Super Soul Sunday
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Host a Super Soul Sunday Viewing Party in Six Simple Steps!
Posted: Fri 08/24/2012 12:00 PM
Want to start planning but aren't sure were to start? You can plan the entire party in six simple steps. Here's how:
1. See the film if you haven't already. Find a screening near you!
2. Decide where you want to host your viewing party and who you want to invite.
Big or small—public or private—viewing parties can be anything you make of them. Invite your friends to a local brunch spot with a television and let someone else do the cooking while you watch. Or have a few friends over and whip up a few new recipes to snack on.
3. Invite your friends.
Create an invitation. (You can send it to your friends over email, on Facebook or on Twitter!)
4. Plan your menu.
Get creative. The film's leading man was discovered after producers fell in love with the donuts at his bakery, so host a donut tasting in honor of Dwight Henry! Or serve up a soulful Southern-style brunch. Whatever you have a taste for, we've got plenty of ideas to get you started. Get our Beasts of the Southern Wild recipe guide.
Nature plays a large role in the film. If you're hosting at home, serve refreshments outside. Once you head inside for the show, have plenty of pillows and throw blankets at the ready for your guests and bring the outside in with plenty of greenery. At a restaurant? See if your establishment will let you bring in burlap tablecloths, vases of wildflowers and drape strings of lights from the ceiling to bring nature in and create a cozy, family dinner-style feel. Bonus points if they serve your drinks in mason jars. And no matter where you're hosting, a Beasts of the Southern Wild poster is a must. Download two versions here!
6. Watch and discuss.
Even if you don't get OWN, you can watch "Super Soul Sunday" from anywhere in the world. Log on to Oprah.com, Facebook.com/OWNTV or Facebook.com/SuperSoulSunday to watch our worldwide simulcast at 11 a.m. ET/PT.
During commercial breaks, go around the room and have each person share her favorite quote. At the end of the show, open up the forum and talk about the most memorable moments, the aha! moments you might have had and how you can use your small part in our big, big universe to its fullest potential. Have friends who live too far away to attend your event? Share your thoughts with them on Twitter (#SuperSoulSunday) and keep the conversation going!