Pee-wee’s big viewing party
Pee-wee Herman’s newest movie, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, was just released on Netflix so of course we had to host a viewing party for this momentous occasion. Even though the last Pee-wee Herman movie (Big Top Pee-wee) came out in 1988, there are still a legion of super-fans who have never given up hope for a new movie. It just so happens that many of these super-fans work at Traction.
Here is what you’ll need to throw your own Pee-wee’s Big Holiday viewing party:
1. Willing friends and co-workers
(Thank you, Matt Boris for the genius idea — and thank you everyone for attending!)
-Pee-wee’s signature red bowties in sticker form: Download the pdf, then print on sticker paper for your guests to wear.
-Pee-wee themed props: Luckily I had props from when my desk was decorated like Pee-wee’s Playhouse, so those came in handy. Other ideas for props include: a giant foil ball, an over-sized pair of underpants, a giant rubber-band.
3. Libations and Snacks
-Pixi Stick Martinis: Artlette Thibodeau, creative genius, crafted this pop-tactic concoction by substituting pop rocks for pixi sticks.
-For the minimalist drinker: tequila.
-Lucky Charm Marshmallow Treats: we imagined this was a treat that Pee-would make during the snack time segment on his show for marshmallow deliciousness.
-Birthday Cake Oreos: yes, apparently these exist.
-Popcorn/Pretzels/M&Ms: mix them all together for fun^max.
As made famous in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, we had a password for the event. We instructed invitees to say “Large Marge sent me”.
The trailer for Pee-wee's Big Holiday. For your viewing pleasure
A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Pee-wee's Big Holiday premiered March 18 on Netflix.