‘Twas the night before the premiere of Queen of the South season two, when all through the house -- not a Queenpin was stirring, not even Camila Vargas. Preparations had been made and DVRs were set, in hopes that Teresa Mendoza soon would be there.
The significance of a watch party cannot be understated, for it will directly impact your consumption and overall experience as a devoted fan throughout the season. So, roll out the red carpet, throw on your finest outfit, and follow these five steps to ensure a memorable premiere night.
This step will no doubt set the tone for the evening, and thus, is of key importance. Yes, there will be a Facebook invite, but if you're a real fan, you'll want to make sure all of your messaging has the beautiful white and gold art of the show.
Is your spread fit for a queen? Let’s scratch the traditional chips and guacamole as an appetizer, and start with an avocado shrimp ceviche instead. For your main course, try grilled skirt steak fajitas with a hefty side of guacamole, and for dessert, a caramel custard Mexican flan.
Grab a bottle of tequila, and pour one out each time Camila Vargas is seen drinking any form of alcohol. Fortunately, for the sake of your liver, we are merely joking. Instead, try this fancy cocktail recipe for you and your guests: the Queenpin!
4. Party Games
Because every party deserves a little extra pizzazz. There was no shortage of snide remarks and memorable lines in season one, so during every other commercial break, play a game of “Who said it first?” As the host, select 10 – 15 quotes, and challenge your partygoers to guess the author of each. To give you a head start, we have included some of our favorite QOTS quotes below:
“No, they don’t take orders from you anymore. They work for me now.” – Camila Vargas
“They call me queen, but queens are usually boring. I was made.” – Teresa Mendoza
“Why is it that he’s allowed to be a father, a husband, and a businessman, and I am not?” – Camila Vargas
5. Dress Code
Ask yourself this question: “Would Camila Vargas approve of my aesthetic?” Wear a bright red cocktail dress to pay homage to the established Queenpin, or an all-white jumpsuit to honor the up-and-coming Queenpin, Teresa Mendoza. If you choose the latter, make sure to sport a pair of stylish sunglasses with your look.
6. Parting Gifts
It's always a classy gesture to send your guests home with a souvenir of your event and, of course, we recommend something they can actually use. How about something like this cute 'SLAY' notepad in Queen gold? If you really want to be on-brand, hide some secret messages in there, like in Guero's secret notebook!
Hit us up on Twitter with more watch party ideas, and tune in to the premiere of Queen of the South season two on Thursday, June 8 at 10/9c!