Fall 2014 TV premieres are underway and we’re gearing up for the return of one of our favorites: Scandal!
Gladiators, are you ready to find out Olivia Pope’s location? The season four premiere kicks off Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. on ABC and we have it handled. We have tips and recipes for a quick and easy Scandal viewing party to help you enjoy all the new plot twists.
Red wine and popcorn are non-negotiable.
Channel your inner Olivia Pope with the Scandal inspired line of clothing debuting at The Limited.
The line hits stores and online Sept. 23–just in time for the premiere.
Set the table by printing out the official Season 4 poster and framing it as a backdrop to your party table. Decorate with black, red and white.
Rally your viewing party companions with a Gladiator Shot.
- 1 oz. Sambuca
- 1/2 oz. Bourbon
- 1/2 oz. Cream
Be like B-613 and throw someone in the hole with our In The Hole Bites.
Our In The Hole appetizers are yummy mini popovers stuffed with a smoked sausage. With the help of a blender you can whip these up quickly.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup low fat milk
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 24 mini smoked sausage links
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Butter two mini muffin tins and heat in oven. Place all the ingredients with the exception of the sausage in a blender and mix until smooth. Remove tins from oven and fill each 3/4 full. Place one sausage in each tin. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Make homemade jam like Olivia dreams off if she were to ever have a normal life.
Olivia dreams about moving with Fritz to Vermont. She longs to make homemade jam. You can make your own or buy your favorite brand. Serve fresh fruit, Brie cheese and jam along with slices of crusty, toasty bread.
Don’t forget the one food that Olivia loves to eat when thinking on her couch: Double Agent Popcorn.
Popcorn appears to be Olivia’s meal of choice. Turn ordinary microwave popcorn into a gourmet snack for your fellow gladiators.
- Salted Dark Chocolate
- 1 bag popped corn
- 4 ounces dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 10-second intervals. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread popcorn across. Drizzle the melted chocolate and salt over the popcorn. Use spoons to stir and toss until the popcorn is well coated. Let dry before serving.
Parmesan Garlic Popcorn
Place two cloves of minced garlic in a microwave bowl with 2-3 tablespoons of butter. Melt for 30 seconds in the microwave. Pour over popcorn, sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese and salt. Stir to coat the popcorn evenly.
Invite the Scandal cast members to your viewing party with these toppers on your Red Velvet Cupcakes.
You will want something sweet after what is sure to be a nail-biting premiere. Buy red velvet cupcakes and top with Scandal character toppers. Print out pictures of the character and cut them in circles. Tape on to a white stick to make cupcake toppers.
Nothing gets a party going like a fun game of Scandal Bingo.
Make up your own or download a Scandal bingo card for your guests to play while watching the season premiere. Get points every time you see something from your card happening on screen.
Here is a list of other fall 2014 TV premieres to get you up to speed:
- The Good Wife: Sept. 21 – 9 p.m. CBS
- The Blacklist: Sept. 22 – 10 p.m. NBC
- Modern Family: Sept. 24 – 9 p.m. ABC
- Parenthood: Sept. 25 – 10 p.m. NBC
- Once Upon a Time: Sept. 28 – 8 p.m. ABC
- The Vampire Diaries: Oct. 2 – 8 p.m. The CW
- Homeland: Oct. 5 – 9 p.m. Showtime
- The Walking Dead: Oct. 12 – 6 p.m. AMC
- Top Chef: Oct. 15 – 10 p.m. Bravo