Your Perfect Hamilton Watch Party

Your Perfect Hamilton Watch Party

Hosting a watch party for the launch of Hamilton? We’ve got answers for the perfect food, drink, and decor!

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Hamilton fans all over the world are eagerly awaiting the musical’s debut on Disney Plus this Friday, July 3rd. Want the full scoop on what to expect in the film? Check out our comprehensive article on everything you need to know for launch day.

Now is the time to be there “in the room where it happened” and plan your ultimate Hamilton watch party. We’ve figured out all the details for an evening that is absolute perfection! Start with the music and crank the show’s soundtrack loud and proud before and after the screening!

The Food

We’re guessing your guests are young, scrappy, and, more importantly – hungry. Serve up on-theme dishes that will put your crew in a revolutionary mood. We love a good pun, so HAMilton sandwiches are a must for the menu. Cook up a batch of mini Croque Monsieurs to serve guests. They’ll make for bite-sized munchies that are movie viewing friendly.

HAMilton Sandwiches


Recipe provided courtesy of The Food Network

Recipe provided courtesy of The Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette, sliced 1/4-inch thick (24 slices)

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise 

  • 1/4 cup country-style Dijon mustard 

  • 6 slices Black Forest ham 

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 

  • 1 cup whole milk 

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 

  • One 6-ounce block Gruyere cheese, shredded 

Directions

  1. Arrange the bread on a baking sheet and spread each slice with 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise.

  2. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Place half (12) of the bread slices, mayonnaise-side down, in the pan and toast until browned, about 3 minutes. Return the toasted bread to the baking sheet, toasted side down, and spread 1 teaspoon mustard on each of the untoasted sides.

  3. Fold each slice of ham into thirds, as if folding a letter, then cut in half to yield 12 squares. Place the ham squares on top of the mustard.

  4. Preheat the broiler to high.

  5. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until combined; cook until light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisking constantly, slowly add the milk and cook until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the salt and nutmeg. Add 1 cup shredded Gruyere; whisk until melted and the sauce is smooth, about 1 minute. Remove the Mornay sauce from the heat, spoon 1 tablespoon over each square of ham, and then top with 1 teaspoon of the remaining cheese.

  6. Broil for 1 minute to melt the cheese and toast the remaining 12 slices of bread (these are the tops of your sandwiches). Remove from the oven. Top the sandwiches with the toasted bread and serve. Serves 6.

Lafayette’s French Fries


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The perfect pairing for your sandwiches? Lafayette’s French fries! One of our favorite characters in the musical, we can think of no more fitting tribute to the French ally than some pomme frittes! You can either whip up a homemade batch (find a great recipe here) or toss some frozen ones in the oven. 

The Drinks

We love Manuel’s suggestion of pairing the viewing with a few iced cold Samuel Adams beers. Not a beer fan? Loosen up the crowd with one or two rounds of our special “Not Throwing Away My Shot! Shots” which are an appropriately patriotic blue color.

Not Throwing Away My Shot! Shots


Note: We do    not    recommend slinging back one of these every time you hear the word “shot!”

Note: We do not recommend slinging back one of these every time you hear the word “shot!”

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Citrus Vodka

  • 1 oz. Triple Sec

  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 oz. Blueberry Schnapps

  • Sugar died with blue food coloring

  • 1 Lemon Wedge

Directions

Rim the edge of your shot glass with lemon juice and blue sugar. Set aside. Fill a glass with ice, then add the citrus vodka, triple sec and lemon juice. Shake well. Next strain the mixture into prepared shot glasses and add a splash of blueberry schnapps. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

The Decor


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The good news about your decorations? The 4th of July and Hamilton go hand and hand. Decorate your viewing area with red, white, and blue accessories all easily found at your local party store. We loaded up on American flag napkins, plates, and some hanging stars! Shop the collection at Party City for some inspiration! 

Tag us in your photos @PerfectingTheMagic on Instagram and we’ll share your watch parties with all of our readers! We hope you’re as excited for the launch of Hamilton on Disney Plus as we are!


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