poster. I also created a "Happy Name Day" banner from letters printed on kraft paper.
Some other touches included a skull with molten crown a la Viserys Targaryen and a crow that were displayed on the table. I wanted to make the crow have three eyes, but didn't get a chance to do that before the party. It would have been easy to attach a doll eye or black cabochon to this crow to make it three-eyed like the creature in the books!
The birthday cupcakes represented ice and fire! I used rock candy and blue cupcake liners for the ice cupcakes, and topped the others with orange and yellow candles for the fire cupcakes.
I also got a little creative with the idea of house banners from the ASOIAF series and made one for J.
All in all it was a great party and I think J was really surprised. It was fun to use ASOIAF as a party theme! There are so many things that can be done with it. I was glad to have a reason to get back into the swing of crafting things.