\'Empire\' Viewing Party: 5 Tips
Empire: Cookie and Lucious
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‘Empire’ Viewing Party: 5 Tips


Who had the best Empire Season 2 premiere viewing party? Um, Mariah Carey, that's who!

It turns out the future Empire guest star spent premiere night hanging with Empire show creator Lee Daniels and guest stars Marisa Tomei and Raven Symone. Oh, and also Whoopi Goldberg, who we can only hope will one day make a cameo as well.

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#Empire kind of night. Congrats @theoriginalbigdaddy!

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While we can't hook you up with a bunch of A-listers to watch Empire with, we can give you a few tips on how to put together a top-notch viewing party that would make Cookie (and Mariah) proud.

Gather Your Squad — But No Haters Allowed

You want your besties there, of course, but only if they understand the magic that is Empire. If one of your buds isn't a fan (hey, everyone has flaws), grab a drink with them on a different day instead.

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Cocktails, Darling

It's not an Empire viewing party without booze. We encourage you to get fancy, and maybe even make up a few cocktails of your own for the night. The Drip Drop? The Cookie's Cookies? There are all sorts of possibilities!

Munchies, Too

You know the rule: don't drink on an empty stomach! In the Season 2 premiere, Cookie was jonesing for some Krispy Kreme donuts, so add that to the list.

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Get the Soundtrack Ready

You're going to want to hang with your friends before the episode, and what better way to set the mood than with the Empire soundtrack?

Set the DVR

There are so many OMG moments and laugh-out-loud lines that you're sure to want to rewind at least once an episode — or maybe just jump right back to the beginning and watch the whole thing twice once you're done!


Empire Season 2 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.

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